Remember a year a couple years ago when every new hip restaurant was putting crudo on its menu? Well the Italian-style raw-fish fad has finally faded and replaced by Hawaiian poke (it's spelled poke but pronounced poh-kay).
So poke is basically marinated chunks of raw seafood, often the marinate includes soy sauce and sesame oil, garnished with things like scallion, seaweed, avocado, etc. It's so common in Hawaii, it's sold by the pound in grocery store deli cases. But until recently it's been almost impossible to find here — your only real option was to pick up sushi-grade fish from Coastal Seafoods and make your own. But now Crave sells a poke bowl, Zen Box Izakaya does a tuna poke, The Rabbit Hole does a salmon poke, and there's even poke at the Bibuta food truck.