We’re big fans of tuna, particularly ahi Poke, the marinated raw tuna (or other fish) dish served often with onions and other spices. We have a few favorite tuna dishes in San Carlos that stand out, and interestingly these are all dishes that serve tuna or poke in non-traditional ways.
Ahi Tuna Poke Sliders at Blind Tasting – one of our favorite bites in San Carlos. In each order you get two marinated poke sliders with a little cabbage and aioli all topped with an onion ring…amazing! The plate comes a side of either fries, papas bravas (cubed potatoes), or salad. We’re partial to the papas bravas. In any case, if I could only eat one dish for the rest of my life, this could be it.
Kaka’ako Nachos at Noelani’s – our Hawaiian restaurant should be expected to have good poke, which it does. And an amazing (if not super healthy) way to serve them is on a platter of taro chips. It is a generous portion of both the chips and the ahi, and it’s covered in a combination of wasabi aioli, siracha aioli and unagi sauce. Perfect to share!
Fish Tacos at Seiya – although this isn’t a ahi poke dish, and it’s an unusual presentation of tuna, it tastes amazing. It has seared albacore & salmon, avocado, salsa, all on a tempura nori shell. It can be a little sloppy to eat, but definitely worth it. Not what you’d’ find at a typical Japanese restaurant!