Ahi Tuna Poké Bowls – An Easy Summer Recipe

overhead of bowl with ahi tuna, avocado, cilantro and spicy mayo

My absolute FAVORITE part of taking a trip to Hawaii is.....ok, well.....it's literally impossible to pick just ONE favorite part.....but these ahi tuna poké bowls are definitely at the top of the list!

I love the beach.

The ocean.

The smell of plumeria the second you land and step off the plane.

And the food trucks that serve enormous overflowing bowls of the freshest ahi over a bed of warm rice with ALLLLLL the toppings.

These are great to serve for Summer because they take 30 minutes to make, and HUGE bonus.....you don't have to turn on your oven!

I love serving poké bowls for Summer parties because they take hardly any work and your guests get to make their own.......which makes even less work for you!

Plus, who doesn't love throwing a Hawaiian themed party, right! And these Ahi Tuna Poké Bowls will absolutely be the star!

To watch me make these, tune in to THIS EPISODE OF FOODIES ACROSS THE POND.

And if you're looking for another tasty poké recipe, you'll LOVE these SALMON POKÉ TOSTADAS

overhead of bowl with ahi tuna, avocado, cilantro and spicy mayo

Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poké Bowls

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Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound sashimi grade tuna, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1-2 teaspoons mirin
  • 1 jalapeño , thinly sliced with seeds and pith removed (you can also use 1/2 the jalapeño for the marinade and use the other half to garnish)
  • 5 green onions , chopped -- use 1/3 in the marinade and the rest to garnish
  • 4 cups cooked sticky rice -- you can also used mixed greens, couscous, or quinoa
  • Garnishes: sliced avocado, cucumber, cilantro, pineapple, seaweed, wonton crisps, edamame, spicy mayo


  • In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinade: soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger paste, mirin and, if using, the jalapeño, and green onions.
  • Whisk marinade ingredients together until well incorporated.
  • Taste! If you want a bit more bite, add more rice vinegar. Or if you want more ginger, add another teaspoon of ginger paste.
  • When the marinade tastes perfect to you, add the ahi.
  • Use a spoon to mix the ahi with the marinade. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  • While the ahi marinates, prep all the toppings and cook the rice.
  • ***RICE NOTE: If you don't have a rice cooker -- it's definitely time!! A rice cooker makes cooking rice so much easier!!

Assemble the bowls:

  • Put a scoop of rice (or greens, quinoa or couscous) in bowls, top with a scoop of ahi and let everyone finish topping off their bowls!
Have you made this recipe?I'd love to know! Leave a comment or recipe rating and tag me @amenuforyou on social media!

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