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 poké and great customer experiences.
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 poké, 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.
We listen. We care. We take suggestions and we are constantly learning to improve.
11AM - 8PM
8931 Cornerstone Mews, Burnaby
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.
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