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The place to be for locals and Expats. PakuPaku offers a social dining experience, and an informal environment to practise Dutch.
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Welcome to PakuPaku! (for Dutch scroll down)

PakuPaku Tasting and reviews
PakuPaku Tasting and reviews

Hello! We are Prema and Franciska and together we are going to make PakuPaku the best and tastiest shared food experience from Amsterdam!

Prema: I love traveling and I have lived In the UK, India and in Japan for a few years. In Japan I came across this wonderful healthy dish and way of sharing food. I loved it so much that I decided to introduce this in Holland. During all my travels I didn't mind going to restaurants on my own. But I know there are many people who wouldn't do that. It's nice to have a place where you feel at home, especially when you are not in your "own" country. PakuPaku is the type of restaurant/bar where you can go to with your friends or on your own and meet new people. 

Franciska: I am person with many interests, from traveling, love for animals and environment to corporate and business law. It has always been a dream of mine to own my own restaurant. When I met Prema and learned about this unique dining experience I was sold! PakuPaku gives you great energy and I can't wait to get started and share this with you all! Also I have just recently purchased an allotment garden near Amsterdam, where we will start to grow some of our own vegetables! Besides that we want to collaborate with mostly local producers and local entrepreneurs. 

In front of our restaurant to be, at Beukenplein, Amsterdam Oost
In front of our restaurant to be, at Beukenplein, Amsterdam Oost

PakuPaku is the first Japanese fondue restaurant in Amsterdam and as far as we know the first one in the Netherlands. PakuPaku means “munch-munch” in Japanese. The food is pure, healthy, delicious and fun to eat! A select group of people from the branche already had the chance to try this new shared food experience. Their overall reaction was: “We can not understand that this concept doesn’t exist yet!” (in many other  countries Japanese fondue is very popular)

We want to change this asap, so that everybody can enjoy our shared dining experience.

PakuPaku is also a hang out place where locals and expats can meet, eat and mingle. Also we stimulate expats to practise their Dutch in a fun and informal environment. We want to create a place where everybody feels wanted and welcome. Not only for dinner and drinks, but also for a nice chat. 

Besides separate tables, we will also have a joined table for people who are on their own or who would like to dine and meet other people. Ideal when you are new to the city and want to make new friends!

Reviews PakuPaku -  Tasting 2019
Reviews PakuPaku - Tasting 2019

Currently we are securing a perfect location at the lively Beukenplein in Amsterdam Oost. But it’s difficult. Like the housing market the prices for business properties are extremely high, as are the goodwill and inventory rates.

This is why we can really use your help. We hope that via this way we can at least collect €7500 on funding. Which shall be used for the following: Refurbishment and building costs, acquisition costs, goodwill, seed money, purchasing (3 months), staff. 

In advance we would like to thank anybody who contributes towards PakuPaku from the bottom of our hearts! We have a very extensive and detailed financial business plan which can be shown upon request. The rest of the amount we hope to borrow from a credit company and a part will be borrowed from family. We are hoping that you will be so enthusiastic about PakuPaku  that the part of the credit company will be as small as possible, saving us a lot of interest costs. :)

Cheers!

Prema van Wersch - Franciska van Koningsbruggen - PakuPaku

www.pakupaku.nl - https://www.facebook.com/japanesenewcuisineandlanguagebar/

Payments can be made with major credit cards, contact us if you have any issues.

We will keep you updated and informed about everything along the way. It will be great if you can become a part of our journey!


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Welkom bij PakuPaku!

PakuPaku tasting maart 2019
PakuPaku tasting maart 2019

Hallo! Wij zijn Franciska en Prema en samen gaan wij van PakuPaku het gezelligste en lekkerste shared dining concept van Amsterdam maken!

Prema: Ik ben Prema van Wersch. Ik hou ontzettend van reizen. Ik heb vele jaren in Engeland en in India gewoond en ook een jaar in Japan waar ik voor het eerst in aanraking kwam met het gerecht ShabuShabu en deze manier van shared dining. Ik vond het zo ontzettend lekker dat ik besloten heb om dit in Nederland te introduceren. Tijdens al mijn reizen vond ik het zelf nooit vervelend om in mijn eentje uit eten te gaan, maar ik weet dat er genoeg mensen zijn die dit niet doen. Het is heerlijk om een plek te hebben waar je je thuis voelt, helemaal als je niet in je thuisland bent. PakuPaku is het type restaurant/bar waar je gezellig met je vrienden naar toe kan maar ook waar je prima alleen heen kan gaan en nieuwe mensen kan ontmoeten.

Franciska: : Hoi ik ben Franciska, een persoon met veel interesses. Van reizen, liefde voor dieren, de omgeving en duurzaamheid tot corporate law. Het is altijd een droom van mij geweest om een eigen horeca zaak te hebben. Toen ik Prema ontmoette en het concept van PakuPaku leerde kennen was ik gelijk verkocht! PakuPaku geeft je energie en ik kan niet wachten tot we open zijn! Ook heb ik recent een volkstuintje gekocht in de buurt van Amsterdam. Wij gaan een deel van onze groenten zelf verbouwen en voor de rest gaan wij vooral zaken doen met lokale producenten en leveranciers.

Ons bezoek aan Hokkai Kitchen in Ijmuiden
Ons bezoek aan Hokkai Kitchen in Ijmuiden

PakuPaku is het eerste Japanse fondue restaurant in Amsterdam en voor zover wij weten zelfs in Nederland! PakuPaku betekent: "eten-eten" in het Japans. Het eten is zo lekker, gezond en gezellig om te doen. Een selecte groep horeca vakmensen heeft al kennis mogen maken met een tasting van PakuPaku (zie film). De reactie van allen was: "Wij snappen niet dat het nog niet bestaat!" Wij willen er alles aan doen om hier snel verandering in aan te brengen zodat iedereen van deze shared dining experience kan genieten. Naast het heerlijke eten is PakuPaku ook een hang out en plaats waar locals en expats elkaar kunnen ontmoeten en waar er op een leuke informele manier Nederlands geoefend kan worden. Wij willen een plek creëren waar iedereen zich thuis en welkom voelt. Niet alleen voor een hapje en een drankje, maar ook voor een gezellig praatje .

In PakuPaku zullen we ook een "aanschuif-tafel" hebben waar mensen die elkaar nog niet kennen samen kunnen eten en nieuwe mensen kunnen ontmoeten. Ideaal voor als je alleen op pad bent maar wel zin hebt in gezelschap en aanspraak.

PakuPaku tasting maart 2019 -  recensies
PakuPaku tasting maart 2019 - recensies

Momenteel zijn wij in onderhandeling over een geweldige locatie op het Beukenplein in Amsterdam Oost. Daarom kunnen wij jullie hulp heel goed gebruiken. Wij hopen via deze weg minimaal €7500 op te kunnen halen wat wij voor de volgende zaken gaan gebruiken:

Verbouwingskosten en ontwerp, overnamekosten, startkapitaal, inkoop, inventaris, personeel. Uiteraard hebben wij een zeer uitgebreid financieel plan. Mocht je willen dan kan ik dat laten zien. Wij willen iedereen die bijdraagt van te voren ontzettend bedanken!

De rest van het bedrag wordt geleend.

Wij houden jullie op de hoogte van alle ontwikkelingen. Het zou te gek zijn als jullie deze reis samen met ons gaan maken! 

Prema van Wersch - Franciska van Koningsbruggen - PakuPaku 

www.pakupaku.nl - https://www.facebook.com/japanesenewcuisineandlanguagebar/

Betalingen kunnen gedaan worden per grote credit card. Neem contact met ons op als dit niet lukt.

Risks and challenges

Challenging (For Dutch scroll down)
Finding the right location is vital for our success and therefore extremely important to our credit company. Unfortunately it’s very hard to find a good location in the current market. A-locations are not long available. We hope, that with your help we will be able to quickly respond to good opportunities. Our total investment need is around 150K. We are hoping to collect at least €7500
We will keep you updated and informed about everything along the way. It will be great if you can become a part of our journey!

Contact us for technical difficulties.

In advance I would like to thank you immensely for any contribution. I can’t wait to share this special dining experience with you all and bring people closer together!

If you have any questions, call or email me. We keep track of all our developments on our Facebook page. It would be great if you’d follow us
The rewards can be booked after we have signed for a location and have an indication of our opening date.

UItdaging
Of onze kredietverstrekker akkoord gaat is grotendeels afhankelijk van de locatie. In de huidige markt blijven horecapanden niet lang beschikbaar. Wij hopen dat wij straks door jullie hulp snel kunnen schakelen. De totale financieringsbehoefte is ongeveer 150K. Hopelijk kunnen wij samen in ieder geval €7500 ophalen.
Hoe groter jullie steun hoe minder rente we hoeven te betalen, dus dat zou enorm fijn zijn! :)

Mijn dank is echt enorm, voor iedere bijdrage. Ik kan niet wachten om dit bijzondere concept, wat mensen samenbrengt met iedereen te kunnen delen!

Bel, mail, trek mij aan mijn jasje voor vragen of meer informatie. Op onze Facebook pagina houden wij alle ontwikkelingen bij. Leuk als je ons volgt!
De rewards kunnen worden geboekt nadat wij een locatie gevonden hebben en een indicatie hebben van onze openingsdatum.

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    Dinner for 4 & a drink named after you

    2 Hour Dutch Conversation Class or 4 vouchers for Pubquiz night & PakuPaku-Diner party for 4 persons incl. a special selection of matching beverages & dessert. Also we will name a cocktail on our menu after you for a whole month! All pledgers will receive an email from us when reservations can be made. They will get the privilege to make the first bookings and be the first people to enjoy our shared dining experience

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    Dinner for 10 & drink named after you!

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    PakuPaku VIP Dinner party for 15 & Lunch

    5 Hours Dutch Conversation Class or 10 vouchers for Pubquiz night & PakuPaku-Diner party for 15 persons incl. a special selection of matching beverages & dessert. Also we will name a cocktail on our menu after you for a whole year! Besides that we will give you a special Japanese limited edition bottle with a surprise to be kept in our special VIP cabinet & Lunch for 4 people including beverages. All pledgers will receive an email from us when reservations can be made. They will get the privilege to make the first bookings and be the first people to enjoy our shared dining experience

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