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Marinted ahi tuna poké
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Ahi Tuna Poké Bowls

Ahi tuna poké bowls are a luxurious and nutritious way to enjoy high quality, sushi grade tuna. Served over warm sushi rice, these bowls are packed with umami flavor from a simple soy sauce and sesame marinade, then topped with avocado, scallions, and nori. A truly special recipe for when you want to show off!
Prep15 mins
Marinating time1 hr
Total1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: ahi tuna rice bowl, how to make tuna poke, poke bowls
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Ari Laing


For marinade

  • ¼ cup soy sauce high quality
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp seaweed crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger paste or freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

For serving

  • ¾ - 1 lb sushi grade ahi tuna
  • ½ small English cucumber halved lengthwise and cut into half moons about ¼" thick
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced, plus more for serving
  • Pickling ginger
  • Sesame seeds
  • Crunchy tempura bits
  • Seaweed cut into strips
  • Tobiko flying fish roe
  • ½ large Haas avocado cut into ½" pieces
  • Sushi rice served warm
  • Spicy mayo


Make the marinade

  • Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, seaweed, ginger paste, mirin, and crushed red peppers in a large bowl, then whisk to combine.
    Marinade for poké
  • Cut tuna into cubes about ½" thick, then add to the marinade along with sliced cucumbers and scallions. Gently toss to coat. Cover and marinate in a refrigerator for at least 60 minutes.
    Ahi tuna before marinading for poké
  • Just before serving, add cubed avocado to the tuna and gently toss to combine.
    Marinated tuna poké
  • When ready, serve over warm sushi rice (recipe linked below) with any desired toppings.
    Ahi tuna poke with kani salad


  • Once marinated, ahi tuna should be used within 24 hours to retain freshness.
  • Check out this sticky rice recipe to serve with your ahi tuna poke bowl. Instructions included for rice cooker, Instant Pot, and stove top.
  • We also recommend this simple homemade spicy krab salad, which is delicious on its own or as a topping for poke bowls!
  • Make this 2 ingredient homemade spicy mayo for a little more heat!


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4505IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 3mg
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