Busaba’s Naughty Little Sister

10th November 2021

Busaba, the Thai chain founded by Alan Yau, is to add an “immersive bar concept,” described as a “naughty little sister”, at its opening in Oxford at the former Pint Shop site in the city’s George Street in December.

At the end of January an immersive basement bar will open downstairs at the site. The only Busaba site to offer anything of this kind, the bar concept will be the “naughty little sister” to the Busaba brand, taking “inspiration from the dens of the izakaya bars of Japan where late-night drinks, snacks and revelries offer an escape and sanctuary from the chaos of everyday life”.

Last month, Busaba returned to the expansion trail, when it opened its tenth site, and first in Wales, in Cardiff’s Brewery Quarter. Busaba currently also operates nine sites across London. It previously had sites in Liverpool, Manchester and St Albans.