And by Pokē we mean the Hawaiian dish of diced fish, meat or veg – not the Hokey Pokey dance. (You may know this dance as the Hokey Cokey. There has been an ongoing dispute about the correct name and origins of the much-loved song of our childhood in the Secret London HQ.) Back to the Pokē…
1. Black Roe, Mayfair
Black Roe, the newest Hawaiian haunt to land in Mayfair, is the perfect place for explorative foodies to have a first taste of Poke. The vast selection of Poke dishes and appetisers means that they’re perfect for sharing if you want to try a bit of everything. We’d definitely recommend giving the Classic Ahi Poke (Tuna marinated in roasted sesame soy) a try, as well as the succulent Beef Poke. The Lobster and Crab Pot Stickers also make a fantastic side dish to nibble to start. Although there’s a strong lean towards fish dishes on the menu, the Bison Rib Eye Steak is to die for. It’s served with a uniquely moreish uzu soy Hollandaise sauce.
4 Mill St, W1S 2AX
2. POND, Dalston
POND in Dalston are bringing Hawaiian vibes, food and cocktails to a hidden, old Victorian warehouse in North East London . They’ve got an entire menu dedicated to Poke. Choose between beef, tuna, raw fish and a sweet potato option for veggie lovers. The food is as fresh as it comes and served up in a variety of salads, tortillas and crispy rice crackers.
3 Gillett St, N16 8JH
3. Eat Poke @ KERB
The guys at Eat Poke are bringing the traditional Hawaiian dish in all its huge variety to London’s favourite foodie markets. They currently have pop-up stalls located at both KERB and Street Feast LDN. Pictured above are their delicious Ahi Poke Boats – an absolute treat to the tastebuds and not to be missed. Find out more about London’s food markets of the moment here.
Featured Image credit: Eat Poke