This October, Ahi Poké will bring their Californian fuelled take on Pacific poké to the City with their signature bowls packed with sunshine, feel-good flavours and fresh ingredients.
Having first discovered poké during their travels through California, the three childhood friends, Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche have brought a fresh outlook on the traditional Hawiian raw-fish dish, with flavours mapping Asia and the Middle East. The menu, designed by Michelin-trained Chef Jeremy is centred on sustainably sourced fish and vibrant, fresh vegetables from local suppliers in New Covent Garden Market. The short menu of ever-evolving signature bowls includes a more traditional Hawaiian ‘Oahu’ with Ahi tuna, red onion, radish, carrot, fried onion and coriander on brown rice with Sesame Shoyu, which sits alongside the ‘Venice’, capturing the sunshine of LA’s Venice Beach with kale, quinoa, shrimp, confit ginger, pineapple, edamame, radish and Leche de Tigre. For the more rebellious of heart, there’s the option to create a totally unique poké, with a choice of a technicolour of ingredients from coconut sweet potato to kimchee cucumber and red cabbage, as well as seasonal sauces such as carrot, ginger and miso or Sweet Ponzu.
“We became obsessed with poké as soon as we tried it back in Cali – there were these bowls bursting with vibrancy and goodness that transport you straight to the palm trees and translucent blue waters of the Pacific. We could all do with a little more of that laidback Californian lifestyle” says co-founder and Head Chef Jeremy.
Joining a line-up of new restaurants in the Bloomberg Arcade, the space will be designed by Gundry + Ducker in collaboration with Jeremy, David and Gabriel. Ahi Poké’s distinctive clean and neutral palette will have tones of greens and wood throughout, offset by loud, vibrant wall murals and their ever-present soundtrack of up-beat hip hop – more beach party, less office wear.