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“Suisan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Suisan

Suisan
93 Lihiwai St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 967-20
(808)935-9349
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Ranked #27 of 203 restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Hong Kong
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Suisan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Poke plate is similar to sashimi-on-rice-bowl you get in Japan, except the Poke is marinated (sayou, wasabi, sesame, etc). I think it make a lot of sense to order the Poke on-the-side because putting cold Poke on top of hot rice makes both lukewarm quickly.

I had Poke both here and in Ono Seafood in Oahu. I honest can't tell the difference between the taste of the two. Suisan (or other Big Island poke vendor like KTA and Stack'n save) do have a wider selection including the Mixed Poke and things like crab, oyster, squid or octopus.

I had the Mixed Poke which had two kind of fish and other seafood mix. I was surprise there were also two small abalones. While it was cool to have them, the abalones actually does not taste fresh.

Aside -
The Suisan is next to Suisan market, which is listed on many Tourist Guide to have fish auction Tsukiji style. It was much smaller obviously.
We arrived at 7:30am on a Tuesday and saw only one boat coming in with the fresh caught (4 to 5 foot long Ahi). Made for great picture none the less.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fresh poké”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Came here to pick up some poké and the fish was fresh and tasty. Poké is awesome. The service was just okay and the fish pieces weren’t cut very neatly, but if the food is good, it makes all that tolerable. There’s a poké counter on the side and the rest is for seafood and limited specialty grocery items. It's not a sit down place.

If you have time to go to Kona side, go to Da Poké Shack.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California
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44 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Best Poke Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The choices here are fresh and bountiful. Seriously, this was the best poke I had ever enjoyed. The fish is fresh off the boat and you can taste it.

Visited May 2013
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Hilo , HI
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fishmarket rude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We used to always get poke from here but quit going because they are always rude and bad customer service. Have been back in over a month.

Visited March 2013
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Volcano, Hawaii
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34 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Freshest fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Suisan supplies most of the fresh fish to everywhere in Hilo. Going to the market is a real experience, not to be missed. They usually have hard to find (at least for Hilo) fish, and best of all, they are reasonably priced. They don't even price gouge during "fish eating" holidays.

Visited January 2013
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