BANGKOK, THAILAND – Leading Asian restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide has unveiled its second flagship dining destination in China with the opening of Mango Tree Guangzhou, located in one of the world’s tallest buildings.
Bright, stylish and spacious, with panoramic windows overlooking the soaring city skyline, the new Mango Tree Guangzhou will elevate contemporary Thai cuisine to new levels of excellence in the destination through fresh, flavourful cuisine and fun dining experience.
The high-rise, high-end restaurant is located within the K11 Art Mall, an international lifestyle complex and cultural hub on the seventh floor of the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. Soaring 530 metres in Guangzhou’s Tianhe District, this major landmark is taller than iconic Asian skyscrapers such as Taipei 101 and Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers.
“Mango Tree Guangzhou sets new global standards for Thai dining, with a menu that matches the restaurant’s spectacular setting,” commented Trevor MacKenzie, Mango Tree’s Global Managing Director. “An amazing level of detail has gone into creating this dining space. World-class interior designer, Steve Leung, and luxury lighting specialist, Tino Kwan, have created an incredible visual spectacle that will delight diners.
“Our dramatic outdoor terrace is a breath-taking destination, overlooking the Guangzhou cityscape. Combined with the exquisite cuisine created by our award-winning Thai chef, Aphichat Traduangdee, we fully expect Mango Tree Guangzhou to become a new ‘must-visit’ dining experience in this cosmopolitan city,” Mr MacKenzie added.
Mango Tree Guangzhou is able to seat 147 diners in the contemporary indoor restaurant and alfresco terrace. A series of elegant table arrangements are available for all occasions, from large family groups to intimate couples’ meals and corporate business functions. Several tables are positioned next to floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing diners to gaze out over the glittering city.
The restaurant is illuminated by an artistic light installation, which features hundreds of individual bulbs suspended from the ceiling like stars in the night sky.
Chef Aphichat’s menu reflects his deep passion for Thai cuisine. Harnessing two decades of culinary experience, he uses high-quality ingredients to create authentic dishes, while also demonstrating his own style and flare with contemporary cooking techniques. Having worked at high-end restaurants and luxury hotels in Thailand and China, including The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley and Lian Restaurant in Guangzhou, Chef Aphichat instinctively understands the Chinese appetite for Thai cuisine.
He is now ready to delight diners at Mango Tree Guangzhou, which is expected to become popular among local and international professionals, upmarket local residents, high-spending tourists and more. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.
Mango Tree Guangzhou will become the company’s second restaurant in China, joining the existing
Mango Tree Qingdao. In total, Mango Tree Worldwide now operates a total of 64 outlets worldwide.
|JAKARTA, INDONESIA: COCA Restaurant, the innovative Asian dining chain, has expanded its presence in Indonesia with the signing of an exciting new restaurant in downtown Jakarta.
Located in the popular Citywalk Sudirman lifestyle mall, Central Jakarta, the new COCA Restaurant will cater to professional office workers during the day, including the large local population of Japanese expats. Then in the evening, it is expected to attract millennial diners and families who seek market fresh, authentic Asian cuisine in an animated social setting.
This will become COCA’s fourth outlet in Indonesia, and its third in Jakarta, as the company continues to focus on satisfying the growing appetite for healthy, high-quality Asian cuisine. The other outlet is in the bustling town of Bandung, three hours from the capital.
“Jakarta is one of the fastest growing cities in the world right now, so we are delighted to be able to launch another restaurant for Indonesian diners and expats,” commented said Trevor MacKenzie, Managing Director of COCA and Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide. “This new location in Citywalk Sudirman puts us right in the beating heart of Jakarta’s CBD.
“We are confident that our innovative dining concept, which promises simple, healthy Asian cuisine, stylish presentation and a lively, friendly atmosphere, will strongly appeal to young professionals in this affluent downtown destination,” Mr MacKenzie added.
The new COCA Restaurant will serve an enticing à la carte menu of Asian cuisine, including Thai and Cantonese dishes and table-top hot pots. Chefs will focus on the freshest ingredients, including live seafood and premium meats. The Citywalk Sudirman outlet will however be pork-free.
Located on Jalan KH Mas Mansyur, the main thoroughfare in Central Jakarta, Citywalk Sudirman is surrounded by upscale condominiums, premium retail outlets and high-end hotels. This will make COCA Restaurant popular with a wide range of diners, including local residents, expats, office workers, families, international travellers and more.
The launch marks the latest phase of COCA’s Asian expansion strategy, which is targeting prime urban locations such as upmarket malls, which benefit from high footfall. This blueprint has already been successful in Indonesia, where COCA currently operates three popular restaurants in Jakarta and one in Bandung.
With the launch of the latest COCA Restaurant in Jakarta, the chain will feature a collection of 24 outlets across Asia, including nine in Thailand, five in Vietnam, four in Indonesia, three in Singapore and two in Japan and one in Malaysia. This regional portfolio is expected to expand significantly in the coming years.
COCA & Mango Tree Worldwide now has a global portfolio of 64 restaurants across its various brands, including COCA, located in key global cities.