Dong Hyun Kim, 45, set up this takeaway business in 2002 with one outlet on London’s Embankment, and now runs 55 branches nationwide and five in New York. The chain serves sushi and hot dishes under the Wasabi and Bento brands. It also operates Korean restaurant brand Kimchee, the Asianinspired Soboro Bakery, and has opened sushi counters in five M&S stores. New sites in New York helped international sales reach £6.1m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank109
CompanyWasabi
ActivitySushi bar chain
LocationNorthwest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa45.59%
International sales £000s6,107
Total sales £000s98,092
Staff1,767
Founded2002
Websitewww.wasabi.uk.com

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