Where to Find the Best Poke in Central Kauai

Where to Find the Best Poke in Central Kauai

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Whether you’re a longtime fan, borderline addict, or a total poke (POH-kay) rookie, if you’re in Hawaii, you’ve got to eat some poke. The Hawaiian dish features fresh, usually raw, diced fish mixed with other ingredients. There are tons of different flavor combinations, so try a few, and discover your favorite.

But wait, there’s more. We’re here to help demystify some of the unusual words you might see on menus like furikake, laulau and lilikoi — and explain which meat is being served and why. And possibly most importantly of all, provide the fun facts on the origins of local dishes

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Feature Photo: @thefishexpress on Instagram

Poke in Central Kauai

A close-up of a takeout container filled with a savory dish featuring rice topped with a creamy, saucy mixture of marinated meat, garnished with sesame seeds, sauce, and a small mound of orange roe. Green vegetables are in the background—truly the best poke from Central Kauai.
Photo: Courtesy of Fish Express

Fish Express

At Fish Express you can build your own poke bowl. The food is to go, but it’s always fresh and they’ve got lots of options. Check out the tasty daily specials, or if you’re feeling adventurous try some of their tako (octopus) poke. Open Monday through Saturday 10am to 2pm and Sunday 10am to 1:30pm.

A bowl of food from Best Poke Central Kauai features sliced cucumbers, a mound of white rice topped with black sesame seeds, and a serving of diced fish or meat covered in creamy yellow sauce and chopped green onions. A small container of brown sauce is placed on the side.
Photo: @Sleeping_Giant_Grill

Sleeping Giant Grill

Their Ahi Wrap was voted “Best Thing I Ever Ate” from The Food Network . This laid-back environment features fresh ingredients, with reasonable prices, and great portion sizes. Located behind the Coconut Market Place next to Islander on the Beach Resort. Sleeping Giant Grill is open Monday through Friday 1pm to 8pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

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