St James Quarter adds first Itsu in Scotland to its line up
Itsu is to open its first outlet in Scotland this month at the 1.7 million square foot James Quarter in Edinburgh.
The 2,000 square foot outlet at the Register Square entrance will offer healthy, hot and cold Asian inspired dishes for both grab and go and eat in customers.
Neil Miller, chief customer officer at Itsu, said: “Our grocery business has seen record breaking noodlepot sales in Edinburgh. We’re looking forward to expanding our Itsu offering with our city-centre restaurant serving freshly made sushi, salads, hot rice and noodle pots.”
The news follows the recent announcement that The Botanist will be opening its first Scotland-based restaurant at St James Quarter after taking an 11,400 square foot unit. In addition, March will see the opening of Scottish brand, Ka Pao, an East Asian restaurant from Glasgow.
Ed Corrigan at St James Quarter, said: “We are continuing to attract new names to Scotland thanks to the lifestyle district’s unique offering and strong footfall figures which are continuing to outperform expectations, despite the recent pandemic. Itsu will add an important dimension to an already diverse F&B offering that we’re assembling here at St James Quarter. We’ve gone to great lengths to bring a unique mix of distinct and local brands together here, and Itsu’s offering of healthy fast food will fill another niche for our guests to enjoy.”
Having opened in June 2021, St James Quarter’s retail signings include the likes of & Other Stories, Mango, Zara, Reiss, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Miele, Next, H&M, JD Sports and John Lewis.