9 Poke Places to Try in Hawaii

Poke places are popping up all over San Diego, some with their own take on the popular raw fish dish (lookin’ at you poke burritos). There’s even an annual I Love Poke Festival on Shelter Island. But in Hawaii, poke has been a staple for generations. So, if you’re headed to the islands, why not enjoy a poke bowl straight from the source. Here are a few places to try:

Ahi Assassins Fish Co. boasts fish fresh from the boat to the bowl. Specials are based on the catch of the day.

2570 S. Beretania St., Honolulu

Aloha Poke serves a variety of fresh poke dishes to-go.

85-993 Farrington Highway, Waianae

Da Poke Shack serves up fresh seasoned fish and octopus, and other Hawaiian fare to-go.

76-6246 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona, and 83-5308A Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook

Fresh Ahi Off the Boat features fresh ahi poke, along with bento boxes, sushi rolls and salads.

815 Keeaumoku St., #J101, Honolulu

Fresh Catch prepares its seafood and meat "island style." Pick up a bottle of one of Fresh Catch’s sauces to enjoy on the mainland.

3109 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, and 45-1118 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Lana’i Ohana Poke Market serves up lunch from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. or they sell out, whichever comes first.

834 Gay St.

Poke on da Run was described by entertainment and lifestyle website Frolic Hawaii as a "hidden gem."

909 Lehua Ave, Pearl City

Umekes Fish Market Bar and Grill features fresh and tasty poke creations by owner and award-winning chef Nakoa Pabre, AKA "The Prince of Poke."

74-5563 Kaiwi St, Kailua-Kona

Yama’s Fish Market calls itself a "one-stop shop for Hawaiian food." Choose from fresh poke, Lomi salmon salad, Kahua pig, or signature Lau Lau.

2332 Young St., Honolulu

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