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You might be knowing that the term `Poke’ meaning to slice or cut, is a Hawaiian dish, which is being prepared with chunks of raw tuna, seaweed and salt.

The popularity of this dish can be gauged from the fact of success of the poke (pronounced poh-keh) relatd programme   I Love Poke San Diego event launched seven years ago by Nino “Neens” Camilo.

It is interesting to note that the fresh, poke can be sold-by-the scoop at deli counters or found as an ideal appetizer at highbrow restaurants.  In fact different cultures have contributed to this like;

Californians have added the avocados;

Asians the wonton chips,

wasabi, soy sauce and more.

You will come to know that in Hawaii, poke always served with rice.

Some of the ideal restaurants where you can have Poke

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Ahi poke made with tuna, soy sauce, sea salt, green onions, maui onions and limu
Type Salad
Course Appetizer
Place of origin United States
Region or state Hawaii
Main ingredients Yellowfin tuna, sea salt, soy sauce, inamona, sesame oil,limu seaweed, chili pepper

Poke is;

  • Pronounciation- Poke /pˈk/
  • Raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine
  • Poke is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut”.
  • Traditional forms are aku (an oily tuna) and he’e (octopus).

How to prepare Poke;

  1. Slice the tuna with a sharp knife
  2. cut the tuna into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Place in a large bowl.
  4. Combine all ingredients:
  5. Add the onions, garlic, sesame seeds, macadamia nuts, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Gently mix until thoroughly combined.

The Lanai

The Lanai

You will love this restaurant for its little Garden of Eden in Leucadia for its fresh and authentic Hawaiian eats on a sunny patio with picnic tables.

You can have here beautiful poke – just enjoy with raw ahi with soy, sesame oil, sweet onion, scallions, togarashi, and Hawaiian salt or go Californian and add chunks of avo.

Where: 1114 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92204





You will love this National City family restaurant famous for its Filipino and Mexican specialties and Hawaiian-style poke.

You will find here the Zariltos making poke so special rendering  good variety of pokes with its thick spicy garlic, ahi limu (seaweed), shoyu, ahi fuikake, ahi kimchi, salmon, tako and seared albacore.

Where: 505 E. 8th St, National City, CA 91950

Fish 101

This is well known for its fresh fish, dishes up sashimi grade albacore tuna poke appetizer with sesame, shoyu, sweet onion, wakame, and wonton chips, or try their poke bowl with rice, seaweed salads, fresh greens and cucumbers, perfect with a Ballast Point Pale Ale.

Where: 1468 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Chris’ Ono Grinds

You will love this Hawaiian plate lunch eatery with its poke made from sashimi-grade ahi tossed in Chris’ ono kine sauce.  It is lo taste here bowl with ahi, macadamia nuts, diced veggies all over rice, and drizzled with wasabi aioli.

Where: 4506 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116


You will find this restaurant friendly restaurant at Cape Rey Resort in Carlsbad with its special poke item.

Where: 1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011



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