#144 of 159 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Island Fin Poke

Enjoy Hawaiian-Style Poke Bowls in PCB at Island Fin Poke
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

This quick-serve Hawaiian-style restaurant brings the deliciousness of the Hawaiian Poke Bowl to Panama City. The Island Fin Poke is beloved by visitors and locals alike and offers a nutritious meal option mere minutes from the beach. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Located in Pier Park North in Panama City, Florida Island Fin Poke brings Hawaiian-style poke bowls to the shores of the Emerald Coast. This eatery was founded by Kurt Fadden and his wife Eve. Each Poke bowl begins with a base of either spring mix, brown rice, or white rice. Then, you add the proteins to the mix by choosing from a variety of options ranging from spam and salmon to ahi tuna, octopus, or chicken. 

The next step towards completing your Poke bowl is to choose from 23 additional toppings. You can dine in at the Pier Park location. Choose inside or enjoy the outdoor seating or have your food brought to you via delivery or catering options. You can also order online or through apps. 

The mission behind opening up Island Fin Poke was to bring a healthy, fresh, unique food option to the Panama City Beach area. The founders wanted to appeal not just to tourists but to locals as well. Eve grew up in the area and is happy to offer her hometown a better, healthier option. The owner’s son Josh can also be found in the restaurant helping guests build their bowls and explaining the abundance of house-made sauces. 

Owner Kurt believes that good food is a given at this restaurant business. However, good service is what is actually key to building long-term relationships in the community. It is this basis upon which Island Fin Poke is founded. Therefore, when guests walk into this establishment, they will be treated well and can even expect some conversation if desired. 

No matter your knowledge of sauce, you can become a Sauce Boss at Island Fin Poke. Just learn about marinating and finishing sauces. You can choose from a variety of marinades to get started. Including the gluten-free soy sauce Shoyo, the OG Sauce, which features fresh jalapenos, sweet onions, and a blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, and sesame oil. 

The Island Fin Fire, a fresh blend of wildflower honey, habanero peppers, and pineapples along with Wicked Wahine, featuring a little sweet and a little heat finish up the marinate options. Finishing sauces include Avocado Cream, Wasabi Cream, Togarashi, Jamaican Cream, and Ono Ono sauces. 

When visiting Island Fin Poke, you can build your own poke bowl from the base up with guidance or totally on your own. You start with your base, then add protein, mix-ins, marinating sauces, toppings (and premium toppings), and finishing sauces.

If you don’t want to create your own bowl, you can choose one of the many options at Island Fin Poke:

Spicy Tuna Bowl
Choose a base of spring mix, brown rice, or white rice. Then, this bowl comes with OG sauces, spicy tuna, edamame, seaweed salad, sesame seeds, fried garlic, pineapple mango salsa, and OG veggies. 

Salmon Bowl
This dish features salmon, corn, edamame, seaweed salad, ponzu, tempura crisps, and avocado. All on top of your choice of spring mix, brown rice, or white rice. 

Ahi Tuna Bowl
Another popular Poke Bowl option at Island Fin Poke is this dish. It comes with Ahi Tuna, OG sauce, pineapple mango, edamame, spicy pickled veggies, togarashi, crispy onion, sesame seeds, green onion, and your choice of base. 

Chicken Bowl
Choose a base of white or brown rice or spring mix then enjoy this bowl. It features edamame, chicken, wicked wahine, green onion, pineapple, wonton, and ono ono. 

Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Don’t forget to try the delicious soft-serve ice cream for dessert after you have finished your Hawaiian Poke Bowl.

Insider Tips:
-Guests rave about the excellent customer service at Island Fin Poke. Especially, when they help walk them through the process of building a delicious, tasty Poke Bowl. 
-Island Fin Poke proudly offers its own downloadable app for both Apple and Android users. This app includes a rewards system as well as offering streamlined ordering. 
-Located mere minutes from the beach, Island Fin Poke is a great way to get a quick meal to go or to enjoy something a little on the healthier side while on vacation.