VIRGINIA BEACH- Domoishi, an Asian restaurant chain, is opening new locations on the southside.
The Harbor View location in Suffolk opens June 3rd and the Princess Anne location in Virginia Beach near Tidewater Community College, 3545 Buckner Blvd Ste.106 will open June 10th.
“We have several [restaurants] in the Hampton Roads area,” said Sam Huang, Domoishi’s owner and added he plans to have four to five locations in Richmond with future plans to expand Domoishi in Northern Virginia and Maryland.
Domoishi is a local restaurant chain serving poke bowls, ramen and Korean fried chicken wings with three locations in Williamsburg, Downtown Norfolk and Hilltop in Virginia Beach, which opened recently.
Sam Huang plans to open a location in Hampton in October or November and recently leased 1,600 square feet of retail space at the corner of Holt Avenue near Target, according to a news release from Divaris Real Estate Inc.
“This is a fast casual business model,” he said. “We create a good atmosphere with no service needed.”
Gordon Huang is Sam Huang’s business partner and in charge of marketing for Domoishi and clarified Sam’s previous statement about no service needed.
“It’s a limited service restaurant,” said Gordon Huang, who is not related to Sam Huang. He said in the future Domoishi plans to incorporate iPads and a point of sale system for its customers.
All Domoishi locations offer delivery service through Postmates, GrubHub, Uber Eats and DoorDash, he added.
“We want to make this a franchise company,” Gordon Huang said. “It’s a great concept ––– we offer a lot of health food to snacks to a bowl of soup.”
The chain is hiring for the two Virginia Beach locations and the Suffolk location and plans to start hiring people for the Hampton location at Peninsula Town Center in June or July, Gordon Huang said.