Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill is celebrating their First Anniversary, which commemorates the first challenging years in business. This is a huge milestone for the Kailua-Kona Hawaii-based Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill Restaurant, which has provided cutting edge Hawaiian Poke recipes to Foodies/ Paleo Dieters/ Fitness Enthusiasts/Restaurant lovers/ Raw Food Enthusiasts/Seafood lovers since 2015 .
Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill got it’s start in 2015 when founder Chef Nakoa Pabre Wanted To Branch Out On the Umekes Poke Diner at Alii Plaza to Create A Full Service Restaurant and Bar Featuring their Award-winning Poke Recipes . The Number One Poke Full Service Restaurant
One of the earliest challenges Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill faced was Getting Customers To Realize That Umekes Was Actually Two Businesses One A Full Scale Air Conditioned Restaurant With Full Service Bar As They Only Saw Umekes Alii Plaza And They Thought When People Said Umekes It Was Only In Reference To Umekes Alii Plaza So Had To Find A Way To Show The Difference Between the two businesses under the one Umekes brand.
While every business of course faces challenges, some, like Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill are fortunate enough to enjoy real successes, wins and victories too. Once such victory came when It Was Announced On Local TV News That Umekes was Voted as One of The Top Ten Eateries In the State Of Hawaii By YELP .
Duane Pabre , Operations Manager at Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill was also quoted when discussing another big win. “One of the high points of Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill’s history so far has been when The Umekes VIP POKE CLUB membership hit the Big 1000 mark right along the same time of the first year anniversary! Umekes VIP POKE CLUB membership is well over 1000 members strong hitting 1050 at the time of this interview. Lots of our customers LOVE Umekes POKE and being able to save money at the same time, while eating Umekes “boat to bowl fresh POKE” is a win win! ”
Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill’s Founder, Chef Nakoa Pabre says “We’re delighted to be celebrating our One Year Anniversary. I believe the secret to getting this far in business today is Having the Passion, Drive and The ALOHA to be the BEST in your field! ”
Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill currently consists of 55 employees and has big plans for the upcoming year. One of their core objectives is for Umekes brand to branch out to beyond Hawaii’s borders and to develop and reach a more global market.
Umekes Fishmarket Bar and Grill would also like to thank friends, customers and all its partners for their well wishes on this happy occasion.
More information on the business can be found at http://www.umekesfishmarketbarandgrill.com
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