My friend Tomoki Ito and his partner JP Lam will be doing a soft launch opening of their new poke bowl & shave ice concept in Manoa Valley, tomorrow (Tuesday, September 25th, 2018) from 11am-3pm, so please head down there and show your support.
Using only the freshest fish from the auction purchased daily or every other day, Off the Hook Poke Market will carry some of your favorite poke standards like Ahi Limu or Spicy Ahi, but thanks to the culinary skills (and creativity) of Tomo-san, they will also feature some creative combinations that you’ve probably never seen anywhere else before.
It sounds like they will be starting with two “bowl” (plate) sizes: a mini (which is about a 1/3 lb of poke) and a regular (which is about a 1/2 pound). We were able to sample the mini and that was actually pretty filling. Once they get their rhythm down, you can expect to see them add items to their menu, like possible soups and maybe even cooked specials. Shave Ice is something they will be offering from the beginning, which will be served with all home made syrups.
If the partners look familiar to you, it’s because you’ve probably seen them many times before. Tomo-san was the former manager and operator of the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon, and then the restaurant, and JP has a show on KIKU TV called Itadakimasu and has also toured around the country with his band The Dukes of Surf. With Tomo-san’s culinary skillset and JP’s business acumen, OHPM is sure to be a smash success.
Off the Hook Poke Market is located in beautiful Manoa valley at 2908 East Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822… The former Garden Isle Cafe location in the same green building as Starbucks and Andy’s Sandwiches across Manoa Marketplace.
Check out below for their official announcement on Instagram and a video of my short interview with them below that. Hope to see you there! 🙂
Off the Hook Poke Market
2908 East Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822