It’s the first outlet for the brand outside Japan
Famous Japanese restaurant Gonpachi has opened its first outlet outside of its homeland in Dubai.
Officially opened in Business Bay at the Boulevard at Al Habtoor City, the restaurant offers authentic Japanese cuisine including fresh kushi-style grilled skewers, sushi and tempura.
The popular restaurant brand has seven outlets in Japan but is famous the world over for its association with Quentin Tarantino’s 2004 film Kill Bill, in which its original Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo location featured in an iconic fight scene.
That same outlet also hosted a summit between US President George W Bush and Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi in 2002, with the trendy location making worldwide news.
The simple yet elegant wood décor of Gonpachi Dubai will be instantly familiar to those looking for a traditional Japanese experience with its “nostalgic atmosphere” aiming to “bring you back to a Japan of a bygone era”, according to its website.
It’s now open from midday and offers a business lunch featuring the likes of tuna tataki, popcorn shrimp, karaage, sushi, black cod, unagi meshi, and a selection of desserts.
Source – Caterer Middle East