Da Poke Shack - Kona

The hot sweaty line-up in Da Poke Shack seems eternal, but is well worth it. Service is quick, the poke is super fresh, and the beer is pretty utilitarian, but hey, it is a shack after all. 

There is nothing pretentious about Da Poke Shack. Tucked into a time share condoplex along Ali'i Drive near Kailua Bay in Kona, Hawaii, this tiny shack is a Big Island institution. Pick two kinds of poke, a side, type of rice, and you have the makings of one tasty Poke Bowl in a box. 

I'm a big fan of The Wet Hawaiian and the Sesame paired with a 24oz Primo, but I'm told that you can't go wrong with the Shack Special and a Coors Banquet.

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Chris Stenberg is a Canadian researcher, filmmaker and photographer specializing in the expression of cultural understanding through film and photography. He is the founder of VideoResearch, a documentary research and production agency; and The Photo Lesson, a place to learn photography online.