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7 Best Poke Spots in Oahu

7 Best Poke Spots in Oahu

Poke is an absolute must-try Hawaiian dish if you’re looking for an authentic experience during your trip to Oahu.

We’ve now been to Oahu twice, and it’s one of our most favourite places in the entire world.

We eat a lot of poke here in Toronto, but it’s definitely not authentic.

If you’re planning a trip to Oahu, here are some of the best poke spots you absolutely need to try during your visit.

You can also do an actual food tour in Oahu if that tickles your fancy!

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Best poke spots in Oahu

Poke bowl and sashimi rice bowl from Maguro Brothers in Waikiki, Oahu

Maguro Brothers

If fresh is what you’re looking for, Maguro Brothers served up probably the freshest fish we’ve had in Oahu.

You can choose between traditional Hawaiian-style poke bowls or sashimi rice bowls.

I will say that the portions are very small, especially for the price, but the freshness is what makes it worth it.

Plus, it gives you room to go on a little foodie hop and try something like garlic shrimp from Giovanni’s!

You can find them everyday except Sunday at their Chinatown location from 9 AM to 2 PM, or their Waikiki location from 5 to 8 PM.

We visited their Waikiki location a little before opening, and there was already a decent line formed, but there wasn’t much of a line when we were leaving around 5:30!

LOCATION: Various locations

Hibachi Poke in Oahu, Hawaii

The Hibachi

Hibachi is by far one of my favourite poke spots in Oahu.

It’s sort of like a convenient store, and they even sell marinated meats for you to bring home (or to your Airbnb).

Hibachi was one of the few poke places that allowed us to sample different flavours, and everything we tried was absolutely delicious!

If you’re going to try poke just once while in Honolulu, this spot should be on your list of must eat places in Oahu.

LOCATION: 515 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734, United States

Ono Seafood in Oahu, Hawaii

Ono Seafood

Ono is another popular place to eat in Honolulu for ahi poke, so we of course had it on our list of Oahu restaurants to visit.

Their fish is super fresh and delicious, and they also offer brown rice as an option.

Another great thing about Ono is that you get a free drink with your poke bowl!

Of course we had to also try some different flavours of Hawaiian Sun.

LOCATION: 747 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States

Poke bowl from Sato Seafood in Waikiki, Oahu

Sato Seafood

This little takeout shop in Waikiki dishes out unique poke bowls like their Macadamia Aburi Salmon with torched salmon and macadamia nuts.

Aside from poke, they’ve also got Japanese rice bowls and hand rolls on the menu.

They’re a little difficult to spot behind the long line that’s always in front of Marugame Udon, but that’s where you’ll find them!

LOCATION: 2310 Kūhiō Ave. #5, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States

Nico’s Pier 38

You’ll find über-fresh poke at Nico’s fish market, where they feature local fish straight from the morning’s auction block.

You’ll find classic ahi poke, as well as tons of other options like garlic scallop, kim chee white crab, and mussel onion.

Aside from poke, you’ll also find in-house smoked fish and Hawaiian plate lunches on the menu.

Their poke counter opens at 9 AM everyday other than Sundays, when they open at 10 AM.

LOCATION: 1129 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States

Poké Bar in Waikiki, Hawaii

Poké Bar

Poké Bar doesn’t serve up traditional poke bowls, but it’s delicious nonetheless.

It’s closer to the type of poke bowls you’ll find in Canada, loaded up with all kinds of toppings you’ll typically find in sushi.

You can find two locations in Oahu: one by the Royal Hawaiian Center and one by Kuhio Beach.

We had no idea Poké Bar was a chain until we tried it later at their Vancouver restaurant!

The fish definitely tasted better in Hawaii though. And they had bigger portions in Hawaii.

LOCATION: Various locations

Poke bowl from Foodland Hawaii in Honolulu, Oahu

Foodland Hawaii

Foodland is a supermarket chain based out of Honolulu, and they serve up an extensive variety of fresh poke inside their stores.

You might be thinking, “grocery store poke? How could that be any good?”

But I promise you, this grocery store poke actually is good.

The prices are also super affordable, especially for the quality of fish!

We actually grabbed poke at Foodland twice during our recent 3-day trip because we loved it so much.

LOCATION: Various locations

Best poke spots in Oahu:

  1. Maguro Brothers
  2. The Hibachi
  3. Ono Seafood
  4. Sato Seafood
  5. Nico’s Pier 38
  6. Poké Bar
  7. Foodland Hawaii

These were some of the top poke spots you absolutely need to visit during your visit to Oahu!

Have you been to Oahu before? What are your favourite poke spots you’ve tried in Hawaii? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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