Ocean Basket opens third outlet in Lagos
Lovers of Sushi can now smile to Ikeja GRA, as Ocean Basket, a seafood outlet, has opened its third store in Nigeria. While speaking at the event, chief waiter, Kehinde Olumartins, said the event also marked the official launching of the store’s sushi menu.
According to him, “Ocean Basket is traditionally known for added value for hard earned money. We are not in business to make money overnight; we are in business to make sure we can provide affordable and good quality seafood for everybody.”
He expressed optimism about patronage, saying, “It has been fantastic; Nigerians have responded well to the ocean basket brand and we are looking forward to them receiving sushi with the same flavour.”
Recall that the original store of Ocean Basket opened as a Mediterranean seafood store, and over the years, other flavours have been added to it. They are flavours that are not really European or western.
“In Nigeria, we are allowed to sell local seafood dishes and we have been doing that since 2014,” Olumartins noed. “Like our seafood pasta, seafood pepper soup that you won’t get in any other stores abroad. Ocean Basket allows you to add local flavours into your menu.
“Globally, Ocean Basket menu are the same and this means that we have to source most of our items outside the country. We have a global distribution warehouse centres in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg; they source products from Vietnam, China, South America and other places. We have over 200 stores and are present in over 20 countries.”
Ocean Basket is expected to launch in Abuja later this year.
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