Hawaii Poke Bowl Recipe – authentic and addictive Hawaiian Poke Bowls are a fresh and tasty healthy meal. Customizable, gluten free, and bursting with flavor!

tuna poke bowl with pineapple, rice, and cucumber

After a trip to Hawaii last year, my family quickly became obsessed with Poke Bowls and I knew I needed to try making them at home. Luckily, traditional poke bowls are built with simple ingredients and are super easy to throw together, even on the busiest of evenings. Best of all, they are filling, full of flavor, and nutritious!

Similar to these Sushi Bowls, Poke Bowls require very little prep, just a handful of ingredients, and can easily be changed up to fit your tastes. I especially love to add this Mango Pineapple Salsa!

What’s In a Poke Bowl?

In Hawaii, you’ll find Poke Bowls on the menu of nearly every restaurant you visit. And while there are many different versions, the combo of rice, tuna, cucumbers, avocado, and pineapple is very popular. Poke is totally customizable with varying ingredients. There are SO many ways to build a poke bowl and countless other ideas for ingredients in a poke bowl (see more below!) Key to making a really good poke bowl at home is finding fresh, good quality tuna (or other seafood.)

Hawaii Poke Bowl Recipe Ingredients

Sushi grade tuna




White Rice

Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce)

Sesame oil

Swaps & Variations

  • Swap mango for the pineapple
  • Substitute light soy sauce for coconut aminos
  • Sub brown rice for the white rice
  • Top with sriracha for a spicier version
  • Use salmon or in place of the tuna
  • Add sliced green onions, edamame, pickled ginger, or nori (seaweed) sheets,

How to Make a Poke Bowl

Begin by combining the coconut aminos and sesame oil and pouring over the cubed tuna. Let sit.

While the tuna marinates, dice the cucumber, pineapple, and avocado.

Build the bowls by combining rice, tuna, cucumber, pineapple, and avocado.

Top with a sprinkle of furikake.


Where to find sushi grade tuna?

Good quality tuna is key to this recipe. Check with your local fish market or fish monger and ask for sushi grade tuna. The tuna should smell very “ocean fresh” and not fishy.

Poke Bowl Pronunciation

Poke is pronounced “poh-kay”.

What protein can I put in a poke bowl?

Tuna is very popular, but poke can include a variety of proteins, such as shrimp, salmon, tofu, chicken, or octopus.

Poke Bowl Nutrition

Poke is a balanced, nutritious choice because it includes a good portion of protein, veggies, carbs, and healthy fats.

What sauce is good on a poke bowl?

Spicy mayo, sriracha, eel sauce, and ponzu sauce are all great choices for topping a poke bowl.

What does Poke mean?

Poke in Hawaiian means “cut into chunks.”

More Build Your Own Bowl Recipes

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cubed tuna chunks marinating in a bowl with coconut aminos and sesame oil

top down shot of hawaiian poke bowls with fork close up of hawaii poke bowls with tuna, cucumber, diced avocado, and rice 2 bowls filled with rice, tuna, cucumbers, and avocado

close up of hawaii poke bowl

Hawaii Poke Bowl Recipe

Hawaii Poke Bowl Recipe - authentic and addictive Hawaiian Poke Bowls are a fresh and tasty healthy meal. Customizable, gluten free, and bursting with flavor!
5 from 6 votes


  • 6 ounces sushi grade tuna
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, or light sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 teaspoon furikake, or white and black sesame seeds


  • Cut tuna into 1/2 inch cubes. Place in a bowl.
  • Mix coconut aminos and sesame oil together and pour over tuna chunks. Let sit.
  • Dice the cucumbers, pineapple, and avocado.
  • Build bowls by dividing rice, tuna, cucumbers, avocado, and pineapple evenly between two bowls.
  • Sprinkle furikake on bowl if desired.


Calories: 436kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 381mg, Potassium: 798mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 2047IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 2mg

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