Japanese fast food chain Sukiya to open second Hong Kong outlet in Whampoa

Sukiya in Mong Kok, the restaurant’s first outlet in Hong Kong. Photo via Facebook/Sukiya Hong Kong
Sukiya in Mong Kok, the restaurant’s first outlet in Hong Kong. Photo via Facebook/Sukiya Hong Kong

Good news for those craving an (inexpensive) taste of Japan—fast food chain Sukiya is opening their second outlet in the city this week.

The restaurant, in Whampoa’s Fashion World shopping mall, will open their doors 9am Thursday.

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Known for their inexpensive gyudon (rice bowls with braised beef and caramelized onions), Sukiya is a leading restaurant chain in Japan with about 2,000 outlets nationwide. It also has locations in countries including China, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico.

The restaurant often draws comparisons with Yoshinoya, another Japanese chain that also serves reasonably priced gyudon.

Besides for their beef rice bowls, which start at HK$25 (US$3) for the smallest size, the Sukiya’s menu also features a variety of popular Japanese dishes including yakitori (fried chicken), Japanese curry and eel rice.

The Whampoa branch is the city’s second outlet. Sukiya made its Hong Kong debut last December when it opened its then-24-hour outlet in Mong Kok, drawing long lines out the door even at 2am in its first week of business. (In January, the restaurant changed its opening hours from 6am to 12:30am.)

According to local media reports, Sukiya aims to open one or two more outlets in Hong Kong this year.

Sukiya isn’t the only Japanese company to expand in Hong Kong in recent months. Don Don Donki, a discount department store that has over 350 branches in Japan, opened its 48,000 square feet Causeway Bay outlet in July.

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