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The 10 Best Hawaiian Restaurants in San Jose

Updated: February 26, 2021

Want to find the best Hawaiian spots in San Jose? To get you the definitive list of the top Hawaiian restaurants in San Jose, we analyzed the top review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. You can find everything you need to know about the finest Hawaiian restaurants below.

Find the perfect Hawaiian restaurant

Poke Paradise

Hawaiian · $13 avg. main dish
San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Hapa Musubi

Hawaiian · $5 avg. main dish
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Hukilau

Hawaiian · $15 avg. main dish
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Poki Bowl

Hawaiian · $13 avg. main dish
San Jose, Blossom Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Hawaiian Poke Bowl

Hawaiian · $13 avg. main dish
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Poke House

Hawaiian
San Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Go Fish Poke Bar

Hawaiian
San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sunny Island BBQ

Hawaiian
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Spoonfish Poke

Hawaiian
San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Poke Bar

Hawaiian
San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Hawaiian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 31320 spots across San Jose, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1539 lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline and Eater – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Hoodline - The 5 best Hawaiian spots in San Jose and Eater - The 10 Best Places to Find Hawai‘i Food in the Bay Area. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy lomi lomi salmon with Rosé

    For an elevated experience, pair your lomi lomi salmon with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine resonates with the tomatoes and makes the salmon blossom.


  • The perfect complement to kalua pig


    When ordering kalua pig, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Albariño with laulau

    The flavors of laulau will be enhanced with a glass of crisp Albariño, a white wine that adds bright, refreshing qualities a luau needs.


Did you know?

  • March = Hawaiian festival

    If you are visiting Waikiki in March, don’t miss the Honolulu Festival, one of the largest events built around Hawaiian, also famous for its dancing and musicals.

Parking information

Finding parking in San Jose can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Hawaiian spot.

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