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
This Teppanyaki speciality shop offers wagyu beef and okonomiyaki (savoury cabbage pancakes).
This eatery serves fresh produce from Kyushu. Signature dishes include deep-fried black pork.
3. Bonta Bonta
This shop sells onigiri (Japanese rice balls), made with Kinmemai rice, a low-calorie brown rice. Hails from Tokyo.
4. Hokkaido Izakaya
This restaurant offers soba and Hokkaido delicacies using produce from towns such as Yakumo and Akkeshi.
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
This restaurant serves tempura and donburi.
7. 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
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
This eatery serves hotpot dishes such as shabu shabu and sukiyaki.
10. Nabe Seizan
This eatery specialises in nabe or Japanese hotpot.
11. 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.
Sells saba or mackerel.
13. Yakiniku Heijyoen
Known for its yakiniku that uses quality beef such as Matsusaka beef from Japan.
14. Yomoda Soba
This noodle joint serves soba bowls topped with vegetable tempura.
15. Dassai Bar
A sake bar.
Top photo from here.