7 places to get delicious Hawaiian food in Seattle

Feb 8 2020, 12:18 am

You’ve met poke, you’ve loved poke, and now it’s time to meet the rest of poke’s family: Hawaiian cuisine.

Birthed out of a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Filipino cultures, Hawaiian dishes have the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Here are seven of our favorite spots in Seattle to load up on Hawaiian dishes.

Kauai Family


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A restaurant that definitely believes in ohana is Kauai Family. The family-owned shop has been serving Seattle since 1993, straight from Hawaii. The spot has an all-day breakfast and a mean Kalua Pork.

Location: 6324 6th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-762-3469
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Kona Kitchen


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Kona Kitchen will transport you to Hawaii with their tasty dishes. Enjoy mac salad, Kahlua pork, fried rice, and so much more. Be sure to save room for dessert, and definitely opt to build your own Loco Moco.

Location: 8501 5th Avenue NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-517-5662
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With four locations throughout Seattle, you’ve no excuse to skip Ma’Ono. If you’re wanting some of their coveted fried chicken, be sure to reserve an order. Yes, you have to¬†reserve chicken — it’s that good.

Location: 4437 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Location: 4626 26th Ave NE, Seattle
Location: 1610 12th Avenue, Seattle
Location: 2122 7th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-935-1075
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Come in and enjoy a no-fuss dining experience at Koa. Their simple yet delicious dishes always come out at the perfect temperature with the perfect flavors. We recommend the Kalua Pig and Cabbage, yum.

Location: 4754 University Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-268-0069



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What started as a simple food truck venture in 2009 quickly turned into a Hawaiian-Korean fusion destination on every Seattlites bucket list. The spot certainly is a Marination Station, with perfectly spicy, tangy, and sweet marinades on all their dishes.

Location: 2000 6th Avenue, Seattle
Location: 1412 Harvard Avenue, Seattle
Location: 1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle
Location: 3714 South Hudson Street, Seattle
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Ohana means family, and that’s exactly what you’re going to fee like when you walk into this spot. With live Hawaiian and Reggae-inspired tunes and karaoke nights, Ohana knows how to keep the night fun. We suggest their spam sliders — they’re the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Location: 2207 1st Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-956-9329

Aloha Plates


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If you’ve got a craving and want to fix it quickly, come to Aloha Plates. Don’t be mistaken by the fact that they’re in an Uwajimaya food court, because the spot serves up amazing Hawaiian-style plate lunches at affordable prices. Their Spam musubi comes in two, unlike most spots in Seattle.

Location: 511 South Weller Street, Seattle
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