By Paige Nash
A new restaurant is moving into the Historic Downtown Arcadia at 1950 North Railroad Avenue. The restaurant will be called, “Teriyaki” and will be a Japanese style restaurant, serving dishes like grilled chicken, steak and shrimp plates with rice, noodles, stir fry vegetables and other extras.
The owner, Armando Ayala, has been in the food industry for over 22 years and has visited many kitchens in his lifetime before deciding to open his own restaurant.
“We started with a taco food truck, then years later we opened a restaurant and are now expanding to Arcadia,” said Ayala.
He also owns the “Teriyaki” in Ruston that is located on West California Avenue and “Tacos the Guero” on Celebrity Drive, so he is not new to the food business.
Ayala has expressed his excitement for the opportunity to bring residents of Arcadia and surrounding areas something different for them to enjoy. He says that the Town of Arcadia reminds him of his childhood, and he hopes “Teriyaki” will contribute to the town continuing to grow and expand.
“I have been to Arcadia a couple times and have seen that Arcadia is a small town, but there is a huge potential to grow even more,” he said. “It also reminds me of my childhood, when my parents used to take us to visit our grandparents. I loved the opportunity to go and visit them and every time we used to stop in this small town and get all kinds of things such as vegetables, fruits and food to go.”
They are reconstructing and updating an existing building at that address and plan to have the location completed and ready to serve their first customers by April of this year.
We will release more details regarding the grand opening of “Teriyaki” as the owner gets closer to opening their doors.
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