Best Poke in Honolulu

Poke, a salad consisting of raw fish, is a famous staple of Hawaiian cuisine, a slice of Hawaiian authenticity you don’t want to leave Honolulu without trying. These three spots do it best.

Ono Seafood


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Oh, yes. Ono Seafood is widely considered a spot that has the best poke in town, or at least one of the best spots for it, and their locally sourced ingredients guarantee the freshest taste. They have a handful of different poke to choose from, from the shoyu and wasabi to the take and miso.

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Aloha Cones

Serving their excellent food in affordable, cone-shaped bowls as well as regular plates, Aloha Cones is a local hotspot that offers four varieties of poke, so you’re sure to find one that fits your taste preferences. The casual hidden gem is waiting and willing to wow.

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Maguro Brothers Hawaii


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Whether for takeout at this lunchtime hotspot, or for dining on their outdoor, umbrella-covered tables, Maguro Brothers and their famously flavorful plate lunches always leave you wanting more. A no-frills Chinatown establishment that focuses 100% on the food, their poke is picture-perfect every time.

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Seafood by the Seashore in Honolulu

There’s something about eating seafood that was caught a stone’s throw away that makes it taste even fresher. These spots are the best for eating some seafood by the seashore.

Duke’s Canoe Club


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Duke Kahanamoku is considered the godfather of surfing. Think of Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan; that’s what he is to the ancient Hawaiian sport (he’s also a five-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming). The local legend is giving his due ode at Duke’s Canoe Club, which offers exquisite food for every meal of the day, as well as a barefoot beach bar with delicious island cocktails.

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Haleiwa Joe’s


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This spot is a locally famous seafood grill, with the freshest catches prepared every way possible, but they also have turf options to go along with the surf. The expert mixologists whip perfect cocktails with a showman’s flair, and the views of the ocean are simply breathtaking.

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Morimoto Waikiki


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Hale ‘aina winner for being an all-around exceptional restaurant, Chef Morimoto’s establishment, from the astounding views to the exquisite dishes, always wows, and the architecture does the incredible view its due justice. Particularly famous for the masterfully prepared sushi, the turf options and salads are excellent as well.

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