607 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
What Montrose’s Ono Poke lacks in parking, the restaurant more than makes up for in customizable poke bowls. The Hawaiian specialty, which for the uninitiated is basically a version of deconstructed sushi, is the central focus at Ono Poke.
Inside, the counter-service concept unfolds in a build-your-own format (a la Chipotle) with guests selecting everything from rice and fish to the sauce and toppings. Salmon, tuna, yellowtail and shrimp are all on offer, ready to be matched up with avocado, ginger, green onions or other additions. Give your mix oomph with the spicy shoyu sauce or the k-sauce—a savory “flavor bomb” of sweet, spicy and tanginess. While Ono Poke does offer indoor and patio seating, the space is intimate, so to-go service might be the safest bet.
Ono Poke is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.