Fast Facts

Year Established: 2016
Margin: 17%
Locations: 6
Countries: 1
Continents: Europe
Offices: 1
Employees: 30
Website:  www.japanos.ro
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Since opening our first restaurant in 2016, we have been mixing our love for authentically Japanese experience and our passion for business (that grew over the 25 years we have been working in PR and Marketing field). As many other successful businesses, ours is based on a friendship. An actress (Kana Hashimoto) and a businessman (Gabriel Faflei) met in the early 90’ and set the bases for what was to become a true business story.

Japanos is committed to serving its customers with the absolute best fast casual dining experience in an urban relaxing atmosphere and excellent service. We earned a solid reputation of providing quality menu items through our most popular dishes: ramen, bento and sushi. We take great pride in serving our signature dish – Ramen, special recipe using yakibute (marinated pork meat).

MISSION
Our mission is to bring the best tasting, highest quality, most convenient and freshest in Japanese fast-casual cuisine to all of our guests, in a friendly atmosphere.
VISION
Japanos will always create and promote great-tasting, healthy, authentic Japanese dining experiences with an urban touch.
VALUES
We believe in the power of authentic Japanese cuisine and tradition. Our special recipes designed by Japanese chefs with great pride and care.

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