If you fancy Japanese cuisine, fresh produce and live seafood, there’s no better place than Emporium Shokuhin for everything under one roof. And ladies, you might want to forget those stylish stilettos…
Emporium Shokuhin is literally the mother of grocers! Measuring in at 34,000 sq ft (and at 11,000 sq ft gourmet for the grocer section alone), it would take at least a 5 to 10 minutes walk through the entire space. If Donald Trump perfected the word HUGE, Emporium Shokuhin exemplifies it.
Mother of all Grocers in Singapore
The recently opened $10-million mega grocer-cum-eatery is located at level one of Marina Square’s new wing, and is accessible easily via the second main entrance right across the Esplanade. It houses tanks upon tanks filled with live seafood flown in three times weekly from Japan and Europe; a special beef dry-aging facility; a Japanese Gourmet Grocer carrying a wide range of vegetables, fruits and condiments; and 8 new-to-market Japanese dining concepts.
What Sets Emporium Shokuhin Apart
According to the CEO of Emporium Shokuhin, Mr. Lim Li-Wei, one section of the emporium is dedicated to fresh produce air-flown in straight from Ehime prefecture in north-western Shikoku, Japan—a first for prefecture exports. Famed for its sweet mikans (mandarin oranges), Ehime is the top citrus producer in Japan.
Some MUST-BUYS from the Ehime Prefecture include:
- Yuzu and iyokan yokan – A thick citrusy jelly dessert that comes in delicious blocks | $8.45 each
- Iwagi island lemon and tamami marmalade – Harvested from juicy lemons popularly found in Iwagi Island | $9.00 each
- Ume and iyokan somen – Specially flavoured with ume (Japanese plum) and iyokan | $6.65 each
- Ainan gold ponzu – A delicious dip or salad dressing from the famous Ainan town | $13.30 each
- Ehime blood orange juice and unshu orange juice – Sweet and juice, infused with apple vinegar | $12.20 each
Direct imports for the emporium’s gourmet grocer also ensures lower prices, so buyers get to enjoy 10 to 20 percent cheaper rates than those in supermarkets.
All Rounded 8 Japanese Restaurant Concepts
Senmi Sushi | Open 11:00am – 10:00pm daily
A sashimi and sushi bar offering Giant Chirashi with 8 kinds of seafood, including salmon and maguro ($34.00) and California-style maki.
Kohi Koji | Open 8:30am – 8:30pm daily
A Japanese bakery-café, which serves pastries, cakes, coffee made from Brazil and Panama beans, sandwiches, and a selection of salads.
Ready To Eat | Open 11:30am – 9:00pm
Like its name suggests, Ready To Eat specializes in quick yet healthy take-away meals such as sushi, sashimi and bento boxes.
Takujo | Open 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
High-end modern Japanese restaurant serving a range of premium sashimi, as well as omakase meals costing from $138 per person.
GYUU+ | Open 11:30am to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm daily
Meat lovers, rejoice. A grill-restaurant specializing in premium meats and dry-aged beef, don’t miss the Miyazaki A5 beef slices.
TSUKERU | Open 11:30am to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm daily
A cosy shabu shabu outlet with individual hotspots serving local-style soup bases such as konbu shoyu, miso, tonkotsu and more. Average spending: $50/person
UMI + VINO | Open 11:30am to 10:00pm daily
A seafood and wine bar serving freshly shucked oysters and premium seafood platters including Boston lobster, Dungeness crab, mussels, prawns and clams—cooked a la plancha on a hot grill.
BUROSU HONTEN | Open 11:30 to 10:00 daily
Enjoy Hakata-style ramen served in a soup blend of tonkutsu pork bone broth enhanced from simmering crab and prawn shells for hours, as well as made in-house Gyozas.
Emporium Shokuhin Address
6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-18 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Live Seafood Market/Aged Beef & Deli: 8:30am – 9:00pm | Gourmet Grocer: 11:30am – 9:00pm