Search

Positive move for Norwich-based Sakura Japanese Yukiniku

18:09 05 October 2012

Orlando Williams and Hiroko Matsuka from Sakura Restaurant which has moved to expanded premises in Ber Street Norwich

Orlando Williams and Hiroko Matsuka from Sakura Restaurant which has moved to expanded premises in Ber Street Norwich

Archant

A Norwich Japanese grill owner who invested £30,000 in moving his business to Ber Street last year said he was positive about the move.

Sakura Japanese Yukiniku, which is run by husband and wife team Orlando Williams and Hiroko Matsuka, moved from White Lion Street last September.

The new restaurant, which serves hand-cooked Japanese dishes, can now seat 60 diners and has a 20-seat function area for small occasions.

Mr Williams said: “Our decision to move was to enable us to develop the business, as well as attract more evening business than we were able to achieve at the White Lion address. We wanted to give it a few months to prepare and bed the restaurant into its new location before starting to aggressively market.”

He said his wife, who is the restaurant chef, wanted to spend more time experimenting with dishes for the function business.

Mr Williams said he was confident that by relaunching the restaurant it would lift the Sakura profile and produce new business. He hopes to eventually open restaurants elsewhere in the region.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Insight

Employers in East Anglia are paying staff more and looking at benefits packages in a bid to attract and retain staff.
Photo credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

If you excel at your job then now might be the time to speak to your boss about a pay rise or equally look for an upgrade in your benefits package.

                                 Managing Director of Bakers and Larners of Holt, Michael Baker, pictured at the Holt department store.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Family businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, but can often be weighed down by tradition. Now a report seeks to champion the region’s oldest family firms. Business writer SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Mustard TV

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Shaun Lowthorpe

Business Publishing Editor

|

Sabah Meddings

Business Writer

|

Kate Royall

Business Writer

|

Duncan Abel

Business Development Manager

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100

Newsletter Sign Up