It is looking like good times for lovers of delicious meals, especially Japanese cuisines, in and around the Riverwalk area as ikigai continues to offer an unprecedented blend of mouthwatering food and soothing music. The modular space with an outdoor alfresco lounge by the Singapore River has been described by most people as “the perfect balance between Yin and Yang, a feeling of Zen, or being surrounded by elements of nature as well as flowing water.”
“Not your regular Japanese Izakaya,” said Roy Ng, Shareholder at Ikigai. “At ikigai, it’s not just about great food and awesome ambiance. It’s about family, friends, a sense of being and lifestyle!,” Roy continued.
There has been an increase in the popularity of Japanese meals over the years, as more people look to enjoy their amazing taste and immense health benefits. Consequently, several Japanese restaurants and food businesses have continued to emerge in different parts of the world. However, the team at ikagi is looking to shake things up a bit and take the experience a notch higher by treating fans to great tunes as they enjoy every taste of their favorite Japanese meal.
Ikigai is unlike any other Japanese restaurant, with consumers treated to a variety of Kushiyaki (Grilled skewed foods like yakitori), Sashimi, and Japanese Cuisines as they enjoy good music. The concept of the restaurant resonates with the meaning of Ikigai 生き甲斐 – “a reason for being,” helping individuals to take spontaneous actions that will give them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.
Located at 20 Upper Circular Road B1-01/06, The Riverwalk S(058416), the restaurant has something for everyone, irrespective of age group or gender, delivering sounds of feel-good Sunset tunes that include Acid Jazz, Bossa, and Indie from 3 pm. Customers also get to experience a new world on selected themed nights, with food offerings paired with specially curated music comprising of 80s New Wave Classics, Brit Pop, Downtempo, Liquid D&B, Chill Trance, Deep Tech, and House.