Parade of Poke: All the Exclusive New Poke Coming to May 20 Poke Fest

Dozens of poke choices from all over the island converge at Ka Makana Ali‘i on Saturday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.


Poke fans’ biggest day of the year is one week away, and we’re catching early glimpses of the new creations each vendor is bringing. Frolic’s 6th annual Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish happens on Saturday, May 20, with 14 poke vendors from all over O‘ahu coming together at Ka Makana Ali‘i—each with an all-new poke created exclusively for this event.


Feast your eyes on the ‘onolicious new poke below. And don’t forget: Every vendor will also sell their signature poke and other dishes as well. Fort Ruger Market is bringing its Ruger Special and Rugerlicious poke. ‘Ono Fresh Poke will have its signature Pokechos. And Sushi King is rolling out its brand new Makanai trailer and serving up vegetarian poke and more.


Other things to know: Admission to the 4 to 8 p.m. event is FREE. The first 500 attendees get a complimentary insulated tote, courtesy of Foodland. Live entertainment includes performances by Kimié Miner, Izik Moreno and Trishnālei. Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite new poke as we crown the new King of Poke Fest 2023!


Those new poke creations? Purchase of a Poke Pass will get you a 4-ounce portion from five poke vendors of your choice, AND you can bypass lines with a special Poke Pass fast lane at each booth.


Vendor Layout:

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Poke Passes (SOLD OUT) and Frolic logo T-shirts and stickers designed by Hawai‘i’s own Kelsie Dayna will be available for sale at the Frolic tent, so come by and say hi!


Frolic Stickers


Exclusive new poke at Poke Fest


Da Hub food truck*

Bruce Lee Poke with li hing and Sriracha


Feast Lobster Poke Pokefest 1

Feast by Jon Matsubara, Mānoa

Lobster Poke: Maine lobster meat with Feast Emerald Vibe Ginger Scallion sauce


Fort Ruger Market

Fort Ruger Market, Diamond Head

Mauka to Makai (M2M): fresh ʻahi, Hawaiian salt, Hawaiian kalo, ʻuala, ʻākulikuli kai, ʻinamona, sliced sweet onion, chile pepper


Hula Grill

Hula Grill Waikīkī

Prime Rib Poke Bowl: Hawaiian salt prime rib on furikake rice with Sriracha yuzu aioli, toasted ‘inamona, lomi lomi tomatoes, kim chee slaw



Kahiau Poke, Chinatown*

Spicy ‘Ahi Krunch: Fresh ‘ahi with Kahiau house-made spicy sauce, seasoned crunchy wontons, red tobiko, green onions


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Kapa Hale, Kāhala

Koji Aged Marlin Poke with pickled mustard, ‘inamona, sesame


Local Poke Bowl

Local Poke Bowl, Waialua*

Yuzu Umami ‘Ahi Poke tossed with house-made yuzu umami creamy sauce, sweet onion, green onion, furikake, fried garlic, sea asparagus, alaea salt and bubu arare


Monarch1Monarch Poke, ‘Aiea*

Crispy Garlic & Chile Oil ‘Ahi Poke


Nicos Pier poke fest 2023 Truffle poke

Nico’s Pier 38 Fish Market, Iwilei

Truffle Poke: Fresh ‘ahi, sweet onions, green onions, secret sauce, won ton chips


Ono Fresh Poke Co., Waianae*

Ono Fresh Poke Co Sweet Soy Ginger Ahi Pc Ono Fresh Poke

It’s Going to Get Nuts, My Sweet Soy Ginger: ‘Ahi, sweet soy sauce ginger mix, bubu arare, signature house-made won tons, macadamia nut pesto (served on the side)



Paradise Poke Hawai‘i, Nu‘uanu and Waikīkī

‘Ahi FTW: Fresh ‘ahi, house-made shoyu, truffle oil, wasabi, red onion, sea asparagus


Poke by the Pound, Kalihi




Rice Box Cafe, Mililani

Shiso ‘Ahi Poke: With yuzu and tobiko


Sushi King

Sushi King, Kaka‘ako*

Hokey Pokey Sunshine Poke: ‘Ahi poke, fresh local mango, Sriracha, avocado, green and white onions, chef’s special sauce, house-made teri sauce


*New to Poke Fest


And more:

  • Aloha Donuts—mochi and cake donuts in assorted flavors
  • Asato Family Shop—locally inspired craft sherbet
  • Catering Connection
  • Da Lemonade Squad—lemonade, floats and other treats
  • Daily Whisk Matcha—premium matcha and hojicha drinks
  • Island Sausage—sausages and salamis made in Hawai‘i
  • Pop Culture Artisan Pops—locally sourced paletas
  • Reecie B’s Onolicious Local Food—poke and patele creations
  • Rice Box Cafe—local-style favorites
  • Ruby’s 2.0
  • Sama Sama—Filipino-inspired boba, tea and desserts
  • Tropicold Wai—assorted Samoan vaifala drinks
  • Ulus Lemonade—assorted lemonade drinks
  • Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi—poi mochi snacks


Frolic Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish

Saturday, May 20 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Ka Makana Ali‘i parking lot between California Pizza Kitchen and ‘Ōlino Theatres
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy
Admission: FREE



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