Katsuya by Starck opens in Kuwait

RetailME Bureau

Kuwait-based international franchise operator MH Alshaya Co has opened the first Katsuya by Starck restaurant in the Middle East at The Avenues mall in Kuwait.

Katsuya by Starck was created in Los Angeles by entertainment group SBE, and the interiors of the restaurants are designed by French interior and product designer Philippe Starck. The new restaurant at the entrance to Grand Avenue – The Avenues, blends samurais with bento boxes and uses the natural beauty of wood and stone to create an exquisite and stylish environment. Alshaya has announced that a second Katsuya by Starck will open shortly in Dubai.

Featuring the dynamic pairing of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, Katsuya by Starck translates Japanese flavours to an international palate, offering a diverse collection of signature dishes which include crispy rice with spicy tuna, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño and miso-marinated black cod.

“Making our international debut represents a defining milestone for the evolution of Katsuya by Starck and for SBE. We are delighted to be working with the world leading retail franchise operator Alshaya, to bring the Katsuya by Starck brand to the Middle East, starting with Kuwait, followed by Dubai and then more widely across the region,” says Sam Nazarian, CEO, founder and chairman of SBE.

“We are confident that discerning customers in Kuwait, and across the region, will come to appreciate the international dining experience and the exceptional quality of food and service that Katsuya by Stark represents. We look forward to introducing the brand to our customers in other countries across the region,” adds Mohammed Alshaya, executive chairman of MH Alshaya Co.