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Takashimaya Food Hall Guide: 20 Food Places Including Japanese Desserts And Okonomiyaki

23rd March 2023

What to eat at Takashimaya Food Hall

When it comes to food options, Takashimaya has a huge selection from cafes and restaurants to kiosks and food court stalls, but this list will mostly focus on the mall’s iconic and sprawling Takashimaya Food Hall at Basement 2. It’s long been a pit stop for locals and visitors looking for imported Japanese food gifts or just a quick Japanese meal. A variety of bakeries, street food kiosks and ice cream joints are also clustered here.

Here are 20 of our favourite restaurants, food court stalls and kiosks at the Takashimaya Food Hall.

1. Tsuru-koshi

Tsurukoshi Noodles
Image credit: @jxuann_

Tsuru-koshi is a casual Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu featuring both hot and cold udon, donburi bowls, and a selection of side dishes from chashu to tempura. With over 20 different udon bowls to choose from, including the creamy Tonkotsu Udon ($8.50) and the more piquant Curry Udon ($9.50), diners will easily be spoilt for choice. While the soup and sauces are pretty standard, customers swear by the noodles which have an elastic texture for extra smooth slurping. Rice sharks should make a beeline for the Ebi Tendon ($18.50).

Unit number: #B2-01/02/03
Opening hours: Mon 9am to 9pm, 9am to 10pm
Tsuru-koshi is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Shiseido Parlour

shiseido parlour chocolates|
Image credit: @sweets_bar_ange

Not to be confused with the famous skincare giant, Shiseido Parlour is a deluxe confectionery brand. First starting out as a soda and ice cream maker in Ginza, Shiseido Parlour now sells a myriad of treats, including their best-selling Shiseido Biscuit. They don’t come cheap though; these little luxuries will set you back $48 for 30 pieces. Other gorgeous gift boxes include the La Ganache ($12 for 6 pieces) and the Shiseido Sables ($24 for 22 pieces).

Unit number: #B2-207-1-3
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Shiseido Parlour is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish

Nakajima Suisan Dishes
Image credit: @veronicaphua

A Takashimaya hidden gem, Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish serves up seasonal grilled fish teishoku (Japanese lunch sets) at affordable prices. The Saba Shioyaki Set ($10.50) is the cheapest of the bunch, coming with rice, pickles salad, miso soup and hot green tea. Other sets include the Unagi Jyu ($17.50) as well as the best-selling Saikyoyaki Set ($21.90). Even though the place is crowded every day, the waiting time is short as the service is relatively quick.

Unit number: #B2-01-01
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6738 0943
Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish is not a halal-certified eatery.

4. Minamoto Kitchoan

minamoto kitchoan cherry
Image credit: @minamoto_kitchoan

Specialising in wagashi, or Japanese confectionery, Minamoto Kitchoan puts an aesthetic spin to regular ol’ mochi with their Natural Series, a collection of mochi themed after fresh fruit. While many flavours are seasonal, Hakuto Mochi ($20) and Matcha Mochi ($20) are mainstays at the Takashimaya branch. The former is a bite-sized morsel filled with red bean paste that’s flavoured with hakuto, Japanese white peach. If you’re just dropping by for just a taste, you can also go for individually packed mochi such as the Benhougyoku ($6.30) that’s filled with sweet white bean paste.

Unit number: #B2-06-01
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Minamoto Kitchoan is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Modanyaki

modanyaki egg
Image credit: @dulcenayeneats

Modanyaki serves up freshly made okonomiyaki, fried yellow noodles that are topped with a variety of spices and sauces. This small store constantly attracts a line for their food, with my favourite being the Omelette Noodle ($4.90). It features a creamy egg omelette hugging a bed of okonomiyaki noodles, slathered with the same moreish okonomiyaki sauce. If you’d like a smaller portion, the Mini Okonomiyaki ($3) is recommended.

Unit number: #B2-07-7-2
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Modanyaki is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Teppei Syokudo

teppei syokudo sashimi
Image credit: @teppeisyokudo

Grab your chirashi don fix at Teppei Syokudo. Their best-selling Signature Kaisendon ($16.80) comes with a mountain of fresh cubes of salmon and sashimi doused in their signature sauce along with a generous dollop of ikura⁠—all resting on a bed of pearl rice. If you prefer to have your sashimi seared, opt for the Aburi Salmon Don ($17.60) that comes with slices of seared salmon instead. You can also choose to customise your bowl with extra toppings of ikura, scallop, negitoro and sea urchin.

Unit number: #B2-07-7-3
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Teppei Syokudo is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. Yonehachi

Yonehachi set
Image credit: @hangry.bear

Yonehachi is a one-of-a-kind restaurant serving up okowa, a glutinous rice dish that comes mixed with a variety of ingredients. The okowa set meals at Yonehachi are reminiscent of the healthier meals found in onsens of Japan, with the cheapest being the Red Bean Okowa ($6.80) that’s served with just miso soup and pickles.

Each okowa set meal comes with a choice of four different flavours: red bean, salmon, chestnut and an extra seasonal option, with the latter three going at a dollar more. It’s all pretty affordable, so I recommend you to just go for the full monty Shio Saba Shokado Set Meal with Salmon ($15.90) that comes with four side dishes, miso soup, pickles and a cup of Houji tea. The Black Vinegar Chicken Set (from $15.90) comes with chicken cubes fried with root vegetables, and is apparently the most popular meal at their flagship Japanese branch.

Unit number: #B2-04-1-2
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Yonehachi is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Mr Obanyaki

Mr Obanyaki Taiyaki
Image credit: @thecupcakeorchard

Mr Obanyaki is known for their taiyaki and obanyaki which are fish-shaped and round pancakes respectively.  Drawing up a long queue is the Red Bean Taiyaki ($2.20) that’s generously packed with lightly mashed red beans giving a varied texture. If you’re dapao-ing to snack at home, you can heat it up in the toaster to get them crisp again, as the exterior gets slightly mushy after a while. Other popular items include the Kaya Peanut Obanyaki ($2) and the Chocolate Taiyaki ($2.20).

Unit number: #B2-07-8-1
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Mr Obanyaki is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Mini One

Mini OneImage credit: Donq Boulangerie Singapore’s Facebook page

You might have seen mini croissant kiosks in several Japan travel videos. A must-try when visiting Tokyo, mini croissant kiosks can also be found in Singapore as well. If you’re lucky enough to catch them during their baking schedules, you’ll be blessed with the aroma of buttery croissants fuming through the front of the Takashimaya food hall. Just like their name implies, Mini One sells miniature croissants that are hard to resist. Soft and fluffy, you can get 100g worth of mini croissants—around four to five pieces—at $3. There are two flavours to choose from: the caramelly original and the chocolate

Unit number: #B2-07-9-1
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Mini One is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. DONQ Boulangerie 

Image credit: @stephyeosf

Hailing from Japan, DONQ Boulangerie is the Japanese bakery of your dreams, with the likes of Salt & Butter Bread ($2.20), Melted Cheese Bread ($3) and many more to choose from. Their best-seller is the Mentaiko France ($2.60), a solid baguette covered with generous servings of mentaiko. If you’re lost on which bread to get, they have a constantly updated list of their top five bestsellers at the bakery.

Unit number: #B2-03
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
DONQ Boulangerie is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Juchheim

Juchheim Baumkuchen ice cream
Image credit: @ashley_ong88 

Juchheim specialises in traditional German cakes called baumkuchen. The cakes are baked in-house at the small kitchen area right behind the store. A huge metal rod spins in a massive oven as it’s dipped in cake batter every few seconds. The cakes in question are dense but full of flavour pocketed in each of the caramelised layers. The original Baumkuchen (from $21) varies in price depending on the size. If you just want to purchase snacks here, the flavoured butter biscuit Liebchen ($14 for 12pcs) is a good pick.

Unit number: #B2-05-3
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Juchheim is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Venchi 

venchi ice cream
Image credit: @__zhihui.lim

If you’re looking for rich and super dark chocolate-y ice cream, go straight to the very end of the food hall for Venchi—a famous gourmet Italian chocolate brand. The small kiosk in Takashimaya still hosts all their bestsellers from their gelato to bark chocolates. Stick with classics such as the dark chocolate Cuor Di Cacao and Green Pistachio From Bronte. But be warned, they’re definitely one of the priciest ice cream joints out there with prices starting at $8 for a single-flavour Mini and $10 for a double-flavour Regular.

Unit number: #B2-05-01
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 10pm
Venchi is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Peck  

Peck Bread
Image credit: @kugelkaffee

Peck is the brainchild of the same people behind Four Leaves Bakery, filling a very special niche of cheap Italian-inspired bread in Singapore; it’s also my go-to spot for cheap ciabatta. Treats offered here include Cannolo ($2) and Ham Cheese Focaccia. For something very hearty, I personally recommend the Cheese Ciabatta ($4.20), which is large, chewy, and delightfully savoury.

Unit number: #B2-08-3
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Peck is not a halal-certified eatery.

14. Butter Studio

butter studio unicorn cake
Image credit: @butterstudio

Unicorns, mermaids and rainbows are only some of the many quirky motifs that you might find in Butter Studio. The standard six-inch cakes go for $48 while the bigger eight-inch ones go for $68. While the prices do seem a little hefty, Butter Studio makes up with charm and sheer size. These cakes are absolutely massive and are great for big birthday parties. There also offer colourful cupcakes that start from $22 per box.

Unit number: #B2-08-4A
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Butter Studio is a halal-certified eatery.

15. Kobe Fugetsudo

Gaufre Wafers
Image credit: @kobefugetsudo

There’s something incredibly nostalgic about biting into one of these iconic wafer sandwiches from Kobe Fugetsudo. One of the first snacks that started the Western sweets obsession in Japan, it has become a symbol of luxury, and is often purchased as gifts for friends and family. They don’t come cheap with eight pieces going for $24 and 12 pieces at $36. Some of the bigger boxes that are filled with an assortment of cookies along with the Gaufre wafers in question go at a whopping $72!

Unit number: #B2-05-4
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Kobe Fugetsudo is not a halal-certified eatery.

16. Bankaku

yukari shrimp crackers
Image credit: Bankaku’s Facebook page

Yukari shrimp crackers are one of the more elusive Japanese luxury goods you can find in Takashimaya. Bankaku improves on the traditional shrimp cracker recipe by baking them over a charcoal fire, resulting in bombs of umami with a wholesome crackly surface and a nutty aftertaste. A box of eight pieces will set you back $13, while the bigger box of 24 pieces will set you back $48.

Unit number: #B2-07-1-1
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:#0pm
Bankakue is not a halal-certified eatery.

17. Kimukatsu

Kimukatsu Set with Rice (1)
Image credit: @Kimukatsumy

Kimukatsu tonkatsu attempts to replicate the intricacies of mille-feuille desserts. The way they’ve gone about it is impressive—you can expect up to 25 layers of thinly sliced pork that are layered and deep-fried into a delicious pork cutlet. A regular Kimukatsu Set, which will set you back $16.50, includes rice, miso soup, cabbage, and fresh pickles to go along with a large crispy pork cutlet. If you’d like Japanese curry to go along with your katsu, opt for the Katsukare ($18.50) instead.

Unit number: #B201-5
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 9773 7890
Kimukatsu is not a halal-certified eatery.

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18. Cookie Mixx

Image credit: @cookiemixx_sg

Cookie Mixx is renowned for creating delicious house-made cookies using fresh ingredients to produce crisp, tasty cookies with less sugar and no additional preservatives or colouring. Its bestsellers include the Belgium Chocolate Chunk, Earl Grey Tea, and Milo Chocolate Chips flavours, all of which start from $8.50 per 100g. Cookie Mixx also allows for cookie customisation, where you can create your own favourite flavours by choosing a cookie base and up to three toppings.

Unit number: #B208-4
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8801 7689
Cookie Mixx is not a halal-certified eatery.

19. Torasho Ramen Bar

best ramen - torasho

Affiliated with the acclaimed Torasho Ramen And Charcoal, Torasho Ramen Bar offers a similar brand of rich and flavourful ramen. If you’re here for the first time, be sure to try the classic Tonkotsu ($13++?), which sports a thick porky tonkotsu broth, silky ramen, and pork chashu grilled to perfection. For a spicier kick, get the Spicy Tonkotsu Level 3 ($15++), which adds the highest degree of spice you can get to the same delectable broth.

Unit number: #B2
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6970 5055
Torasho Ramen Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

20. St. Leaven

taka-food-hall-st-leaven-1Image credit: Flo Yeow

If you’re entering the Food Hall from its main entrance, then you won’t miss St. Leaven, a bakery shop that’s prominently situated near there. There’s a good range of bread here, from hearty treats such as the Multigrain Ham & Cheese Sandwich ($2.40) to local-inspired snacks including the Mini Pork Floss ($1.40). There’s also the popular Matcha Bun ($3.20), which comes in limited quantities per day.

Unit number: #B208-1-2
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
St. Leaven is not a halal-certified eatery.

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From luxury cookies to hard-to-find Japanese lunch sets, Takashimaya Food Hall is full of tasty eats. If you’re around the area, be sure to also check out our guide to Orchard Road and Somerset!

Featured image adapted from @dulcenayeneats, @Kimukatsumy, @kugelkaffee,, @jxuann, and @__zhihui.lim

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