Sushi is pretty labour intensive to make and it reached the point where the business had grown but all the money was going straight back in. A successful funding application to the Wicklow County Enterprise Board and support from the bank allowed Ciara to invest in some capital equipment to help the business become more cost effective, without compromising on product quality or the artisan nature of the food.
In 2012, Ciara heard of a unit in the central location of Smithfield that would be larger and more suitable logistically. Another funding application was submitted to Dublin City Enterprise and thankfully this was accepted and supported by the bank. Ciara project managed a complete fit out of the empty unit which was no mean feat and eventually the whole team moved in June 2012 to its current location of 1, Oxmantown Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7!
Other activities also include team building events and hands on sushi making demonstrations – these are fun & informative activities which Oishii can host in both private & corporate settings. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page for more enquiries.
Also available is the facility to order online & then collect your freshly made sushi at Mortons Hatch Street.
From very humble beginnings the business has grown to employ 16 people, and supplies over 120 outlets around Ireland, with the majority of shops being Dublin based. Oishii Sushi is available in select outlets of Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Spar, Eurospar, Centra, Super Valu, Londis, Insomnia, Applegreen & Topaz service stations as well as numerous independent shops like Mortons, Nolans of Clontarf & Cavistons to name but a few.