Japan Centre Will Open 'Depachika' Food Hall in Sept 2017
London’s most loved Japanese supermarket, book retailer and ceramics shop will be opening a new flagship store in September 2017, located in Panton Street. We can't wait for the opening of this 'depachika' right here in London!
September 2017 will see the opening of Japan Centre Panton St - the latest addition from the Japan Centre Group.
Already London's most loved Japanese supermarket, book retailer and ceramics store, Japan Centre Panton St will be designed in the same way as a Japanese 'depachika' - stylish department store food halls usually located on the basement floor, filled with temptingly packaged products and ready-to-eat delicacies. When in Japan’s major cities, these are the places to grab lunch or something hot, delicious and fresh every day of the week, so we’re very excited to hear this concept is finally coming to the streets of London!
The new food hall will combine a range of unique, specialist rooms and a central 100 seat dine-in courtyard.
In the Tea Room, customers will be able to order tea by the gram from knowledgeable staff in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. The Sake Room will offer shoppers the chance to purchase premium bottles of sake, as well as learn more about the drink from on-hand experts. Finally, a Miso Room will offer customers miso sampling, and will be home to a wide variety of miso flavours you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
You’ll also be able to catch cooking demonstrations and watch chefs whip up a storm in the food hall's open kitchens. An on-site Japanese bakery will also open to satisfy sweet-toothed shoppers who love Japan's non-savoury side.
Vegetable stalls, fresh sashimi and meat counters, as well as an authentic home-ware section, will complete the offerings of this all-in-one Japanese shopping and dining experience.
The designers of this new flagship store are CADA Design, whose clients include Dean & Deluca, Shinsegae and Jose Pizarre, so expect something special from Japan Centre Panton St when it launches later this year.
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