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Kona Poké


242 Wheelhouse Lane
Suite 1230
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 500-5662
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Kona Poké is a healthy, fast-casual food concept that serves fresh and delicious Hawaiian-style poké bowls with fresh sushi grade fish, house sauces, vegan, gluten free and cooked options available.

Guests of the 1,300 square foot restaurant can choose from a variety of Signature Poké Bowls, Build Your Own Bowls, Soup, Salads and Mochi Ice Cream, which they’ll savor inside Kona’s contemporary, inviting restaurant vibe with subtle elements of poké’s Hawaiian heritage.

Kona owners Matthew Ting and Ernie Falco III come with decades combined of restaurant ownership, management and marketing experience. Ting co-owns and operates multiple successful Tijuana Flats locations companywide, and Falco founded and sold several highly successful internet based brands, including JetCharters.com.

“We are elated to finally open our doors and provide the freshest vibe and food around,” says Ting. “It is healthy, yet so extremely satisfying, it’s addictive. With our high-quality raw ingredients, Hawaiian poké techniques and distinctive interior design, we are bringing features from the realm of formal dining to the world of a fast-casual restaurant." 



Kona Poke has several signature poke bowls, like the Kona Fire, Salmon Lover, Tidal Wave, and a Classic Hawaiian to name a few, but guests are also free to create their own bowls and choose a variety of bases, proteins, mix-ins, as well as toppings and sauces to create their own unique bowl. 

We started with a Ginger Side Salad made with fresh iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes and a delicious mandarin orange sesame ginger dressing.

I really really enjoyed the Kona Fire Bowl, This is made with fresh ahi tuna, classic hawaiian sauce, seaweed salad, green onions, sesame seeds, avocado, onion crisps, sriracha aioli...and more sriracha!

The Salmon Lover was very interesting indeed, mainly because of the spicy seaweed salad. This bowl features fresh salmon, spicy seaweed salad, crispy onion, cucumber, edamame and a lemon tartare sauce.

For something a little more sweeter and balanced out, the Tidal Wave is a good option with fresh ahi tuna, seaweed salad, green onion, crispy sweet onion, avocado, eel sauce and sriracha aioli.

Mochi Ice Cream, if you have never had it, is a small, round confection consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice dumpling filled with traditional ice cream flavors and dusted with cornstarch to keep it from sticking to your hands while eating it. We had Chocolate, Strawberry, Mango and Green Tea samples at Kona Poke and all were really good, as well as light and refreshing.


Fun Fact: What is poké? Pronounced POH-keh, poké is cubed raw fish eaten either on its own or over a bowl of sushi rice. While it may seem like a new trend, the Hawaiian dish has been around for centuries.

Bonus Points: They have plenty of the Yellow Sriracha!

Kona plans to open 20+ locations throughout the Southeast over the next several years. They are open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday to Saturday, and they close at 8:00 pm on Sunday.
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