Poke is taking over Vancouver! The city is quickly falling in love with this traditional Hawaiian dish. It’s all kinds of perfect, because it’s everything the city and its foodies already love: fresh ingredients, seafood, spices and tantalizing sauces with distinctly Asian fusion flavors. Well, a newcomer at 1258 Robson Street, Poké Time , opening its doors for the first time this Saturday at 11am is confident that Vancouverites will fall for its brand of traditional poke with a modern twist. Offering changing seasonal menus and up-beat environment, Poké Time will serve customizable bowls to customers who can choose from a range of bases, sauces, and toppings. We’re drooling over Fresh Ponzu Ahi Tuna and Korean Gochu Organic Tofu bowls. Nom nom nom.


Owners Johnny Ung and Sandra Kwon, are the perfect duo to open the sunny little bar-style spot at a busy Robson and Jervis intersection. These two avid travelers and passionate foodies, partners in business and in life, decided to open Poké Time after desperately looking for something fresh and light to satisfy their cravings one night, and realizing that poké bars simply did not exist in Vancouver. The couple then took matters into their own hands, and Poké Time was born!


“Vancouver is a city that loves raw seafood, is health conscious, and current with the food trends. We had no doubt that Vancouver would share our love for poke” said Ung and Kwon. Fresh and seasonal menus will certainly draw the foodie crowds. And for those what can’t eat raw seafood, Poke Time will offer alternatives such as tofu and cooked shrimp. Can't get enough of the hottest new dish in town? Check out these 6 great places for it.