Poké: If you haven’t heard of this raw fish dish originating from Hawaii, get ready to hear a lot more about it, Calgary.
The dish has been a rising trend in the U.S. and Canada for the past couple of years, and in 2016 casual restaurants devoted to poké have been popping up all over Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Calgary is getting in on the action, too: A poké restaurant, aptly called Po-ke, is set to officially open Saturday, April 1 from 11 am until this spot is completely sold out of food. Patrons who head here on opening day can also expect a whopping 15% off their order.
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Details are scant right now about the venture, but the shop promises to offer not only customizable poké bowls, but also sushi burritos.
While Calgarians may not be too familiar with poké (it’s marinated chunks of raw fish with a variety of mix-in ingredients, like edamame, masago, seaweed, and so on), there are already a couple of spots around town for sushi burritos, like Globefish, and the Bento Burrito truck (in warmer weather).
Stay tuned to Po-ke’s Instagram for emerging info about their restaurant.
Address: 908A Centre Street North