I Prefer the Poke Bowl At Shishinori over Many Poke Joints

I didn’t plan to visit Shishinori.

I finished some business near City Hall Station, and I was hungry for lunch.  Wanting something healthy, I thought of having a poke bowl. The poke places are booming all over Vancouver, and the city hall area is no exception. I first stopped at Poke Station, but they only have the make-it-yourself option, which I’m not a big fan of.  Why should I make the decision to add seaweed or peanut crumbs to my dish? And it just feels like visiting a salad bar. I want a seasoned chef to make the decision to please me and impress me.  So I walked to the next closest poke spot, Westcoast Poke. This place is the same – no chef’s poke specials.  If a restaurant doesn’t have a chef who is confident to impress customers with his/her creations, how good this place could be?

And I was pretty pleased looking at the Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl ($12) on the menu at Shishinori.  The dish was beautifully presented – with big chunks of marinated ahi tuna topped with alfalfa sprouts, brown rice topped with sliced fennel and onion, sliced avocado, and a lot of other nice fresh vegetables. It was delicious.

Hawaii Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Hawaii Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Hawaii Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Hawaii Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

For $2.50 more, I get to choose a drink and a dessert. At Japanese joints, they always impressed you with all those little things. I picked iced green tea and mango pudding. My meal was complete!

mango pudding and ice green tea
mango pudding and ice green tea
Shishinori
Shishinori
Shishinori
Shishinori
Shishinori
Shishinori
Shishinori
Shishinori

As I’m never a big fan of the make-it-yourself poke bars, I rather prefer the Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl here at Shishinori. The poke bowl is carefully designed and gourmet approved! The $2.50 meal upgrade option is also awesome here – an iced green tea and a mango pudding sounds much healthier than the $3.50 fries and pop at A&W.

Price: $$

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Website and menu:

http://www.shishinorivancouver.com/

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