Our Story

 

Steve Huynh, founder of Steve’s Poké Bar, was born in a Malaysian refugee camp as a result of the Vietnam War. His parents were sponsored to Canada although half of his family lives in various parts of Oahu. He spent much of his life growing up between Vancouver and Honolulu, and he shares many childhood memories there – from days at the beach with cousins, adventurous night snorkeling, to learning how to cut whole ahi tuna and perfecting authentic Hawaiian poké from a mix of family recipes and influences from his favourite local poké joints.

 

Steve’s Poké Bar was born when Steve and his wife Camy, wanted to share their love of Hawaiian poké with fellow Vancouverites. Their love story began in Hawaii in 2010. Prior to that trip, Camy did not eat raw fish because of an embarrassing childhood experience. Steve wanted to introduce Camy to the local Hawaiian lifestyle, including poké – the must-try Hawaiian staple, which was their first stop off the plane. From that moment, Camy not only started eating raw fish again, but loving and craving poké.

 

Before 2016, poké was almost unheard of in Vancouver. Now, it is amazing to see Steve's childhood comfort food grow and evolve from fusion flavours to poké burritos. How is Steve’s Poké Bar different? Steve wanted to preserve the method and traditional way of serving authentic Hawaiian poké, the way he grew up with poké, with the option of adding various toppings to complete a healthy meal. Steve and Camy’s love of the local Hawaiian lifestyle sparked their desire to open an authentic Hawaiian poké bar. Steve's wife Camy, being an SFU Alumni, decided to make their dream a reality with their first location at Simon Fraser University to serve students first with more locations coming soon!

 

Steve’s Poké Bar looks forward to spreading aloha and bringing the best poké experience to Vancouverites. If you would like to get poké the Hawaiian way, come see us, and mahalo for sharing your love of poké with us!

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Why Choose a Career with Steve’s Poké Bar?

We are not your typical fast casual restaurant. Here at Steve’s Poké Bar, we do not just hire dishwashers, or prep cooks, or servers. You get to learn everything so that you can acquire different practical skills as well as general lessons you can take to apply to other aspects of your life.

Team and Ohana (Family)

We win or lose as a team and treat each other like family. As a team, our people work together to help each other improve and grow, each and everyday. We have friendly competitions to challenge each other. We become friends with our colleagues. We hold team events multiple times a year for our people to bond. The time we spend working takes over the majority of our lives, so we make sure you love what you do.

We Promote Growth and Empowerment

Steve’s Poké Bar is built on a culture of empowering people to be able to achieve whatever they push themselves to achieve. If you win, we win together and your success is our success. There is no cap on the growth of our staff and our management. Our people do not wait for someone to retire, or wait endlessly hoping for a chance to move up a corporate ladder. We welcome our people to be a part of the change, improvement, growth, and self-fulfillment of our company through serving great poke and great customer experiences.

Growth Opportunities

Our pay structure is tied to performance where if you can see your future with us, you can control what you earn. We also promote only from within because we believe in people who believe in us. We provide a vehicle of opportunity for those who want it, and it is up to you how fast and how far you want to drive.

We Uphold the Highest Standards

Steve’s Poké Bar not only serves the best poke, but we attract only the best people because we accept nothing but the highest standard of character qualities and attributes. We expect positive attitude, consistency, endurance, motivation, and willingness to constantly learn and improve.

Management Cares

We listen. We care. We take suggestions and we are constantly learning to improve.

Customer Reviews

This is the type of poké I miss since my trip to Oahu last year. Closest tasting after Ono Seafood.
— @foodfeastwithjoyce (Instagram)
This is by far the best Poké in the lower mainland!!! We always look forward to Maui so we can have great poké but now it’s finally in our backyard.
— Steve S. (Google Review)
Best poké I’ve ever tried so far. I love poké and I’ve been to a lot of other poké places in Metro Vancouver and this one made the top mark.
— Barbie (Google Review)
It’s pretty hard to find authentic poké in the lower mainland. When I’m missing the islands, Steve’s Poké Bar takes me right back!
— @fattlumpia (Instagram)
Closest thing to poké you enjoy on the Hawaiian islands but in the lower mainland. Great food, friendly staff, Hawaiian vibes.
— Adam (Google Review)
Delicious!! It’s the best poké I’ve had outside of the Hawaiian islands. At good prices too!!!
— Peter (Google Review)
Have you had poké in Hawaii? I have, and the poké @stevespokebar is as authentic as it gets! I’ve been looking for poké like this in Vancouver for a long time.”
— @bitesofvancouver (food blogger, Instagram)
My favorite poké in the lower mainland! I have been to Honolulu numerous times and I honestly find this place better than a lot of spots in Hawaii.
— Huy (Google Review)
 

SFU BURNABY

Mon-Sun

11AM - 8PM

8931 Cornerstone Mews, Burnaby

sfu@pokebar.ca

604-559-POKÉ(7653)

Free parking (we reimburse 1st hour). Underground parking is available on the P1 level of The Cornerstone building. Please purchase a ticket at the Precise Parking machines in the parking lot.

 

Guildford Surrey

Mon-Sun

11AM - 9PM

Unit 4A - 9965 152 Street, Surrey

guildford@pokebar.ca

778-394-POKÉ(7653)

Free parking in plaza parking lot.

 

 

Lougheed town centre

Opening Dec 2018

Food Hall - 9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby

lougheed@pokebar.ca

604-423-FISH (3474)

Free mall parking.

 

Central City SHOpping centre

Opening Winter 2019

Food Court - 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey

surreycentral@pokebar.ca

604-498-3AHI (3244)

Free mall parking.

 

henderson shopping centre

Opening Winter 2019

1029 - 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

henderson@pokebar.ca

778-285-7373

Free mall parking or street parking.

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