Popular Japanese brand Don Quijote, or Don Don Donki, will see its first-ever branch opening in Singapore at the Orchard Central on Dec 1.
Japan’s biggest discount store will have two levels, one of which will be allocated for food buys. Orchard Central’s branch boasts of a store area of approximately 1,397 sq.m., and is set to operate 24/7 starting this December.
Japan’s Biggest Discount Store Don Don Donki to Open First-Ever Outlet in Singapore this December
The branch opening will see a Hokkaido store theme, which will offer fresh goods on sale such as fish, meat, and other produce including the famous Tokachi beef from the region. Majority of the products to be put on sale in Singapore will be directly sourced from Hokkaido.
Moreover, the store will pair up with Japanese restaurant, Hokkaido Rumoi Marche, to provide an authentic Japanese food experience with the concept of combining food court and restaurant dining for a reasonable cost.
The Singapore branch will have a supermarket with takeaway delicatessen section offering choice products such as sushi, sashimi, and other delectable items.
In addition, Orchard Central’s Don Don Donki will also have the Don Don Donki Bar, which is the first of its kind outside Japan, with the only other branch in the world being in Tachikawa, Tokyo.
The Don Don Donki Bar will offer a variety of popular Japanese drinks such as sake, whiskey, and beer. The Japanese-inspired bar will operate from 4pm until 2am from Sunday to Thursday, and from 4pm until 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
A wide range of products will be put on display on opening day, with the Calbee Jagatico Salad, being the cheapest at S$0.50, and the 35-year-old Hibiki Suntory premium Japanese whiskey being the most expensive at S$80,000.
According to reports, the Japanese retail brand is slated to expand in Singapore with its second outlet in Tanjong Pagar and further out in Asia with a new store in Thailand by end of 2018.