Impact Exhibition Management Co is looking beyond Muang Thong Thani with two unique Japanese restaurants in central Bangkok. The operator of Thailand's largest exhibition centre signed an agreement yesterday with Japan's Tsubohachi Co, the owner and operator of Tsubohachi on Hokkaido island and Ito-Kacho in Tokyo, at the grand opening in Bangkok.
Minoru Shionoiri (second left), president of Tsubohachi Co, and Paul Kanjanapas (second right), managing director of Impact Exhibition Management Co, attend the opening ceremony for the new Japanese restaurants, joined by Shigeru Saito (left), Tsubohachi’s director of franchise operations and new business development, and Loy Joon How, general manager of Impact.
The new restaurants are located in Nihonmura Mall on Thong Lor Soi 13.
Paul Kanjanapas, Impact's managing director, said it cost 20 million baht to open the two eateries, and he expects to open 20 more within five years.
Tsubohachi is a restaurant and bar targeting executives or friends looking to relax after a long day at the office. It serves sashimi, ramen, simahokke yaki and kamameshi, with most ingredients imported from Japan.
The second restaurant, Ito-Kacho, offers premium-grade barbeque beef yakiniku style, serving only black wagyu beef imported from Kyushu island.