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New Neighbor: Maui Onion Poke Bar

On Wednesday, November 30th, Maui Onion Poke Bar opened its doors at 35 West 26th Street in the Flatiron District. Maui Onion is the latest addition to the neighborhood’s bustling fast-casual dining scene, and the first restaurant in the Flatiron District to specialize in poke, a Hawaiian raw fish salad.

The restaurant is the project of Donna Kang and Il Ji Jung. Both are experienced NYC restaurateurs with Kang previously working at Koreatown restaurants Dong Chun Hong and Abiko Curry, while Jung had stints at Oiji in the East Village and Jungsik in Tribeca. When asked why they chose the Flatiron District for their new restaurant, Jung noted that “Our location is just a couple of blocks from Madison Square Park, and puts us right in the middle of all the creative businesses and startups in the area.”

Maui Onion offers fresh, simple, and easy poke dishes that can be enjoyed by busy office workers on their lunch breaks or by diners looking for a more relaxed meal. The menu consists of twelve different signature poke combinations that can be prepared as a salad, rice bowl, burrito, or hand roll. All of the poke combinations are served with a base protein, including sashimi-grade tuna and salmon, octopus, tofu, shrimp, and lemon-garlic chicken.

In addition to the fresh premium poke, Maui Onion also offers house-made and customizable juices with options like cactus pear, pineapple, kale, spinach, and watermelon.

Hours are Monday through Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Maui Onion Poke Bar, 35 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 377-5120.

Image via Maui Onion Poke Bar.