It was only a matter of time before East Palo Alto’s Polynesian cultural scene got more attention. Nearly 11% of the cityʻs population is Pacific Islander, one of the largest in the US. Tokemoana Foods, which has since moved to Redwood City, brings Tongan food to the Bay Area, and does so with produce imported from owner Fusi Taaga’s father’s farm in Tonga. As the only Polynesian restaurant in Silicon Valley, the sosisi (Polynesian sausage) and taro cooked in coconut milk provide a taste of home for local Tongans and other Pacific Islanders. The guava cup, layered with whipped cream and guava cake, is also not to be missed.
How to order: Walk in, call 650-449-6500 or order online for takeout.