EST. 2016

Established in 2016 by Mark and Paul who had a dream to create a quick casual restaurant

that serves incredible Hawaiian style poke in a cool casual environment and transports you from every day to a surf shack on the beach.  From their homemade sauces, 25 toppings & sustainably sourced fish you will be tasting the flavors of the islands.

Mark relocated to Las Vegas in 2007 and the friends stayed in touch. They could go a couple of months without talking but then when they did it was as if no time passed, just picked up where they left off. Vacations still happened back to Orlando and the pair continued to talk of starting their “own” thing.

 

Paul continued to work his job at Bahama Breeze and raised his family in Orlando while Mark was doing his thing in Vegas. Time passed and Mark got a text message from Paul in August of 2016 “I quit my job”……. WHAT?????? Mark had a cushy life and all of a sudden Paul quit his 20-year job. What should we do?

At  this point, Mark had 5 restaurants in Las Vegas and 5 restaurants in LA that he oversaw. Paul flew to LA and the boys spent 3 days eating. I know I know its tough work but someone had to do it. Mark took Paul to all of his favorites and some he didn’t like. When the food fest was done, the road trip back to Vegas began. The friends talked all the way back to Vegas about what the concept had to have. They came up with three things: Incredible food, remarkable service and super easy to replicate.

Did you just say to yourself “Aw, come on, Treated like family?”
Come visit . . . then you tell us.

Mark & Paul met in 2004 at Bahama Breeze. Mark had just relocated his family to Orlando to be the General Manager of the I Drive location and Paul was his bar manager. 

 

From the day they met, it was more like brothers than friends. Days off, vacations and days on the boat, the families grew close and their kids grew up together. The boys talked and talked about starting their own restaurant.

 

It was a great drive and born out of the 4.5 hours was the Island Fin Poke Company!

Mark’s Las Vegas kitchen became ground zero of poke. Friends and family gathered to taste test sauces. The house was never short on visitors when there were poke tasting parties. Over the course of the next few months, the creation of the house-made sauces was complete.

Fresh, delicious, and all gluten-free.

Give it a try and see for yourself, you will never eat a poke bowl from another
restaurant……

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