We are updating our site and answering some of your questions about when we will be back
Currently we won't reopen until next week. We are having challenges on both supply issues and Doordash. Being such a small business, these are challenges are cost prohibitive and we are working on replacements and solutions. We will reopen Oct 23rd, next Saturday, beginning at the farmers market in Napa. Evenings sometime after that. Costs have skyrocketed for fish and goods and Doordash has not paid me for over 45 days as well as tying up thousands of dollars. It is a technical glitch as they call it. Unacceptable that we haven't seen our funds for 45 days. Not sure whether to continue with Doordash or not. Both have caused us to make drastic changes. Neither was in our control either.
So moving forward we take some baby steps to make sure we are able to survive the challenges ahead. First entry is the farmers market in Napa on Saturdays. We will also be introducing other new items as well.
Poke and fish prices are going to be set based on my costs or "Market price every week", as I have no control over future pricing. This is the only way to overcome this. So for example next week we anticipate that Ahi is going to be $15 per 8oz however Salmon will be $20 per 8oz. For Doordash the costs would be $20 for ahi and $25 for Salmon delivery since they take 25% gross. So if you wanted our Salmon Poke it would be $5 more than before and $10 more for delivery. We will adjust either way.
Heading into the winter months we need to be focused on being lean and only offering what makes sense. We are scaling this back to make sure we will
I understand your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges. Any comments are also welcomed.
Hello Napa Valley. Memories from Hawaii usually come with the food. Especially the Poke'. the simple mix of Island Flavors, it is truely something I missed for quite some time. Now it is my pleasure to intoduce "iPOKEshack". This is my way of bringing the flavors of the Hawaiian Islands to Napa Valley, who by the way, has been waiting for this! Made in Napa with Aloha (love).
What is POKE ?!
Poke (Po-kay) is Hawaii's gift to sushi lovers all over the world. It means "cut into little pieces" and is a staple in Hawaiian Culture. Mainly raw fish, seasoned with local ingredients, and served over seasoned rice. Popular Fish include Yellowtail Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Salmon and Octopus.
iPOKEshack uses raw fish in most of our Poke Dishes. All our Poke Counter items, Signature and Legends Dishes and Made to Order Platters, contain Raw Fish.
Written information regarding the safety of these food items is available upon request.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
Aloha to everyone.
My name is Mark Mazotti and welcome iPOKEshack. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to make this Ghost Restaurant (virtual Restaurant) available to Napa.
This Valley has always been a culimanry delight to both Tourist and Locals alike.
Our Mission here at iPOKEshack is to provide a great Product,
at a great price. Our Poke Bowls and Plates can satisfy even the biggest appetites.
Having been in the Wine and Restaurant Business for Decades of my career, I decided to hop back into the Restaurant Business Again. Yes I am crazy (lol) but it follows my passion of Food and Wine. I have been a fan of Poke since the 1980s , when for a brief time, I lived on Oahu. Since then I have been making and enjoying Poke. Over the years certain favorites were requested by friends and family over and over again until I made them. After making the Poke each time they told me "Napa needs this kind of Restaurant", and "there is nothing like it here". So Finally I tested the waters and low and behold iPOKEshack has begun.
Our concept is new, Online Restaurant with only Delivery or Pick up. Also, iPOKEshack is the first all Poke restaurant in Napa.
There is no dining facility at the Kitchen only Take Out, Delivery and Pop Up Event Pick up.
Finally! We have seen comments like these repeately as we have built this business. I Thank my family for pushing me to do this and making it happen.
I Thank the community who has shown great support and I also Thank God for this Blessing!
So Why did I do a Restaurant Again?
It is my wish to bring to my neighbors and friends the flavors of the Islands here on the mainland. We strive to provide "da Kine of Poke" that "Grindz"
and "Broke da Mouth" like the locals would say, only here in beautiful Napa. A big Mahalo to everyone!