Quincy is getting an all-you-can-eat hot pot and sushi restaurant, Royal Hot Pot, Sushi & Bar, this month.
Owner Jessica Lau hopes to hire bartenders, servers, and bussers during open interviews this week, and staff training will start next week. A grand opening will be held by the end of August, she said.
Lau previously operated locations of Hong Kong Cafe in Fenway and Coolidge Corner. The former was located inside the Howard Johnson hotel, so in addition to authentic Chinese food, it also served hamburgers and hot dogs. That restaurant closed in 2013 to make way for the Verb Hotel, which is getting its own unique Asian restaurant, Hojoko, very soon. Lau sold Hong Kong II, she said.
Royal — unrelated to the New American/French bistro that opened earlier this year in Watertown — is moving into 227 Parkingway in Quincy, a restaurant space that has been vacant since an Outback Steakhouse there closed in 2010, according to the Patriot-Ledger. The 7,500-square foot space has a capacity of 260, Lau said. Her team completely renovated the interior and said the decorations are eye-popping, but she declined to give specifics.
"When you walk in, you will see what I mean," she said.
The soon-to-open Royal Hot Pot and Sushi is the site of open interviews for front-of-house staff tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday from 1 - 5 p.m.