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The top 5 poke in Toronto right now

Poke is a common delicacy in Hawaii but it's soon to make a big splash here in Toronto too with a number of poke focused restaurants slated to open later this summer. Until that time, the snackable raw fish dish is available at a number of select Toronto restaurants.

Here's where to get your poke fix in Toronto right now.

Shameful Tiki Room
This Polynesian cocktail bar does ahi tuna poke bowls and mixes the supple fish with honeydew melon, Thai chilis, crushed almonds, mint and cilantro in a hibiscus and sesame oil dressing.

Miss Thing's
Do the Hoki Poke at this tiki bar in Parkdale and enjoy raw ahi tuna in a sesame soy dressing paired with avocado and taro chips. Alternately you can opt for the poke bowl featuring miso cured rainbow trout with marinated salmon egg, chili radish, shiitake mushrooms, pickled ginger, sesame and coconut rice.

Big Crow
Anthony Rose's outdoor mess hall on Dupont does poke with salmon. The bowl of raw fish is served over a pile of chips and comes dressed with chili, ginger and soy and it's sprinkled with furikake and topped with peanuts.

Seven Lives
Poke and chips is a new addition to the menu at this Kensington Market taqueria. Here the generous helping of salmon sashimi salad is served with crispy tortilla chips and guacamole.

Sushi Mugen
Customize your poke how you like it at this sushi bar in Leslieville. The choices start with a choice of fish dressed with ginger, sesame and cucumber over white rice, brown rice or lettuce. Optional mix-ins include pickled ginger, chili oil, Sriracha, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage and jalape単os.

Photo from Seven Lives by Jesse Milns.


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