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Maguro Brothers Waikiki (Hawaii 2018): Sashimi and Poke

Maguro Brothers has a well known location in Chinatown in Honolulu but they’ve recently reopened a take-out shop in Waikiki along Nahua Street between Kuhio and Ala Wai Blvd. They only open in the evening so make sure you check out their hours before you head on over.
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Coco Cove (Hawaii 2018): It’s Always Time for Poke

Coco Cove is one of the many grocery stores that dot the Waikiki area. Inside, you can find everything from hot prepared foods to frozen ice cream mochi. But the reason why we came here (3 times during our last trip to Waikiki) was because they also have a large selection of poke available within walking distance to our hotel and the beach.
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Da Hawaiian Poke Co (Hawaii 2018): Da Works!

Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Ono Seafood, Da Hawaiian Poke Co is a more modern poke establishment that’s right in front of the Safeway on Kapahulu.
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Ono Seafood (Hawaii 2018): Ahi Poke

No trip to Honolulu would be complete without a healthy dose of poke. One of the best places to find fresh quality poke is Ono Seafood. Ever since our first visit to this hole-in-the-wall poke shop, we make a point to coming back whenever we’re in Waikiki.
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Steve’s Poké Bar (SFU): Build Your Own Bowls

As someone who’s always enjoyed the fresh and tasty poke that we’ve had in Hawaii, we were glad when the poke craze started to take root in Vancouver a couple of years ago. Steve’s Poké Bar, located in the SFU campus on top of Burnaby Mountain was one of the first dedicated poke places to open up in the area but it wasn’t until recently that we’ve tried them out.
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Da Hawaiian Poke Company (Hawaii 2017): Da Works!

As I mentioned previously, we were really looking forward to our trip to Hawaii because there’s really no substitute for Hawaiian poke. So it’s really no surprise that, after our visit to Ono Seafood, we headed over to another nearby poke place.
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Ono Seafood (Hawaii 2017): Classic Hawaiian Poke

Ono Seafood is well named – “ono” in Hawaiian means “delicious” and everything about the fresh seafood poke here screams deliciousness. This little hole-in-the-wall place has been on our must visit list since we first tried them out.
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Coco Cove (Hawaii 2017): Island Ahi and Avocado Poke

After our snack at Shaka Poke, we headed out to do some shopping in Waikiki and wound up picking up some more poke to bring back to our hotel… this time at Coco Cove. I know that most of their poke is made from previously frozen seafood – but you can’t really beat the selection that they have available and it’s located right in the heart of Waikiki so it’s way more convenient than heading out to Ono Seafood.
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Shaka Poke (Hawaii 2017): Basic Poke

One of the things that we were really looking forward to during our recent trip to Hawaii was all of the poke that we were going to eat. Sure, we had some favourite poke places to return to… but we also wanted to find some new poke places around Waikiki. That’s how we ended up at Shaka Poke
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BYO Bowls (Hawaii 2017): Kilauea Poke Bowl

Grab life by the bowls! Or so goes the tag line of BYO Bowls. We found BYO Bowls on our return from the windward side of Oahu in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center. This fusion eatery’s concept is in having you Build Your Own… Bowl, that is.
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Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors in Kailua (Hawaii 2017): Seriously Tasty Poke

I know poke has taken a stranglehold in Vancouver but there’s really nothing the same as the poke you get in Hawaii. You can take the hipsterish poke burritos (basically sushi rolls) and poke bowls filled with more toppings than raw fish… I prefer something a bit more classic… like Ono Seafood. When planning for our recent trip to Oahu, I had heard about a place where you can get quality poke from a (wait for it) liquor store!
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M.A.C. 24/7 (Hawaii 2017): Ahi Poke Stack and Eleven-Spiced Chicken Wings

One of the drawbacks of flying into Hawaii late at night is that many of the popular restaurants in Waikiki are closed by the time you clear customs, pick up your luggage, and finally get picked up by your shuttle from the airport (yes, I’m talking about you SpeediShuttle – you should really change your name).
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