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“Simple and delicious.”
Review of Da Poke Shack

Da Poke Shack
Ranked #3 of 295 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We read the reviews and had to go. It was worth the visit. We came later in the afternoon and many of the poke was sold out but we managed to get a spicy lele poke, sesame poke with seaweed salad and intimation crab salad. All amazing.

Service was quick and very friendly. The server told us about sitting out at the picnic benches by the ocean. We had a delicious lunch watching the waves crash.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We ate several different kinds of excellent poke here during our stay in Kona. We had the spicy Ahi, the Sesame Ahi, and the House special poke. The seaweed salad was yummy. They were all tasty and very fresh. You can even buy fresh fish from them.

One day we got the first steak cut out of a 102# yellow fin tuna that was just removed from a large ice bath cooler!! It was caught just hours earlier. It doesn't get any fresher than this. They sell out each day and always have about a line about 10 minutes wait. So don't dilly dally.

Thank AtomicEye
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Great poke. We've eaten twice since we have been here. Try the quinoa instead of the rice, 50 cents more but worth it. I think they use coconut milk to make it. Steamed soybeans with garlic and sesame oil and the calamari are my choice for sides. We had the Shack Special and the Wet Hawaiian for poke. Also tried the lau lau and the pork. All good. Take to the beach to eat or your condo!

Thank juliebug52
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Da Poke Shack is certainly worthy of all the praise it has received. The little deli-like operation below an apartment building is outstanding. We made planned trip here as we were finishing our recent trip to the Big Island. The food is outstanding and the value equals the food. A Poke Plate was more than enough food to satisfy our hunger and the flavors with the Pele's Kiss and other items was memorable.

My only issue was we didn't know seating was very limited, two picnic tables outside which were packed, so we ended up at a "park" up the street that was inhabited with some questionable characters. My advice, get the food and if the picnic tables are full, travel well up Ali'i Drive to find a place to sit and eat.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stopped by for some poke, seaweed salad and laulau to take back to our condo. Quite a few people waiting when I got there but the staff was very efficient so the wait time wasn't too long. Cooked up some rice back at the condo to go with my poke, salad and laulau (they were really big so my husband and I shared one). Everything was very tasty and fresh. Will definitely go back...maybe tomorrow, hmmm!

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