poke is and always will be a touchy subject in hawaii. i ate very little of it but my wife was crazy about it. but even then could get rather critical. i would start by searching poke in hawaiin recipe books. tako can be made soft by pounding the heck out of it. then it can be raw but soft. i think on a zimmern show someone made the octopus soft by putting it in a inner tube and pounding it against the sidewalk.
does need some seaweed also or its a no go.
spam, can't live without it