I’ve stopped by the Rainbow Drive Inn in Kalihi a few times, and I’ve been curious about the Aloha Cones shop right next door. I thought it would be a great place to check out for lunch on the weekend, so I stopped by this past Saturday.
They had a great selection of different poke and sashimi that you could order as a bowl served over sushi rice or as a salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. I opted for the Wasabi Masago Ahi Poke rice bowl. The fish was mixed with sesame oil, wasabi oil, Hawaiian sea salt, green onion, and masago (smelt roe). I was impressed with the fresh fish, as well as the blend of flavors. I also really liked the crab salad that accompanied the poke. I ordered the regular size, but it also comes in a mini version for $8.
I also brought home an order of somen to eat later. For $6, you get a good size serving of somen noodles topped with crab salad, tomato, cucumber, edamame, and green onion. It also comes with an Asian dressing. I think I already mentioned how good that crab salad is, so this was definitely a win. At $6, you can’t go wrong if you order this for lunch.
I’m definitely going back to try more of their poke. The spicy tuna bowl and salmon sashimi also looked like good options. It’s always nice to have some new, delicious eateries in the neighborhood. If you stop by for a visit, let me know what you think!
- Aloha Cones: 1339 N. School St. #103, Honolulu,, HI 96817 (next to Rainbow Drive Inn on the corner of School St. and Houghtailing)
- parking: There’s a lot in the back or street parking. The lot gets busy as they share with the other restaurants in the building.
- take out
- Mon-Fri 10:30am-7pm, Sat. and Sun. 10:30am-4pm