Having graduated from popular street food residencies to its first permanent Kingly Court restaurant in 2016, restauranteur James Gould-Porter is now adding to his poké empire and opening his sixth site in Shoreditch in east London. An established part of the capital’s grab n’ go scene, Island Poké will now be serving up its famed menu in its new slick city set-up, which boasts 17 covers, making it their largest site to date.
Like all Island Pokés, the restaurant has its own individual character and charm, and will feature signature island poké swings in the window and striking neon signs, reclaimed wood floors, panelling and wall murals. Guests will be able to build their own bespoké bowl and choose from a range of bases, fish and toppings, as well as famed house bowls such as their Classic Ahi, which boasts Ahi Tuna Shoyu, pineapple chili salsa, wakame seaweed, and crispy onion and sesame seeds on a bed of sushi rice.
“Our site in Shoreditch brings our fight to shake up the grab and go market to the frontline,” said Gould-Porter. “We’re really looking forward to bringing something different to the area with our signature swings in the window, vibrant bowls and energetic staff.”