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SomiSomi Soft Serve and Taiyaki to open first Arizona location in Chandler

SomiSomi Soft Serve and Taiyaki to open first AZ location
Posted at 1:39 PM, Jun 02, 2022

CHANDLER, AZ — A Korean style soft serve chain based in California is finally making its way to Arizona! SomiSomi Soft Serve and Taiyakiis set to open this summer in Chandler.

“We’re always looking for sort of vibrant communities, diverse communities… and Chandler definitely fit the bill for that,” said Nobi Nakanishi, marketing director of SomiSomi, to ABC15.

SomiSomi is known for their Korean dessert known as Ah-Boong, which contains your choice of soft serve, toppings and a fish-shaped waffle cone filled with a special filling.

“They can expect the creamiest ice cream they’ve ever had. We spend a lot of time with our [research and development team] and developing like the perfect...ice-cream base,” said Nakanishi.

SomiSomi Soft Serve

Flavors include ube, banana, matcha, coffee, sesame, and strawberry. Plus, many of their flavors are lactose-free.

If you’re not in the mood for something cold, you can try their Taiyaki.

SomiSomi's Taiyaki

“So Taiyaki is a traditional Japanese dessert. It’s kind of like a warm hot pocket. Traditionally [Taiyaki] is filled with red bean… it’s like a century old dessert,” said Nakanishi to ABC15. “Now we have our contemporary version. It includes everything from Oreo, to taro, custard and [even] Nutella.”


  • SomiSomi will open this summer, the exact date has yet to be announced.
  • Location: 1840 W Chandler Blvd-Suite D7
  • Hours are yet to be announced for this location.
  • SomiSomi is hiring for this location, click here if you’re interested in applying.