Jus’ Poke: Best of the Beach 2018 Poke
There’s a certain rightness to Jus’ Poke winning this category since they have been serving it since the days when most people didn’t know what it was and thought the name rhymed with “joke.” Folks know otherwise now because it has become wildly popular, but the first specialist keeps leading the pack by a mile. They keep it simple, serving six variations of marinated tuna with different condiments and greens and one tofu version. There are a few, small side items and soft drinks, but that’s it. And that’s all that needs to be there because their small dining area and patio are filled just about any time they’re open.
501 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach
Runner-up: Hermosa Beach Fish Shop
719 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
by Teri Marin