Here are Berkeley's top 4 Hawaiian spots

Hashtag Poki | Photo: Jason K./Yelp

Looking for a sublime Hawaiian meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Hawaiian spots around Berkeley, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

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1. Hashtag Poki

First on the list is Hashtag Poki. Located at 3075 Telegraph Ave. (between Webster Street and Dowling Place), the Hawaiian and Asian fusion spot, which offers poke and more, is the highest-rated Hawaiian restaurant in Berkeley, boasting 4.5 stars out of 303 reviews on Yelp.

2. Sumo Roll

Next up is Downtown Berkeley's Sumo Roll, situated at 2173 Allston Way. (between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue). With 4.5 stars out of 233 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar and Hawaiian spot, serving poke and more, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Poké Bar

Poké Bar, a location of the chain located at 2433 Durant Ave., Suite E (between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Hawaiian and Asian fusion spot, which offers poke and more, 4.5 stars out of 179 reviews.

4. Simply Bowl

Simply Bowl, a Japanese and Asian fusion spot that offers poke and more in Downtown Berkeley, is another go-to, with four stars out of 524 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2156 University Ave. (between Oxford and West Entrance streets) to see for yourself.


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