A Japanese restaurant promoting Kumamoto cuisine and culture, Kappo ro Ann, has opened in Hong Kong.
Opened by Japanese restaurant management company C& Higo Dining, the restaurant is on the 28th floor of iSquare in Tsim Sha Tsui and offers hotpot dishes, sushi and sashimi made with ingredients imported from Kumamoto prefecture on the island of Kyushu.
With a panoramic harbour view as a backdrop, the restaurant has been designed to resemble Kumamoto Castle.
“Hong Kong has the highest export volume of ingredients from Kumamoto, and people here love Japanese food and culture,” says C& Higo Dining CEO Koji Honda.
He says the investors want to promote Kumamoto culture through the restaurant in a bid to revive tourism interest in the prefecture. A corner of the restaurant is dedicated to the prefecture’s products and information.
C& Higo Dining manages the restaurant with major investment from Higo Bank, a regional bank in Kumamoto prefecture, and works with the prefecture government to promote its food and culture.
Kappo ro Ann has been set up with the help of Invest Hong Kong.