HAWAIIAN POKÉ IN LONDON

Bringing Fresh, Authentic Hawaiian Poké to London

Poké (Po-Keh)  /poʊˈkeɪ/ verb– Hawaiian to ‘slice’ or ‘dice

A classic Hawaiian dish of cubed, marinated fish. Traditionally the local fisherman would haul in their catch, dice it up, season it and eat on the spot. The ‘Poké Bowl’ is a modern approach to this concept and normally includes a base of rice or slaw topped with seaweeds, fruit salsas, pickles and garnishes.
Island Poké is committed to bringing you those authentic flavours, fresh from the shores of Hawai’i to the streets of London.

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The Island Poké Story

Growing up in California with frequent trips to Hawaii, James’s inspiration for Island Poké stems from his childhood summers spent in the islands. James founded Island Poké in 2015, where he traded on London’s buzzing street food circuit. Born from a frustration with the monopoly of London’s office lunch trade, Island Poké brings us a more fun, vibrant, interactive, healthy and flavoursome offering.

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In November 2016 James and the team opened Island Poké’s first ‘bricks and mortar’ site on Kingly Street in Soho, followed by a second in Broadgate Circle just ten months later.

We want our customers to feel like part of our ‘Ohana’ (family). We hope you see our passion for incredible food and feel at home with our friendly vibes and laid-back love of life. We have always aimed to stay true to our roots and influences, avoiding the kitsch version of Hawai’i which we so often see portrayed.

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MEET THE TEAM
JAMES GOULD-PORTER

FOUNDER

Busted at his previous job for spending too much time researching Poké concepts, James finally bit the bullet and launched Island Poké, much to the dismay of his parents! Having never looked back since, he is now the eyes and ears of all things Poké. He is swiftly becoming London’s very own Poké Godfather.

HUGH PETIT

OPERATIONS

Hugh joined the team before opening our Kingly Street site to help with the daily operations of Island Poké. Originally a trained chef, Hugh cut his teeth as a manager with Soho House before joining our ranks. Quick witted and never short of a pun, Hugh is Island Poké’s very own class clown. He’s our man on the ground, and the go to guy for all operational aspects of the company.

LAUREN SMAIL

HR MANAGER

Lauren is the personification of all things we hold dear at Island Poké, a true brand ambassador. Having been part of the team which opened our first site, she is the perfect character to lead us in managing all aspects of recruitment, particularly looking after our growing team and their needs. Lauren lives and breathes Island Poké’s brand ethos and truly embodies the Spirit of Aloha.

LAUREN BLISSETT

MARKETING

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Lauren brings Island Poké a true sense of Aloha and keeps us faithful to our Hawaiian roots. Her genuine love of food, people and photography made her the natural choice to manage our marketing, events and brand communications. Lauren also looks after our corporate and VIP customers, ensuring they experience an authentic taste of the Hawaiian islands.

CHAZ

CULTURAL INSTIGATOR

Chaz is a man all about the music. He keeps the team buzzing through the day with his original play-lists and get up and go attitude. Don’t pass on our fruit salsas though; he will have something to say about it. You’ve been warned!

KRIS

CHEF

The most important cog in our wheel, keeping your white rice extra fluffy and your salsas full of zing.

REBECCA STONE

GENERAL MANAGER BROADGATE

Meet Bec, our General Manager at Broadgate Circle. A slick operator and organised to the max, Bec still manages to be the most laid back member of the Island Poké team. Being born on the sunshine coast has probably got a lot to do with it!

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MARGAUX SIMON

GENERAL MANAGER CANARY WHARF

Margaux joined us after successfully launching her own street food venture, Milo & Hector’s. Similar to our street food roots she knows first hand where we have come from and what it takes to keep growing. With her French-American heritage she brings us a different angle to the Island Poké family, Canary Wharf and beyond.

JENNY DELL

GENERAL MANAGER SOHO

Having moved away from the art world, Jenny joined Island Poké as General Manager of our first ever site. Smart and decisive, she brings business clout, but with a cheerful approach- which means she has more than enough tools to lead our first ship.

When it comes to ingredients our ethos and direction is governed by two factors.

QUALITY

This is what sets Island Poké apart from the rest- using only prime, sashimi grade fish, the most perfectly ripe fruit & veg and premium Japanese sushi rice. We do not spray with carbon dioxide to keep our tuna ‘looking’ fresh for longer, it is delivered to our stores each morning and will start oxidising almost immediately. Our Ahi is also mercury tested and super frozen to -60°c at source, locking in the freshness and ensuring the fish is safe for raw consumption.

SOURCING

Our tuna is exclusively line-caught, with the fishermen operating under strict regulations to ensure their vessels are both dolphin and ocean friendly. All boats are chipped and monitored to avoid overfished or illegal waters. Our salmon is farmed in the strong, icy currents off the Orkney and Shetland Islands in Scotland ensuring lean, protein-rich fish.

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Find us

ISLAND POKÉ
KINGLY STREET

8 Kingly Street,
London, W1B 5PQ

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: Open from 8am until 9.30pm
Saturday: Open from 12pm until 7pm
Sunday: Open from 12pm until 4pm

ISLAND POKÉ
BROADGATE CIRCLE

Broadgate Circle,
London, EC2M 2QS

Opening Times
Monday to Tuesday: Open from 8am until 8pm
Wednesday to Friday: Open from 8pm until 10pm
Saturday: Open from 12pm until 6pm
Sunday: Closed

ISLAND POKÉ
CANARY WHARF

Crossrail Place,
London, E14 5AR

Opening Times
Monday to Friday: Open from 8am until 9pm
Saturday: Open from 10am until 7pm
Sunday: Open from 12pm until 6pm 

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General Enquiries

If you want to find out more about Island Poké please feel free to email us at aloha@islandpoke.co.uk or fill out the form below

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