New CBD concept Gochi houses 6 Japanese food brands, offering everything from sushi to unagi

Chojiro’s offerings. Photo: Gochi
Chojiro’s offerings. Photo: Gochi

Newly opened at Capital Square, Gochi is a Japanese-centric food market home to six brands, with four new-to-market ones debuting in Singapore. Covering 5,000 sq ft with its “shop-in-shop” concepts, the space is warm with wooden furnishings, with each eatery designing its own unit.

Adding our island to its list of outlets in Japan, which number more than 60, Chojiro delivers conveyor belt sushi here with fish and seafood flown in from the motherland daily. At the 47-seater, you can expect tempura and grilled fish dishes to go along with your sushi bites.

Sushi from Chojiro. Photo: Gochi
Sushi from Chojiro. Photo: Gochi

Meanwhile, Italian-Japanese fusion resto Pronto may be a fresh face on our shores, but it’s already chalked up over 330 stores in its home country since 1988. A cafe by day, the place serves grilled sammies and croissants with Italian-style coffees at breakfast, followed by lunch sets of pasta like carbonara and aglio olio. Come nightfall, it smoothly transitions into a bar, doling out Japanese draft beers, cocktails, and meat platters.

Pronto's creations. Photo: Gochi
Pronto’s creations. Photo: Gochi

Another newcomer, Unaemon gives unagi specialty restaurants like Keong Saik’s Man Man a run for their money, bringing with it decades of experience cultivated since its establishment in Japan in 1950. With eel experts in the kitchen, the joint is committed to quality ingredients, using Hokkaido rice, a secret eel sauce, and fresh eels air-shipped live regularly for its signature unajyu dish. The brand also claims it has plans in the pipeline to serve its popular unagi shabu-shabu here.

Unaemon's grilled eel dish. Photo: Gochi
Unaemon’s grilled eel dish. Photo: Gochi

On the sweet side, Paletas introduces to Singapore its frozen ice popsicles made with fresh fruit chunks, gelato, and yogurt. No artificial sweeteners or flavors are added to the mix, which makes it rather appealing for residents of our perpetually sunny tropical island. Besides popular flavors like strawberry milk, mango sorbet, and blueberry yogurt, the outlet here will also offer a Singapore Sling option, exclusive to our city.

Frozen fruit popsicles from Paletas. Photo: Gochi
Frozen fruit popsicles from Paletas. Photo: Gochi

Apart from the new brands, Gochi is home to the third Singapore outlet of Suage Express as well, as the soup curry joint dishes out its savory broth with meats like braised pork belly, beef shabu shabu, and prawn with avocado. Plus, Morozoff expands outside of Plaza Singapura, Westgate, and Jewel Changi Airport with a space here displaying its signature chocolates, cookies, ice cream, and cheesecakes.

Cheesecakes by Morozoff. Photo: Gochi
Cheesecakes by Morozoff. Photo: Gochi

 

FIND IT:
Gochi is at #01-02/08 Capital Square, 23 Church St.

Daily 11:30am-9pm, except for Pronto: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-11:30pm, Fri 7:30am-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm.
MRT: Raffles Place/Telok Ayer

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