Baltimore has some truly fantastic restaurants, but quick downtown lunch options can sometimes feel a bit ho-hum. For students and nine-to-fivers eager to break out of the fast-casual takeout routine, Ono Poke is a breath of fresh air. Located just a few minutes from UMB’s medical center, this Hawaiian poke spot is already garnering rave reviews on social media, and drawing crowds during lunch hour.
You can choose from any of the house specialty poke bowls, or you can decide to build your own from a list of rice, greens, fish, toppings, and sauces. If it’s your first time, Yelp reviewers recommend trying the “Smooth n Spicy” bowl (ahi tuna, avocado, cucumber, scallions and jalapeno) or the Veggie Poke if you’re looking for a vegan option (pair it with the macaroni salad and some dried mango for the full Hawaiian experience). Takeout and delivery are both available, and lunch prices generally run from $10 to $15.