Captain Express Hawaiian Barbecue & Japanese opens

Rae-Lynn Dinger

Near downtown Arkadelphia, the doors to Captain Express have opened.

Owned by Rudy Bong, the Hawaiian barbecue and Japanese fusion restaurant is spreading its cultural influence by sharing its cuisine with the town. He sees opportunity here, in that there are little to no Hawaiian-Japanese restaurants in the area. The restaurant’s opening has been about two months in the making, and Bong has high hopes in what he can do to show appreciation to the community.

“What we give to the community, we want to give back,” said Bong, “We want to support the community, the police and fire station, and especially the students.”

Soon enough, Captain Express will be offering a 10% discount to Henderson and Ouachita students who present their student ID.

Focusing on the “express” aspect of their name, Captain Express packages everything to-go, but there is a dine-in option. Menu favorites so far are shrimp yakisoba, fried mani-mani, and the seafood combo.

For more information, you can find them on their Facebook page at “Captain Express”.