Last week, Richard, Cyusa and I went to Moushi Dollard-des-Ormeaux to make our own poke bowl in a pumpkin. This video is part of our ”not your regular cooking show” and it is our second non-official episode and definitely not the last. (see video above to see what we have put in it!) However, after talking with few friends of mine, it seems that not everyone has had the chance to try the famous Hawaiian Inspired Dish. While Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian, poke bowl usually consists of marinated fish which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-packed sauces. Here’s my top 3 list of where you can enjoy a great poke bowl!
1212 Union Street, Montreal
1446 Ste-Catherine W., Montreal
Koa Lua has two locations in the downtown area of Montreal and I had the chance to try the poke bowl at both of them. Personally, the location on Union Street is the perfect one when you are on the go with limited seating versus the location on Ste-Catherine that has plenty of place to sit. This place is super photogenic and makes your instagram pictures look like you were really in Hawaii! My personal favorite poke bowl is the Hulk (baby greens, avocado, wakame, edamame, wasabi peas, dry pineapple, pickled cucumber, mint, cilantro and wasabi dressing)!
1045 Côte du Beaver Hall, Montreal
440 Saint-François-Xavier Street, Montreal
For the longest time, one of my good friend Emerson was telling me to come see him at Venice because he was a bartender there! The first time I got there, I was surprised because it was definitely not what I had in mind. Just like Koa Lua, Venice has 2 locations that offers different vibe and energy. (One restaurant and one takeout). You will definitely not regret your visit at Venice for a poke bowl and to see more about what they offer, head over their website here!
Moushi Dollard des Ormeaux
3593 St Johns Blvd, Dollard-Des Ormeaux
Moushi is the new one in the game and I’ve been to this location several times because it is near my house. What I love about Moushi is that they are doing Poke Bowl quite differently from the other restaurants that I mentioned above. The quality of the food is amazing and you can taste the freshness of their ingredients. I give extra points for this one because my Pumpkin Poke Bowl is now part of the menu for a limited time!
While these 3 spots are the only places that I ate Poke Bowl, I am curious to know about your recommendations, comment below your favorite poke bowl restaurant in Montreal!
Koa Lua’s Instagram @koalua_mtl
Venice MTL’s Instagram @venicemtl
Moushi DDO’s Instagram @moushiofficial