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Domoishi comes to Newport News

Domoishi, the Asian fusion chain, opened in Newport News recently (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Domoishi's Facebook page)
Domoishi, the Asian fusion chain, opened in Newport News recently (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Domoishi’s Facebook page)

NEWPORT NEWS — Craving poké bowls, ramen and boba tea?

Domoishi, the Asian fusion chain, has opened a new location next to Sushi King off Jefferson Avenue.

With locations popping up in Hampton Roads, the local franchise rebranded their Williamsburg location off Richmond Road in February, changing from Yamachan to Domoishi.

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As of May, Domoishi expanded to other areas on the Peninsula and the Southside with locations in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton.

The Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations opened several months ago; the Hampton location is expected to open in October or November, Sam Huang, owner of Domoishi, said in a May interview with WYDaily.

Huang also said during that interview he plans to open another restaurant in the Harbor View area of Suffolk in June. As of September, it is still not open.

According to Domoishi’s website, the Suffolk location is expected to open in October and the Hampton location is expected to open in January 2020.

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According to the chain’s website, the Newport News location, 11883 Jefferson Ave. Suite B, opened in August and the franchise is expected to open another location in Denbigh, 412 Denbigh Blvd., in December.

WYDaily attempted to contact Huang and his business partner and marketing director, Gordon Huang multiple times.

WYDaily contacted Sam Huang several weeks ago to discuss his new location in Newport News. Sam Huang said he was too busy to speak and hung up. Gordon Huang told WYDaily he could not talk at the time because he and Sam Huang were too busy working at the Newport News location.

WYDaily again attempted to contact Sam Huang and Gordon Huang in the following weeks. Sam Huang’s voicemail box was full and neither owner responded to multiple phone calls or text messages.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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