The food hall, owned by Tony Yoshida and Takuya Yoshida, owners of the Michelin-starred Kyo Ya and grocery store Sunrise Mart, will resemble the setup of a traditional food hall in Japan. Yoshida told 6sqft, “We are hoping to create a fun environment where visitors can explore the Japanese marketplace.”
Japan Village, a 20,000 square foot space will serve authentic cuisine from the country. Foods like miso soup, bento boxes and Japanese fried chicken are a few of the delicacies that will be available.
Additionally, the food hall will include an izakaya restaurant, a sake store, and a specialty-grocery store that features ingredients from across the Japanese regions. There will even be street food options like Yakisoba (pan-fried noodles) and Taiyaki (fish-shaped sweets with red bean). For those seeking healthier options, there will be a matcha drinks shop, juice and salad bars, and an assortment of fresh Japanese vegetables.
Industry City has various other multicultural food vendors for patrons to choose from in its 16-building area and 6.5 million-square-foot space. Colson Patisserie, a Belgium pastry shop, and the Korean comfort food serving restaurant Ejen are two additional dining options, along with many others. Japan Village will be the third single-cuisine focused food hall in the city, joining the Flatiron’s Eataly and French-focused Le District located in the Financial District.