Soho gets a taste of Hawaii

Soho gets a taste of Hawaii

A taste of Hawaii is hitting Soho this autumn as new Pacific, takeaway concept restaurant Island Poké opens its doors.

The new restaurant, opening on Kingly Street, will offer Hawaiian sashimi-style cuisine, hailed for its vibrant flavours and health-giving benefits, to Londoners.

Island Poké Was founded by James Gould-Porter and Tom Miller who joined in on the growing trend for ‘poké stops’ in 2015.

James Gould-Porter, founder of Island Poké, said: "My first taste of authentic poké was in Maui when I was nine years old, and I was completely hooked."

Island Poké will begin its offering early, with Hawaiian Kona Coffee and Acai breakfast bowls, with options including coconut yoghurt with bee pollen sprinkles and nutty granola, or acai berries with honeycomb, banana and blueberries.

When it comes to the Poké itself, Island Poké  allows customers the a ‘build your own bowl’ option, meaning no one meal needs to be the same again.

Choose a base of white or brown rice, raw slaw, and top with classic Ahi Tuna, spicy Ahi Tuna, citrus-marinated salmon or golden beetroot before adding a fruit salsa, such as yuzu mango – and finish with options including tobiko, wakame seaweed, crispy shallots and avocado.

James continued: "I’ve put heart and soul into Island Poké. The freshness and provenance of the ingredients we serve is incredibly important to us and we are thrilled to open our first restaurant in London. I hope diners will feel our passion and excitement when they visit Island Poké for the first time."

The new venture is backed by Chris Miller, former commercial director of Soho House Group, and CEO of a new restaurant investment platform, the White Rabbit Fund.