Love pizza? Love poke? I do.
Then how about a poke pizza??!!! A wha-at?!!!
Just what is a POKE PIZZA, Miss Honey? A poke pizza (pronounced POH-keh, not POH-kay, or POH-ki, and definitely not poke) is an exotic fusion of Hawaii’s favorite pupu (appetizer) and yes, pizza.
I fell in love at first sight– It was also, by far, the most delicious thing I have ever tasted since Roy’s Melting Souffle. The blend of unique flavors just fit perfectly together. The fresh ahi, tomatoes, furukake seasoning, the tasty “no-grease-no-oil” dough, and I absolutely love the fact that it has no cheese. (Cheese is my least favorite part of pizza!)
Just where in the world did we come across this piece of heaven? The Pizza Corner.
Located in beautiful Ko’Olina, facing Aulani Resorts, this local eatery is not one to miss! In April 2014, they won the International Pizza Competition as the Poke Pizza offered something unique and original. The pizzeria mainly caters to the tourists of the resort offering New York Style traditional flavors such as cheese, meat and veggie, and their renowned garlic-knots, however they have captured the attention of the locals with their poke and kailua pork pizzas.
They also have cannoli. Yes, I fell in love again.
Just when I thought I could not fall in love deeper, their amazing owner Frank Mento made a stop on our table, genuinely thanked us for dropping by and chatted a bit about pizza, Italian family life, Hawaii, and beer. He gave us their one-of-a-kind Cinnayum to-go, on the house!!!
As expected, this place is a must-visit!!! and a must-eat-at!!! and a must-eat-poke-pizza-at!!!
Visit their website, www.pizzacornerhawaii.com for their full menu. If you are staying at any of the Ko’Olina Resorts, they will deliver it to ya, and if you plan on eating in, don’t forget to BYOB!!!
I am not kidding, I am off to pick up another poke pizza. Aloha!!!