Popular sushi chain opens eighth local venture at Wharf Mooloolaba

Manager-Ryan Jeong, Liv Normington and Ellie Brady

Local sushi outlet Sushi Kibou have opened their eighth store on the Sunshine Coast after taking up the last remaining location within The Alley at The Wharf Mooloolaba.

Sushi Kibou founder and owner Rakhui Jung said he was pleased to be able to open his latest store in such an iconic location such as The Wharf.

“We constantly do our research and look for good locations with strong foot traffic and The Wharf Mooloolaba has become one of those destinations on the Sunshine Coast where people know they can get great food and be entertained seven days a week.

“We particularly love the atmosphere of The Alley as we are right next to hugely popular destinations such as Kenilworth Bakery and Local Social Café as well as Universal Games which is popular for the whole family which ultimately means lots of foot traffic,” Rakhui said.

Store Manager Ryan Geong said Sushi Kibou would offer a range of fresh Asian inspired food which would ideally cater for the wide range of people who visit The Wharf every day of the week.

“Fresh Sushi and sashimi is our trademark but customers can expect more when they visit as the window is full of great treats such as Japanese riceballs, rice paper rolls, karaage chicken, sweets and ice-cream and the hugely popular Bubble Tea.

“We’ve got something for everyone and it’s quick, fresh and affordable which is suitable for a takeaway meal or we have bench seats and tables to enjoy the food and watch the passing parade of people,” Ryan said.

Sushi Kibou (also known as Hikaru Sushi) commenced operating on the Sunshine Coast in 2014 and currently operates at Buderim, Beerwah, Warana, Kawana, Twin Waters, Birtinya, Baringa as well as The Gap and Cleveland in Brisbane and Clayton and Springvale in Melbourne.

Karen Hugg, general manager of The Wharf Mooloolaba, said she had specifically targeted Sushi Kibou to become a tenant within The Alley at The Wharf.

“We’ve watched the business grow across the Sunshine Coast and we thought we had the right levels of foot traffic as well as parking and a broad range of clientele who would support a quality sushi outlet within our precinct.

“We think Sushi Kibou is a great fit for The Alley and complements the existing offer of Kenilworth Bakery, Local Social Café and the Universal Games arcade. Each of these well established businesses are locally owned and operated which means everything they do is done with passion and purpose.

“Together they become a destination within a destination within The Alley at The Wharf Mooloolaba and that benefits them and our customers,” Karen said.

Sushi Kibou is open seven days a week from 9am until 3pm. For more information visit hikarusushi.com.au

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