Hawaii Mom Blog: Paradise Poke




April 29, 2023

Paradise Poke

Paradise Poke is one of my favorite places for poke bowls. Their poke is always fresh and often times made to order (can't get any fresher than that!). But did you know they have a lot of other delicious non-poke items on their menu? 

Ever since I tried one of their onigiri, I have been coming here whenever I am in need of onigiri for gifting.  Why just gifting? Because I only gift the best to my friends and family, and I feel that Paradise Poke makes one of the best onirigis in town.  They have a variety of flavors (crunchy ume, tuna, salmon, kombu, spicy ahi, salmon & ikura, spicy negi mentaiko), and onigiri are all packaged in a special wrapping that separates the nori from the rice, so the nori is crispy when you're ready to eat it!  They also have musubis with spam, and Goteborg, which is a Swedish sausage made of beef and pork.

On a recent visit to Paradise Poke to pick up some onigiri and musubis for a friend, I saw a couple of bentos at the register. I asked the cashier what it was and she said it was ahi katsu, $8.  I told the cashier "I'll take one!"  I couldn't resist,  even though I had leftovers for lunch that day.

The bento was not made to order, so the ahi katsu wasn't super hot or crispy, but I didn't mind. The ahi part was moist, considering it was cooked ahi, and the mayo and other sauce that was was drizzled on top is what really made this bento delicious in my mind. Also, I love the rice that Paradise Poke uses. I heard they use premium rice from The Rice Factory, which really makes a difference.  And for $8, I felt this was a great deal. I just wish this was on their regular menu. Maybe they'll put it on their rotation of daily specials more often (hopefully!).


One of these days I will try their baked salmon w/garlic noodles - it's been on their menu since they opened but I've never ordered it. 

You can find Paradise Poke in Nuuanu, Waikiki, and is coming soon to Hawaii Kai!

Online ordering is available at: paradisepokenuuanu.com



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