Frugal Find: Jus’ Poke

[Redondo Beach]

Yes, there’s Hawaiian poke at Costco. But at this South Bay shack, the recipe for the Aloha State’s favorite snack has been thoroughly vetted by co-owner Stefanie Honda’s island-dwelling relatives. For the Original, cubes of high-grade tuna are tossed with scallion, onion, tomato, and fresh ogo seaweed. In typical mainlander fashion, Honda riffs on the classic, offering half a dozen novel variations: The Cal Roll is dressed with avocado, cucumber, and imitation crab; the Wasabi’s heat is amped up by throat-torching serrano chiles. Order by the pound or as a combo, with brown or white rice and a side of sweet and crunchy seaweed salad. —Linda Burum

redarrowJus’ Poke, 501 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., 310-379-1133