Another week, another poké shop opening. This time we’re reporting that Burnaby will soon have its very own poké bar.
Located right next to SFU (at 8931 Cornerstone Mews), the aptly named Poké Bar, is projected to open sometime in the fall.
Owned and operated by couple Camy Wong and Steve Huynh, Poké Bar will serve a variety of flavourful and seasoned Hawaiian poké bowls.
For those who have been living under a rock and are not sure what exactly poké is, the Hawaiian staple (and fast-casual trend taking over this city and indeed the world) pronounced “poh-kay” consists of sliced raw fish and other chopped ingredients.
At only 700 square foot, Poké Bar will be more of a to-go style spot with seating for around 10 and will offer a customizable menu, featuring an array of fresh fish and vegetarian options, inspired by authentic family made recipes.
Wong and Huynh were actually prompted to open their own poké shop after eating and always enjoying copious amounts of poké while in Hawaii visiting family.
While poké offerings in LA and NYC often include souped-up versions, Wong insists that she and Huynh are determined to serve a more traditional style bowl. “We’re trying to keep it as authentic as possible,” remarks Wong.
Customers will choose from a variety of bases, different seafood options, flavours, and toppings.
Following the build-your-own-bowl model, fresh poké bowls will be available with fish like salmon and Ahi tuna, and toppings like seaweed salad, edamame, avocado, mango, and pineapple all served over rice or quinoa.
In terms of pricing, each bowl will be weighed, just like they are in Hawaii, Wong states.
Address: Cornerstone Building – 8931 Cornerstone Mews, Burnaby