The Trader of the Week this week is Bong Su Cha and his team at Kyuri Sushi, located in Five Valleys Shopping Centre, Stroud.

Selling a wide range of traditional Japanese and Korean street food, all of which are made by hand in house, Kyuri Sushi has become a firm favourite in the Five Valleys Indoor Market.

We caught up with Bong Su Cha and his partner Bryony Harris to see what it takes to run a successful business.

What is your full name?

Bong Su Cha and Bryony Harris.

What is the name and address of your business?

Kyuri Sushi, Five Valleys Indoor Market, GL5 1RR

What is the ethos of your business?

Our ethos is centred around a love of food and how it can bring people together.

Bong Su Cha’s love of food came from his mother, who is very passionate about cooking and cuisine.

She grows all of her own food and is completely self-sufficient as far as food is concerned

In addition, Korean culture is completely centred around food, especially the sharing and eating of it. We’ve really tried to emulate that love here at Kyuri Sushi.

What do you sell?

We sell a wide range of sushi including salmon and avocado rolls, California rolls, Maki, as well as a vegan taster box. We also sell hot Korean and Japanese food including gyoza, Korean sweet and spicy chicken and Japanese katsu curries.

What is the bestselling item / service you provide?

We don’t have one bestselling item in particular as all of our food is popular with different customers, however if we have to pick one, we would say our sushi is a personal favourite.

Why did you choose to move to Stroud?

We thought Stroud would be a great place to set up our business because of its alternative image and reputation of being very independent. We felt that it suited our brand very well.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Running a family business over the past year has been a really great experience, especially since we have expanded our team. Everyone’s pulled together to make Kyuri Sushi a success!