We recently covered the upcoming opening of a new fast-casual restaurant (Made Nice) in NoMad and are happy to report that another is already open at 35 West 26th Street: Maui Onion.
As mentioned in Gothamist, Maui Onion features one of the hottest new crazes in the culinary world: poke. If you haven’t heard of it before, poke is a fish-based Hawaiian culinary tradition. Raw fish (usually tuna) is marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil and then tossed with other items, such as wasabi, onion and cucumber.
Maui Onion offers ten poke combinations, including Wasabi Shoyu Salmon, Tuna Tataki and Zuzu Shoyu Tuna. In addition to the raw fish base, these dishes also feature pickled ginger, scallions and avocado. At Maui Onion, you can have your poke in traditional salad form over rice, in a bowl or as a burrito. One of the restaurant’s very special offerings is the variety of fresh juices on hand, including Cactus Pears with Pineapple, Watermelon and Triple Berry with Apple.
Delicious raw fish complimented by fresh juice makes for an especially tasty and refreshing meal during the calorie-filled holiday season. The next time you’re on 26th Street, try poke at Maui Onion and find out why it has become so popular, so quickly.
35 West 26th Street
Open Monday – Sunday
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.