Dine on ramen, shabu shabu, soba, sushi, tonkatsu and yakiniku at new Japanese food hall Itadakimasu by PARCO, at 100AM in Tanjong Pagar.
Opened on 1 December 2016, Itadakimasu by PARCO comprises 7 authentic Japanese restaurants under one roof at 100AM in Tanjong Pagar. Previously, PARCO’s dining zone at Millenia Walk attracted a lot of fans, hence Itadakimasu was conceptualised to bring a bigger, better experience to diners. [Check out 6 more Japanese food halls here]
The dining destination brings in three established brands from Japan that are in Singapore for the first time.
First up is Nadai Fujisoba NI HACHI (#03-14), a 50-year-old soba chain with over 100 outlets in Japan. The restaurant-style outlet in Singapore is different from the brand’s existing ones, which are mostly in the traditional standing style. It will serve up the same original dashi broth and high quality imported soba.
Next up is the eagerly awaited Numazu Uogashizushi (#03-K1), first established in 1979 and now has 44 outlets in Shizuoka prefecture and Tokyo. Their fish and seafood is from the Numazu fish market, which will be air-flown to Singapore as well.
And the final new concept to arrive in Singapore is Shabu Shabu GYU JIN (#03-10), opening on 20 Dec. Founded in Tokyo in 1970, the buffet restaurant serves both A5 Japanese Wagyu and Australian Wagyu.
A quick look at the other four restaurants:
Japanese Teishoku restaurant, serving hearty meals of steamed rice with miso soup, mains and side dishes. The presentation here will be more elevated than at its existing Yayoiken outlets.
Yakiniku Heijoen (#03-11)
Barbeque restaurant that procures Kuroge Wagyu from Japan. Their beef is specially aged for a deeper flavour, which is complemented by their original secret sauce. They are also opening on 20 Dec.
This is the third local Saboten outlet, and we simply can’t get enough of their freshly milled Uonuma Koshihikari rice in Japan, which is polished in Singapore. Their rich, thick and tangy tonkatsu sauce is ideal with the signature pork katsu, and most of all, it’s fun to grind your own sesame seeds to give a fragrant nutty sprinkle over your food.
Ramen Keisuke Tori King (#03-15)
Another familiar name to Singaporeans, this outlet of Tori King has a nostalgic Showa dynasty decor. Old posters and rustic dining tables add to the atmosphere, along with the open cooking area. The speciality is maze soba, or dry ramen, which at first glance looks like bak chor mee!
Itadakimasu by PARCO
#03-10 to 15, #03-K1, 100AM, 100 Tras Street. Tel: 6595 9100
Opening hours: Daily 11am-10pm (with variations across the outlets)