You may have seen your impressive sushi cakes online... A recent addition to the Ohana Hale Marketplace, makes Bakudan Poke a great find for superb poke, eclectic ingredients and bold flavors. Apparently they have been around for a minute, with a food truck and then in Manpunapuna... but now you can get a hold of these specialty seafood items in Honolulu.
The poke is far from boring and packed full of flavor. The tender morsels of sashimi grade delicate fish are enhanced with a menagerie of toppings including tobiko, pickled garlic, soy, sesame and so much more. Their poke bowls can also be made into salads and are served over a beautiful bed of mixed greens. They are also famous for their crab salad and taegu which comes as the topping or garnish for a lot of items.
They seem to blend flavors here, mainly Japanese and Korean and add local twists. The portions are hefty, the service is very engaging, friendly and when asked about modifications they were eager to please. I would highly recommend trying this new poke spot in town as I can feel their popularity growing and on the precipice of blowing up major.
The garlic poke was phenomenal and their Baku Bombs were also a great treat that left enough to take home, share and eat later. The Bakudan Bombs are inari sushi, topped with creamy crab salad, cucumber, tobiko, unagi sauce and etc. They also offer different types of fresh fish based on availability and you can try spicy, limu, tako, and whatever else is the special.
Overall this was an outstanding experience and my mouth is watering just writing this.