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“Yum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Da Poke Shack

Da Poke Shack
76-6246 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #1 of 234 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A trip to Hawaii Island is not complete without trying poke! This takeaway (with a couple of picnic tables out front) is right by the beach so perfect for a post surf lunch. Lots of different types of poke to try as well as some cooked chicken or prawns for those not keen on raw. Generous portions served up by the cheerful guys!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Farmington, West Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good value for very good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The food at Da Poke Shack was very good and a very good value. You need to get there early to get what you want because they do run out of meals.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pickering, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The best Poke on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It's only a small hole in the wall with only 2 picnic tables outside, but it's all about the poke . This is the freshest and best variety of poke you'll find on the island of Hawaii. Open the fridge when you enter the door and you'll usually see one or two huge fresh ahi tuna waiting to be made into poke. Don't expect fine china and tablecloths, just go for the food. They do takeout containers to eat at home as well as plate lunches and bowls. Beer is available as well. They are only open until 6 pm so if you want to have dinner you'll need to do pickup before then and eat at home.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Amazing poke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Based on the previous reviews, we decided to try this place since we love poke. Suffice it to say the previous reviews were spot on. Amazing fresh fish with a variety of poke flavors, not to mention the sides. My only complaint was that my stomach wasn't big enough to try all the flavors in one day. The location is a little out of the way, but with the aid of the pics on this page as well as google, was able to find it, no problem. They guys inside are great and helpful. Combination of local flavor, tasty fish and excellent price makes this a can't-miss location (if you like raw fish. If you don't like fish, best stick with the Carl's Jr up the road)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Danville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“No Joke Poke”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had to have the local famous dish! Went with the plate which delivers two types of poke. It was a fantastic little tasters meal. The shop is walking distance, 15 feet to the beach. We got our poke and a beer and watched the ocean and all types of marine life in the tide pools.

Get you Poke on!

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