Restaurant Review: Westcoast Poke

Submitted by Gastrofork
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Westcoast Poké is a small shop located in the Cambie/Broadway corridor that serves up a couple poké bowls, but you can also create your own. There are many items to choose from – proteins, carbs, toppings. They offer three sizes: snack, regular and large.

I went with the Cascade bowl. The bowl is built with salmon, shoyu, cucumber kimchi, sweet onion, jalapeno, Thai chili, crab salad, spicy seaweed salad and spicy yuzu Sriracha. You then get to choose what kind of finishings you’d like – I had fried garlic, furikake and nori. They also ask how spicy you want your bowl so I went for spicy. I watched him toss in a couple spoons of fresh thai chilis and a generous amount of freshly cut jalapenos.

The heat in my bowl was delicious – it wasn’t overly spicy but a nice hotness. The amount of food in a regular size bowl is worth the price and every ingredient fused nicely with each other. The brown rice I had with my bowl was good too – it had a nice spring to it but mixed well with the sauce. There was enough sauce in this bowl and I didn’t have to add anymore to it to get the right flavours. I really enjoyed the flavours and heat in this bowl. While it’s not a traditional poké, I appreciate them mixing Westcoast inspired style with the poké.

I will definitely come back, it was a little busy when I was there, but I noticed that they also offer delivery via DoorDash, Foodora and Foodee.


Hilltop Diner

463 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC


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