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Fish & Poi Co. Opens in Hilo

May 22, 2017, 12:05 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:10 AM
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Can’t get enough poke? Me, neither. Thankfully, there is a new spot in Hilo where we can purchase poke, as well as Hawaiian plates and poi: Fish & Poi Co. Hilo, located at 21 Kalanianaole Ave.

It’s a busy intersection but look for the freshly-painted blue Quonset hut near the 76 station. Inside, it is airy and clean.

Lynelle Paranada co-owns the business with local celebrity BJ Penn (and their poi comes his farm in the Waipio Valley).

I did some sampling and ended up taking some food home, too. The poke is fresh, delicious, and full of briny flavor. Poke Bowls are $12.75 and you’ll get a scoop of rice (topped with Furikake), two choices of seafood, and a side. The staff is helpful and will explain the menu items.

If you’re a little hungrier, they offer Poke Plates for $18.75. The plates have two scoops of rice, four choices of seafood, and two sides.

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Really, really, hungry? Well, you’re in the right place. Check out the Kamehameha the Great Plate (I love the name of this one) for $19.50. It contains Pork Laulau, Kalua Pig, rice or poi, lomilomi salmon, haupia, kulolo, and a choice of poke. You won’t go away hungry.

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Hawaiian plates are available for $13.50. Choose from Pork Laulau, Chicken Laulau, Kalua Pig or Kalua Turkey. Plates are served with rice or poi, and a choice of side.

As the saying goes, “Location, location, location.”  Fish & Poi Co. is conveniently located near the beaches, a major industrial area, and the airport.

Right now, they are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Paranada says there are plans to remodel, and after that, they will be open six days a week. For now, you can take food to go or eat outside. There is a covered area available.

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Fish & Poi Co. Hilo is located at 21 Kalanianaole Ave. in Hilo.  Ample parking; outdoor dining. 

Some of the poke choices atFish & Poi Co. Hilo, Photo credit: Marla Walters

“Kandy” at Fish & Poi Co. Hilo. Photo credit: Marla Walters

Outdoor dining atFish & Poi Co. Hilo. Photo credit: Marla Walters

Fresh poke atFish & Poi Co. Hilo. Photo credit: Marla Walters

Display case atFish & Poi Co. Hilo. Photo credit: Marla Walters

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