Ranging from Japanese heritage food brands to modern day treats, enjoy mouth-watering Japanese cuisine at the newly opened GOCHI at Capital Square.
Japanese premium gourmet space, GOCHI, opened its doors at Capital Square and lunch is going to get a lot more exciting for the CBD folks.
With six different Japanese food concepts under one roof, diners can satisfy their different cravings by moving from one brand to another. On top of Morozoff and Suage which have been popular with Singaporeans since they came to our shores, four other new-to-market brands are making their local debut, namely conveyor-belt sushi chain Chojiro, Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant Pronto, unagi specialty restaurant Unaemon and frozen fruit bar Paletas.
88-year-old Morozoff came onto our shores in 2017 with its first store in Plaza Singapura, and has since expanded to have another two outlets at Westgate and Jewel Changi Airport.
Morozoff at GOCHI carries a selection of the brand’s signature fine chocolates, cookies, ice-cream and cheesecakes. Singapore is the only country that sells Morozoff’s cheesecakes outside of Japan. Specially made for Singapore, the cheescakes are imported directly from Japan in batches to ensure quality and freshness.
Fancy some treats that contain no artificial sweeteners or flavours? Go grab some Paletas ice pops and savour them while you walk back to your office under the sweltering heat.
Paletas serves ice pops made with fresh seasonal fruits, gelato and yoghurt, and the idea came about as Paletas wanted everyone to be able to eat fresh fruits harvested during the season. As real fruits are used, customers are able to taste the natural sweetness of the fruit juice, as well as the texture of the fruits.
The top five flavours in Japan are Paletas Mix, Milky Mix, Strawberry Milk, OKINAWA Mango Sorbet and Blueberry Yogurt, and a local flavour, Singapore Sling, has been concocted specially for Singaporeans and is available exclusively at GOCHI.
And mind you, all of them are extremely Instagram worthy.
Established in 1988 with over 330 stores all over Japan, Pronto is a café by day and bar by night.
In the morning, Pronto dishes out breakfast sets of grilled sandwiches and croissants, complete with aromatic Italian-style coffee and tea. During lunch, customers can order a reasonably-priced lunch set of pasta, a salad and a drink, and come night time, Pronto transforms into a bar, serving alcoholic beverages such as Japanese-style draft beer, Sangria and highball cocktails. There are also moreish plates on the evening menu to go with the alcohol, such as meat platters, chicken nanban and Angus beef steak.
Unaemon's signature sweet barbecue sauce has never been depleted and has been continuously replenished since the restaurant was founded close to 150 years ago. Imagine how flavourful that will be.
Unaemon air-shipped their eels live from Japan daily and has seven chefs who specialize in cooking unagi. As cooking eel is a difficult and technical process which requires years of experience, two highly-skilled chefs will be based in Singapore to oversee things in the kitchen. The restaurant will serve its signature Unajyu, and there are plans to serve the popular original dish Unagi Shabu-shabu in the future.
23 Church Street, #01-02/08
Telok Ayer MRT (4-minute walk)
Raffles Place MRT (6-minute walk)
Chinatown MRT (13-minute walk)
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 am to 9 pm
Pronto’s opening hours differ from the rest and are as follow:
Mondays to Thursdays: 730am to 1130 pm
Fridays: 730 am to 2 am
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am to 10 pm