The 5 best Hawaiian spots in San Jose

The 5 best Hawaiian spots in San JosePoke Paradise | Photo: Kim T./Yelp
Published on November 22, 2019

In search of a new favorite Hawaiian spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Hawaiian spots around San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

San Jose-area shoppers historically spend more in fall at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and marketing automation for small businesses. Estimated daily customers at San Jose-area restaurants grew to 54 per business in the fall of last year, 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Poke Paradise


First on the list is Poke Paradise. Located at 455 Saratoga Ave. in West San Jose, the Japanese and Hawaiian spot, which offers poke and more, is the highest-rated Hawaiian restaurant in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 351 reviews on Yelp.

2. Poki Bowl

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Next up is Branham's Poki Bowl, a member of the California chain, situated at 4750 Almaden Expressway, Suite 100. With four stars out of 1,079 reviews on Yelp, the Asian fusion spot, which offers seafood and poke, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Aloha Fresh

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Downtown's Aloha Fresh, located at 225 Jackson St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Hawaiian spot, which offers poke and bubble tea, 4.5 stars out of 122 reviews.

4. Hawaiian Drive Inn

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Hawaiian Drive Inn, a Hawaiian spot in East San Jose, is another go-to, with four stars out of 420 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1095 Tully Road to see for yourself.

5. Hawaiian Poke Bowl

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Downtown, check out Hawaiian Poke Bowl, which has earned four stars out of 424 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Hawaiian spot, which offers poke bowls and more, in the SoFA Market at 387 S. First Street.

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