A massive Japanese-themed food hall is coming to Sunset Park’s Industry City

October 20, 2017

Courtyard at Industry City, photo courtesy of Industry City

A 20,000 square foot Japanese food market will open in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn next year, adding to New York City’s growing infatuation with food halls. The market, called Japan Village, will set up shop in Industry City, a sprawling 16-building, 6.5 million-square-foot complex of creative office space. In addition to the food hall serving up authentic dining options, Japan Village will include an izakaya restaurant, a sake store and a specialty grocery store.

Sunset Park, Industrial City, Brooklyn

Mirroring the designs of a Japanese village marketplace, the creators behind the food destination hope visitors feel as if they have traveled to Japan. Takuya Yoshida, a managing partner of the food hall, said customers can enjoy the different tastes of Japan. “We already have a layout, but want some of the finer details to be a surprise for those who come visit us in person,” Yoshida said. “We are hoping to create a fun environment where visitors can explore the Japanese marketplace.”

Foods expected to be sold at Japan Village include rice balls, miso soup, bento boxes and sweets from a Japanese bakery. For the more health-conscious crowd, there will be a matcha drinks shop, juice bar, salad bar and lots of fresh Japanese vegetables.

Other dining options will include Japanese street food like Okonomiyaki (savory pancakes), Takoyaki (octopus balls), Yakisoba (pan-fried noodles) and Taiyaki (fish-shaped sweets filled with red bean). A fried-food shop will feature assorted skewers, croquettes and Japanese fried chicken. There will also be sushi, including a to-go sushi section.

Japan Village will join Industry City’s other vendors like Ejen, which offers Korean comfort food, traditional Mexican at Taco Mix, Colson Patisserie, which serves up authentic Belgium pastries and much more. The construction of the food hall is underway and is expected to open in the spring of 2018.


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  1. L

    Hahaha, is this the Japanese attempt to catch up to K-Town and Flushing? I don’t think too many people will be interested…!