20. PokéSpot (Opened 2016)
Union Square poké eatery PokéSpot has closed after nearly four years on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 12th Street. A large blue for rent sign sits in the front window, and the eatery is likely another casualty of COVID-19, as it has been closed since the start of PAUSE in March. The eatery opened in the summer of 2016, yet Manhattan’s poké scene has become increasingly competitive over the last few years as poké places have opened all throughout lower Manhattan.
The rather modern spot was known for options like their garlic ahi tuna bowl, sweet chili salmon bowl, and ceviche bowl with shrimp and snow crab. The eatery also had build-your-own poké with options like kani salad, seaweed, and togarashi spice mix.