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Best Limu 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. We did weighted scoring again with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.




Judge's Comments


#1 Alicia's Market

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Too much sesame oil.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Liked the shoyu and sesame oil in the seasoning but slightly fishy after taste.

Judge 3 - Taste 9...Texture 7...Presentation 10. Hondashi/shiro shoyu flavor. Not very traditional, but tasty.

Judge 4 - Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 10. WINNAH! Nice cubed fish, garnishings attractive, taste remains in your mouth throughout the whole culinary experience.

Judge 5 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9.

Judge 6 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Sauce takes the fish taste away. Good!

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Dis da winnah. Good sauce.
Judge 8 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Interesting taste. Gravy was good.
Judge 9 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 8.
Judge 10 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 8.
Judge 11 - Taste 3...Texture 7...Presentation 2. Oily.

#2 Ono Seafood

Judge 1 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Yummy.

Judge 2 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Very good balance. Liked the spicyness. Not too salty. Liked the little onions.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 4...Presentation 6. Lots of sesame/chili oil, mushy. Barely classified as "limu" poke.

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6. More like a fusion of the evening...kim chee poke rather than limu poke.

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

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8. A little more on the spicy side. Liked it.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Look hot but not.
Judge 8 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Looks hot, good taste, good onions.
Judge 9 - Taste 5...Texture 4...Presentation 5.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6.
Judge 11 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Good flavor

#3 JJ Seafood

Judge 1 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

Judge 2 - Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Pieces too small. Way too salty! And didn't look very good. Couldn't taste the fish.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Smokey/salty. Fish has a good texture but cut too small.

Judge 4 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 10. Great taste and presentation. I wish the fish was cut bigger.

Judge 5 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 6.

Judge 6 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 8. Limu makes the taste better. V Good! Small pieces of fish but tastes great.

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Small pieces but good.
Judge 8 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Crunchy ogo and onions.
Judge 9 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 5.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5.
Judge 11 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Too small.

#4 Keeaumoku Seafood

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7.

Judge 2 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Melts in your mouth. Not too salty. Slightly garlicky.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Crunchy, smokey, salty.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Looked good taste is pretty average.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8.

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Not that much difference than A.

Judge 7 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 6. No taste either.
Judge 8 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6. Choke ogo, good texture.
Judge 9 - Taste 2...Texture 2...Presentation 7.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8.
Judge 11 - Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 6. No flavor.

#5 Fort Ruger Market

Judge 1 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 3. No taste.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 7. No enough flavor.

Judge 3 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 3. Bland, mushy. Onions cut too big.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Too much onions and too largely cut. Bland tasting poke.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Not too much taste although fish is good size.

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Too big the onions.
Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Looked good but bland.
Judge 9 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 6.
Judge 10 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6.
Judge 11 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 6. Good ogo, onions too big.

#6 Costco

Judge 1 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4. Limu taste junk.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 10...Presentation 8. Too dark. Very good taste, but little bit too much limu.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 5. Over powering limu. Soft, mushy fish.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 1. Looks like a whole bunch of hair in the poke.

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

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 6.
Judge 7 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Too much limu.
Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Choke ogo, but bland. Little after taste.
Judge 9 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 7.
Judge 10 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 7.
Judge 11 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7. Too much ogo.

#7 Foodland (Control Double)

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Same like I.

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Limu too light, looked stringy.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 3...Presentation 7. Similar to I.

Judge 4 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 8. See selection I.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5.

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6. No difference from I.
Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Look like I.
Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Dry also.
Judge 9 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 4.
Judge 10 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5.
Judge 11 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 3.

#8 Marujyu Market

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 5.

Judge 2 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8. Too fishy tasting. Too salty. Limu too fat.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Lots of tsuji pieces. Fishy.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 7. Looked like it had potential but that's all it was potential...pretty bland.

Judge 5 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Average, not that good.
Judge 7 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 6. No mo taste.
Judge 8 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 7. Look good but not much.
Judge 9 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 5.
Judge 10 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6.
Judge 11 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

#9 Foodland

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Same like J.

Judge 2 - Taste 1...Texture 2...Presentation 2. Couldn't swallow it. Too salty. Fishy. Sour.

Judge 3 - Taste 6...Texture 3...Presentation 7. Salty, stringy, citrusy.

Judge 4 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 8. Taste great, nice cut fish. Presentation could use some work. Mushy looking. Too pink throughout.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5.
Judge 6 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 6. No difference from J.
Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8. Look like J.
Judge 8 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Looks little mushy, tastes dry, blah.
Judge 9 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 4.
Judge 10 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

Judge 11 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 3. Dry looking.

#10 Tamashiro Market

Judge 1 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 6. No flavor.

Judge 2 - Taste 0...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Too salty and sour tasting.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 8. Salty. Strong iodine flavor. Mushy.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 7. Another poke with potential, however that's where it all ended up being - potential - No taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 9. Not too much taste. Fish pieces are good size.
Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7.
Judge 8 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good ogo. Good fish.
Judge 9 - Taste 0...Texture 2...Presentation 6.
Judge 10 - Taste 8...Texture 9...Presentation 8.
Judge 11 - Taste 0...Texture 0...Presentation 0.

#11 Tanioka's Seafood and Catering

Judge 1 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 3. Looks old. Taste slimy.

Judge 2 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 1. Couldn't swallow. Way too salty, sour and pungent.

Judge 3 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 3. Mushy, salty.

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Average throughout.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 8...Presentation 8.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 4. A little brownish.
Judge 7 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 4. No mo taste!
Judge 8 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Bland. Looks slimy.
Judge 9 - Taste 2...Texture 5...Presentation 5.
Judge 10 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5.
Judge 11 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Meat looks brown, not red.

#12 Poke Stop

Judge 1 - Taste 3...Texture 3...Presentation 1. Sat in sun too long. Too much onion.

Judge 2 - Taste 0...Texture 0...Presentation 0. Too scary looking to try. Too pale and old looking.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 8...Presentation 1. Chewy, oniony, fish-fresh/not frozen/hard to get over appearance.

Judge 4 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 0. Do I even need to comment on this one? Pale looking fish. Bland tasting poke. Did not need to sample a 2nd time.

Judge 5 - Taste 0...Texture 2...Presentation 1.

Judge 6 - Taste 0...Texture 1...Presentation 2. Too much onions. Kills the poke taste.
Judge 7 - Taste 0...Texture 0...Presentation 0. Doesn't look appetizing.
Judge 8 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 3. Dry fish, mushy, looked old.
Judge 9 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 3.
Judge 10 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5.
Judge 11 - Taste 6...Texture 8...Presentation 8.