Updated: Oct 17, 2019
These are 5 awesome places to eat the freshest poke during your trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, Maui or Oahu.
I get it. With so little time and so much do to on your Hawaiian vacation, one of things you will do is eat some great food specifically poke. If you didn't do your homework beforehand or you're doing it now you've stumbled on some valuable poke information.
The following short list of 5 poke places have been tested out by my wife and I during recent trips to the Big Island, Maui and Oahu. We recommend checking them out!
Foodland -1881 S Kihei Rd, Ste 1, Kihei, HI 96753
Starting off on this list is Foodland. Yes, it's a grocery store, but don't let that scare you off in thinking that the poke here isn't good. As a matter of fact, it's very good and very fresh. You'll find the poke towards the back right of the store. They have several types of poke and you can sample whatever one you'd like. The customer service here is outstanding, so you'll be offered to try any of their poke. Since you can't eat here, you'll just grab it to-go either to bring back to your hotel room or for a nice day at the beach on Maui.
Tamura's - 199 Dairy Rd, Kahului, HI 96732
Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors is another place where you would not think poke is not only sold, but is actually very good. This liquor store was recommended to my wife and I by many locals who said that the best poke on Maui is at Tamura's. What I liked about their poke is it has a ton of flavor. They do not skimp on their poke dressing, so if you are in search of some very flavorful poke, you need to grab some here. The only downside is that they don't offer samples.
Eskimo Candy - 2665 Wai Wai Pl, Kihei, HI 96753
Eskimo Candy is highly reviewed and rated on Yelp! as one of the best places to grab poke on Maui. Compared to Foodland and Tamura's, there poke selection isn't a wide, but it's still good. They tend to use a little less poke dressing, so if you're looking for more fish than flavor, I'd recommend eating poke here.
Yama's Fish Market - 2332 Young St, Honolulu, HI 96826
Yama's Fish Market is probably our favorite place to find poke in all of Hawaii. This is very tiny shop where the locals like to grab their favorite poke. You won't find many tourists in this part of town, since it's not on Waikiki. We rented a scooter and drove here to enjoy their wide selection of poke and their yummy Laulau. I highly recommend going Yama's if you are in Honolulu and want to eat the best poke in Hawaii.
Umeke's - 75-143 Hualalai Rd, Ste 105, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Umeke's is located in Kona on the Big Island. They have very fresh poke and it's very cheap, but what sets them apart are their poke bowls. If you enjoy a little rice with your poke, then this is the place to go. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the origin of the mainland "poke bowl" craze you've probably seen in your own hometown. They also have an interesting Fern Salad, that you should try.
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