The Freshest Catch
HEALTHFUL, CHEF-DRIVEN POKE MADE WITH LOCAL PRODUCE, SUSTAINABLE FISH, AND INNOVATIVE INGREDIENTS
Sweetfin was created with the goal of providing healthy, nutritious and flavorful bowls with premium quality ingredients and with approachability. Our fine-casual restaurant concept takes all the familiar flavors of sushi and puts them in an easy to eat, portable, customizable, and affordable bowl.
Our culinary philosophy is centered in our “Pole to Bowl” ethos which means that in sourcing our fish we aim to use the highest-quality and most sustainable raw fish we can find while still maintaining a reasonable price point. Our menu is 100% gluten free and we are vegan and vegetarian friendly.
“With its gorgeous blond-wood interior, celebrity chef affiliation (Top Chef alum Dakota Weiss) and stylish clientele, this Santa Monica poke restaurant would be as much at home in the pages of Vogue as Bon Appetit.” - LA Weekly
Each culture does it differently: Japan has sushi and sashimi, Latin America has ceviche, Italy has crudo and Scandinavia has gravlax. Hawaii has poké.
We fell in love with poké after visiting the Hawaiian Islands. Fresh, healthy and delicious, poké took all of the best components of sushi and put them in an easy to eat container. Let’s just say we couldn’t stop at eating just one bowl.
Being Californians, however, we love the inventiveness of California cuisine and wanted to meet in the middle of the Santa Monica Pier and the aku boats of Hawaii’s fishing areas.
Since that would have put us right smack in the heart of the Pacific, we instead set up shop here, on the California coast, where we’ve
updated the same savory mix of rich Ahi tuna, shoyu and sesame oil with the inventive flavor combinations of California cuisine.
POLE TO BOWL, RESPONSIBLY SOURCED
Our Yellowfin Tuna is wild-caught in the Indian Ocean and
is certified “Dolphin Safe” by “Friend of Sea”. Our Tuna also is defined by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program as a “Good Alternative.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
The MBA Seafood Watch Program has created a set of recommendations that help consumers choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.
Our salmon is responsibly raised in Faroe Islands from feed to production. The Salmon feed includes no antibiotics, growth harmones, poultry or mammalian feed. The Salmon has a natural diet and is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Low stocking densities allow the fish to grow naturally, producing a quality of farmed salmon that is robust and healthy.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council
The ASC’s mission to transform aquaculture toward
s environmental sustainability and social responsibility. With its partners, the ASC runs an ambitious program to transform the world’s seafood markets and promote the best environmental and social aquaculture performance.
Our Albacore is wild, line-caught off the Fijian Islands. Fiji is a signatory to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) which was established for the conservation and management of highly migratory fish stocks in the region. Our Fijian Albacore is MSC certified and there is virtually zero “non-fish” bycatch caused by the fishing methods.
Marine Stewardship Council
The MSC is an international non-profile organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.