About Us

We could tell you that we serve delicious and creative food with exceptional service in a quick and engaging fashion, which is all true, but that’s not what our company is all about.We aren’t just a restaurant looking to feed hungry diners, we are people building relationships. We founded Pokano Poke after 30 years of working for several national restaurant brands. All of our great experiences during those 30 years were centered around relationships; the relationships we created with our guests, the relationships with our teams, and some of us even created lifelong relationships with our spouses and future parents of our children. So why leave all of those great moments behind us and venture off to Pokano? Because time and time again many of those relationships were ripped away due to downsizing, relocation, changing leadership or most recently the sale of the restaurants and leaders we had built from the ground up over the last 7 years. It is now our time to take control and build something special for our community.Yes, we promise to deliver excellent food, through exceptional service in a quick and engaging environment, but we are driven for so much more than that at Pokano. We want to give opportunity to those that are looking for something greater. Those who are willing to go above and beyond in their pursuit of greatness. No matter where you are on your journey, we want to help you accomplish your goals, whether they are professional goals in the hospitality industry, financial goals, personal goals or if your journey is just for a quick bite to eat; we built Pokano for you.So, what is Pokano? It’s the perfect blend of Poke (“to slice or cut” in Hawaiian often referring to chunks of raw, marinated fish which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables) and Volcano which represents our grill as we offer cooked and vegetarian options. We like to call ourselves, “the next generation of sushi”.

Our Mission

Ocean to bowl, we are connecting guests to nutritious and delicious food we stand behind. Through Teamwork, Perseverance, and Hard work we strive to exceed our guest’s expectations in order to create limitless opportunity for both the organization and individuals. We believe in good people doing good things; therefore, we use a portion of our profits and resources to improve the sustainability of the ocean and better the communities we impact.