Island Poké arrives at Canary Wharf
Poké, meaning ‘to slice or dice’ originated from Hawaiian fisherman seasoning off-cuts from their catch and eating it on the spot. Today, the dish has evolved into one that includes rice or salad, fish - typically tuna (or salmon) and dressings of a Japanese or other Asian origin.
Californian native James Porter, founder of Island Poké travelled to Hawaii frequently as a child, forming a strong passion from an early age for the country, leading to the creation of Island Poké in 2015. The brand encompasses the authentic cuisine and laid back culture of Hawaii with a modern approach, serving up simple, fresh and healthy bowls in a fun and vibrant setting.
Originally trading in the street food circuit, in late 2016 Island Poké opened their first ‘bricks and mortar’ site in Soho’s lively Kingly Street, with their second following in quick succession. Their newly opened third location is based in Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf’s newest retail and restaurant destination. Crossrail Place is home to Sticks'n'Sushi, Big Easy, Notes, Snow and Rock, Ippudo and The Breakfast Club.
The new residence will cater to the ever growing health conscious Londoner, providing fast food, on the go, without compromising on quality.