On June 17th Toronto’s first poke exclusive shop opened on Bloor Street.
After trying their “Big Katuna” our tastebuds were dancing. The combination of flavours and its superb raw health appeal had us instantly hooked.
The “Big Katuna” (ahi tuna, cucumbers, macadamia nuts, sweet onion, sesame seeds, and ponzu sauce over rice)
Despite the “Big Katuna” not being so big, and an expensive lunch ($14.65), we quickly declared poke the #1 must-try taste of summer.
Since then, twelve poke shops have opened or are set to open downtown.
With no seating and plain white walls The Poke Box is the latest shop to open
The concepts are all the same: Casual with quick counter service, served in a bowl/box, perfect for takeout.
Pokito serves poke fresh and quick as all ingredients are raw, marinated on the spot and served in a bowl
The invigorating thrill of eating fresh raw fish is heightened by the wow of fresh toppings, marinades and sauces. The possibilities are endless.
Bowls at Hoki Poke are Japanese inspired featuring ponzu and unami/seaweed
During Toronto Poke Week you will catch ‘em all! And you don’t have to shell out $15 at each shop.
Passport holders will sample special $5 bowls November 7-13th, then vote for their favourite to determine which shop wins the “Golden Fin” as the peoples champion. With the Golden Fin on the line, you know they’re going to be putting out their best stuff!
The “poke passport” maps out the poke adventure for you. Buy Passports.