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Ahi Poke To Go?

urika Mar 19, 2011 05:55 PM

Got back from Las Vegas and hit a small restaurant in a strip mall in Henderson called Island Sushi and Grill. Inside, they had a sub business named Poke Express.

At $10 a pound, the flavors and value was pretty good considering being in the middle of a desert. All kinds of ahi poke as well as others.

Anything local in Seattle metro that has poke to go?

As an aside, I would prefer Whole Foods to be a last resort.

  1. kaleokahu Mar 19, 2011 06:03 PM

    E urika, Aloha:

    Fresh Fish Co. in Ballard gets 'ono ahi poke. I also had dakine from Costco in Issaquah (and Lihu'e).


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    1. re: kaleokahu
      urika Mar 19, 2011 06:12 PM

      Thanks bruddah....

      Thought the Costco poke bars on the islands were the coolest thing ever. A rotisserie chicken and a pound of ahi poke, good night everybody!

      Will have to try Fresh Fish Co


      1. re: urika
        kaleokahu Mar 19, 2011 08:05 PM

        A'ole pilikia. Shoots.

        1. re: kaleokahu
          urika Mar 28, 2011 07:13 PM

          Had the poke from Fresh Fish Company. At over $20 a pound, it was pricey in my opinion. Good size chunks of tuna, a tad over salted. I was lucky to get a small container as someone 5 minutes before me bought over 2 pounds.

          The crab cakes though are another story! They are fabulous. Really great dungeness and an almost sweet flavor that only fresh dungeness gives.

          Still on the lookout for poke

          1. re: urika
            kaleokahu Mar 28, 2011 07:48 PM

            Aloha, urika:

            Sorry you didn't find the poke at FF to your liking. I've eaten probably 100 times my bodyweight (and that's saying something) in poke and ike mata from all over Polynesia, and IMO, FF's is probably 2nd only to my Uncle Paul's wasabe ahi in kukui. After responding to your post, I got pōloli for some poke, and FF was sold out.

            I'll try the crabcakes.

            Oh, you might try calling Kaua'i Family Restaurant and ask if they gets.


    2. Teknotic Mar 24, 2011 11:37 AM

      One of the fish markets at Pike Place routinely has it. Not the one that throws the fish though, the one north of it

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        lookingoutforyou Mar 24, 2011 02:27 PM

        Uwajimaya, new one just opened in Bellevue, they are good

        600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

        1. n
          nwhophead Mar 29, 2011 06:14 PM

          Central Market in Mill Creek has good Ahi Poke at about $14 per pound. Just one kind, not all the awesome flavors of home in Hawaii. Also, for Kaleo, you can get stocked up on Redondos pocho sausage and even hot dogs! Lots of other local kine stuff too, like chow fun noodles.

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          1. re: nwhophead
            kaleokahu Mar 29, 2011 08:11 PM

            Mahaoz, braddah. The gets real kine pa'akai alaea, too?


            1. re: kaleokahu
              nwhophead Mar 30, 2011 01:29 PM

              you know dat! Couldn't make da Kalua Pork or Pulehu steak with out it!

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            JayDK Mar 29, 2011 09:59 PM

            What's the problem with Whole Foods?

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            1. re: JayDK
              urika Apr 1, 2011 07:41 AM

              No problem with Whole Foods, they are a fine establishment....would rather support a privateer

              Had the poke from the new Uwajimaya in Bellevue yesterday; regular and spicy tuna. $16.99 a pound they were both bland in comparison to Fresh Fish Company. The quality of tuna lacked the real "meaty" flavor that Fresh Fish Company had.

              Will try to make my way to Central Market in Mill Creek this weekend

              600 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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