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Poke Express

Posted on | October 7, 2009 | 4 Comments

In case you aren’t familiar with poke, it’s essentially a Hawaiian side dish that I liken to a sashimi salad. It consists of some type of chopped raw seafood, and is usually seasoned quite simply, with soy sauce, kukui nuts, or seaweed.

After having a Poke appetizer at Ame, I was craving the real thing. A colleague had mentioned Poke Express to me, and, since it’s not too far from where I live, I decided to give it a try. The place isn’t actually a restaurant; I’d call it more of a “poke deli” and mini mart. They have a deli case full of every kind of poke you can imagine, from octopus to salmon to snail poke, as well as a variety of Hawaiian grocery items. I decided to go simple, and ordered a bit of the Hawaiian style poke, and the spicy ahi poke.


The Hawaiian style poke was quite good. The fish was fresh, and seasoned nicely with a bit of shoyu, kukui nut, and green onion. Simple, and quite tasty.


The spicy ahi poke was also quite good. Again, fresh, and seasoned nicely with mayo, fish eggs, and just enough spice to make the flavor interesting without being overpowering.


In addition to poke, they offer a variety of salads and kimchees. I decided to try a bit of the cucumber kimchee, which was good, but a bit sweet for me.

The owners are super nice and helpful. If it looks like the poke you want is all gone… don’t fret! Both of the poke’s I wanted were gone, but I was told “no worries, we’ll make some fresh for you”. Score! True to his word, he went back to the kitchen, and a few minutes later, I had my fresh poke. Very good, and I highly recommend this place!

Cost: $
655 W Craig Rd. Suite 118, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: 702 639-0500

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4 Responses to “Poke Express”

  1. Aim
    October 23rd, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

    Greg saw the pics and wants to try it the next time he’s in town….he can’t wait!

  2. Kristi
    October 25th, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    Let me know when you guys want to come visit!

  3. Christina
    November 5th, 2010 @ 4:41 am

    I LOVE this place. Its the freshest fish in Las Vegas and cheaper than a sushi restaurant. Its been a year since I have gone back to Japanese restaurants because I get such a great deal and quality at Poke Express. CC

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