A huge mahalo to everyone that came out and supported the 2nd annual Kauai Poke Fest with Sam Choy. From the 20 amazing & talented poke chef’s that prepared and served over 500 pounds of ahi, to our incredible volunteers & workers, to the wonderfully kind and supportive attendees – we could not have done this without you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The Final Results of the 2022 Kauai Poke Fest

1st Place Winner
Name: Chef Shaun Kawamura
Dish: Unagi Poke Crunch
Restaurant: Zensai Kauai Style
Total Points: 3,632

2nd Place Winner
Name: Chef Taylor Sakimae
Dish: Banh Mi Summer Poke Roll
Restaurant: Kauai Poke Co
Total Points: 2,742

3rd Place Winner
Name: Chef Koa Kimmerle
Dish: Anattas Twisted Thai Poke
Total Points: 2,727

A portion of all proceeds this year will be donated to the Kaua’i Charity Walk.

Kauai Poke Fest 2023

We are beginning the planning stages for next year’s Poke Fest and, as soon as we have a date and time, we will announce it here and begin selling early bird tickets. We sold out at this year’s event and want to offer tickets for next year as early as possible for everyone that was not able to attend. We look forward to seeing you next year!

For questions, email info@kauaipokefest.com