Panda Express Opens First Japan Restaurant


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Panda Express, the home of American Chinese food, will celebrate the opening of its first location in Japan on Nov. 25, 2016 as the restaurant continues its global expansion. The new location marks the tenth major region within Panda Express’ international presence. Located in Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Japan, the landmark Panda Express will provide many local residents a first-taste of the family-owned restaurant’s beloved menu items, including its world-famous Original Orange Chicken™ and Shanghai Angus Steak™. Two new recipes will also be introduced specifically for Japan menus, including:Panda Express Opens First Japan Restaurant

  • Sweet & Pungent Shrimp created with marinated shrimp, broccoli and red bell peppers tossed in a fragrant citrus sauce with a green onion garnish
  • Char Siu Glazed Salmon made with delicious grilled salmon coated with a Chinese barbecue sauce then served over shredded cabbage

Panda Express is opening the Japan location in partnership with I&P Runway Japan, a joint venture between Panda Restaurant Group and Japanese restaurant management group, Chikara no Moto. In a similar approach to Panda Express’ other intercontinental locations, the international partnership will offer a wide array of expertise and cultural understanding within the region, helping Panda Express grow in the area and serve its Chinese inspired, American crafted cuisine to more of Japan’s residents.

Panda Express is dedicated to being a world leader in Asian dining experiences and is fortunate to introduce Japan to its genuine family environment and delicious food. Like all Panda Express restaurants, the new location will offer guests a place to experience joy with loved ones and provide personal and professional growth opportunities for associates at every level. The restaurant plans to open additional locations throughout Japan over the coming years.


Friday, Nov. 25, 2016


Lazona Kawasaki Plaza, 72-1, Horikawa-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa