Poke Bowl at Ono Seafood – Cubes of Pure Ambrosia

By Mark Wiens 17 Comments
Ono Seafood Poke Bowl
Ono Seafood Poke Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii

There’s one Hawaiian food that’s superior to them all, a dish that makes all others bow in respect.

Poke.

Cubes of raw fish marinated in a variety of salty, oniony flavors.

The poke bowl, is a scoop of rice placed in a take-away container with poke piled on top. The freshly steamed rice contrasting the cool cubes of raw fish is nothing short of magic in the mouth.

A few weeks prior, I had eaten the poke bowl from Kahuku Superette, and it was exceptional. For my final meal in Honolulu, I wanted one last poke bowl.

One of the best poke bowls in the entire world!
One of the best poke bowls in the entire world!

Literally just 30 minutes before heading to the airport in Honolulu, I made a stop by Ono Seafood, a place in Honolulu that’s well known for some of the best poke bowls in town.

The menu is simple: ahi poke (raw tuna) or tako poke (octopus) marinated in a selection of different flavors.

I chose 1/2 Hawaiian ahi poke and 1/2 original tako and we also got another poke bowl of ahi miso poke.

Miso Poke Bowl from Ono Seafood
Miso Poke Bowl from Ono Seafood

The ahi miso poke was crafted with the same cubes of raw fish, but instead of the shoyu based marinade, it was drowned in a thick miso mayonaise gravy.

The sauce was rich, deeply miso flavored and it really was perfect not only on the fish but also combined with the rice.

1/2 Hawaiian ahi poke and 1/2 original tako
1/2 Hawaiian ahi poke and 1/2 original tako

The 1/2 Hawaiian ahi poke and 1/2 original tako was an absolute culinary masterpiece.

The cubes of raw fish were cut in smaller chunks than usual – but I liked it because more flavor was able to reach more parts of the fish. The chili flakes and little pieces of limu seaweed added to the sensational poke.

The tako was equally wonderful – thin strips of chewy octopus marinated in heavenly spices and placed over the rice.

I headed to the Honolulu airport, wonderfully fulfilled with my final bites of Hawaii!

Ono Seafood, Honolulu, Hawaii
Ono Seafood, Honolulu, Hawaii

The fish and other seafood at Ono Seafood is extremely fresh and only the best quality. If you’re looking for great poke in Honolulu, you’re going to love Ono Seafood.

Ono Seafood

Address: 747 Kapahulu Ave # B, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 732-4806
Hours: Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
Price: $7 for the poke bowl, comes with a soda as well


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  • Ashley

    3 years ago

    Hi !!! Thank you writting about my favorite dish..last i have mention about this on my blog http://www.traveltoheavens.com/ but that was not as good as yours..next time i will try to improve my post…and for sure i will come and read again your posts..keep it up 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hey Ashley, that’s awesome that you love poke as well. This place is great!

  • ciki

    4 years ago

    Never heard of this… a must try!! Can u dig deep into your Hawaiian genes and cook me some? hahaha

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Haha, yes, next time in KL we’ll get some fresh tuna and I’ll make it!!!

  • Toursdesport

    4 years ago

    oh I’m hungry now! That looks delicious.. Want to go to Honolulu now!

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Thanks, this poke bowl is worth flying to Honolulu just to eat!

  • Yvonne

    4 years ago

    I’ve been watching your videos. Gosh, you make sinful food (roti canai) looking so delicious!;-) You smile alot in your videos, do you smile alot in real life?

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Yvonne, Haha, I smile a lot at least when there’s food involved… and that’s most of the time! Thank you so much for watching and for your support!

  • GayE @ Pinay Travel Junkie

    4 years ago

    Oh gosh, whatta seafood delight! Salivating right now 🙁

  • Arti

    4 years ago

    A very tempting post for fish lovers… Not for me though!!
    Wish you a wonderful sunday Mark 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Thank you very much Arti, hope you had a great Sunday as well!

  • Turkey’s For Life

    4 years ago

    As usual, İ’m very tempted and curious. İ’m just wondering what the raw octopus would taste like? Rubbery, İ imagine, but İ’m wondering if İ’m completely wrong. 🙂
    Julia

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey Julia, I may have worded it unclear, but I’m quite sure the octopus is actually pre-steamed (though in Korea they do eat small raw octopus frequently). Is raw fish available in Turkey?

  • Saimin Kau kau

    4 years ago

    Wow that Miso Poke is a new one to me, looks really ONO! Gotta try that when I’m in Kapahulu.

    • Mark Wiens

      4 years ago

      Hey, thanks for the comment, yah the miso poke is pleasantly good. Let me know how you like it when you stop by!