Riz Sushi Bar & Catering: Aburi Salmon Bowl
Riz has been on my list for a long time… I mean, a really long time. Known specifically for their poke bowls, I had actually wanted to try some of their other menu items such as udon or katsu curry but, for some reason, they only had poke bowls available when I visited.
The interior is spartan with some large communal tables as well as bar seating near the window. Like most poke places, you order at the cashier and they make your bowl to-order. I wound up ordering the Aburi Salmon Bowl on Mixed Greens ($14) which comes with edamame, diced cucumbers, seaweed salad, creamy imitation crab, tobiko and crispy tempura bits. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been wanting to come here for such a long time or not, but I felt a bit underwhelmed. I mean, this wasn’t a bad bowl of poke (obviously not like the real poke that you get in Hawaii)… but there wasn’t anything from this experience that stood out from any of the other countless made-to-order poke shops that have opened up in Vancouver over the past couple of years.
Maybe I got them on a bad day or maybe their other menu items (which were listed on their website but not displayed in-store) would have been better.
2887 E Broadway
Posted on February 4, 2020, in Hawaiian, Japanese, Restaurant Review, Seafood and tagged Aburi, Food, Hawaiian, Japanese Curry, Poke, restaurant review, Seafood, Sunrise, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.