As one of the biggest food trends in the past few year, Poke has been popping up in some of the worlds major cities and finally arrived in London this year. Pronounced po-kay, Poke is the name for a popular marinated raw fish dish in Hawaiian cuisine, usually eaten as an appetiser, and is simply dressed with some scallions, onions, shoyu and sesame.
At Ahi Poke, the humble dish has been transformed into a bespoke ‘salad bar’ with a great range of options that has continued to expand since the restaurant opened a few months ago. If you choose to ‘build your own’ bowl, you have the option to select from a base of kale, quinoa or brown rice (or mixed), a fish (salmon/tuna) or mushroom, a sauce and a range of toppings. You can also ask for your sauces to be mixed and arrive at some interesting flavours – the mix of sweet shoyu and ponzu is my personal favourite.
With its pastel blue, airy interiors, a step inside Ahi Poke is a calming antidote to the busy Oxford street that’s just a stone’s throw away and a great lunch option that’s both healthy, delicious and a feast for the eyes as well.
3 Percy Street
London W1T 1DF