When I was in San Francisco last summer, I went to an amazing place called Sushirrito (blog post here) and I even wrote in my post that I WISH we had something like that here in Vancouver so I could go all the time. Well, looks like my prayers have been answered because Pokerrito opened not too long ago and it serves sushi burritos!
Pokerrito is one of four/five poke places that have popped up in Vancouver within the past few months. I absolutely loved poke when I went to Hawaii in November (post here) and I’m so glad that we now have poke options here in Vancouver. Although I personally don’t think any of them stack up against the authentic ones in Hawaii, these are good alternatives for when I don’t want to fly across the ocean to get the real thing. 🙂
I went a couple days after it opened and there was already a huge line up right when they opened! I guess word of mouth (and Instagram) spreads fast.
You can choose to get your poke fix with a salad, bowl, or burrito. If you don’t like the hassle of building your own, you can always choose one of their curated signature flavours. I chose the Diamond Head since I figured their signature flavours will be better than anything I can come up with, and I was correct! Also, I loved how all the signature flavours are named after tourist attractions in Honolulu because I recognize all of them and have been to all of them last November *the feels*!
Their variety of proteins. They have scallop, shrimp, salmon, octopus, ahi tuna, albacore tuna (which is similar to ahi tuna), crab meat…etc.
They have this super cool machine that pumps up a flat sheet of rice for their sushi burritos. Once the rice is pumped onto the seaweed, they assemble the sushi burrito just like any other burrito.
My Diamond Head Burrito ($10.50) consists of spicy tuna, green onion, cucumber, lettuce, spicy seaweed salad, crabmeat, jalapeno, ginger, masago, crispy onion, furikake, and sweet chili sauce. While I initially thought they put too little spicy tuna in my burrito, it actually was okay because they did put ample amounts of toppings.
Queen B got the North Shore Burrito which has albacore tuna, seaweed salad, green onion, cucumber, lettuce, crabmeat, pineapple, grape tomato, radish sprout, masago, furikake, and umami sauce. I didn’t think this had as much flavour as the other one but it tasted really light and clean. For eleven bucks, you really can’t go wrong with any of these burritos. Plus, I’m sure they’ll continue to get better as time goes. I went during their first week of business so it’s not a fair judge of their consistency. 🙂
Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5