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Best Shoyu Poke - Final Results and Rankings


Click on a Judge to see their profile. Hover over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score and a score breakdown. A complete list of judge's comments is located below the results table. Oh yeah, we did weighted scoring again with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.


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Average Score Out of 10 Normalized Score
#1 JJ Seafood, Kaneohe
8.8Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 8. Looks good. Good color and taste. Texture good too. Rock salt surprises. 9.0 Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Kind of salty after taste but I initially really liked it. The presentation looks nice and fresh w/ good red color. Nice chunks. 6.1Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Bit salty. Boring taste. 6.6Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Strong flavor, ginger? 6.0Taste 4...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Nice presentation. A bit too salty. 8.5Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Best texture and taste. Da sauce was mean! Cheehoo! 7.7Taste 9...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Nice saltiness. Small chunks of fish perfect w/rice. 7.53
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#2
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Costco
7.6Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Good ginger and texture. 7.9Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 5. This has a lot of shoyu sauce. Has just the right amount of onions and shoyu flavor. I didn't think it looked pretty enough, but it tastes good. 7.6Taste 9...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Good flavor. Brown sugar, ginger. I like dis one best. Look small kine bus. 7.1Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Different, not fishy at all. Balanced taste. Nice ginger w/shoyu blend. 9.2Taste 10...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Fish cut poorly. However flavor more than makes up for it with a nice blend of shoyu, chiles, onions and sesame. 5.1Taste 7...Texture 2...Presentation 5. Meat was tough. 7.3Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Good shoyu flavor. Texture is ok, but lots of tsugi (string) in fish. 7.40 98.3%
#2
tie
Foodland, Koko Marina
6.5Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste. Sweet yet salty. 6.9Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 8. This is a good first bite. 5.9Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 4. Interesting sweet hit @ the start. Fish look kinda bus. 6.4Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Oil used was unique. Good but after taste was so-so. 8.7Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Looks like CO2 support as fish has a nice pink look to it. Flavor is great with a nice sweet finish. 7.5Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Good texture and taste. 5.9Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 7. No comment. 6.83 90.7%
#4 Foodland, Koko Marina (Control double)
5.5Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Looks little old. Taste weird. 4.5Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 8. For some reason this is not my best one. Some taste throws it off. Kind of sweeter. It looks pretty. 6.3Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Sweeter. 6.5Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Fish was firm, good taste. 8.7Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Evenly cut garnishes. Nice color. Great flavor with a finish of sesame. 7.0Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste and I liked the onions in this one. 6.7Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Little bit sweet. Need more chili pepper. 6.46 85.8%
#5 Keeaumoku Seafood, Town
7.2Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Good fish and onions. Bbq sauce/shoyu. 4.7Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Nice big chunks of ahi with big sliced onions. This tasted sweeter than most. Good texture not too slimy. I like smaller chunks. 6.1Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Sweeter taste. 4.8Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 8. Average taste. Plain shoyu over fish. 5.9Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Presentation caught my eye with nice balance of green onion, round onion, sesame seeds. Cubed meat and sauce taste dissapointing as I thought there was no unique shoyu taste besides it having an after taste of sesame seeds. 5.1Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Good texture but too sweet for me. 7.5Taste 6...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Big chunks of fish and onions. Lots of shoyu sauce tasty but sweet side. 5.90 78.4%
#6 Poke Stop, Waipahu
6.8Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Good fish and ogo. Not much shoyu. Weird after taste. 4.5Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Little bit dark but good bits of green onion, onion and that seaweed stuff. Taste ok. 6.7Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Limu gave this poke unfair. 2.4Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 4. Fishy. Didn't care for taste. Dry. 9.7Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 10. Nice assortment of garnishes. Sauce nicely glazed over fish. Very pleasant taste like it's straight from the ocean. The fisherman in me loves this. 5.8Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Like the crunchiness of da limu. 5.0Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Has limu. Not much shoyu flavor. Ok but not a typical shoyu poke. 5.84 77.6%
#7 Sam's Club
5.4Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Looks old and slimy but decent ginger taste. 4.6Taste 6...Texture 4...Presentation 2. Dark in color with good chunks of onion and garlic and green onion. Real garlicky but I like the garlic. 6.2Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Strong ginger. Too salty. 4.2Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 1. Has a ginger kick at end. 7.6Taste 9...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Cubed fish looked old but once I popped some in my mouth I was pleasantly surprised by a shoyu ginger sauce. 6.8Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Liked the spicy taste. 5.4Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Little salty, nice ginger taste. Good poke for beer. Fish little brown (from shoyu?). 5.74 76.3%
#8 Alicia's Market, Kalihi
7.0Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste. Kim chee and onions. 7.1Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Nice big chunks of ahi adn onion but too big. Good taste of shoyu. 6.9Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 4. I like the chili pepper. Too much onion. 4.2Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Little dry. Spicy kick at end. 3.9Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 3. With its red presentation, I was wary of this selection being shoyu poke. Tasting it was like poke drenched in kim chee juice. "Kim Chee Poke". 4.4Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 6. Needed more shoyu taste but I liked the meat. 6.6Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Sesame oil. Good spiciness but fish little soft. 5.73 76.1%
#9 Marujyu Market, Aiea
6.5Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 7. A ton of green onions. A little bland. 3.2Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4. This is a lot of green onion, throws my taste off. 6.4Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 4. Not overpowering. Simple. 4.2Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Low budget. Lesser quality fish. Taste was average. 5.6Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Smothered with green onions and nothing else. More like green onion poke than shoyu poke. 4.7Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Texture was ok but too salty for me. 8.1Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Lots of flavor. Tasty but only fish and plenty green onion. 5.53 73.4%
#10 Fort Ruger Market, Kaimuki
6.8Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Fresh fish, fresh onions. 5.5Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 9. It looks pretty. My bite tasted oily a bit. 3.7Taste 3...Texture 2...Presentation 8. Not too tasty. Slimy. Good balance of onion/green onion. 3.7Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 9. Light sweet taste. Bland taste at end. 4.6Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Garnishes look sloppy like they were rushed to be cut (uneven/chunky). Taste bland...sort of watery. 5.2Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Not enought sauce. 3.8Taste 2...Texture 4...Presentation 8. Fish looks fresh. Lots of white onion. Not much flavor. Would add shoyu or chili pepper water to eat. Fish little mushy. 4.76 63.2%
#11 Tanioka's, Waipahu
3.2Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Slimy and old fish taste. 1.7Taste 2...Texture 1...Presentation 2. Kind of soupy looking. 4.9Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 6. Taste is neutral. Little slimy. 3.7Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Looks slimy. Felt slimy. 6.0Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Light shoyu taste. Glazed over all the cubed fish. However taste fades and doesn't linger. 3.5Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 3. A lot of sauce but I did not care for the texture. 8.3Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Nice saltiness from shoyu. Little ginger taste. Thicker sauce. 4.47 59.4%

Judge's Comments


#1 JJ Seafood

Judge 1 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 8. Looks good. Good color and taste. Texture good too. Rock salt surprises.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Kind of salty after taste but I initially really liked it. The presentation looks nice and fresh w/ good red color. Nice chunks.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Bit salty. Boring taste.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Strong flavor, ginger?

Judge 5 - Taste 4...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Nice presentation. A bit too salty.

Judge 6 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Best texture and taste. Da sauce was mean! Cheehoo!.

Judge 7 - Taste 9...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Nice saltiness. Small chunks of fish perfect w/rice.


#2 Costco

Judge 1 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Good ginger and texture.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 5. This has a lot of shoyu sauce. Has just the right amount of onions and shoyu flavor. I didn't think it looked pretty enough, but it tastes good.

Judge 3 - Taste 9...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Good flavor. Brown sugar, ginger. I like dis one best. Look small kine bus.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Different, not fishy at all. Balanced taste. Nice ginger w/shoyu blend.

Judge 5 - Taste 10...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Fish cut poorly. However flavor more than makes up for it with a nice blend of shoyu, chiles, onions and sesame.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 2...Presentation 5. Meat was tough.

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Good shoyu flavor. Texture is ok, but lots of tsugi (string) in fish.


#3 Foodland, Koko Marina

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste. Sweet yet salty.

Judge 2 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 8. This is a good first bite.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 4. Interesting sweet hit @ the start. Fish look kinda bus.

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Oil used was unique. Good but after taste was so-so.

Judge 5 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Looks like CO2 support as fish has a nice pink look to it. Flavor is great with a nice sweet finish.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Good texture and taste.

Judge 7 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 7. No comment.


#4 Foodland, Koko Marina (Control Double)

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Looks little old. Taste weird.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 8. For some reason this is not my best one. Some taste throws it off. Kind of sweeter. It looks pretty.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Sweeter.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Fish was firm, good taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Evenly cut garnishes. Nice color. Great flavor with a finish of sesame.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste and I liked the onions in this one.

Judge 7 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Little bit sweet. Need more chili peper.


#5 Keeaumoku Seafood, Town

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Good fish and onions. Bbq sauce/shoyu.

Judge 2 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Nice big chunks of ahi with big sliced onions. This tasted sweeter than most. Good texture not too slimy. I like smaller chunks.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Sweeter taste.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 8. Average taste. Plain shoyu over fish.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Presentation caught my eye with nice balance of green onion, round onion, sesame seeds. Cubed meat and sauce taste dissapointing as I thought there was no unique shoyu taste besides it having an after taste of sesame seeds.

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Good texture but too sweet for me.

Judge 7 - Taste 6...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Big chunks of fish and onions. Lots of shoyu sauce tasty but sweet side.


#6 Poke Stop, Waipahu

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Good fish and ogo. Not much shoyu. Weird aftertaste.

Judge 2 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 4. Little bit dark but good bits of green onion, onion and that seaweed stuff. Taste ok.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Limu gave this poke unfair.

Judge 4 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 4. Fishy. Didn't care for taste. Dry.

Judge 5 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 10. Nice assortment of garnishes. Sauce nicely glazed over fish. Very pleasant taste like it's straight from the ocean. The fisherman in me loves this.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5. Like the crunchiness of da limu.

Judge 7 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Has limu. Not much shoyu flavor. Ok but not a typical shoyu poke.


#7 Sam's Club

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Looks old and slimy but decent ginger taste.

Judge 2 - Taste 6...Texture 4...Presentation 2. Dark in color with good chunks of onion and garlic and green onion. Real garlicky but I like the garlic.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Strong ginger. Too salty.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 1. Has a ginger kick at end.

Judge 5 - Taste 9...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Cubed fish looked old but once I popped some in my mouth I was pleasantly surprised by a shoyu ginger sauce.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Liked the spicy taste.

Judge 7 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Little salty, nice ginger taste. Good poke for beer. Fish little brown (from shoyu?).


#8 Alicia's Market, Kalihi

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good taste. Kim chee and onions.

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Nice big chunks of ahi adn onion but too big. Good taste of shoyu.

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 4. I like the chili pepper. Too much onion.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Little dry. Spicy kick at end.

Judge 5 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 3. With its red presentation, I was wary of this selection being shoyu poke. Tasting it was like poke drenched in kim chee juice. "Kim Chee Poke".

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 6. Needed more shoyu taste but I liked the meat.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Sesame oil. Good spiciness but fish little soft.


#9 Marujyu Market, Aiea

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 7. A ton of green onions. A little bland.

Judge 2 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4. This is a lot of green onion, throws my taste off.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 4. Not overpowering. Simple.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Low budget. Lesser quality fish. Taste was average.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Smothered with green onions and nothing else. More like green onion poke than shoyu poke.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Texture was ok but too salty for me.

Judge 7 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Lots of flavor. Tasty but only fish and plenty green onion.


#10 Fort Ruger Market, Kaimuki

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Fresh fish, fresh onions.

Judge 2 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 9. It looks pretty. My bite tasted oily a bit.

Judge 3 - Taste 3...Texture 2...Presentation 8. Not too tasty. Slimy. Good balance of onion/green onion.

Judge 4 - Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 9. Light sweet taste. Bland taste at end.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Garnishes look sloppy like they were rushed to be cut (uneven/chunky). Taste bland...sort of watery.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Not enought sauce.

Judge 7 - Taste 2...Texture 4...Presentation 8. Fish looks fresh. Lots of white onion. Not much flavor. Would add shoyu or chili pepper water to eat. Fish littel mushy.


#11 Tanioka's, Waipahu

Judge 1 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Slimy and old fish taste.

Judge 2 - Taste 2...Texture 1...Presentation 2. Kind of soupy looking.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 6. Taste is neutral. Little slimy.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Looks slimy. Felt slimy.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. Light shoyu taste. Glazed over all the cubed fish. However taste fades and doesn't linger.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 3. A lot of sauce but I did not care for the texture.

Judge 7 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Nice saltiness from shoyu. Little ginger taste. Thicker sauce.