Takeout Tuesdays: Poke for the People

Beep, beep! It’s Takeout Tuesday, when we feature alumni-owned restaurants and food establishments in a video review. Let’s support these and other locally owned small businesses by ordering takeout.

Reviewed by Lyle ’88 and Denise Awaya ’88 Wong, Trevor ’23 and Brennan ’28

Poke for the People – located at 66-528A Kamehameha Highway in Hale‘iwa – began in 2018, with Chris Chang ’89’s mission to share “culinary aloha” with the people of Hawai’i. Previously, Chang served as an educator for 20 years. However, his passion for the ocean, fishing and the North Shore called him to change things up a bit for his next adventure. He has found perfection in fish, food and the flavors of Hawai’i, all wrapped up in the aloha he serves daily.

The Wongs: Brennan ’28, Trevor ’23, Denise Awaya ’88 and Lyle ’88

Here’s what we ordered:

  • Spicy shrimp poke on sushi rice with edamame and crab salad
  • Two choice bowl with wasabi masago ahi and furikake shoyu salmon on sushi rice with ocean salad and edamame
  •  Shrimp tempura on sushi rice with cucumber and tomatoes and crab salad
  • Sesame poke on sushi rice with edamame
  • Grab and go: Kim chee, cookies, butter mochi and peanuts

Poke for the People is open Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are located at 66-528A Kamehameha Highway in Hale‘iwa (look for the green building.) Parking is behind the building. For more information, visit their website, follow them on Instagram @pokeforthepeople or call 808.888.0788.

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