About Us


Named after our Chef Sam's grandmother,  Arike (ah-ree-kay) is a dream that came about when our two chefs, Sam and Mike, were first paired together at culinary school. Through the management & ownership program at the Arts Institute of Vancouver, this concept and business idea developed.     

 The next few years were spent gaining experience and developing the menu with a memory inspired take on flavours from Sam's childhood.  The concept is to take local Pacific Northwest products and modern cooking techniques and combine them with the herbs, spices and flavour combinations you could find in West Africa.