Story

The word "pono" lends itself to many interpretations across the Hawaiian islands. Some hear it as a call to moral action and goodness. For others it may be a state of balance and harmony. But whether you’re in Honolulu or Hana, islanders can always agree on one central and consistent meaning; righteousness!

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Classic & Current

Pono ono seeks to blend the varying interpretations of "pono" into a guiding inspiration for how we source, prepare, and serve our poke. Our menu reflects both the classic and current preparations that are so adored across the island chain.

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Harmony & Balance

Pono calls for harmony and balance. We answer with poke that's not over-complicated, never overdressed and always well balanced. The fish is our star, and we mean to let it shine. We cut precisely, season thoughtfully, and toss carefully so you can experience poke the way it was meant to be.

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Environmentally Conscious

To exemplify what it means to be "good" on an environmental scale, we take pride in being environmentally conscious from ingredient sourcing, to packaging materials, and even the lights we use to illuminate our shop.

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Boat to Bowl

The sourcing of our tuna is possible thanks to our fantastic supplier Honolulu Fish Company, who hold themselves to the most righteous of environmental standards, boasting an impressive dual environmental sustainability certification. The tuna is exclusively line caught in Hawaiian waters before it’s shipped fresh to us overnight. Working with sushi grade fish that's never frozen allows us to preserve taste and texture from boat to bowl. And while Salmon isn't native to Hawaiian waters that doesn't stop us from finding sustainable options off the coast of Faroe Island in Scotland.

Share the Love

We don't just take great care of our fish though, our Pono Ono team starts at $15 an hour, and we're proud to offer profit sharing opportunities to our most capable and hard working staff members. There's lots of love to go around, why not share some.

Righteous Poke.

While all this Righteousness is certainly key, it only makes up half of "Pono Ono". So what good is the “pono” without the “ono”, or as we say on the mainland, “deliciousness”.

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