Mango Tree Worldwide has expanded its footprint in Japan with the launch of casual and dynamic dining outlets in two key cities: Nagoya and Hiroshima.
The Asian restaurant operator’s existing portfolio in Japan which includes 24 outlets nationwide has now added Mango Tree Kitchen Gapao at Hiroshima Station and Mango Tree Café Nagoya LACHIC in one of the city’s most popular retail malls. Mango Tree said these two outlets follow the company’s successful strategy of providing quick, healthy and authentic Thai cuisine to diners in busy areas.
“Japanese customers love Thai cuisine. The success of our existing restaurants in Japan shows that local diners have a deep understanding and appreciation of this rich culinary culture and want authentic dishes just like they tasted them in Thailand,” said Trevor MacKenzie, Mango Tree’s global managing director. “The launch of Mango Tree Kitchen Gapao in Hiroshima and Mango Tree Café Nagoya LACHIC will continue to build upon our company’s successful strategy in Japan, allowing even more local diners to experience fantastic Thai cuisine.”
Mango Tree Kitchen Gapao is a lively ‘grab and go’ outlet at Hiroshima Station, specialising in the popular Thai dish, phad gapao, which combines spicy and aromatic meat with Thai basil, served with jasmine rice and topped with a fried egg. This innovative concept caters to thousands of Japanese travellers who pass through this key transport hub each day, offering a tapas bar-style menu and ‘to go’ options in a Japanese bento-box style.
Meanwhile, Mango Tree Café Nagoya LACHIC is located on the eighth floor of LACHIC, an upscale lifestyle mall in the vibrant Sakae area of Nagoya. With 48 seats, this casual café caters to the large number of shoppers who visit LACHIC every day, including families.