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Da Poke Shack

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76-6246 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 696
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  • 179
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Some of da best poke, for sure!

Fresh, fresh, fresh! Wow, you can watch the staff cutting and preparing the tuna behind the counter. Staff was very helpful with making the best choice, as they have several different selections of poke. Did I say fresh? I wish we had this in Seattle!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
roadtripgal2014
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Auburn, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Auburn, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fresh, fresh, fresh! Wow, you can watch the staff cutting and preparing the tuna behind the counter. Staff was very helpful with making the best choice, as they have several different selections of poke. Did I say fresh? I wish we had this in Seattle!

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Albuquerque
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food is absolutely as fresh as can be and the staff is super helpful and friendly. We had the Kailua pork with butterfish plate (Lau lau) and some garlic/ sesame spicy poke. It doesn't matter though because everything is good. Find a beautiful spot on the shore and enjoy.

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Loganville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I am a regular tuna eater but this is by far DA BEST TUNA! Super fresh almost translucent tuna. Been once on this trip and going back again before we leave the big island. Big variety of poké and very friendly staff. You owe it to yourself to eat here.

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Denver, CO
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It really is not a shack, but a very small store front. Seating is only on the picnic tables outside. That said, this place was really good. The poke (cubed) sashimi grade ahi was incredible. There are several choices of marinades from sweet to spicy hot. The wonderful woman behind the counter let us try different samples. We tried the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Drove by this place a few times and had to stop! Best poke in Kona area! Fresh fish, amazing flavors and good prices. Can't be beat!

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We walked in ( I wasn't even sure what poke was), grabbed some drinks, looked behind the counter and the great is cutting tuna directly off of a whole, huge tuna. We ordered what was essentially a sampler platter, four poke's (I think) and a couple of sides, sat down outside and had more than the two of us could... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Delicious, convenient local-style food - grab some on your way to the beach! The poke bowls are wonderful and if they have lau lau or other local favorites, get some.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Hidden miracle in Kona :) Don´t miss this place because you can find there the best poke in the island! Many variation for tasting. It´s delicious!

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Austin, Texas
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165 reviews 165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just in case you do not know the term “poke,” it is what we would call tuna tartare (it is usually ahi) – essentially fresh raw fish or sometimes octopus (tako) mixed with seasonings and various oils. Many, many restaurants in the Hawaiian Islands serve some version of this dish and it is also available for takeout at the large... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you want a huge selection of Poke that absolutely melts in your mouth, this is the place. Their selection of sides is really good too. The staff is awesome with giving samples. If your in Kailua make sure you stop at the Da Poke Shack its worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76-6246 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?