‘Quickway’ Japanese Hibachi Now Open at Southside Marketplace

| October 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Maryland-founded, fast-casual chain Quickway Japanese Hibachi opened last month at Southside Marketplace in Riverside/Locust Point. Quickway takes over a 2,400 sq. ft. suite last occupied by Sleepy’s.

Quickway is described as “a Japanese chain offering Teppanyaki fare served fast in a modern setting.” The menu offers hibachi plates with mixed vegetables and rice or noodles. Proteins include chicken, beef, tofu, salmon, and shrimp. “Add-ons” include chicken dumplings, shrimp tempura, and spring rolls.

The menu also has a selection of sushi rolls, poke bowls, and bento boxes that combine hibachi, sushi, and the add-ons.

Quickway is open at Southside Marketplace every day from 11am to 930pm.

Quickway was started by Japanese cuisine veteran Bob Liang who opened the first location in Gaithersburg in 2012. The company currently has more than 50 locations including restaurants in Canton, Northwood, and Linthicum.

Upon announcing this new location last June, SouthBMore.com asked Leonard Pick, a consultant for the company, why South Baltimore was chosen. He said in an email:

We are in other areas of Baltimore and do very well. We feel Baltimore and Baltimore County could have another 15 Quickways. The restaurant likes to have surface parking because of carry-out and delivery. In Downtown it is hard to find those sites. Quickway trusts that Regency [the shopping center is a Regency Centers property] will always do what is necessary to make their properties perform well.

Quickway is one of the latest changes at Southside Marketplace. Giant opened last year and Five Below is nearing an opening at the former Walgreens. A new pediatric dental studio called Sparkling Charms has a ‘coming soon’ sign in the window of the former Popeyes location, which has been vacant for more than 12 years.

Southside Marketplace Cleaners relocated at the end of last year to McHenry Row and changed its name to McHenry Row Cleaners; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty relocated to a storefront in Federal Hill; Reflex Functional Fitness relocated to Silo Point in 2022; T-Mobile closed this year; Great Clips closed in 2022; and PetValu closed in 2020. All of six of those spaces are currently vacant.

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