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Fish And Chips Restaurant Boosts Samabula Outlet

Business has picked up for a new fish and chips outlet along Waimanu Road, Samabula, where residents and employees of nearby business houses have flocked in. While most businesses focus
02 Mar 2021 09:43
Fish And Chips Restaurant Boosts Samabula Outlet
Seafood Plus along Waimanu Road, Samabula. From left: Seafood Pus staff Nazia Muntaz Ali, Sereima Ikanivere and Amelia Tabusiga prepping the fish and chips to be served to customers. Photo: Laiseana Nasiga

Business has picked up for a new fish and chips outlet along Waimanu Road, Samabula, where residents and employees of nearby business houses have flocked in.

While most businesses focus on making a profit, Seafood Plus owner Nooraz Ali has shifted his focus, at his second outlet, to serve the best fish and chips.

It comes in the growing fish and chips market.

His first outlet located along Bau Street, next to the Mobil Service station in Flagstaff, Suva, also saw a flow of customers since it first opened in 2017, and gave rise to expansion.

Fish and Chips did not thrive then as it does today.

However, demand has spiked for fish and chips over the last three years.

“We had first opened our Samabula outlet in December 2020; we saw a good number of customers coming in and weeks after, we saw the numbers started to pick up, so we also had to increase our servings per day.”

“The demand for fish and chips is also there because it’s a most sought out food because its simple and easy to consume,” he said.

 

Maintain Prices
Mr Ali said while people were still trying to make ends meet during the challenges of COVID-19, he decided to maintain the same price of $5 per serve.

The $5 serve includes three piece fish, fries, chilies and lemon.

“We also had to make sure that the food we serve is of top quality that is why we get the best fish from various supplies. Sometimes we also sell crumbed chicken wings and drumsticks, but we focus more on fish and chips,” he said.

Seafood Plus Samabula outlet currently employs three staff, while its operating hours are 8am – 7pm from Monday to Saturday while Sunday 8am – 4pm.

The new outlet also allows eat-ins and have expanded its kitchen area.

 

Feedback: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj



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