We’re greedy. Those couple warm days we’ve had lately have us wanting more warm weather. If you’re like us, you’ve probably considered a little getaway to somewhere warmer. But, well, we’re glaring at you, budget. So we’re proposing a mini staycation instead…at Kahuna Poke and Juice Bar in East Liberty.

Kahuna Poke & Juice Bar

If you’ve been there then you get where we’re coming from. Kahuna is bright and colorful and makes us feel like the sun is shining and we’re at the beach. Which is intentional on their part! Poke (pronounced poh-kay, like ‘okay’ with a ‘p’ in front) is a Hawaiian street food, so their interior is inspired by island life. They make us want to break out our flip flops…even though it’s barely spring. We don’t think they would mind, though, with their laid back vibe.

Kahuna Poke & Juice Bar

You can either order a Kahuna signature poke bowl, or you can build your own. Don’t worry, they have vegetarian, vegan, and cooked options if raw fish isn’t your fave. You can also get your poke to go – it travels well. And, bonus, poke is healthy AF. They have a neon sign on the wall that says so, so you know it must be true. We love how photogenic Kahuna’s poke bowls are, especially against that wall…#basic #eatfortheinsta #jokingnotjoking

Kahuna Poke and Juice Bar

And and and, you can get some amazing drinks there. They make their own juices and smoothies if you’re sticking with healthy AF, or you can opt for a more adult beverage. We think the Red cocktail sounds pretty amazing. And you can never go wrong with wine-in-a-can or a beer. Can you even pretend you’re at the beach if you don’t have a delicious drink in your hand?

Kahuna Poke and Juice Bar

Come on. Can’t you just imagine you’re at a beach-side restaurant at Kahuna, sipping on your Tropical Tang smoothie, eating your poke? We certainly can…and we’ll save you a seat!

Lauren Roberts

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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