Island Fin Poké to Offer Hawaiian-Style Build-Your-Own Poké Bowls in Cos Cob

More great news for foodies in Cos Cob.

A new fast-casual eatery known for its Hawaiian-style build-your-own poké bowls plans to open its first Connecticut location at 136 East Putnam Ave, once home to Cos Cob Hardware.

Island Fin Poké will be owned by local entrepreneur and health enthusiast, Jamie Darnow.

With the eatery expected to open at the end of April, Island Fin Poké will serve flavorful, healthy poké bowls (pronounced “poh-kay”), a popular Hawaiian dish consisting of proteins, such as fish, chicken, and tofu, accompanied by an array of nourishing toppings such as avocado and edamame served over lettuce or rice.

Island Fin Poké will open at the end of April 2022 at 136 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. Photo: Leslie Yager

Guests can choose from responsibly sourced ingredients and create their own customized poké bowl, choosing from over eight proteins, 25 different toppings, 9 gluten-free house-made sauces, and specialty mix-ins. The endless possibilities allow guests to get creative and experiment with something new every visit.

The Greenwich location will offer indoor seating so visitors can immerse themselves in Island Fin Poké’s Hawaiian hospitality, and family-oriented atmosphere. Third-party delivery options will also be available.

Along with his successful corporate career as a C-Suite executive, Darnow looked for a new business opportunity that incorporated his passions for food, fitness, and quality guest experience. As a 17-year resident of Old Greenwich, active Cross-fitter, and foodie, Darnow wanted to bring something that aligned with his interests and introduced a nutritious dining option to the community. He came across Island Fin Poké and fell in love with the brand’s mission to provide quick, healthy meals that are full of flavor, as well as their commitment to creating a family-oriented guest experience, known as “Ohana.”

“There are many other people like me in Greenwich who are passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but there is nothing in the area that draws them in with a welcoming atmosphere and fulfills their need for clean, value-oriented delicious food,” said Darnow. “I have a deep appreciation for the quality food and special experience that Island Fin Poké is known for and I can’t wait to share it with the Greenwich community.”

The opening of the brand’s first Connecticut location marks a significant milestone in Island Fin Poké’s continued expansion throughout the US. For more information, visit

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