Where to get the Best Poke on the Road to Hana

Whether you’re a longtime fan or a complete poke novice, if you’re visiting Maui, you’ve got to try some poke (POH-kay). This Hawaiian dish features fresh, usually raw, diced fish mixed with other ingredients. There are many different flavor combinations, so try a few and discover your favorite along the Road to Hana. 

We have cross-checked our picks with top sites like Maui Magazine, Pride of Maui and Tripadvisor to make sure we’re offering you the best poke to enjoy in North Maui. Bon appetit! 

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Kuau Store

This little shop is a great place to stock up on the go if you’re about to take a long drive or you’re getting ready for a day at the beach. Kombucha is on tap, the healthy snacks are abundant, the grab-and-go deli is well stocked, and the poke is made fresh daily. Open daily from 6:30am to 7pm. thekuaustore.com

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Jaws Country Store

If you’re on your way to or back from Hana, this little store is a great place to stop. It’s got grocery staples, but the food here is the real secret. There’s a little outdoor seating, the service is friendly, and the poke is delicious. Open daily 6am to 5pm. facebook.com/jawscountrystore

Best Poke Central Maui, Tin Roof poke bowl
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Tin Roof

Chef Sheldon Simeon and wife Janice are the “mom and pop” behind this humble little eatery that serves a mean bowl of poke. Tucked back from the street, you’ll almost miss if you don’t look for it. While they are not a poke shop per se (they only have one poke bowl on their menu, the fish varies daily), they have earned their mention. Everything here is good — mochiko chicken, garlic shrimp, saimin, kale salad and more. With close proximity to the Kahului airport, it’s a great stop to grab some food after landing or before you take off. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 8pm. tinroofmaui.com

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Tobi’s Shave Ice and Poke

Fresh poke, shave ice, and acai bowls, what else do you need for a yummy snack? Located in the quaint surfer town of Paia, Tobi’s is a great place to get poke. The price is right, the fish is fresh, and the portions are large. Open Tuesday through Sunday 9:30am to 5:30pm and Monday for 24 hours. tobismaui.com

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