Authentic Japanese Sushi Restaurant Rolls Into Plano’s Parkwood 121 Village
CBRE announces Wa Kubota, a new authentic Japanese restaurant, is now open at Parkwood 121 Village in Plano, Texas. This is the first location for Wa Kubota, a unique concept that offers a full Japanese dining experience with menu items including sushi and traditional Japanese dishes.
The restaurant, located at the southeast quadrant of SH 121 and Parkwood Drive (immediately south of the Container Store), was conceptualized by Kaoru Kubota, owner of the largest distributor of American sporting goods in Japan. His goal is to introduce truly authentic Japanese food to North Texas.
“We wanted to bring a traditional, authentic Japanese restaurant to this market that gives customers a distinctive and exceptional dining experience. I brought my favorite sushi chef, Mr. Masato Yasaki, from Osaka, Japan to train all future Wa Kubota chefs,” said Mr. Kubota. “When customers step into Wa Kubota we want them to feel like they’ve traveled to Japan.”
The 3,000-square-foot restaurant offers dinner service seven days a week and lunch service Monday through Friday.
“Mr. Kubota has personal ties with executives from several Japanese corporations relocating to DFW and when they expressed interest in having a traditional Japanese restaurant in the area, Mr. Kubota jumped at the opportunity,” said Greg Pierce, Senior Vice President, CBRE. “The existing market demographics, along with recent major corporate relocations like Toyota, made Parkwood 121 Village the ideal location to launch this restaurant concept.”
“I was blown away by the atmosphere and level of detail at Wa Kubota that make you feel like you have traveled to Japan,” said Ryan May, Associate, CBRE. “The restaurant incorporates tributes to Mr. Kubota’s parents that really add to the authentic Japanese experience. They held a traditional Japanese grand opening ceremony that was fascinating and even drew the attendance of the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, Mr. Tetsuro Amano.”
Mr. Pierce and Mr. May with CBRE in Dallas represented Wa Kubota in site selection and lease negotiations. Jim Gissler and Troy Bathman with St. Ives Realty represented the landlord, Parkwood 121 Village.