11th Annual I Love Poke Festival Is Back At Bali Hai Restaurant

The 11th Annual I Love Poke tasting event and poke competition is back at the Bali Hai. This special day will feature island-inspired fare created by 20+ chefs and restaurants.

10 years of success and still counting

This Hawaiian Food Festival & Competition has been a success over the last 10+ years for one reason. The event was born from a heart with the sole desire to satisfy the craving of our friends and family.

From day 1, the event is organized in the same spirit as how any family style get-together is done. We invite chef friends who share our love for island food & culture and this common enthusiasm excites chefs to create the best dishes they can. (Like a potluck.. where aunties and uncles try to one up each other!)

Joined together at Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island, one of San Diego’s most iconic family owned restaurants that has been a staple in our community for over 65 years, we have truly grown into a food festival family. And although the mainland has made poke a fancy appetizer, it will always and originally be a Hawaiian Street Food.

Who will be this year’s champion?

We will host a panel of judges full of professional chefs, food writers, and local celebrities judging all
entries to crown an I Love Poke Champion at the end of the event!

Market Del Mar, Blue Water Seafood, White Rice SD, Weapon Ramen, Dinner Bell SD
(Billy Butters), WaterBar, Sushi on a Roll, Bali Hai Restaurant, Kairoa, Fathom and
many more to come!

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, Fish 101, Super Natural Sandwich, Hodad’s, San Diego
Macarons and more.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    May 23, 2022 6:00 pm
  • End Date
    May 23, 2022 9:00 pm
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    • Bali Hai Shelter Island
  • Address
    2230 Shelter Island Dr.
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