Bristol’s new Hawaiian street food restaurant to open next week
Bristol has hosted a slew of fantastic new restaurants this year, despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and more are on the way.
Loki Poke, which opens at Wapping Wharf, is a newcomer who has made foodies lick their lips.
The Hawaiian street food restaurant announced in April that it was launching a harborside site – and has now revealed it will serve its first customers on Wednesday, July 14.
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Loki Pole started as a lockdown pop-up in March 2020, inspired by the time owner Georgia Hussey lived in Sydney, where poke bowls were a popular delicacy.
Its delivery service proved popular in the first few months, allowing it to monitor its first permanent location – and Cargo at Wapping Wharf was the place to be.
Georgia will launch Loki Poke in the unit that once housed The Pickled Brisket, adjacent to Dog Town, which opened in May.
The shipping container transforms into a “mini poke bar”, where customers can see their bowls of loki being made in front of them, choosing the toppings they like.
Georgia, who grew up on a farm near Bristol, said: “I want to use the space in a very creative way so that customers can come in and watch their poke bowls play out in front of them.
“I want the restaurant to have a little bit of drama about it and people to be able to see all of the fresh ingredients that go into each bowl.”
Pronounced poh-keh – which means sliced or diced in Hawaiian – poke is a traditional dish of marinated sashimi fish and vegetables tossed over rice.
The Loki Poké touch to this Hawaiian dish adds vegan and meaty options to the mix, as well as umami-rich sauces served in a take-out bowl.
Its bowls are fully customizable, with customers able to select the base and local toppings of their choice from the menu.
In addition to trading from his new home, Loki will continue to deliver from his existing kitchen base in St Philip’s, with his growing team serving Bristol customers via FoodStuff, Deliveroo, UberEats and click and collect.
It will also operate a pop-up kitchen at Propyard, the huge new industrial site in St Philip’s which will open on Friday 9 July.
You can find more information about Loki Poke at his website.