Even more authentic Japanese cuisine airlifted directly from Japan will be heading Singapore’s way.

Japan Food Town, a 628-pax dining food hall covering over 20,000 square feet on the fourth level of Isetan Singapore at Wisma Atria, is slated to open on July 16, 2016.

The S$8.5-million project is a collaboration between the Cool Japan Fund and the Japan Association of Overseas Promotion for Food & Restaurants.

The Cool Japan Fund is a public-private fund backed by the Japanese government to support projects that promote Japanese goods and culture overseas.

A total of 16 Japanese restaurants are slated to open, with 15 already confirmed.

Prices start at S$10.

Here is a list of the confirmed eateries that will be there:

1. Osaka Kitchen

osaka-kitchen

This Teppanyaki speciality shop offers wagyu beef and okonomiyaki (savoury cabbage pancakes).

 

2. Anzu

anzu

This eatery serves fresh produce from Kyushu. Signature dishes include deep-fried black pork.

 

3. Bonta Bonta

bonta-bonta

This shop sells onigiri (Japanese rice balls), made with Kinmemai rice, a low-calorie brown rice. Hails from Tokyo.

 

4. Hokkaido Izakaya

hokkaido-izakaya

This restaurant offers soba and Hokkaido delicacies using produce from towns such as Yakumo and Akkeshi.

 

5. Machida-Shoten

Machida-Shoten

This restaurant from Kanagawa Prefecture sells their signature ramen cooked to diners’ preferences in a tonkotsu shoyu broth, served with a bowl of rice.

6. Tempura Tsukiji Tenka

Tempura-Tsukiji-Tenka

This restaurant serves tempura and donburi.

 

7. Sushi Takewaka

Sushi-Takewaka

The 28-year-old sushi shop from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market serves 30 to 40 types of sushi using more than 20 types of fish. It also serves deep-fried items such as sea urchin tempura.

 

8. Inaniwa Yosuke

Inaniwa-Yosuke

Also known as Sato Yosuke, this shop specialises in Inaniwa udon. The thin and chewy noodles are handmade in Akita Prefecture. It has a 150-year tradition.

 

9. Shabu Shabu Tajimaya

Shabu-Shabu-Tajimaya

This eatery serves hotpot dishes such as shabu shabu and sukiyaki.

 

10. Nabe Seizan

Nabe-Seizan

This eatery specialises in nabe or Japanese hotpot.

11. Rang Mang Shokudo

Rang-Mang-Shokudo

This chicken chain from Tokyo serves double-fried chicken that has been marinated in buttermilk for six hours fried twice in low heat.

 

12. Sabar

sabar

Sells saba or mackerel.

 

13. Yakiniku Heijyoen

Yakiniku-Heijyoen

Known for its yakiniku that uses quality beef such as Matsusaka beef from Japan.

 

14. Yomoda Soba

yomoda-soba

This noodle joint serves soba bowls topped with vegetable tempura.

 

15. Dassai Bar

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A sake bar.

 

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