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Poke to Your Taste

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790 Leilani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4550
+1 808-989-9962
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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United States
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I never had tastier poke than here. We came 3 days in a row. So fresh, so tasty! Choose your fish and then do magic yourself! Owners are super nice!

Volcano, Hawaii
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

I've driven past many times and finally decided to try it. What a mistake! They only offered frozen ahi cubes....yet they are a few blocks away from the ocean/shore, the fishermen, and the fresh fish monger/distributor Suisan. It seems like they get their frozen fish from Suisan as it looks just like their frozen ahi, Suisan also offers fresh ahi... More 

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Titusville, NJ
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Looking for a good place to try Poke, Google directed us to Poke to Your Taste, which looks like a complete dump from the outside - but don't let that put you off! The guy behind the counter is very entertaining, and provides good, fresh poke. You can choose from plain tuna, tuna marinated in shoyu, octopus and shrimp. You... More 

Thank miss_vicky_08560
Bensenville, Illinois
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

My wife and I were going through Hilo around lunch. Had a taste for Poke, found this place. For $20, we got two orders. Menu isn't complicated, really simple and the Poke is out of this world. Can't recommend highly enough!

Thank Matt S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great little place for a quick lunch! The guy behind the counter was a crack up. It was also fun mixing up your own poke. Nothing fancy here but it sure was mmm mmm good!

1 Thank cliffe101
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We came here based off of TripAdvisor. It is a tiny little place on the corner of a very busy intersection. Other than that, we loved the selection. As a couple new to the amazingness of poke, we liked the idea of being able to "build our own". We enjoyed talking to the guy serving us, as he was full... More 

1 Thank Nae Nae N
Fremont, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2016

They weren't open one day and then we went back and they didn't have the poke I wanted. No bueno. I got my poke from the grocery store nearby.

Thank MWestover
Jamul, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

This guy was selling poke out of a van a few years ago, then he got this shop near the airport. Parking can be tricky, but you get to make your own poke how you like it....very fresh. He sells beer too and also kim chee tako (octopus) poke.

1 Thank MaryEllswest
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Awesome concept and the freshest fish around. Very friendly and priced right. Check it out!! All kinds of poke dried fish and tako. Located on the way to the Races!!

1 Thank food000
Tacoma, Washington
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536 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a little "hole in the wall"' but the fish was very fresh and it was fun to season it yourself. If you are adventurous and love poke, give it a try! Great price for what you get!

1 Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Hawaiian, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Leilani St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4550
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-989-9962

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?