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Poke at North Shore

parisbully Apr 28, 2013 02:02 PM

Spending 5 nights at Turtle Bay next month. Looking for exceptional poke. Read reviews for both Kuhuku Superette and Foodland. Would love to hear some thoughts on both of those and others. Thanks

  1. KaimukiMan May 5, 2013 04:03 PM

    Bought poke from foodland at sunset beach a few times, never disappointed. it may not be exceptional, but it will be fresh and tasty.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan
      russkar May 5, 2013 08:27 PM

      I consider FRESH to not be frozen. Unfortunately Foodlands is mostly frozen Ahi. I buy from Foodland in a pinch otherwise I like Kyung's (joebob's amazing find) and Ono for Fresh Poke.

      1. re: russkar
        KaimukiMan May 5, 2013 11:20 PM

        Good points, except we are talking about what's available on the north shore. I don't know of anyplace on the north shore that is known for their fresh poke. I've had really good poke in Luibueno's, and other times it has been OK, but not great, same with Haleiwa Joe's and Jameson's. I haven't had anything from Turtle Bay recently enough to have a worthwhile opinion.

        1. re: russkar
          Joebob May 6, 2013 02:33 AM

          Kyung's is Rosita's find, actually.

          1. re: russkar
            roro808 May 6, 2013 02:58 AM

            Unless you go to the "real" fishmarket, poke in supermarket are made from frozen fish.

            1. re: roro808
              russkar May 6, 2013 11:13 AM

              Marukai, Tamura's, Tamashiro, Alicia's , Ono's do a good fresh (not frozen) version.

            2. re: russkar
              killersmile May 6, 2013 11:56 AM

              Actually you can get fresh ahi poke from Foodland, you just have to specifically ask for it to be made that way. Of course you do pay more for it, $15-17 per pound.

              1. re: killersmile
                Beach Chick May 7, 2013 07:29 AM

                That's good to know..
                I find the poke at Foodland to be quite good...from a tourist perspective but fresh is mo better!

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            Joebob May 5, 2013 12:16 PM

            I know nothing about N shore poke, sorry, but I can recommend home cooked Indian/Fijian food from Fiji Market, which is not far from Turtle Bay, particularly because N. Kam was not too fond of the food at the resort and I trust her. Open for food (it also is a grocery) 11-9 M-Sat. 56-565 Kam. Hwy. (around in back)in Kahuku,96731, tel. 808-293-7120. Take out or eat at picnic tables outside. Cheap, with lots of flavor.

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            1. re: Joebob
              indelibledotink May 5, 2013 06:45 PM

              (nadine kam is a foodie who has a newspaper column here in the star advertiser.)

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