About our Restaurant
Poke had its start as a simple Hawaiian appetizer, fish with seaweed, salt, candlenut, and limu. When Japanese (then later, Korean) laborers brought their cuisines (and condiments) to Hawaii, poke began to change to look and taste like the poke bowls we know and love today.
We started Poke Pola, or Poke Bowl in Hawaiian, as an homage to this unique record of both indigenous people and Asian immigrants to the United States. We invite you to visit our house and share our appreciation for a uniquely American dish.