Bento Sushi rolls into M&S setting up shop at Liffey Valley
19 October 2023
Bento Sushi has launched the first ever Bento Sushi bar in Ireland as part of an exclusive partnership with M&S at Liffey Valley.
Bento will serve M&S customers with the affordable, quality and fresh Japanese cuisine that the brand has become internationally famous for. This includes hand-rolled sushi, street food and ready meals of popular dishes such as Chicken Katsu Curry.
The opening of the kiosk has created five jobs for sushi chefs in the local area and will be an addition to existing exclusive partnership for M&S Liffey Valley with the Butler’s Pantry, which launched in 2022.
To mark the opening, M&S and the brand have created a new sushi recipe. The Sláinte Roll features chicken katsu and avocado rolled in spicy shichimi, drizzled with curry mayo, Irish stout teriyaki & finished with crunchy umami potato crisps.
The full range stocked at the kiosk includes over 50 freshly prepared dishes to choose from, across hand-crafted sushi rolls, sushi selection sets, street food, donburi rice & noodle bowls, kaleidoscope poke and chirashi bowls. There are also plant-based options such as yasai sushi roll, pumpkin katsu curry and tofu veggie yakisoba.
David Dillon, head of international, Bento Sushi, said: “The ongoing popularity of our products highlights the growing love of sushi across markets, and it’s great to be able to bring our fresh produce to Irish customers. We are seeing customers consistently return to our kiosks, which reflects the quality, affordability, and freshness of our ranges.”
Eddie Murphy, country director, M&S Ireland and Northern Ireland, said: “Expanding the product offering is about enhancing the shopping experience for our customers presenting them with even more variety, quality, and freshness to choose from. Our priority for the produce that we stock is quality offered at great value, and Bento certainly meets that mission.”