Photo by Craig Nyman
It’s all poke all the time at Paina Café. The Hawaiian chain bills itself as the home of the original poke bowl—though that seems unlikely, since Hawaiians have been eating poke for thousands of years. Still, the chefs here know how to transform raw fish into something amazing. Poke bowls come in eight different flavors (even beef), each with a variety of toppings. Guests even can create their own bowls, picking from add-ons such as kimchi, shredded nori, furikake, tempura flakes, and more. Desserts are worth sampling, too, with the sweet purple taro and the Chantilly coco puff vying for best in show. In a nod to the motherland, Paina even sells Hawaiian Sun canned juice.
By Matt Villano
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6870 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
Sun 9am - 6pm
Mon - Sat 11am - 8pm