First Teppanyaki Restaurant In Lisburn Opens For Business!
11 April 2009Ginza, a new restaurant specialising in Asian cuisine, has opened for business at Lisburn Leisure Complex report letting agents, Osborne King. Ginza, translated as “Silver Mint” in Japanese, is also the name of one of Tokyo’s most affluent shopping and dining districts. This is the first restaurant in Lisburn to feature Teppanyaki-style cooking as a core element of an extensive menu that has been devised exclusively for Ginza by its head chef, Chris Kwan, who was based formerly in London.
Commenting on her decision to bring the Teppanyaki restaurant concept to Lisburn, experienced restaurateur and owner of Ginza, Sally Pang, explained: “Teppanyaki is a modern Japanese style of cooking that involves cooking food on a hot plate in front of the customer. High quality ingredients are cooked at an extremely high temperature (400 degrees Celsius) sometimes creating a dramatic flame effect that is quite spectacular to witness. I would describe it as “theatre cooking”, and with customers queuing up every day to watch our chefs in action, it’s certainly proving to be a very strong selling point in terms of entertainment and novelty value to our customers. Our menu is very different to other local restaurants and is the first of its kind in Lisburn.”
Pic L to R: Ginza Head Chef Chris Kwan, owner Sally Pang and Mark Carron (Osborne King) enjoying the menu at Ginza
The 3,000 sq ft restaurant with its completely open-plan kitchen is designed along clean, contemporary lines with striking black and red fixtures adding an Oriental accent to the overall décor and layout. Presentation is a key priority with starters served in traditional wooden baskets and all crockery sourced from authentic Asian suppliers. The specially devised menu, which head Chef Chris Kwan describes as “east meets west” features culinary creations such as Grilled Giant King Prawn on a Yorkshire pudding while customers with a sweet tooth can feast on homemade Mango Cheesecake and Chocolate Spring Rolls.
Mark Carron of Osborne King, who negotiated the letting of the premises to Ginza on behalf of his client Ebony Developments Ltd, commented: “Lisburn Leisure Complex is an extremely well-established and popular leisure destination. Ginza offers customers a, sophisticated and cleverly-conceived menu and complements the other food eateries within the scheme proving that the complex literally does offer something for everyone.”
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Ginza is fully licensed and operates a take-away service.