It’s no secret that Hawaii’s classic street food poke is one of the hottest trends in the fast-casual restaurant scene. And for good reason. The super-fresh, marinated raw fish is basically a flavor explosion in your mouth.
But, while we can’t be on island time all the time (sigh), PGH’s newest home of the poke bowl—Kahuna Poke and Juice Bar—is here to transport your taste buds to a tropical escape… at least while you’re on your lunch break.
Thought up by the owners of Muddy Waters, an oyster bar in the same East Liberty neighborhood, Kahuna is here to satisfy all of your seafood cravings. Grab any one of Kahuna’s poke bowls, smoothies, or fresh-pressed juices and get ready to feel #HealthyAF.
Their signature poke dishes come packing bold flavors, natural ingredients, and responsibly-sourced seafood. You can’t go wrong with their Spicy Tuna, Kimchi Salmon, or Firecracker Shrimp bowls. But we understand if you want to create your own combo, and so does Kahuna. That’s why they also give you the option to build your own.
Don’t worry vegetarians (and vegans) — they didn’t forget about you. Enter: their Miso Shitake Tofu and Beet bowl.
And let’s be real — what goes better with poke than a cold-pressed cocktail, scrumptious smoothie, or chilled brewski? Nothing, that’s what. Yeah, you read that right. They’re not just serving up smoothies and juices, they’ve got white wine and ice cold beer, too.
Add in their friendly, laid-back beachy vibe, and we can pretty much guarantee this is going to be your go-to for a midday (or any time of the day) pop in.
Seating is limited at their new East Liberty digs, as the poke and juice joint was designed as more of a takeout place rather than a sit down spot. Worried about the lunch rush? Don’t be. You can order online and have your meal ready and waiting for you when you arrive.
Your stomach will say “Mahalo”.
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