The new retro-chic JINzakaya, by award-winning Les Amis Group, is tucked in a pedestrian backstreet off Rangoon road beside sister concept Sushi Jin. Whilst Sushi Jin exudes luxuriousness with delicate Japanese food in a finer setting, JINzakaya is a riot of fun that transports one back to old Tokyo train station taverns.
Immerse in this casual laid-back enclave where one can enjoy an eclectic mix of affordable set lunches, sharing plates and assorted yakimono (grilled items). Be sure to try the Four by Four lunch sets, which focuses on Rice (Donburi), Noodles (Ramen and Soba), Sandwiches (Sando) and Salads (Sarada).
When the sun goes down, the restaurant takes on an Izakaya identity and offers an assortment of yakimono (grilled items) – 19 enticing grilled skewers and 10 grilled mains. Skewers range from $2.50++ per stick, for classic options e.g. Tori Momo (chicken thigh), to $9.50++ per stick for more exotic items such as Foie Gras. The menu also comprises of a selection of chinmi, sashimi, sharing plates, salads, noodles and desserts.
JINzakaya is ideal for a fun-filled weekend in a buoyant atmosphere of animated laughter or a casual space on weekdays for workers to decompress among colleagues. Kanpai!