Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of Japan with quality service, according to Sojitz.
Sojitz City Food Co., which is 85 percent owned by the Japanese firm and 15 percent by Arctic Sun Co., a City Mart subsidiary, is operating the facility.
The food court opened on Wednesday, March 22nd inside a new commercial complex located in the central business district of Myanmar’s biggest city.
It can accommodate around 200 diners in a cozy setting and caters mainly to office workers with a full menu of primarily Japanese dishes, including sushi and udon noodles.
The food court has employed around 50 local people as restaurant staff.
The joint venture plans to open more branches in the future.
The first Japanese restaurant in Myanmar opened in 1988, boosting the popularity of Japanese cuisine.
Maung Maung, a 61-year-old customer who visited Tokyo Dining City on its opening day, said local people preferred authentic Japanese food to dishes made with local tastes in mind.
Source: Retail in Asia