There’s an exciting Japanese food enclave opening at Isetan Orchard

Isetan Orchard may have ceased operations at Wisma Atria, but the fourth level of the former department store is coming back to life. Cool Japan Fund and the Japan Association of Overseas Promotion for Food & Restaurants have roped in a couple of investors for Japan Food Town, a 626-seater food hall specializing in authentic Japanese cuisine. 

They have curated 16 casual-dining eateries from Japan’s various prefectures and cities such as Dassai Bar (Iwakuni), which is known for their fine blend of sakes; Sato Yosuke (Tokyo), an udon specialist famous for their handmade udon that uses a 150 year-old technique; Nabe Seizan (Tokyo), an offshoot of two Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant Seizan; Osaka Kitchen (Osaka), popular for teppanyaki and okonomiyaki and Sushi Takewaka, a 36 year-old sushi specialty shop originally from Tsukiji market. We were also told that diners can opt for healthier choice Kinme Mai rice (available at half of Japan Town’s eateries), which has the nutritional value of brown rice. 

The space will also host cooking workshops for both adults and kids, although further details were unavailable during press time.

Japan Food Town opens  at #04-39/54 Wisma Atria on Jul 16, from 11am