Not just Japanese restaurants, Japanese clusters seem to be all in the rage now, with Japan Food Town at Wisma Atria, Japan Foods Garden at Shaw Centre, Emporium Shokuhin at Marina Square and Eat at Seven at Suntec City leading the way.
One more – Itadakimasu by Parco will on level three of shopping mall 100AM in Tanjong Pagar soon.
6 Best Japanese Restaurant Clusters In Singapore – All The Japanese Food Under One Roof
Japan Food Town
435 Orchard Rd, #04-39/54 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily
This is a 20,075 square feet food hall on the 4th level of Isetan Singapore (next to Food Republic), which offers authentic Japanese cuisine at affordable prices.
Having 16 dining restaurants in one place, instead of the typical food court style, can mean that each outlet will have certain level of quality and consistency, and diners will likely make return visits. (Even if you decide to ‘restaurant hop’, the max any group could handle is probably 2-3.)
You can expect Dassai Bar (sake), Hokkaido Izakaya (Hokkaido produce), Inaniwa Yosuke (udon), Bonta Bonta (onigiri), Yomoda Soba (soba), Nabe Seizen (the original being a 2 Michelin stared Kaiseki restaurant), Sabar (mackerel), Osaka Kitchen (Teppanyaki), Sushi Takewaka, Machida Shoten (ramen), Temura Tsukiji Tenka (tempura and donburi), Yakiniku Heijyoen, Shabu Shabu Tajimaya, Rang Mang Shokudo (fried chicken), Anzu (farm to table concept).
The food outlets appear to be well-curated, with a level of variety and affordability. Hokkaido Izakaya, Machida Shoten and Yomoda Soba are some of the restaurants which have more brisk business. Japan Food Town Singapore (Wisma Atria)
Eat At Seven
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-310 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6238 1630
Located at Level 3 of Suntec City’s Sky Garden, Eat At Seven houses seven specialist concepts, including warayaki and charcoal grill Izakaya ENBU, MAGURO-DONYA MIURA-MISAKI-KOU SUSHI & DINING (that’s quite a mouthful to read), grill beef restaurant NikuNoHi, Japanese-Italian Nigiro Café, tendon eatery Kohaku, Chicken Ramen shop Menya Takeichi, and Tokyo Sundubu.
6 Raffles Boulevard #01-18 Marina Square, Singapore 039594 (City Hall, Esplanade and Promenade MRT)
Live Seafood Market 8:30am – 9pm, Gourmet Grocer 11:30am – 9pm
The Japanese-based food space includes a live seafood market, a Japanese Gourmet Grocer, a beef dry-aging facility, and 8 new-to-market Japanese dining concepts such as Senmi Sushi Bar and Burosu Honten ramen shop.
The other section which will attract families – the Gourmet Grocer (opens 11:30am – 9pm) offering Japanese-imported products, sauces, vegetables and fruits. There is also and ice cream and juice bar.
Some restaurants perform visibly better than the rest. Due to competition and lack of foot traffic, the concept may need to boost their social media presence with promotions and new items. Emporium Shokuhin (Marina Square)
Nihon Food Street
Millenia Walk 9 Raffles Boulevard, 039596
Some may not know that there is a relatively NEW Nihon Food Street on Level 2 of Millenia Walk.
The Nihon Food Street boost of a range of Japanese dining options, which includes Ramen shops Chabuton and Uma Uma, Tonkatsu specialist Saboten, Sushi restaurants Sushi Murasaki and Tomi Sushi, and newly opened Kurama Robatayaki which offers Japanese grills and sake.
Not forgetting other familiar favourites such as Teppei Syokudo, Miharu Sapporo Ramen, Rakuzen, Sandaime Bunji and YAYOI on Level 1. Nihon Food Street (Millenia Walk)
Japan Foods Garden
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #B1-01 (Within Food Republic), Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 6493 7300
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Do not confuse Japan Foods Garden (note the extra ‘s’ behind food) at Shaw Centre Basement 1, with Japan Food Town at Wisma Atria. Even though they are a short walk away from each other.
This Japanese Food Court with 5 different stalls is located at the back of Food Republic at Shaw Centre.
The 5 stalls are: Genki Japan Soba and Donburi, Akasaka Yukun Steamed Unagi, Bear’s Curry Café & Bar, Banzaiya Obanzai Sushi, Gyu Tetsu Tokyo Teppanyaki
Two of the concepts – Asakasa Yukun and Genki are brands that are brought in from Japan, while the other three are original brands created for Japan Foods Garden. Japan Foods Garden (Shaw Centre)
Jurong Pointment Shopping Mall, Basement of Jurong Point 1 and 2, 1 Jurong West Central 2 Singapore 648886
The bustling 17,000 square feet space is modeled to look like Edo-era Tokyo at one end and modern Osaka, with a Kabuki-inspired entrance façade.
Shokutsu Teu Ten showcases restaurants and kiosks such as Ichiban Boshi, Kabe No Ana Japanese Pasta, Kuriya Japanese Market, Men-ichi Japanese Ramen, Shabu Tontei and Wadori.
Kuishin Bo Authentic Japanese Buffet needs little introduction (remember that “Dong Dong Kushin Bo ad song?) and is popular for its Zuwaikani (snow crabs) and wide array of sushi (including nigiri sushi, handrolls and maki), sashimi, fresh seafood (mussels, prawns, shellfish, baby octopus), Japanese deserts (mochi, Japanese cheesecake, konnyaku jelly, giant chocolate fondue) and hot dishes.
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