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Lazy-Su Poké pops up at Westside

Olivia Afiabo

If, like me, you’ve never been much good at goodbyes, I’ve found the easiest way to farewell something is by welcoming something else.

Goodbye Destiny’s Child? Hello Queen Bey. Goodbye Summer? Hello introspective walks through falling leaves with hot chocolate. Goodbye Miss Van’s? Hello Lazy-Su.

In a move set to combine goodbye and hello, the team behind Lazy-Su will open a pop-up poké (pronounced poh-kay) store at the old Miss Van’s location. Poké is a fresh Japanese/Hawaiian salad that combines rice, sashimi, avocado and a mix of salad. It’s super healthy, fresh, tasty and filling. What more could you want?

Lazy-Su is their highly anticipated Japanese and Korean food destination. I hesitate to call it merely a restaurant because Lazy-Su promises to be much more than just a sit-eat-leave experience. There will be neon lights, quirky and retro American-Japanese-Korean pop-culture vibes, with Friday and Saturday nights open till 2am.

Before I get ahead of myself, however, and before Lazy-Su even opens its doors, the team are giving people a chance to sample some of the flavours set to be prominent within their menu with their Lazy-Su Poké Pop-Up.

Lazy-Su’s pop-up Poké bowls will put a spin on the traditional Hawaiian/Japanese delicacy and offer customers a sneak peak of the fun Japanese-Korean menu they will unveil with their Lonsdale Street opening.

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As well as your choice of three different healthy Poké bowls (including a Vegan option), the pop-up will also offer Togarashi Chips, Korean Buffalo Wings plus a funky Matcha Milkshake and Honey Green Ice Tea.

And if for whatever reason you are unable to pop into the pop-up, you’ll also be able to order a Poké bowl delivered straight to you via the recently launched food delivery service in Canberra, Deliveroo.

The Lazy-Su Poke Pop-Up will open for both lunch and dinner from Thursday 9 March until Sunday 12 March.

It will be an excellent opportunity to get your tastebuds ready for Lazy-Su’s official opening, but also a chance to get out and sample some healthy and delicious Asian-fusion food.

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the essentials

What: Lazy Su Poke Pop-Up
Where: Westside Acton Park
+ Order Delivery through Deliveroo – deliveroo.com.au
When: Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 March
Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner 5pm – 10pm
Website: lazy-su.com.au


Olivia Afiabo

Olivia grew up in Canberra before moving off to Wollongong to study creative writing at the University of Wollongong. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Creative Arts degree she returned to the Capital to pursue a career in writing and publishing. The first step in this journey has been interning at HerCanberra and, though she misses the beach, being back with family and old friends has been a welcome change. There’s nothing she loves more than reading, writing and watching football (the ‘no hands allowed’ variety). More about the Author