WATCH | Okipoki in downtown Los Angeles fuses traditional Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine to create a new style of poké. It serves up featured poké bowls and hand rolled sushi burritos.
Okipoki took their culinary creativity to a new level when they introduced the Inferno sushi burrito. It started as an occasional daily special, but because of the growing popularity and positive feedback it became a featured menu item.
Head chef and general manager, Anthony Jardinazo, came up with the idea of coating the burrito in Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The cheetos were originally on the inside, but became a perfect addition once Jardinazo placed the rice on the outside.
Okipoki was founded in 2015 by a group of young entrepreneurs known as the Create Good Restaurant Group. Okipoki is one-of-a-kind for now, but the CGRG guys hope to expand to more locations in the future.