Pokeritto is the last poke place I need to try (downtown)! I went around 1pm and there was a small line up but it moved fast enough. The shop itself is small and doesn’t have a lot of seating. I was here to try their burritos because ever since I saw photos of Sushiritto from San Francisco, I’ve really liked the idea!
At Pokeritto, you can choose to have a bowl, burrito or salad. The protein choices are: ahi tuna (+$1), spicy tuna, albacore tuna (flame seared), sockeye salmon (+$0.50), salmon, scallop, shrimp and octopus.
For the burrito, you can only get it with white rice.
Then you can add your mix-ins: lettuce, cucumber, kale, cilantro, green onion, sweet onion, or tofu.
The next step is to choose your sauce: umami (house dressing), waba sauce (wasabi-basil), creamy mayo, sweet chili, or citrus ponzu sauce.
Afterwards, you can add 2 sides: seaweed salad, spicy seaweed salad, crabmeat or avocado (+$1). I was intrigued by the spicy seaweed salad which was dark red in colour but I wasn’t feeling adventurous enough to try it.
Then you choose 5 toppings: grape tomato, sweet corn, ginger, wasabi, edamame, pineapple, sprouts, jalapeno, fish flakes, masago, lemon or tamago. I think ginger, wasabi, and fish flakes shouldn’t really be considered toppings. The cheap Asian in me thinks they should be free. Also, who would pick the lemon as a topping?
Finally you add some crunch: crispy onions, macadamia nuts (+$0.50) or mixed nuts and then it all gets rolled up and wrapped!
I had Burrito with 1 scoop spicy tuna and 1 scoop salmon, lettuce, cucumber, sweet onion, green onion, cilantro, kale, seaweed salad, crab meat, tamago, pineapple, jalapeno, sweet corn and edamame with crispy onions and umami sauce.
I read some complaints on Instagram that it was dry but I didn’t find it to be dry since most of the components I chose had some moisture to it but it could’ve used more sauce for flavouring. Everything tasted natural and fresh, like eating a salad. However, I thought the spicy tuna tasted a bit weird. I’m not sure what they used for the spicy sauce. My other complaint is that I had a hard time unwrapping and eating it because it wasn’t rolled very tightly. I think if you order a bowl, you’ll get a lot more ingredients and it’ll be easier to eat as well. This was a substantial portion for me though.
Price wise, Pokeritto is cheaper than The Poke Guy and about the same as Poke Time but I liked the burrito I had at Poke Time more and the poke at The Poke Guy tasted better. With that being said, I still enjoyed my experience here and I’m just slightly put off by the fact that the burrito was hard to eat.