Kyatcha started their journey in the Foodhallen with a stand. Next came a small location at Groenendaal, mainly for take-away, and a restaurant in The Hague. Now the contemporary Japanese concept opens an impressive restaurant in the striking pavilion at the Leuvenhaven.
Founder Jason Lau tells about the consideration: ”Since last January, we have had plans to open a new restaurant in Rotterdam. In 2019, we opened a restaurant on the Groenendaal, but it soon turned out to be too small. After our adventures in The Hague, we thought it was time to build a bigger beautiful restaurant in Rotterdam. After a very long construction, I can finally say that at the end of April we will open our doors. We want to develop a unique experience, from interior to the unique taste combinations of authentic Japanese cuisine and modern Western cuisine. For now, I can not reveal too much. Currently, we are very busy with the development of our menu and we are preparing our team to give our guests a unique experience.”
Kyatcha will be part of the port pavilion by MoederscheimMoonen. At the very spot where the harbour of Rotterdam once originated this new pavilion has taken the place of several buildings belonging to the Maritime Museum. Next to showing the enormous effect the maritime world has on our daily lives, there is an ice cream stand. Loeve is named after the old creek that used to flow here. In 1598 it was the very beginning of the port of Rotterdam. Loeve is operated by the Maritime Museum and serves coffee, waffles and ice cream.