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San Francisco Elites Pair Up Coast Poke and Sequoia Sake!



Yelp San Francisco Elite Squad Pairs Up Coast Poke and Sequoia Sake!

On December 11th and intimate group of Yelp San Francisco’s Elite Squad were treated to an amazing evening at Sequoia sake brewery in San Francisco, CA. Alongside the amazing sake was amazingly fresh poke from Coast Poke Counter. What a pairing! Here’s what one of the elites said about the evening, “Really cool and neat event. It was quite intimate too and I learned more about sake than I’ve ever known. Immediately, we were greeted with cups of their Coastal sake, then we had bowls of Poke from Coast Poke. Let me tell you — the Albacore poke is like eating fish butter. I had to try another bowl. Their pumpkin mochi is also super delicious. I’ll need to run over to their store location soon. Then, we had a tasting of three of their “fresh” sake a.k.a. not heat pasteurized. I was never a fan of sake bombs or warm sake, so I’m glad these were cool. They also need to be refrigerated and should be consumed rather soon. I loved their nigori sake the most and bought a bottle for the holidays.”

About Sequoia Sake: Sequoia Sake is all about creating fresh, live and accessible sake. We believe the best way to experience sake is to drink it close to the source. That’s why we brew in the heart of San Francisco. It is our belief that the tastiest sake is the freshest sake and just like food, the fresher the better. (Brew local/drink local.) We specialize in Junmai sake which means we use only water, rice, koji and yeast. All natural and nothing added to create the best SAKE outside of Japan. For more information about their tasting room and hours, click here.

About Coast Poke Counter:

  • We’re obsessed with serving the cleanest seafood available.
  • Our Ahi is a Pacific handline caught yellowfin (Monterey Seafood Watch Green Catch).
  • Our fish is free of carbon monoxide – a commonly used color preservative found in previously frozen fish.
  • Kelly Zubal, our Poke Master and 2X Sam Choy Poke Contest Champion keeps it real with authentic Hawaiian  recipes, and also creates locally inspired pokes.
  • We receive our seafood daily and have it on the line by lunch time.

Working with raw fish requires a delicate and nuanced approach. Breaking down a fish and cubing it is a craft we strive to perfect. Blending the right textures and flavors for each fish is something our kitchen takes seriously. In short, we’re proud to present poke the way you’d find it in Hawaii; made fresh daily, with authentic ingredients that accent the flavor of the fish, not mask it.

Check out more of the photos and reviews here!

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