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Da Poke Shack

76-6246 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #1 of 226 restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Its located in a small little place far from the other restaurants but was definitely one of my favorite meals through out my whole trip.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

After our less than great visit to Umekes have to say we were hesitant but the Concierge at hotel we were staying at convinced us to give it a try. Were we glad that we did! The line was long but moved quickly. Guys behind the counter were friendly and made great suggestions. We loved all of it including the... More

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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The poke was incredible, this is a must-visit if you are anywhere near Kona. The servings are good size and there are lots of options.

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glen ellyn, il
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had to go, how often do we get to go to the number one restaurant for less than a billion dollars? Excellent, get past the way the place looks and order some of the days special and one other (be adventurous, at these prices!) and sit out on the picnic benches and chow down.

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We'd been planning to visit big island for nearly a year and per usual I was researching food places to visit. On the local news (in Brooklyn, NY!) I'd heard this place was voted "best in the planet". I've visited twice so far (and still have all of next week!) and plan to visit at least 2 more times. The... More

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NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had poke across 4 islands, and this poke was bar none, the most superior quality we have had. They are one of very few places that fillet or butcher their own tuna, making it the freshest tasting poke you'll ever have, so go there for a bowl of delight!!!

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michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

You will not want to leave Hawaii once you try Da Poke Shack! On our recent trip, we visited it four times. The food is so fresh, they prepare it right in front of you. We tried several different flavors and loved them all. The seaweed salad is to die for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My first time eating at the Poke Shack. I had read reviews before my trip and knew we had to go. Wow! So fresh and delicious! ! My husband and I went twice it was so good and not too expensive, unlike some of the other restaurants on the main drag. I highly recommend this place. I will definitely be... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We got a tip on this place from a local guy (car rental van driver), so figured we'd have to check it out. It's small and there's not much seating, 4 picnic tables outside, but we got one of them. Several different flavors of poke, but also some pork and chicken options. The sesame poke was fantastic and we tried... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We read the reviews and had to go. It was worth the visit. We came later in the afternoon and many of the poke was sold out but we managed to get a spicy lele poke, sesame poke with seaweed salad and intimation crab salad. All amazing. Service was quick and very friendly. The server told us about sitting out... More

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