Best Poke Bowls in DenverFebruary 24, 2019
Poke, Hawaiian Food and Ohana Island KitchenFebruary 24, 2019
Served over grains or greens, this Hawaiian staple has exploded in landlocked Denver
Along the Hawaiian island archipelago, poke — a dish of cubed and marinated raw fish — comes fresh out of backyard bays and is easy enough to pack for a picnic on the beach. It’s served casually at markets and gas stations, surf shacks, and five-star dining destinations. Stateside, and more specifically at home in Denver, the last year has brought a deluge of poke bowls and eateries dedicated to the dish, often made with yellowfin or ahi tuna, served over grains or greens with clever and complementary mix-ins.
From a small walk-up window in LoHi, Ohana earned a following and became a go-to lunchtime destination two summers ago. The husband-wife duo behind it took their act to a brick-and-mortar operation across the street, and there they dish out shoyu and spicy tuna bowls, with salmon specials every so often. For some real island flair, the spam musubi is not to be missed.