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Shoyu Poke Selection Rationale


Tanioka's Seafoods and Catering - Named "Best Poke" from 2006 thru 2008 in the Honolulu Advertiser's Best of the Best People's Choice Awards. This place is legendary among local folks for their poke and other grinds like their musubi and fried chicken. Self-proclaimed "Poke Master" Sean liked this place too.

Keeaumoku Seafood - My friend Sean, who is the self proclaimed "Poke Master" recommended this place as one of his favorites. He said they use some of the freshest and best quality cuts of fish he's ever had.

Sam' Club - We just wanted to see how this supa ginormous market's shoyu poke would hold up against the little Mom and Pop fish market's shoyu poke.

Alicia's Market
- For the past 40-50 years, this place has been well known among local folks for their poke and roast beef and char siu ribs and other grinds. Also was recommended by some of the Moms on HawaiiMoms.com.

Poke Stop - In 2007 was named 3rd place for Best Poke in the Honolulu Advertiser People's Choice Awards. In 2006 was named in the top 3 best poke in the Honolulu Weekly.

Foodland (Koko Marina) - We heard some stories from family and friends that they make good shoyu poke. In 2008 was named 2nd place in Honolulu Advertiser People's Choice Awards.

Fort Ruger Market - In 2006 was named in the top 3 best poke in the Honolulu Weekly. On Dan's Hawaii blog, it was named best poke in Hawaii. Oishii Eats blog called this poke a big hit.

Foodland (Control Double) - We entered Foodland shoyu poke 2 times to test the judge's credibility. If the judge's knew what they was doing, they should score the Foodland shoyu pokes about the same.

JJ Seafood - My Uncle Shag, from the Windward side, recommended this place as one of the best shoyu poke he's had. He's not a self-proclaimed "Poke Master", but he's the Uncle that get plenty experience with beer and pupus.

Costco - This shoyu poke is a favorite of my nephew Jacob, so I thought we go try em. Also wanted to see how this big store would hold up against some of the Mom and Pop fish markets.

Marujyu Market - Among the people from Central District Aiea/Pearl City, this place is famous for their poke and Hawaiian food. Also on KHNL Cheap Eats, Lyle and Sam named this as one of their regular stops.