I landed in Kona, Hawaii last week around noon and just as the warm sunshine hit my skin, I got hungry and ready to eat!
About 20 minutes away from the airport, is the Da Poke Shack. So, we got into our rental car and headed straight there. A funny story is that another couple at the rental car place was also headed there for lunch too! Located off Ali’i drive, it is situated in a tan colored apartment building on the ocean front.
The selection of poke and cured salads was incredible!
And for $21.99/pound, it is a great deal. The flavors of poke were the wet hawaiian, spicy garlic sesame, shoyu, sesame (oil and seeds), the shack special (honey and miso), dynamite (with an avocado aioli), spicy “peleskiss” poke. The spicy was really spicy – and a bit too much for me. I loved the shack special, shoyu, and sesame. The fish was so fresh and all of these were so flavorful. Really made with care and not mass produced.
In adition to the poke, we tried their hijiki salad with quinoa and seaweed.