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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews spicy ahi poke bowl tako ono octopus rice hawaiian style limited seating oahu waikiki peeks takeout freshness seasoning
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

No frills poke with everything you need and nothing you don't. The freshest ahi, rice cooked to perfection, and flavors that harness the essence of the Hawaiian Poke experience. I sampled the Shoyu, Miso, and Spicy poke with furikake and tempura pieces. Hands down, I...would repeat the Miso and Spicy combo bowl at least 5 days a week. Their thoughtful nature of service combined with perfect ingredients make Ono the pivotal poke spot in Honolulu.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

We are a fam of 4 from Portland OR (home of some pretty decent Indian food), but this place put everything from our neck of the woods to shame. we passed this restaurant on our way to a different location, but decided to turn around...on a whim. So so glad we did. The food was spectacular all the way around—and we ordered a LOT of food! There was an error with one order, which they corrected quickly and graciously. The portions were generous, and we left with about as much food as we ate. I can’t recommend this place enough!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023 via mobile

Don’t let the lack of reviews in Trip Advisor fool you, look at Google to see how many people love the poke at Ono Seafood. We wanted to try authentic Hawaiian poke and this place did not disappoint. Walkable from our hotel on the east...side of Kalakaua Ave, we had our best meal sitting on one of the picnic tables outside this takeout restaurant. You pick your rice, fish, and topping. There are side dishes available in the cooler next to the drinks. We had the lomi salad which was a nice complement to our poke on white sushi rice - we got the half Hawaiian and half spicy tuna with furikake on top and it was fantastic. The fish was so fresh. The meal came with a local soda. Line was long but moved quickly. Service was nice and very efficient. Definitely will be back and definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

Outstanding poke for a reasonable price in Honolulu. We had takeout but there is also limited seating.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

Poki was very fresh and tasty, only a little shop but very clean with lots of customers coming and going.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

On a repeat visit after the pandemic, it appears that Ono is skating by on its past reviews. Could it be that it's counting only on clueless and undiscerning tourists from nearby Waikiki for its clientele? I ordered a large poke bowl and both the...quality and the portion size were underwhelming, making it poor value. The quality of the poke itself was nothing exceptional, and I had had better from Foodland for less money. The "large" size bowl from Ono apparently means only additional rice, because it was topped with a startlingly thin layer of fish -- not what I expected for almost $20, even for Hawaii, where I eat a lot of poke on every annual visit. Very disappointing, and I'm sad to say I'll be going elsewhere for my fix of poke.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

Just a decent poke joint. Not sure why the reviews are so high. We had the spicy ahi platter and the combo platter - ahi and tako (octopus). Seasoning was ok. Rice was too warm and warmed up the poke quickly. Not a good thing...if you have to drive a bit of a distance. Highest price point (about $ 20 for a 1/2 lb. order). Fresh Catch is superior by a mile!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

My family loves poke, we have made a point to try as many as we can when we travel and especially on Oahu since most places offer good-great poke. Like most staples in food, there is subjectivity. I feel like great poke is about the...freshness of the fish. Yes, the sauces/seasoning make it unique however, it is all about the freshness and price. Ono is the best overall in my opinion. There are a few contenders like Foodland Farms poke bar (great value) and Fresh Catch. Yes, some of the restaurants will charge you double for less poke and it comes with a view. Ono delivers everything for the foodie driven by taste and value. It is not elegant, they serve in plastic. This is about the fish. I am thankful I met a local that told me to try, feel like it is my duty to share although you want to keep it a secret. Hope you enjoy.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Top shelf poke that isn’t cheap but worth the cost and effort to get here. Excellent texture with super fresh fish. Small tables out front to sit and enjoy the fish.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Hawaiian style poke and Edamame were ordered. The rice was dry and style but the poke and the garlic edemame were awesome. Limited area to sit outside. They have all kinds of side to choose from: pickled mango., pickled onion …. The price was higher...than other poke places. It was very good tho.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

Had the spicy ahi poke and tako poke, both were good. The food was fresh and tasty. I would visit again if I go back to Honolulu. The pokes comes with a free drink too. Ono is in the same parking lot as Favorites, so...I stopped by Favorites after poke. They only have outdoor bench seating and parking is very limited.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022

Read about Ono Seafood on some of the travel blogs. After taking a hike in Diamond Head we stopped by here for some poke. Parking is limited. The poke is already pre-made so as soon as you order they give it to you. The sides...like lomi salmon are already in the refrigerator. It was more expensive than some of other restaurants. Foodland poke tastes better and is less expensive. It also does not offer any add-ons like some other restaurants. We tried Hawaiian Style and Spicy Ahi. Spicy Ahi was really spicy. You get a free soda per order.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2021

After seeing the photoluke YouTube video of Poke Fix we had to come. The best umami bomb ever. Came twice during our visit to Oahu. Didn’t try to poke bowls but maybe next visit. Mahalo for a great bomb!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

My husband had the poke and I had wakame salad and cucumber salad with a side of rice. My husband liked his poke and I thought the wakame was excellent. But the cucumber salad had a dusty, old taste to it that overpowered the seasoning...of the salad so I ended up throwing out half the salad. The rice is also ok. For people who want a quick bite, it's not a bad place to go to. But I wouldn't go out of my way to eat hereMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Best poke I've ever had, and they were able to accommodate my gluten allergy. The staff is so friendly. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
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They are not open on Sunday or Monday, open Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm.
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Hello, Ono's serves only seafood (a variety of sliced raw fish with various seasonings); there's also a green ocean salad (seaweed salad) as a side order and boiled peanuts. You may be able to access their YELP page to see... More
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Ono Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5