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Savage Fish Hawaiian Poke Bowls near Provo in Orem Utah

By Katerina Gasset

Oh my… This is the BEST Poke in Utah County! So authentic! The sauce is out of this world… well, no… actually the sauce brings me back to my days living in Hawaii! 

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know… I love Poke! I am on the hunt for the best poke restaurants in Utah!

The first thing I noticed when we ate at Savage Fish, are the freezers in the lobby area. That gives you a total sense of comfort. The raw fish is being kept on ice, is cold as it needs to be.

Savage Fish in Orem, Utah sources their fish from the South Pacific. 

The menu is super small, but super big in taste. There is no need for a large menu when you specialize in Poke. You will have lines out your door! 

Please note, the large size bowl is LARGE! I mistakenly ordered the large Poke Bowl with spicy sauce.. And it was way too much to finish! 

My grown-up children and my grandchildren like to go there for lunch and dinner at least once a week. It is by far our new go to for Poke. 

But beware of their open times. They also have strict rules that once 7pm comes, they do not take any more orders. This is for obvious reasons since raw tuna is super expensive. You have to throw out what you don’t sell that day because you can’t refreeze it. 

Currently those times are: Monday to Saturday - open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


About Savage Fish - Hawaiian Poke near Provo in Orem, Utah

Photo of Hawaiian Poke Bowls with white rice as base served at Savage Fish Restaurant in Orem Utah

Two Polynesian sisters decided to bring a slice of Hawaiian islands to our lovely mountainous state. At Savage Fish, they’re all about that authentic Hawaiian poke experience. 

While Poke was influenced by Japanese culinary traditions, Hawaiians have molded it into something entirely their own. The result is a well-balanced combination of fresh, high-quality ingredients and unique Hawaiian flavors. 

Savage Fish has earned recognition on the national stage, having competed in the Food Network show, “The Great Food Truck Race.'' They've wowed everyone with their “Maui Wowie” Malasadas and Coconut Guava Sauce, Teriyaki Chicken, Poke Nachos, Loco Moco, and other island-inspired goodies. 

They didn’t stop with just one competition! They joined BYUtv’s “Dinner Takes All” and had 90 minutes to cook a full-course meal with Fried Noodles, Teriyaki Chicken, Black Rice, Guava Lava Cake, and more Poke Nachos. They won! 

Menu and Discounts Board at the Savage Fish Restaurant in Provo Utah... Photo by Katerina Gasset owner of the Move to Provo Utah website

Savage Fish also has a sister business called Lei Away. These “Lei Away Leidies” have spread florals in Utah since 2007. Their expertise in crafting fresh flower leis shines through, and they even ship them throughout the U.S. Check out their floral creations at www.leiaway.com


Location of Savage Fish - Hawaiian Poke near Provo in Orem, Utah 

This is a photo taken inside Savage Fish Hawaiian Poke Restaurant in Provo Utah...

You’ll find the Savage Fish - Hawaiian Poke restaurant at 1110 S State St, Orem, next to Asa Ramen and Joe’s Cafe. 


Menu of Savage Fish - Hawaiian Poke near Provo in Orem, Utah 

Photo taken outside Savage Fish Hawaiian Poke Bowls by Katerina Gasset, restaurant reviewer and owner of the Move to Provo Utah website...

The prices at Savage Fish may vary over time. I’ll do my best to keep you updated. 

Savage Fish - Hawaiian Poke in Orem, Utah, has no reported health violations by the Utah County Department of Health. But don’t just take my word for it. You can verify this information yourself by checking out the provided link. 

Choose Your Style

Different authentic Hawaiian dishes at Savage Fish in Utah...

Spicy Ahi - Cubed Ahi with shredded crab, green onion, chopped round onions, spicy mayo and a pinch of red chili flakes that gives their Spicy Ahi the perfect SAVORY taste!

Shoyu Ahi - cubed Ahi with green onion, sliced round onions with our signature shoyu blend makes this a SWEET treat for anyone!

1. Choose Your Base 

  • White Rice 
  • Black Rice 
  • Additional $2.00 

2. Choose Your Style 

  • Spicy Tuna & Crab*
  • Shoyu*
  • Daily Special*

3. Choose Your Bowl Size 

  • Regular $14.99/*15.99 - 1 scoop of fish*
  • Large $19.99/*$21.99 - 2 scoops of fish*
  • Big Kahuna $28.99/*$27.99 - 3 scoops of fish*
  • Poke By The Pound - 1 lb. $26.99*

*These items are served raw or undercooked, or contain, or may contain, raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a certain medical condition.



What is the Origin of Poke? 

Photo of Hawaiian Poke Bowl served at Savage Fish in Provo Utah...

Poke is a Hawaiian dish that consists of diced raw fish like ahi tuna, marinated in a flavorful blend of soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions.

Poke origin can be traced back to ancient Hawaii, where fishermen season their freshly caught fish with sea salt and seaweed. This simple creation was called “poke.” It was a way for these fishermen to save their catch for later, and it became a beloved dish among the native Hawaiians. 

Fast forward a bit, and Poke started to evolve. A new flavor came to the islands thanks to Japanese immigrants, bringing soy sauce and sesame oil into the mix. 

But the heart of this dish remains tied to its Hawaiian roots. The fish is still caught by local fishermen, and the preparation and seasonings follow traditional Hawaiian methods, including sea salt and seaweed. 

Poke is a staple in Hawaii - you can find it in pretty much every grocery store and seafood market on the islands. It’s also a go-to at luaus, those Hawaiian parties where poke is the perfect appetizer or side dish. 

Many visitors flock to the islands to taste this traditional Hawaiian dish. The demand has sparked a boom in the number of poke restaurants and food trucks on the islands, making it easy for both locals and tourists to get their poke fix.

How did poke bowls became popular in the United States?

Black rice topped with fresh tuna and authentic herbs and spices served at Savage Fish Hawaiian Poke Restaurant in Orem Utah located at the border of Orem and Provo...

The love for Poke has spread beyond Hawaii. Poke shops are all over the United States, including Orem, Utah. Savage Fish is one of the most popular poke restaurant in the area and is known for its authentic Hawaiian poke.

@utahrealestategassets 🏄‍♂️ Transport your taste buds to Hawaii without leaving Utah! Savage Fish in Orem offers an authentic pokay experience with fresh, flavorful options. Don't miss their generous pokay bowls and meet the culinary-savvy Polynesian sisters behind this gem. From Spicy Ahi to Maui Wowie Malasadas, it's a 5-star Hawaiian journey right here in Utah! 🌴🍣 Read more restaurant reviews on our Provo Community Website: https://MoveToProvoUtah.com When you are ready to make your move to Utah- check out: Utah County Homes for Sale We are here for you with 40 + Years of Experience Helping You Through Your Real Estate Transactions. Katerina Gasset, REALTOR®, SFR, MRS, and Tristan Gasset, REALTOR®, PSA, MRS ~ Mother and Son Real Estate Team at The Gasset Group in Utah ~Brokered by eXp Realty Text us today: 561–603–9592 Our team sells businesses in all 50 states. If you are thinking of joining eXp, let’s talk! #LivingInProvoUtah #ProvoEats #pokebowl #food #foodie #hawaiian #fish #KaterinaGassetRealtor #TristanGassetRealtor #TheGassetGroup #eXpRealtyUtah #UtahRealtors #CoachKaterina #GetItDoneforMeVirtualServices #TristanSellsUtah #MoveToUtah #AmplifyYourLife #SellingProvoUtah #LivinginProvoUtah #MoveToProvoUtah #PlacestoEatinUtah #PlacestoEatinUtahCounty #UtahRestaurants #UtahRestaurant #UtahRestaurantScene #UtahRestaurantReview #ProvoRestaurants #UtahCountyRestaurants #UtahFoodie #RestaurantMarketing #RestaurantMarketingTips #RestaurantMarketingSuccess #ProvoCuisine ♬ Cooking Time - Lux-Inspira

Here are some of the reasons why poke has become so popular in the states:

  1. Poke is not just delicious; it’s good for you too. It is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, low in calories and fat. 
  2. It is customizable. Poke bowls can be customized to fit anyone’s dietary needs and preferences. There are many different types of fish, toppings, and sauces. 
  3. Busy day? No problem. Poke bowls are quick to prepare and can be eaten on the go. 
  4. It is trendy. Poke is a popular food trend, and many people enjoy trying new and exotic dishes. 

While the traditional poke bowl has raw fish, salt, seaweed, and more, the modern versions often include extras like rice, onions, and chili peppers. 

Some even replace fish with plant-based proteins and get creative with seasonings and toppings. Avocado and cucumbers add a new layer of flavor and crunch. 

According to Healthline, poke bowls are packed with nutritious foods. Vegetables and fish offer vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. These are all the goodies that keep you healthy. 

Want to make your poke bowl even healthier? No problem. Load on colorful veggies and go easy on the oil and soy sauce. You can also choose fish with less mercury, like salmon, cod, tilapia, catfish, or trout. 

Photo showing one of Savage Fish Restaurant's Hawaiian Poke Bowl combinations with rice as a base and ahi as its toppings

Don’t miss Savage Fish in Orem, Utah, if you’re ready for a tasty, healthy, and hassle-free meal. They’ve got the real deal, and you won’t be disappointed! 


Review for Savage Fish Hawaiian Poke - 5 stars! 

Small Ahi Poke Bowl served at Savage Fish Hawaiian in Provo Utah...

I love, love, love… Savage Fish in Orem, Utah! Even with the strange hours and the fact that when they are out of a sauce or a fish, that is it for the day… patrons are so forgiving due to the amazing quality. 

They get creative with their bowls. You’ll find classic options, but they also love experimenting with flavors. The result? Some one-of-a-kind combinations you won’t find just anywhere. The portions are generous, too, so you won’t be leaving with an empty stomach. 

But it’s not just about the food; the staff at Savage Fish are friendly and welcoming. They’re more than happy to guide you through the menu. 

Follow or visit their website and Facebook page. They drop updates on their specials and any unique creations they’ve got going. 


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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

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