Popular local Seattle poke spot opens new airport location

Dec 13 2019, 3:40 pm

After a wait of over a year for the iconic Poke to the Max to arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, travelers officially no longer need to leave the airport for a taste of the city’s famed Hawaiian stop.

Poke to the Max, a joint venture between celebrity chef Sam Choy and food entrepreneurs Leeann Subelbia and Max Heigh, is one of the most popular Hawaiian and poke restaurants in Seattle. The shop offers up favorites such as garlic chicken, Spam musubi, as well as classic poke.

“Having grown up in Hawai’i, I am thrilled to welcome Poke to the Max at Sea-Tac for some of my favorite dishes from home,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “Poke to the Max is infusing more choice, flavor, and aloha for passengers as part of our airport vision.”

This morning’s opening featured a Hawai’ian lei cutting, hula dancing, as well as free samples and a menu reveal.


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The new location, in D Concourse of Sea-Tac Airport, is Poke to the Max’s first-ever full-service restaurant and bar. What’s more, is that it’s the first time that the restaurant has premiered a breakfast menu.

The breakfast menu is served until 10:30 am and includes morning fried rice with a sunny side egg and choice of spam, bacon, or chicken sausage, or the sunrise sandwich served on a sweet Hawai’ian bun and stuffed with egg frittata, Tillamook cheddar cheese, and choice of spam, bacon, or chicken sausage, and more.


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Their all-day menu favorites include Ahi Tuna and salmon poke rice dishes, salads and wraps, garlic fried chicken, teriyaki short ribs, and handcrafted musubis.

Before your flight takes off out of Sea-Tac, get your last fix of Hawaiian eats and don’t forget to try a handcrafted cocktail served in a spam can.