Island Poké; pronounced po-keh…and that’s no joke-ey, has just opened their second site in Broadgate Circle – and we’re all rather excited.
The restaurant serves up bowls of Poké, and for those not in the know (although you really should because they’ve been everywhere…) they consist of raw cubes of fresh ﬁsh (or roasted beetroot for vegetarians) with a soy-based dressing, served in a bowl with steamed rice and tasty garnishes.
Founder James Porter trained under an ex Nobu sushi chef and has created the menu at Island Poké which includes three house Poké bowls and a build your own besPoké bowl option where you can include ingredients like burnt sweetcorn, crispy shallots and kimchi. New additions include Poké Bowls, Poké Tacos and a special bowl from Yum Bun founder Lisa Meyer that will run for the whole of August.
Opening at breakfast, early birds can enjoy authentic Hawaiian Kona Coffee as well as a selection of breakfast options like overnight apple and cinnamon oats, tropical chia pots, salmon and yuzu cream cheese rolls and cinnamon buns.
Originally Hawaiian fishermen would haul their catch and poké (meaning to slice or dice in Hawaiian) it up and eat it then and there but if you don’t have time for that then save yourself the hassle and head to Island Poké.
Island Poké is now open at Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS