Seriously: These Are THE Best Poke Bowl Spots You Need To Try Now

It’s 11am and I’m dreaming about Cali, healthy options, and some dang good poke (poh-keh) bowl.I convinced my husband, little ones and friends to drive all the way to King street (a few ago when I was in Toronto) and fortunately, we had the best Calii love.
Don’t panic my Montrealers! Keep reading, I included my top 3 of the city, just for you (:In case you’re like Poh what? Poh-keh is essentially a piece of heaven made into a bowl of raw fish, seasoned in many different ways, all of them delish, simple and unique. I know by now, you’re craving for one.

The decor of Calii Love was so much fun! I wanted to take back home all the wallpapers and chairs (I’m not even joking) and honestly, we absolutely loved how spacious it was especially if you’re a mom of two with one stroller. You’ll find communal tables and some cute bucket chairs if you’re doing a solo visit. 
The menu is creative and full of freshness, including smoothie bowls, superfood smoothies and their signature and famous poke bowls. 

That day, I felt hopeful and I ordered a bowl of salmon, avocado, wakame, sweet onions, jalapenos, sriracha aioli, pickled ginger, cherry tomatoes and rice.
Not feeling the options on the menu? You can customize your very own bowl (boom!) and add any ingredient, extra toppings and whatever magic you want to it, brilliant!

What we had: Hopeful Poke bowl (one of the most popular)Humble Poke bowlGood smoothieJoyful Superfood smoothieTip:If it’s too cold or you’re extremely lazy to go out, you can still enjoy Calii love! Foodora can deliver anytime, 24/7 to your ol’ home y’all, all the info hereWhere: 367 Rue King St West, TorontoWhen: Mon – Fri 7am to 10pm / Sat – Sun 8am to 10pm
Kids Friendly: Yes! Big space for you and your little ones and even the strollers. They don’t have changing tables and I didn’t spot any high chairs around. 
I’m sure my Montreal friends will ask me where are all the best local options in the city, amiright?Here’s THE top 3 of the cutest, yummiest and healthiest poke places you need to try now in Montreal:

Poke bowls and sushi burritos in one stop, so you can roll or bowl, ha! With eight healthy options on the menu, you can enjoy salmon, crispy chicken and vegetarian with 5 different sauces that will make you want to move right next to this resto.

Where: 5209 Boul. Decarie 
When: Mon – Thu 11am to 8pm / Fri – Sat 11am to 10pm

Venice MTL
In the heart of Old Montreal, Venice is one of my fave simple spots in the city when it comes to Poke. They have 4 options in the menu, Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp and Vegetarian, all suppa good and 100% recommended. Ps. (and totally random) but.. Dontcha dare leaving here without their guac.
Where: 440 Rue Saint-Francois-Xavier
When: Mon – Sun 11am to 11pm

Koa Lua

With two locations in downtown Montreal, Koa Lua are a great option if you want to grab a healthy lunch with the coolest Hawaiian vibes in the city. They had me at Alohavocado too, a side dish of a half avocado served with sour cream and honey. Koa Lua you are WAY too good! 

Where: 1212 Rue Union and 1446 Rue Saint-Catherine West 

When: Mon – Fri 11:30 to 4pm (union) and 9pm (St-Catherine) – Closed on weekends

Tip: All these places are totally kids friendly, space is limited so keep your strollers and big diaper bags at home (: 

Aloha!What’s your favorite poke bowl? I’d love to know more!


  1. Mom Wife Foodie
    March 13, 2017 / 11:37 am

    I'm loving the ways all these places sound. And I have never tried one of these. How is that even possible �� Glad I'm coming back to get on this because we do not have those here in Detroit. xoDanielle

  2. Kristeena Saint-Lô
    March 13, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    I am seriously loving all of these places! I'll take all the Poke Bowls, please and thank you !!

    • maca atencio
      March 13, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      I can't wait to go with you!

  3. Michelle @
    March 15, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I LOVE Poke Bowls – we'll just gave to grab one together next time you hit NYC!XO

  4. Danielle Colding
    March 22, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Take me here with you!!! Yum Poke bowls!!xo Dani

  5. Didier Young
    March 23, 2017 / 5:19 am

    haha I was looking at the cover photo and was like "wait a sec, this looks familiar!". Glad you went to Calii Love! They are opening a second location in Yorkville too!!!