Zensai poke just in time for Kaua‘i Poke Fest, Memorial Day

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A poke crew works to create more samplings for the nearly 400 people enjoying the Kaua‘i Poke Fest Saturday at the Koloa Landing Resort.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Koloa Landing Resort Executive Chef Gavin Onishi drops in to check on Van and Taylor Sakimae of the Kaua‘i Poke Co. and Kaulana Baptiste of Kiawe Roots, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Poke Fest. The Kaua‘i Poke Co.’s Banh Mi Poke Summer Roll earned second place honors.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Chef Mark Arreola of Living Foods offers a poke sample as Nicole Freeland looks on, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Poke Fest at the Koloa Landing Resort.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The first place winning Unagi Poke Crunch by Poke Chef Shaun Kawamura, the owner of Zensai Kaua‘i.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Zensai crew, including Shandiin Valmoja, Poke Chef Shaun Kawamura, Jacie Kawamura, Tia Kawamura, and Jeslie Pavao are ready for the doors to open for their Unagi Poke Crunch offering Saturday at the Kaua‘i Poke Fest at the Koloa Landing Resort. Missing is Zensai co-owner Jackie Ipac.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Where is the ti leaf? Sophia Alvarez uses her hand to shoosh away flying visitors to their poke offerings Saturday during the Kaua‘i Poke Fest at the Koloa Landing Resort.

KOLOA — Sophia Alvarez really needed a ti leaf on Saturday during the Kaua‘i Poke Fest with Sam Choy &Friends at the Koloa Landing Resort.

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