Ahi Poké, the restaurant serving Hawaiian raw fish dish poké, is launching a second London site within the new Nova development in Victoria.
The first Ahi Poké launched in June 2016 in Fitzrovia, with the second site set to open in June "the first step in a wider expansion plan". The brand is part of the BVC Group, formed by Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche, who are also behind Mayfair's North Audley Cantine and Chez Chow.
Like its W1 sibling, Ahi Poké Victoria will be decorated in pastel hues and built from sustainable materials such as reclaimed driftwood. The restaurant will fuse the relaxed style of Hawaiian beach shacks with the laid-back bar vibes of LA and feature both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Menus will be created by chef Jeremy Coste, and will offer both signature dishes and customisable options available to eat in, grab and go or order for delivery.
There will be four signature dishes to choose from:
• Oahu rice, ahi tuna, red onion, fried onion, radish, carrot, coriander, sesame shoyu
• Sweet Green kale, mushroom, edamame, confit ginger, radish, carrot, sweet ponzu
• Heat Wave quinoa, salmon, avocado, kimchee cucumber, red onion, coriander, sriracha mayo
• Venice quinoa, shrimp, confit ginger, pineapple, edamame, radish, Leche de Tigre
All poké bowls are made to order and can be customised with a choice of base (rice, quinoa, kale), protein (salmon, ahi tuna and shrimp, or marinated mushrooms), sauce (sesame shoyu, sweet ponzu, leche de tigre, sriracha mayo) and topping (edamame, coriander, carrot, kimchee cucumber, radish, red onion, confit ginger, chilli grapefruit).
Daily and weekly specials will also be featured, alongside a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, and Earl Grey pineapple or milk chocolate cookies. All orders will be served in compostable containers.
The new restaurant joins operators including Bone Daddies, D&D London, Shake Shack, Jason Atherton and Franco Manca at Nova.
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