Japan Food Town

Isetan Orchard may have ceased operations at Wisma Atria, but the fourth level of the former department store remains full of life. Cool Japan Fund and the Japan Association of Overseas Promotion for Food & Restaurants roped in a couple of investors for Japan Food Town, a 628-seater food hall specializing in authentic Japanese cuisine. 

16 casual-dining eateries from Japan’s various prefectures and cities come together under one roof, such as Dassai Bar (Iwakuni), which is known for their fine 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. Diners can also opt for healthier-choice Kinme Mai rice (available at half of Japan Town’s eateries), which has the nutritional value of brown rice.