Pacific Poke is the latest newcomer to Houston’s booming raw fish restaurant scene, and it’s taking over the empty 1,802-sq.-ft. spot on Richmond once occupied by Starbucks, next to what’s now Roostar Vietnamese Grill. The Starbucks location — shown above — closed down shortly before a brand-new Starbucks showed up across the street from it, just east of Chimney Rock in early 2016.
That left the building briefly vacant before Roostar arrived the following year in the spot next door to the abandoned coffee shop — now slated for a redo. Its Vietnamese restaurant space is shown below, done up with the 2-location chain’s abstract poultry-like logo:
- Previously on Swamplot: Starbucks Now Open Across from Former Starbucks on Richmond Ave at Chimney Rock