frequently asked questions

We serve Wahoo and/or Mahi-Mahi depending on availability. Please ask the cashier at your local store. If both fish are available, we will serve Wahoo as the charbroiled items and Mahi in the blackened items.

According to our seafood provider, all fish has some level of mercury, but there is only a trace amount found in Wahoo or Mahi-Mahi. At this time, these two fish do not appear on the watch list with Tuna and Swordfish.

The name “ahi rice” on the Wahoo’s menu is actually a misnomer. There is no ahi in the Wahoo’s rice. Initially, Wahoo’s rice was topped with Wahoo’s salsa that contained aji [pronounced “ahi”] chili pepper. We changed the spelling to “ahi” to help with pronunciation. However, the Wahoo’s salsa no longer contains ahi [aji] chili pepper. Still, the name “ahi rice” stuck among both the Wahoo’s crew and customers alike-so the name “ahi rice” remains!

We tested the mixing of meats at several stores. However, most customers disliked the presentation and portions of the combined meats.

Wahoo’s salsa is a blend of fresh ingredients: tomatoes, cilantro, onions and peppers. The Wahoo’s salsa is a 10! However, on the spice level, it’s a moderate 5 (on a scale from 1 to 10). Please note that seasonality will affect the spiciness of the peppers. Salsa can always be ordered on the side.

Wahoo’s tries to support its neighbors and customers in a variety of ways within a fixed budget. Unfortunately that means we cannot say “yes” to all requests. We do ask that all requests be made in writing to our home office by email or mail [Attn: Marketing & Productions].

YES! Let Wahoos help you raise funds! It is so easy! All you have to do is gather your family and friends to come eat at Wahoos and we will give your school or fundraising group 20% of the proceeds! Just email us at [email protected] for more information.

Gift cards with a balance of less than $10 may be redeemed for cash at any California Wahoo’s location