‘K’ House Food India, an extension of the food chain Kyoto Gin Yuba in Japan, has opened Matsuri a 60-seater Japanese restaurant and bar, their second outlet in Kolkata, at Forum Mall, Elgin Road. Japanese dishes like, Kaisen Yakitori (assorted seafood yakitori) Maguro Natto (tuna and fermented soyabean) Ika Natto, Shimi Saba Sashimi(mackerel sashimi) and Hotate will be available at the outlet. ‘AOI,’ the first restaurant of K House Food India has now been renamed as ‘Fuji.’
Serving Japanese cuisine, the restaurant has a wall painted by a Japanese artist all the way from Japan, Koshi Chihiro from Nagano.
Speaking on the occasion, Takeshi Kogahara, Chairman, K House Food India, said: “ with Matsuri we hope to bring not just the Japanese Food in India but also the Japanese culture and, therefore, we got a Japanese artist to paint Zenkoji Shrine of Nagano on one of the walls.”
Palash Banerjee, Managing Director, Matsuri, said that he was confident about the new restaurant doing well after receiving an overwhelming response from the first outlet. “We try to connect both the countries via the medium of food and since all our ingredients are imported from Japan, we shall also have few ingredients at display to make people more aware of Japanese food,” he said.