This simple hole-in-the-wall in Ocean Beach is the best place in town to get the kind of poke you’d actually see in Hawaii (read: not loaded with fried onions, avocado, gold leaf, or caviar). The kimchi ahi and furikake salmon are favorites, but they also serve plate lunches with poke, kalua pig, and chicken long rice if you want to sample a few things, which we definitely recommend.
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