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“Great Poke”
Review of Umekes Ali'i Plaza

Umekes Ali'i Plaza
Ranked #5 of 298 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$14
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Umekes is the home of the True Authentic Fresh Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowls! Umekes means Bowl in the Hawaiian language and we have Poke bowls for everyone. Umekes will create your Poke bowl the way you want it raw or grilled (pulehu) with healthy sides you can get your high protein and low fat for the day. We serve samples to our customers as we want you to be able to happy with your Poke bowl. Stop by our three locations open Monday through Saturday for your Poke Pleasure. Alii Plaza, Lanihau Shopping Center and our newest restaurant Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill off of Kuakini Highway and Kaiwi Street. Call ahead and order or scoop on by Umekes where Aloha is served daily!
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Umeke's is one of two top-rated poke delicatessens in Kailua-Kona. Both have excellent poke, but the rice was somewhat hard at Umeke's when we went, so that was a negative. Their lemonade seemed to be popular so we bought one and tried it, but I didn't get what made it so special. We did see a fisherman pull up and unload a 240-pound yellow-fin; that was pretty awesome. There is nowhere to sit indoors, but there are a fair number of benches outside. A small parking lot fronts the shop (shared by others in the complex). I would go to Umeke's again if convenience was a factor, but based on my one-time experience at each, I would probably prefer the other location.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I really hadn't appreciated poke until this trip to Hawaii. This place has excellent poke. I had the Hawaiian style and seaweed salad with the rice. Their lemonade is very good too!

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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Very good, great service, great taste! Fresh, delicious fish. Simple as that, will definitely return.

1  Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great Poke! Fresh Fresh Fresh. Went in for lunch and they are open earlier than all the other restaurants in the shopping center. Cook was cutting a yellow fin while I was ordering, which was awesome to see.

1  Thank Mr G
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We got our recommendation while standing in a strip mall parking lot checking out several small restaurants. Two guys in a car said, "Umekes. Really. Umekes" And they were right! It is like a little deli case of the most awesomely delicious seafood (mostly poke) that you ever encountered. They have the regular poke that is made fresh daily, and then the daily specials. Wow! This is a place we never would have found, but would return to again and again.

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