Holá Poke is a healthy fast casual restaurant that serves authentic Hawaiian marinated poke bowls.
Poke, pronounced Poh-Keh is a Hawaiian word that means “to slice or cut into pieces” it was originally made by Hawaiian fishermen. Influenced by Asian cuisine, they would combine raw fish from their catch with seaweed and serve it on a bed of rice.
Authentic Hawaiian poke is raw, marinated fish served over rice, topped with fresh vegetables and umami-packed sauces.
Raw fish is a delicacy on its own and is a key ingredient in many regional cuisines. Almost every food culture has its own raw fish dish with a variety of different preparation and flavors.
Japan has chirashi and sashimi, Latin America has ceviche, Italy has crudo, the Philippines has kinilaw, Scandinavia has gravlax. Hawaii has poke!