76-6246 Ali’i Drive
Not just one of the best restaurants in Kona HI, this hangout was voted one of America’s 33 Best Seafood Shacks! Da Poke Shack is famous for its incredibly delicious poke bowls. If you’ve never had a poke at restaurants in Kona HI, you are in for a treat! This endemic Hawaiian dish is a delectable blend of raw or seared ahi (yellowfin tuna) Japanese spices, round and green onions, shoyu (soy sauce), garlic, sesame seeds and avocado. After those basic ingredients, you can add just about anything you want. Da Poke Shack in Kona obtains its fish and other ingredients from local sources and even has its own fishing boat to provide patrons with the highest quality, freshest fish available. If you’re really hungry, be sure to order one of Da Poke Shack’s plate lunches, which come with heaps of rice, edamame, pickled mango and more.
Da Poke Shack Specialties
As the name implies, Da Poke Shack’s specialty is the best darn poke you will ever taste. Their extensive menu of featured poke includes Dynamite (avocado aioli), the sweet Shack Special, Spicy Garlic Sesame, Fresh Garlic Shrimp, Spicy Kimchee Tako (octopus), Chuka Idako, Taegu, and much, much more. Ravenously hungry? Da Poke Shack’s massive poke plates include four choices of poke, two scoops of brown or white rice, and two side dish choices. If you’re in the mood for some hot Hawaiian food, try their Lau Lau Plate (butterfish and pork wrapped in a taro leaf and steamed to perfection) or their Kalua Pork Plate. Da Poke Shack also offers fresh cut sashimi, fresh-caught fish fillets, poke and sashimi platters, and poke by the pound. Prices range from $11 to $30, and you get a lot for your money.
Da Poke Shack in Kona: How To Get There
Da Poke Shack is located in the Kona Bali Kai condo complex on Ali‘i Drive. From the heart of Old Kona Town on Ali‘i Drive, head southeast on Ali‘i for about two and a half miles. After you pass Royal Poinciana Drive on the left, keep going until you see the Kona Bali Kai on your right. Pull into the first parking lot entrance and you’ll see Da Poke Shack.