Attention all hungry stomachs craving a nutritious, sustainable and full-flavoured feed — fast-track yourself to Ahi Poké in Fitzrovia, because you deserve a poke. Or should we say POKÉ? The Hawaiian raw fish dish has been swiftly poking its way through London, making us all the happier and healthier as it grows in popularity. This is why we’re chuffed to discover that Ahi Poké, a casual, all-day restaurant has landed on our London shores.
The main magnet is the signature dish, the Poké Bowl: ahi tuna, sushi rice, scallions, red onion, black sesame, avocado, furikake and sesame shoyu. Alternatively, you can build your own — choose your base (quinoa, sushi rice, or red kale), select a protein (responsible, locally sourced ahi tuna, sea bream, salmon, or marinated mushrooms), and then add a sauce and optional toppings. Ono!
The brains behind Ahi Poké are Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche, the young trio responsible for Mayfair’s NAC (North Audley Cantine, 2013) and Chez Chow (2015). The vibe they’re going for at the Percy Street location is chilled-out — think “simple Hawaiian beach shacks crossed with the laid back poké bar vibes of LA”. Alas, those hula skirts will come in handy.
Ahi Poké is a fast-paced affair, but with a relaxed, no fuss approach. Confused? Well, simply put, Ahi Poké revolves around the idea of responsible, clean eating, endeavouring to serve food that is made fresh to order, using only premium, sustainable produce. Pokérs can get all nautical and eat-in amongst the blues, whites and driftwood seating; or grab-and-go then dispose thoughtfully with their compostable containers. Pouring with rain, or just generally feeling lazy? They deliver too!
Step aside burritos and sushi sets — this summer is all about the poké.
Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 11.30am to 8pm.
Ahi Poké, 3 Percy Street, London W1T 1DF
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