Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region
Headline: Kumamoto-themed Japanese restaurant opens in Hong Kong (with photo)
Japanese restaurant management company C& Higo Dining Co Ltd announced today (April 21) that it has opened a restaurant, kappo ro ann, in Hong Kong, promoting genuine Kumamoto cuisine and culture in the city.
Located on the 28th floor of iSQUARE in Tsim Sha Tsui, the restaurant offers hotpot dishes, sushi and sashimi made with fresh ingredients imported from Kumamoto prefecture against the backdrop of a panoramic harbour view, according to the CEO of C& Higo Dining Co Ltd, Mr Koji Honda. The interior design also resembles the image of Kumamoto Castle.
Mr Honda said, “Hong Kong has the highest export volume of ingredients from Kumamoto and people here love Japanese food and culture. It offers a good leverage for our restaurant as we need to import a large amount of ingredients from our home city.”
He added that the investors also want to promote Kumamoto culture with the restaurant in a bid to revive visitors’ interest in the prefecture. “There is a corner in our restaurant dedicated to the prefecture’s products and information. We hope to leave Hong Kong people with good impression of our prefecture by providing them with an unforgettable Kumamoto dining experience in our restaurant,” he said.
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Dr Jimmy Chiang welcomed the opening of kappo ro ann in Hong Kong. He said, “With the special theme of Kumamoto, we hope the restaurant can make good use of Hong Kong’s business advantages in the food and beverage sector to promote the prefecture’s food and culture in the city. We wish kappo ro ann every success in Hong Kong and beyond.”
About C& Higo Dining Co Ltd
C& Higo Dining Co Ltd manages and operates the high-end Japanese restaurant kappo ro ann in Hong Kong, with major investment from Higo Bank, a regional bank in Kumamoto Prefecture. It works closely with the Kumamoto Prefecture government to promote local food and culture in the city. For more information, please visit discoverjp.info/roann.
About Invest Hong Kong
Invest Hong Kong is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong’s vibrant economy. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
For event photo, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/albums/72157682823837265.