WHERE IS THE BEST POKE IN TOWN PER HAWAIIAN AIRLINES….
Sampling poke is a must-do for Hawaii-bound
clients and Hawaiian Airlines‘ Russell Williss is singing
the praises of a poke joint on Hawaii island.
Poke (said po-kay) is loosely translated as “Chunky” in
Hawaiian and is essentially cubes of marinated raw fish, seasoned
and served. It’s widely available across the island group and there’s
a variety of outlets and seasonings (and levels of spice) available.
Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill in downtown Kailua-Kona serves lunch and
dinner seven days a week. Chef Nakoa Pabre, who twice been crowned the
“Prince of Poke“, was one of the original owners of Da Poke Shack before
The restaurant also offers a wide selection of wines and beers from around
the world . It’s close to Kailua-Kona city centre, hotels, shops and other
local attractions. Clients can walk in for dining room or patio seating, or
make dinner reservations for special events. See www.umekesfishmarketbarandgrill.com
Hawaiian Airlines’ Russell Williss is pictured with “Prince of Poke” Chef Nakoa Pabre.