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Poke Bar at Costco: SF, RWC, Concord, SJ Almaden weekends only

hhc May 1, 2014 11:46 PM

Just read on Cooking With Amy's blog that they will have a poke bar at Costco, SF Fri-Sun. $15.99-$17.99/lb! Other stores: RWC, Concord, SJ Almaden.

Her blog:
http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com/

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    oniontears RE: hhc May 1, 2014 11:58 PM

    YES!!! Thanks for the heads-up. I enjoy the fresh ahi poke from Costco in Hawaii especially since you can sample the poke before buying. These prices seem on par with Honolulu's (Hawaii Kai) Coscto last time I checked.

    I think this calls for a trip to SF Costco this weekend...

    1. emily RE: hhc May 2, 2014 09:07 AM

      I saw this in RWC the last time I was there - curious to hear if anyone's tried it.

      ETA: just read Amy's blog - the spicy ahi poke sounds good.

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        goodeatsgal RE: emily May 3, 2014 12:02 AM

        I love ahi poke! I saw it a couple of months ago at the Redwood City location and purchased it. Unfortunately, I thought the texture was very strange. Mushy, even kind of soggy. No resistance to the tooth. Not fresh tasting. A month later, we saw it again. This time, we asked for a taste. Same thing - texture was weird. I don't know the reason - whether the problem is the fish, or it's been sitting for too long, or what. This was the regular flavor.

        Moral of the story - ask for a taste. Even though I haven't had a good experience, I would try it again, in the hope that one day, I'll find good poke at Costco.

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          yimster RE: emily May 4, 2014 09:51 PM

          Well, I have tried all four with Spicy and Wasabi being my favorites.

          Also the shrimp poke are also good. at 10,99 a lb.

          Spoke to the Manager at the RWC store and was told that they sell the poke on Thursday thur Sunday.

        2. kungful RE: hhc May 2, 2014 01:36 PM

          I've bought the ahi poki at danville/san ramon a couple of times. They were selling during the week.
          It was pretty good, tuna was fresh and it had real ogo and kikue nut.

          1. soupçon RE: hhc May 2, 2014 08:42 PM

            Yes, there was one at the SF Costco today.

            They've done away with the seafood bar, though.

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              oniontears RE: hhc May 3, 2014 09:20 PM

              Went today and the bar wasn't there. A Costco employee told me that the cooler they were using was on the fritz so they only had pre-weighed poke to the left of the rotisserie chicken. Since poke was the purpose of my journey I took the risk and picked up a pound (most packages were of that size) of the wasabi ahi poke (my fave at Hawaii Costco). The wasabi was $17.99/lb, limu ahi was $16.99, and spicy ahi (with the mayo sauce) was $15.99. There was a cooked shrimp poke for $10.99.

              Overall quite good and it more than satisfied by the poke craving (stoked largely by the OP). I thought it could have used more kukui nuts, but the amount of wasabi oil resulted in the right level of punch.

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                calumin RE: oniontears May 4, 2014 09:41 PM

                I had a sample at the SF Costco a couple weeks ago. I think it was a shoyu tuna poke and there were two others that I did not try. I thought it was very bland.

                I get the poke at Yum Yum Fish fairly regularly - I would say their version is much better. It would be nice to find other places that sell it at a reasonable price.

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