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Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US: A By-the-Numbers Look

“1. Da Poke Shack, Kailua-Kona, HI
2. Paseo, Seattle, WA
3. Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue, Kansas City, KS
4. The Cinnamon Snail, New York, NY
5. Porto’s Bakery, Burbank, CA
6. Dametra Cafe, Carmel by the Sea, CA
7. Alinea, Chicago, IL
8. Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX
9. Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA
10. Joe’s Falafel, Los Angeles, CA”

Read entire article at Yelp.com

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2014 Best of West Hawaii

“In May of this year, our readers voted on the BEST of what makes this a great place to live, work and play. Expressions of appreciation can be found throughout the Flipbook presentation link. Find out why they were chosen! Each winner was awarded “The Best of West Hawaii” by having the most votes in a particular category. These are the results from the ballots submitted.”

Read entire article at WestHawaiiToday.com

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How To Make A Poke Bowl Like A True Hawaii Local

“So, just how does one craft their very own tasty bowl of raw, chewy, sometimes crunchy goodness? To find that out, we went to the land from which it came (Hawaii) and asked the experts: Al Cobb-Adams, owner of Da Poke Shack, currently number one on Yelp’s Top 100, and chef Andres Bravo, a former sushi chef-turned-private chef for Hale Aina, who was trained at the famed 2-Michelin star Mugaritz and has privately cooked for a lineup of A-list celebs, including Rihanna, Jessica Simpson and Alanis Morissette.”

Read the entire article at HuffingtonPost.com

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Da Poke Shack

“When I’m in my girlfriend’s home state of New Mexico, I eat green chiles for days (mostly on burgers at Blake’s Lotaburger). When I’m in San Francisco, it’s towering fruits de mer plateaus laden with oysters and clams on the half-shell. And when I’m on the Big Island of Hawaii, there’s one food I look forward to eating for as long as I can get my damn hands on it: yellowfin tuna, or, as it’s referred to there, ahi. Recently, I discovered that there’s perhaps no better place to eat your weight in the fish than Da Poke Shack, which opened just over two years ago in Kona.”

Read the entire article at BonAppetit.com

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America’s 33 Best Seafood Shacks

“This Hawaiian shack is known for its poke bowls — salads that combine Japanese-inflected spices and greens like seaweed or kimchi with chunks of fresh, raw Ahi tuna. This isn’t exactly a traditional seafood joint, but a little local flavor and twist never hurts.”

Read the entire article at TheDailyMeal.com

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America’s Best-Rated Restaurant Is a Tiny Shack in a Condo Complex in Hawaii

“Aficionados swoon for its poke bowls—salads that combine Japanese-inflected spices and greens like seaweed or kimchi with generous chunks of still-floppingly fresh, raw Ahi tuna.”

Read the entire article at Slate.com

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Sesame poke at Da Poke Shack

“Sesame poke, a Hawaiian raw-fish specialty that’s a chunky cousin to sashimi, was served with a wakame seaweed salad and quinoa (but not poi) at Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona.”

Read the entire article at LATimes.com

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Big Island Hawaii Hole In The Walls, Mom and Pops Restaurants

“So what is so special about Da Poke Shack? Three things: fresh fish, amazing recipes, and great value! For those who are unfamiliar with poke (pronounced Poh-Keh and translated to “sliced”), it is simply cubed pieces of raw tuna that are tossed in a simple wet sauce and seasoning. This simple preparation allows you to enjoy the natural flavors of the ahi that are enhanced by the sauce.”

Read the entire article at TomsFoodieBlog.com

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Best Poke In Hawaii: Five Spots To Try

“Da name says it all: This is the place to find your fish on Hawaii Island. South of the main section of Kona town but north of Pahoehoe Beach (that’s where you’ll want to eat what you buy), it’s in the middle of nowhere, and comprises just a little room wedged into a nondescript apartment building.”

Read the entire article at EatYourWorld.com

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Culinary Bucket List, West of Maine Shrimp Rolls and Watermelon Crush Smoothie

“Hey there! In last week’s post, I mentioned my “dying wish” meal: Dominican beans and rice. “What would your last meal be?” has got to be my favorite food-related question out there- it can reveal so much! Last week’s post got me thinking about the rest of my culinary bucket list- the foods and restaurants I want to try before I kick the you-know-what. I put pen to paper on these and here’s what I came up with”

Read the entire article at AllezGourmet.com

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Is this the best restaurant in America? Tiny shack in Hawaii where you can eat for less than $10 comes top of online review website with five-star average

“In a country boasting 10 Michelin-starred restaurants you would expect fierce competition to be crowned the nation’s top eatery, but Americans have shunned them all in favour of a small food stand in Hawaii.”

Read the entire article at DailyMail.co.uk