Fans of the old Itadakimasu, which opened and closed in Marina Bay in 2014, will be glad to know that they’ve reopened at Tanjong Pagar’s 100AM. The place will house seven Japanese restaurants serving the requisite classics, such as ramen, shabu shabu, soba, sushi and more. Out of the seven restaurants, three made their Singapore debut. Here’s what you can find at the renewed Japanese food enclave.
Founded in Tokyo in 1970, the shabu shabu and sukiyaki specialist makes its debut here serving up premium A5 Japanese wagyu and Australian wagyu.
Also making its way into Singapore for the first time, the more than 50-year-old soba chain, with over 100 outlets in Japan, does soba noodles with buckwheat imported directly from the motherland.
The much-anticipated sushi experts, established in 1979 and now with 44 outlets in Shizuoka Prefecture, imports their fish directly from the Numazu port fish market auctions.
The Saboten here is the third outlet in Singapore and is known for their tonkatsu and signature pork katsu served with a rich gravy and freshly milled Japanese rice.
Ramen Keisuke Tori King
Unlike its cousin outlets Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King and Ramen Keisuke Lobster King, among others, the ramen here comes with a whole chicken drumstick.
This beef BBQ specialist features specially procured Kuroge wagyu specially aged for a more robust flavor, and served with their homemade special sauce.
From the same people behind the Yayoiken restaurants comes Yayoi, still specialising in teishoku (set meals) that come with rice, miso soup, side dishes and mains, but with a more upmarket feel.