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Aloha, NYC! The Restaurants with the Best Hawaiian Food in New York

September 8, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
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Whether you’re craving a fresh bowl of poke, wanting some sizzling kalbi, or are interested in pineapple fried rice, New York City has got you covered with Hawaiian restaurants. Get your fill of all the favorites by visiting these five establishments listed below. Aloha!

Best of NYC Hawaiian Food: Noreetuh (East Village)

Noreetuh presents a modern take on Hawaiian cuisine, pairing the carefully curated menu with a wine list of nearly 200 selections. Snacks here include Truffle Taro Chips, Kabocha Squash Tempura, and Corned Beef Tongue Musubi. For your main, be sure to try the Pineapple Braised Pork Belly, Mochi-Crusted Bass, and Imperial Wagyu — all packed with flavors that will leave you coming back for more. 128 1st Ave., 646-892-3050,

Best of NYC Hawaiian Food: Sons of Thunder (Midtown East) 

Opened in 2015, Sons of Thunder has quickly become a local favorite. Make your own poke bowl over a bed of warm white, brown, or cauliflower rice, choosing between Ahi Tuna, Salmon, Tako Octopus, Tofu, or Golden Beets. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, Sons of Thunder’s eclectic hot dog selection is worth checking out. From the Chili Cheese Dog to the Chicago Dog, you’ll get a hearty serving of toppings on these bad boys. 204 E. 38th St., 646-863-2212,

Best of NYC Hawaiian Food: Onomea (Brooklyn)

Enjoy some authentic Polynesian eats at Onomea, where you’ll find everything from Spam Fried Rice to Kalua Pig and Cabbage. Hawaiian BBQ classics, such as Kalbi (served Korean style with rice, macaroni salad, and house green salad) are also on the menu. As for beverages, choose between Passion Orange, Strawberry Guava, Guava, Pineapple Orange, and Hawaiian Tea when deciding what to wash it all down with. 84 Havemeyer St., 347-844-9559,

Best of NYC Hawaiian Food: Humble Fish (Tribeca)

Fish is the star of the dish at Humble Fish, with the salmon coming from clean certified-sustainable farms and the tuna pulled straight from the ocean. Their poke bowl options include the Humble Fish N Chip (ahi tuna, kale chip, ginger, pickled red onion, citrus vinaigrette, kale salad), the Classic (ahi tuna, sweet and green onion, seasoned kelp, toasted sesame, classic shoyu sauce, and rice), and Yuzu Salmon (salmon, norito chip, pickled red onion, scallion, golden tobiko, creamy yuzu kosho sauce, rice). 35 Lispenard St.,

Best of NYC Hawaiian Food: Aloha NYC (Queens)

Aloha NYC prides itself on its five-star atmosphere and top of the line customer service. Of course, we put them on this list because of their eats. Their Hawaiian seafood menu includes Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and Skewered Sweet Chili Shrimp. On their traditional Hawaiian menu you’ll find Hawaiian Style Wings, Spam Masubi, and Fried Chicken with Rice and Beans. Drooling yet? 37-02 Astoria Blvd., 646-732-7481,

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