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Koa Lua – Poke Hawaiian style!

Aloha! Everything about this place is fun! The décor is like none other with its table shaped like a surf board, white and turquoise walls and green plants everywhere. It has a real Hawaiian island feel so much so that when I’m there, it makes me wish I was vacationing on an island.

Their specialty is poke Hawaiian style. I have been here many times for a quick lunch during the week as it’s located directly in Montreal’s downtown core, just a few minutes from my work. My favorites are the Mama California poke (salmon, fuego mayo, crab, green papaya, tempura, tobiko) and the Papa California poke (tuna, volcano sauce, green papaya, pickled cucumber, crunch mix, tobiko, jalapeño, cilantro). They are bowls of goodness! The staff is great and they can adjust the heat to your liking. Next time I will be trying some of their “sides” such as the Alohavocado (avocado, sour cream, masago, cilantro) and the Hua salad (pineapple, feta, macadamia nuts, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, mint). They also offer gluten-free and vegan poke bowls. Something for everyone!

Note that there is a second location at 1212 Ave. Union.

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Details about this spot



1446 Sainte-Catherine West, Montreal

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00


Poke bowls: C$ 13


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)