[Editor’s note: Emporium Shokuhin has closed.]
Can’t decide if you should shop, eat, learn or play together as a family this weekend? Feel like having Japanese cuisine but can’t agree if it should be sushi, ramen, shabu-shabu, a bento set or yakiniku grill?
Well, it’s all under one roof at Emporium Shokuhin! At this integrated multi-concept food emporium, there’s plenty to do, learn, see and eat! You can take your time to explore the live seafood market in air-conditioned comfort, nose in on the beef dry-aging facility, check out the Japanese Gourmet Grocer and choose amongst eight unique dining concepts.
Spanning 34,000 square feet on the first floor of the new retail wing at Marina Square (on the side facing Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay), Emporium Shokuhin, which officially opened at the end of October 2015, makes a great day out for all three generations!
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Learn about Sea Creatures at the Live Seafood Market
Most kids would see their food already cooked. Here at Emporium Shokuhin, you will find Singapore’s first live and chilled seafood market downtown with fresh catches from Japan, U.S.A., Australia and Europe. Here’s a chance to peek into the 22 tanks and discover crustaceans, fishes and shellfish alive. Compare the Alaskan king crabs with the Dungeness crabs, spot the abalones, and seasonal items including hirame (flounder), kegani (hairy crabs) and a variety of oysters from places such as France and Scotland! Cooks will appreciate the recipe cards available next to the Boston lobsters and kinki fish!
Beef Up Your Knowledge on Dry-Aged Premium Cuts
Hang out at the dry-aged beef section and you’ll find tender dry-aged prime beef from Japan and U.S.A. aged by Emporium Shokuhin’s beef specialists in their customised facility. With helpful labels and diagrams, you can learn about the different parts of a cow, and which is best for different types of dishes.
Satisfy Your Japanese Cravings at the Gourmet Grocer
Miss Japan or wish you were there? Be transported immediately as you walk down the aisle of the Japanese Gourmet Grocer. From Japanese-imported snacks, sauces and condiments to seasonal fresh fruit and jelly, there’s plenty you can pick up. Here’s where you can find Asia’s first Ehime Specialities Corner, with products specially air-flown from the prefecture.
Set the Kids Free at the Play Area
Thumbs up for the spacious children’s play area at the front of the Gourmet Grocer! Mum and Dad can take their time to shop or eat, while the kids can expend their energy here or catch what’s playing on the TV screen.
Dine Across a Spectrum of 8 Japanese Concepts
There are eight dining options to suit every pocket and taste bud at Emporium Shokuhin:
1. Ready to Eat Section
Pick up boxed meals, including sushi boxes, sashimi, crabs, salads and bentos. Take them away with you or dine at the cocktail tables. Better still, hop back over to the live seafood market, select some fresh oysters and enjoy them here with the sauces from the grocer.
2. Kohi-Koji Café & Bakery
The whiff of coffee and pastries greet you at this double-volume space. Kohi-Koji Café and Bakery is where you can relax with a cup of coffee from Brazil and Panama beans, and freshly baked Japanese style pastries and cakes.
3. Senmi Sushi
We love the Giant Chirashi Don that can be shared between three to four adults and the delicious maki at Senmi Sushi bar. Using rice grown in Hokkaido that is perfect for sushi and a unique blend of Akasu and Kasuzu vinegar, you are in for great sushi treat. Shipment of the Bluefin Nagasaki Tuna arrives on Mondays and Fridays so you may want to time your visits for the freshest sashimi and sushi!
4. Burosu Honten Ramen
In the mood for some noodles? Slurp up the Ultimate Ramen and Tonkotsu broths or sink your teeth into the succulent gyozas with moist fillings of seafood and wagyu beef.
5. Umi + Vino
For a contemporary European Japanese dining experience with sparkling wines and seafood, visit Umi + Vino Seafood Winebar. There are freshly shucked oysters, chilled seafood platters and freshly grilled seafood served A La Plancha style.
6. Tsukeru Shabu-Shabu
Hotpot never goes out of style all year and you can enjoy your individual hotpot with seafood and premium meats, in a range of Japanese and Asian broths. A meal at Tsukeru Shabu-Shabu is only complete with their specially concocted sauces.
7. Gyuu+ Yakiniku Grill
If you have never tried it, you should treat yourself to some melt-in-your-mouth tender and flavourful premium meats at least once in your life. It’s heavenly. Here at Gyuu+ Yakiniku Grill, there is a range of meats and dry-aged beef from Japan, Australia and U.S.A., as well as fresh seafood grilled on specially imported grills from Japan.
Takujo is the place for modern Japanese cuisine. With a live seafood trolley, a first in Singapore, it’s akin to dim sum dining in an intimate setting.
Ice Cream and Juice Bar
Don’t miss this Ice Cream and Juice Bar smack in the centre of Emporium Shokuhin we say. This is one of the best places in town for gelato! There’s Salted Caramel and Black Sesame Gelato, or Lychee Sorbet that you can enjoy while shopping or simply take home the boxed versions. Our favourites are the refreshing Yuzu, and the flavourful Hazelnut and Pistachio Gelato!
From time to time, there may be cooking demonstrations going on. So, look out for them at this mega food hall!
[Editor’s note: Emporium Shokuhin has closed.]
6 Raffles Boulevard
#01-18 Marina Square
(on the side of Raffles Avenue, opposite Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay)
Nearest MRT Stations: City Hall (NS25 / EW13), Esplanade (CC3), Promenade (CC4 / DT15)
Tel: 6224 3433 (to make reservations for Takujo, Gyuu+, Tsukeru and Umi+Vino)
Live Seafood Market/Aged Beef & Deli, Gourmet Grocer: 10 am – 10 pm
Kohi-Koji Café & Bakery: 8.30 am – 8.30 pm
Ready-To-Eat Section: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Varying hours for the different restaurants.