Japanese enthusiasts have plenty more reasons to come by Orchard Central from now until 5 November. Step into this extravaganza of delicious dining deals, fashion treats, and curated lifestyle events from the Land of the Rising Sun today!
When it comes to all things Japanese, Orchard Central definitely ranks as one of the top choices to visit along the Orchard Road belt. And 2017 doesn’t seem to be slowing down because more Nihon retailers and restaurants are setting up shop here along with a host of stylish tenants extending exclusive promotions. This includes retail giant UNIQLO’s exciting launches this October and November. We pick out the best deals for you as OC showcases Japanese culture across the mall with the theme Tokyo Vibes.
While it may bear no relation to Japan’s wholesale fish market, Tsukiji Restaurant shares one thing in common with its famous Japanese compatriot – fresh seafood.
Located at Orchard Central’s rooftop garden, there are actually six different dining concepts under one roof. Get a different taste of the country’s favourite foods at Tsukiji Fisherman, Ueki Omakase Restaurant, Ikezaki Yakiniku, Ebi-Zo Tempura, Tori-Sho Chicken Cuisine and Ramen Gallery. Its location on level 12 of the rooftop garden at the OC is definitely a plus.
Don’t miss the salmon sashimi ($0.80 per piece) and the swordfish sashimi ($1.50 per piece). Note that there is a minimum spend of $15 per person for lunch and $25 per person for dinner. Available all week, except Friday and Saturday nights. WHERE: #12-02
Since opening in 2010, Kiseki has earned a steady reputation for its mouthwatering buffet studded with quality ingredients.
On breezy nights, dine at the alfresco area which offers glittering views of the Orchard Road cityscape below. Or you could wisely park yourself near the food line as you deliberate over 200 food items—sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, robatayaki (grill), yakitori (skewers), nabemono (hot pot), agemono (deep-fried), mushimono (steamed), and Japanese-Western fusions just to name a few. Finish on a sweet high with quality Japanese ice cream. WHERE: #08-01/02/03
Loyal patrons return faithfully to Nantsuttei for a taste of chef Ichiro Furuya’s vision of the perfect ramen: a time-tested recipe drawing the best flavours from his hometown of Hadano, Japan. Noodles come in rich pork bone broth, with aromatic black garlic oil that has become Nantsuttei’s signature.
This addictive flavour is the result of a secret recipe that combines garlic and various condiments, then is painstakingly fried across seven stages. Affordable prices, plus spicy options that go well with the tonkotsu soup—try the Dragon Ramen with red pepper—make this a great meal option any day. WHERE: #07-12/13
Named after a Kansai slang “ee-de” which means “it’s good!”, this Japanese-Western restaurant tantalises with a sumptuous variety of treats. WHERE: #04-08
Not just the tallest vertical mall in town, Orchard Central is also home to UNIQLO‘s first Global Flagship Store in Southeast Asia that is sprawled over three whole levels. Spacious, with high ceilings and 286 digital displays to enhance the visual merchandising experience. Put on your most comfortable shopping shoes and explore the offerings at this Japanese retail giant, as it launches the Uniqlo U Fall/Winter 2017 Collection. The first phase was just over in October, and the second phase is coming up on 10 November.
This marks the third Uniqlo U collection from the design team at the UNIQLO Paris R&D Centre, spearheaded by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire. The collection is all about reinventing wardrobe basics, while furthering the brand’s existing LifeWear concept through innovations in design, pattern, fabric and stitching. Shop the collection exclusively at Orchard Central. WHERE: #01-01
Continue shopping your way through more Japanese threads—while pocketing some money-saving deals too—at these fashionable retail shops.
At Tagstyle, vintage and quirky meets today’s trendy variety of individualistic styles, without compromising on quality. Spend a minimum of $120 to receive a $10 voucher.
LIZE’s clothing and accessories are inspired by the Danish way of life and the Scandinavian concept of hygge— embracing cosiness and the pleasure of good things in life. Get 50 per cent off the second item in a single bill until 5 November.
Homegrown multi-label store audaash is all about curating pocket-friendly pieces from around Asia. It’s now made even sweeter with a $10 voucher given for a minimum spend of $100 during the Tokyo Vibe campaign.
WHERE: Tagstyle #05-30, LIZE #04-29, audaash #04-28
More To Win!
Don’t throw away those receipts just yet, because a minimum spend of $120* earns you one go at the claw machine. Chances are doubled with receipts from Japanese retailers** to potentially pick up up to $20 worth of vouchers. Hit $250* to receive additional 1,000 ShopFarEast points.
Hungry after all that shopping? With receipts of more than $150* spend, redeem exquisite Japanese tableware available in four lovely shades.
Meanwhile, tag a picture of the mall’s Tokyo-inspired mural on Instagram with #OrchardCentral and be one of three lucky winners to win $100 Far East Mall Organization vouchers!
Non-Stop Tokyo Vibes
Neon-lit booths call for your attention, as pop-up stores along the makeshift ‘streets of Tokyo’ feature fashion and lifestyle products from tenants such as Union Studio, Tagstyle, Dezato Dezato, Tokyu Hands, Japan MT tape and LIZE.
On 28 October, fashion cats should make their way to a styling workshop on the art of layering in humid Singapore from 1.30pm to 2.30pm, using pieces from the Nippon Omiyage UT collection and more. Children are not left out—stay on until 4.30pm to catch an exciting Kendama performance and even get to try your hand at juggling this trending Japanese toy too.
*Terms and conditions apply.
**Eligible Japanese retailers: a-day, En Sakaba, Genki Sushi, Henri Charpentier, Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant, Maccha House, NANTSUTTEI, Ootoya Japanese Restaurant, Shabu Sai, Tanuki Raw, Tonkichi Hokkaido, Tsukiji Restaurant, Tokyu Hands, UNIQLO, Zoff, Datsumo Labo, Eye Lash Salon Vivi, Face+ by Yamano, KIRA.