Category Archives: Seafood

Pokey Okey (Burnaby): Need to Mix Things Up

Earlier this year, Pokey Okey opened up on Kingsway, near Metrotown so I decided to give them a visit in March. When I first walked inside this small little shop, I immediately noticed the large chalk board wall that’s adorned with messages from previous clients. I also noticed that they don’t have anywhere to sit to eat in here (this was before the whole coronapocalypse shut down dine-in eating). They did have some counter area along the wall where you can stand and eat however.
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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.
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Luke’s Lobster – Fashion Show Mall (Las Vegas 2019): Lobster Trio and Lobster Bisque

Did you know they have Luke’s Lobster in Japan? This post isn’t about their Japan location but I just thought I’d mention that because I remember seeing it when we visited Japan and I really wanted to try it out but I was already so full with trying all of the yummy Japanese food that I put it off thinking I would eventually find another Luke’s somewhere to try.
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Julian Serrano Tapas – Aria (Las Vegas 2019): Paella!

A number of years ago when we stayed at the Aria, we stumbled across Julian Serrano and had an amazing paella dish with our friends. When we finally decided to return to Vegas, the one thing that we knew that we couldn’t miss out on was that paella (we pretty much planned our whole trip around it).
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Lobster Me – The Venetian (Las Vegas 2019): Lobster Bisque and Guava Bundaberg

Another one of our previous haunts from days gone by is Lobster Me. We first came upon the one in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood years ago but noticed that they’ve opened up a location at The Venetian so we stopped here for a quick bite after some shopping.
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Troll’s Restaurant: Tasty Food and Huge Servings

After a fun visit to Whytecliff Park, we headed to nearby Horseshoe Bay to grab some lunch and wound up at Troll’s. It’s hard to miss this popular eatery as it’s located right on the corner of Bay Street and Royal Avenue.
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Pokérrito (Marine Way): Poké in Burnaby

Recently, Pokérrito opened up a new location in the Marine Way area of Burnaby. While it’s true that most poke places in the Vancouver area have very little resemblances with the poke places in Hawaii, it’s probably unfair to compare the two. In Hawaii, the best poke spots focus mainly on the freshness of the seafood and the various marinades that they use to accompany them. At most, you’d enjoy the poke in Hawaii with some plain rice to really savour the flavours. In Hawaii, you’d rarely find all of various toppings that accompany “poke bowls” in Vancouver.
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Elisa Steakhouse: Seafood Plateau

Earlier in the year, I started to notice a bunch of posts for a new steakhouse in Yaletown called Elisa. Brought to you by Toptable Group (the same company responsible for Blue Water, Araxi, and West), I made sure to bookmark it for a future visit.
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Joe Fortes: Seafood Tower

Joe Fortes is practically an institution in Vancouver… and what’s not to love about this downtown eatery? Well, I suppose the one thing that I dislike is how busy they are. That’s probably one of the reasons why we haven’t returned for many years.
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Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood Market – Ala Moana (Hawaii 2019): Amazing Garlic Shrimp and Seafood

On our visit last year, we came across this great food truck in the heart of Waikiki called Blue Water Shrimp. That food truck location isn’t around anymore but Blue Water Shrimp has opened up a stall at the Ala Moana Center food court.
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Tamura’s Market – Wahiawa (Hawaii 2019): Deli-Store Poke

One of the things that we discovered on our previous trips to Oahu is that you can get quality poke (diced raw fish) in just about any place. We found that out when we popped into a local grocery/liquor store called Tamura’s. Since that time, we’ve stopped by a few more of the Tamura’s locations whenever we’re on a road trip and needing something to eat.
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WildTale Olympic Village: Solid West Coast Eats

Having been a fan of the food at The Flying Pig, I’ve been looking forward to trying WildTale for quite some time as it was opened by the same chefs. Actually, the WildTale in Olympic Village is just a stone’s throw away from The Flying Pig on West 2nd Ave.
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