A food hall within a food hall is headed to Industry City: Marketed as a Japanese Eataly, Japan Village will take up 20,000 square feet in the sprawling Sunset Park commercial complex with six food stalls, an izakaya, a sake store, specialty grocery, and more.
Owners Tony Yoshida and Takuya Yoshida, who also own Michelin-starred Kyo Ya and grocery store Sunrise Mart, intend to make it feel like Japan in the U.S. Thus, a wide breadth of Japanese cuisine will be represented: made-to-order onigiri, bento boxes, breads and pastries, matcha, a juice bar, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, fresh mochi, ramen, sushi, soba, udon, donburiya, tempura, teppanyaki, and lots more. A Sunrise Market will also be a part of the space, per the Yoshidas’ background.
Japan Village is on track to open spring 2018 — much sooner than Anthony Bourdain’s supposedly still happening market — alongside restaurants like Burger Joint and Avocaderia, which are already in Industry City. It will be the third single cuisine-focused food hall in New York City, behind the Italian-focused Eataly and French Le District.