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In Japan, lunches are often taken quickly

from small stalls where freshness and quality are key. Shops value their reputations very highly. This was the same dedication of our founders when they opened the first Sarku Japan in 1987.

The idea was so well received that soon

everyone wanted to try our fresh take on Japanese food. We were more than happy to share. Now there are over 250 Sarku Japan restaurants in over 35 states, Puerto Rico and South America. We are the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant in America. And with good reason.

Our mission remains the same

as it has always been: To share the fresh ways of traditional Japanese cooking with the rest of the world. That’s exactly what you’ll find at every one of our locations: Meals cooked-to-order right in front of you. Fresh flavors. No added MSG. Quick, friendly service.

We’re always striving to improve our quality and surprise you with meal choices that enliven your tastebuds.

Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

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Mall Locations

Our mall locations are perfect for grabbing a quick meal while you take a break from your shopping. There’s plenty to enjoy on the menu, but be sure to try our signature teriyaki chicken, beef and shrimp. Always delicious and always made without trans fats or added MSG.

Sushi BarIn many of our mall locations, you’ll find our sushi bar kiosks that serve up a convenient and quick way to enjoy a real sushi bar experience.

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Storefront Locations

Our storefront restaurants offer an expanded menu of your favorite Japanese foods including even more of our famous teriyaki, sushi, tempura and bento boxes. Grab something to go or sit down and enjoy the experience of seeing your food cooked fresh on our teppanyaki griddles.

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Enjoy even more delicious options at Ming Tree and Kato’s Cajun restaurants.
Both are part of the Sarku Japan family of restaurants.

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Sarku Japan Expands Street Concept Into Northern Virginia

Sarku Japan, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, will take its sizzling teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of Northern Virginia. The brand has debuted its first Virginia Teriyaki & Sushi Express street concept in Alexandria at the Kings Crossing Shopping [...]

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Sarku Japan, the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, will take its sizzling teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets of Northern Virginia. The brand has debuted its first Virginia Teriyaki & Sushi Express street concept in Alexandria at the Kings Crossing Shopping Plaza. The location, which is a corporate store, will be the first of three slated to open in Northern, Virginia before the end of the year.

“Ever since opening our street locations in Maryland, we’ve received a tremendous response from customers in the metro DC area,” said Jim Spence, Vice President of Street Store Development. “Due to store visibility and brand resonance, Northern, Virginia was the logistical next step for the expansion of the street concept.”

Touting the brand promise “fresh happens here,” Sarku chefs prepare made-to-order sushi and signature Teriyaki recipes on a Teppanyaki grill in open view for guests to enjoy. Sarku Japan® uses only the finest ingredients – including chicken, beef, seafood, and fresh garden vegetables. All dishes are trans-fat free with no MSG added.

By maintaining the brand’s winning formula of healthy cooking and great value, Sarku’s freshly made-to-order meals will now serve as a healthier fast food alternative for Northern Virginia residents on the go.

Traditionally located in mall food courts nationally, Sarku expanded its brand in 2008 with the launch of its street concept in major metro markets including New York and DC.

For more information on Sarku Japan, please visit www.sarkujapan.com.

About Sarku Japan
Established in 1987, Sarku Japan can be found in over 200 food courts in high-profile malls nationwide, as well as international markets such as South America. Since 2008, Sarku Japan has introduced free-standing restaurants in major metro markets such as New York City, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.


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Sarku Japan Continues Global Expansion With Deal In South America

Posted May 1, 2010

Frisby Corporation to open Sarku Japan Teriyaki and Sushi Express Restaurants in Colombia. Sarku Japan http://www.sarkujapan.com, the largest and most successful Japanese quick service restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, continues to expand globally with a major franchise deal in South America. Sarku Japan and Frisby Corporation have entered a multi-year master license agreement [...]

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Frisby Corporation to open Sarku Japan Teriyaki and Sushi Express Restaurants in Colombia.

Sarku Japan http://www.sarkujapan.com, the largest and most successful Japanese quick service restaurant chain (QSR) in the United States, continues to expand globally with a major franchise deal in South America. Sarku Japan and Frisby Corporation have entered a multi-year master license agreement to open 20 Sarku Japan Restaurants in Colombia over the next 10 years.

“Frisby Corporation is the perfect partner for us in Colombia”, said Jim Spence, Vice President of Street Store Development.  Mr. Spence added, “As the leading quick service restaurant operator in Colombia, our new partner, Frisby Corporation, is poised for success in bringing Sarku Japan’s signature teriyaki and sushi to the Colombian people.”

“We are pleased to enter this joint venture with Sarku Japan, as they are a solid brand, offering huge potential for growth,” stated Frisby Corporation owner Alfredo Hoyos Mazuera. “We look forward to a long standing and mutually beneficial relationship.”

About Sarku Japan
Established in 1987, Sarku Japan can be found in over 200 food courts in high-profile malls nationwide, as well as international markets such as South America. Since 2008, Sarku Japan has introduced free-standing restaurants in major metro markets such as New York City, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.


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Sarku Launch

Posted July 9, 2008

Sarku Japan, one of the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service (QSR) chains in the United States, is taking its sizzling Teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets as it launches a new store-front concept. About Sarku Japan Established in 1987, Sarku Japan can be found in over 200 food [...]

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Sarku Japan, one of the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service (QSR) chains in the United States, is taking its sizzling Teriyaki and made-to-order sushi from mall food courts to the streets as it launches a new store-front concept.

About Sarku Japan
Established in 1987, Sarku Japan can be found in over 200 food courts in high-profile malls nationwide, as well as international markets such as South America. Since 2008, Sarku Japan has introduced free-standing restaurants in major metro markets such as New York City, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.


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real-estate

Have a new location for a Sarku Japan restaurant? If your property meets the following criteria, we would be glad to discuss options with you. Please contact us at (800) 688-3858 or dvp@sarkujapan.com.

Real estate criteria for storefront locations

  • End caps or highly visible inline locations with convenient ingress and egress
  • A level sites in successful retail hubs with established anchors
  • National QSR co-tenants
  • 1,800 – 2,100 sq. ft. with 25 ft. of frontage
  • Highly visible building signage with additional pole or monument sign
  • High lunch and dinner traffic – 7 days per week
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Locations Coming Soon

Sarku Japan
Mall Location
Springfield Mall
6501H Springfield Mall, Sp.27 FC02
Springfield, VA  22150

Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express
Storefront Location
Coventry Plaza Shopping Center
7730 Old Branch Avenue, Sp #2
Clinton, MD 20735

Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express
Storefront Location
Towne Centre at Laurel
14700 Baltimore Ave
Laurel, MD 20707

contact

In the spirit of kaizen or “continuous improvement”, we always welcome your feedback and inquiries. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and continue to be your favorite choice for quick Japanese cuisine. Feel free to contact us and let us know how we’re doing.

Customer Service

Contact us at (905) 474-0710 ext. 727 or (800) 668-3858 ext. 727, or use the contact form below for any customer service related inquiries.


MAILING ADDRESS

Sarku Japan - Customer Service

  • 7650 Birchmount Road
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Canada L3R 6B9

FRANCHISING

We are not currently seeking new franchising applications, but would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

(905) 474-0710 ext. 694
or (800) 668-3858

smkfranchising@sarkujapan.com

REAL ESTATE

If you have a location you think we should consider for a future Sarku Japan development, we’d love to hear from you.

(800) 668-3858

dvp@sarkujapan.com