Opening in Fitzrovia next month, Ahi Poké will serve up the archipelago’s raw fish dish, known as poké, in eat-in, grab and go and delivery formats.
Founders Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche came up with the concept after craving the fish dish following a trip to Los Angeles a year ago.
The 25-cover all-day diner will sell signature £11 poké bowl creations, comprising ahi tuna, sushi rice, scallions, red onion, black sesame, avocado, furikake, and sesame shoyu.
Customers will also be able to build their own poké Bowls, choosing a base of quinoa, sushi rice, or red kale; a protein of responsibly sourced ahi tuna, the fish classically used in poke - sea bream, or salmon, marinated mushrooms and toppings.
Inspired by the beach huts of Hawaii, the interior will incorporate sustainable materials including reclaimed wood and driftwood.
The Percy Street located restaurant, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, will also use compostable containers for all orders.
“We have always been very passionate about providing simple, quality dishes & creating restaurants where we would enjoy spending time in with friends or family,” Coste said.
“We think Londoners are getting more interested in eating healthy, eating fresh and discovering new flavours, and we hope to provide that through Ahi Poké.”