As it turns out, a new standalone Japanese diner is indeed opening its doors at the same spot this February. It’s owned by Japanese sushi chef by training Teppei Yamashita, who also runs popular eateries like Unagi Tei (formerly known as Man Man Japanese Unagi) and eponymous wallet-friendly omakase restaurant Teppei in Tanjong Pagar.
The upcoming Wisma Atria restaurant is his first concept located in a food court. Called Kai Kai Sushi & Grill, it is named after the Singaporean slang term gai gai, which means ‘to go out’.
It will also have a teppanyaki counter layout similar to its predecessor, and offer “restaurant-quality food at affordable prices in a casual dining izakaya-style setting”. Kai Kai’s seafood and ingredients, like abalone, squid and cod, are “imported directly from Japan”.
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