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“A first experience eating poke” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Umekes

Umekes
75-143 Hualalai Road, Suite #105, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-3050
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Ranked #6 of 234 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price range: $7 - $10
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our two locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza and Lanihau Shopping Center. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!
Cleveland, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A first experience eating poke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

After seeing poke on DDD I had to try it while here in Hawaii. Based on recommendations I went to Umeke's. It was excellent and will go back. The dude waiting on me had me try 5 or 6 types when I told him I never had poke before. Great service and the poke was great. Had 2 kind both with Ahi. One had an Avocado Aioli and the other a Teriyaki glaze with chopped sea weed and sesame seeds. I got a side of crab with broccoli and it all was served with rice which I added dried sea weed flakes and soy sauce. Good stuff.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Berryville, VA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding Poke!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Probably some of the best Poke I have had. Had three different Ahi and the Steak Poke all of which where fantastic.

Visited November 2013
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Poke is fresh and better than what you'll find at food land. Great service and hospitality. Recommend. The grilled fish salad!

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Richmond, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I didn't actually go into the store, my sister did. All I did was eat the food she bought -- edamame and two varieties of poke. All were appreciated. I liked how the edamame (soy beans) were still crisp and green with chopped garlic on them (as opposed to some grey and overcooked versions seen in other stores).

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Poke Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

As soon as we arrived on the Big Island, we went over to Umekes for lunch. The guys behind the counter were so helpful and offered us samples of the poke. I had the "sweetie" (sweet and savory) and my husband had the "hottie" (spicy poke). It was amazing!! The sweetie goes so well with the kim chee cucumber salad. We went to this place twice while we were on the island because we could not get enough of it. Love, love, love this place! Worth every penny.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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