Hawaiian Poke Burger

Tuna Poke Burger

Poke is so trendy right now and for good reason. It’s delicious, refreshing, easy to prepare, and this time of the year its nice to make something you don’t have to cook! Like I do with everything I enjoy eating, I decided to put it on a burger. The key to making this burger is keeping the poke super cold until the moment it goes on the burger.  This keeps it tasting fresh and gives the fish a nice temperature contrast with the burger itself.

I grabbed this super fresh bluefin tuna from Red’s Best at the Boston Public Market. Add a few ingredients and it’s poke.
Sriracha mayo on the bottom bun, avocado on the top.
Really load up the poke.
This burger is GREAT.  I ate 2.
The fish is so cold and refreshing and the burger is nice and savory.
The little bit of sesame flavor is more of a match with the burger than you would first think, because most burgers are on a sesame seed bun anyways! 

Hawaiian Poke Burger

A grilled burger topped with Hawaiian Poke, a raw tuna dish seasoned with sesame oil and scallions.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Keyword: burger, Mash-Up
Servings: 2 burgers


  • 1/2 pound bluefintuna
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 1/2 an avocado sliced thin.
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 burger buns


  • Cut the tuna into 1/2 inch chunks. Mix in a bowl with the sesame oil, sesame seed, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, scallions, garlic, rice vinegar, and salt.
  • Form the burger patties. Grill to medium.
  • Mix the mayo and sriracha.
  • Grill the buns.
  • Put the sriracha on the bottom bun. Then top with the burger.
  • Load up the poke on top of the burger. Then slices of avocado. Then the top bun.

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