Benicia Poke Co.
191 Military East Suite C
Benicia, CA 94510
Premium Grab & Go Poke!
What is poke (Poh-kay) you say? Well, technically, poke means “cut into pieces” and refers to slices or cubes of delicious, fresh, premium grade raw fish. Served in a bowl with multiple options of rice, salad, vegetables, sauces and seasonings—poke is something special with inspiration from cuisine of Hawaii.
Two sisters from Benicia decided to leave careers in finance and homemaking to follow their passion.
After falling in love with poke on their many visits to the islands to visit family, they had a longing to make their favorite cuisine available right here at home. The result is their small, women-owned, family-run business dedicated to premium, fresh ingredients while adding variety to the Benicia dining scene.
They opened late last year after renovating their space around the corner from Nation’s Giant Hamburgers at the intersection of 2nd and Military East. Grade A fresh tuna is delivered and cut daily. Build your own poke bowl from myriad selections or choose a signature bowl with perfectly blended flavors.
The House Bowl comes with tuna, salmon, seaweed salad, crab salad, cucumber, green onion, sweet onion and house sauce with your choice of white/brown rice or salad. The Hawaiian bowl switches it up with limu poke, vegetables and fried onions under a wasabi drizzle. Everything is super fresh and super healthy! And the food is beautiful as well, with lots of flavor. Did you promise to eat more vegetables this year? They taste so much better in a poke bowl!
Aloha drinks, ItoEn green tea, Ramune marble drinks and Moshi Sparkling drinks are also available. Take out and delivery. Check for hours.
Love & Basketball
Streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Hulu
This romantic sports movie will steal your heart and provide some basketball action as well.
Over the years, this film has become a cult classic with standout performances by Omar Epps (Quincy) and Sanaa Lathan (Monica) who play the two lead characters. Their chemistry is unmistakable, and some scenes will take your breath away.
The story begins with two affluent Black kids who challenge each other in sports.
As next-door neighbors, they become friends. They grow up together, falling in and out of love on and off the court. It’s a uniquely thoughtful and touching story that rings true with a quiet maturity.
Quincy and Monica both become basketball stars but the journey along the way gives a perspective from mostly a woman’s point of view—a feminist, funny and tender love story. There’s pressure in being a star athlete—it’s a whole life, not just the game highlights. Everybody’s family gets involved while life plays out with joy and defeat, triumph and pain.
So, for Valentine’s Day, grab some Benicia Poke and settle in with your sweetheart for a satisfying love story from your couch. All’s fair in love and basketball!
Movie Magic gives Love & Basketball 4 Moons out of 5.