Lots of folks wonder, “Where in Hawaii can I get the best seafood and Poke?” Sure, it may seem like a silly question (since we’re in the middle of the ocean), but we actually get asked that a lot. In fact, it’s a really good question. Here’s the answer: For the most part, seafood in Hawaii is extremely fresh and is typically cheaper than seafood on the mainland. Every morning, our local, hard-working fishermen bring their newest catches to the fish auction, where the market price is set depending on supply and demand. Ahi and Mahi are the most popular fish from Hawaiian waters, but you’d be impressed with the sheer number and variety of fish we have here in the islands.
A Hawaiian delicacy called Poke (pronounced poke-eh) is extremely popular and is a must-try while you’re here. Although its popularity is catching on all over country, Hawaii still has the best Poke around. You may see it in a variety of presentations, but it’s typically served as raw Ahi cubes with Limu (seaweed). Each island has its signature “type” of Poke, so it’s important you take notes! During our in-depth discussion about Poke, we’ll talk about the many differently types and, of course, direct you to the best places to try this amazing dish!