Here it is: Shirokiya’s new Japan Village Walk

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The moment is nearly upon us! Ever since Shirokiya shuttered its original location across Macy’s at Ala Moana Center last spring, we’ve been twiddling our thumbs waiting for $1 beers, oishii Yataimura eats and perfect pastries again. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the first 1,000 lucky patrons will get to eat their way through the brand spanking new Japan Village Walk before the grand opening celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25.

Meanwhile, we just got a look today!

Shirokiya will have performances throughout the day in the Guardian Spirit Sanctuary where you can also visit your guardian Buddha to pay respects and make a donation.

You’ll see performances throughout the day in the Guardian Spirit Sanctuary, where you can visit your guardian Buddha to pay respects and make a donation.

Located on the street level of the new Ewa Wing expansion, the new Shirokiya is modeled after the maze-like streets of old Kyoto. Village Walk will more than triple the offerings of the old Yataimura offerings, with over 50 shops serving up an abundance of food options.

Spam musubi at the popular Musubi Cafe Iyasume.

Spam musubi at the popular Musubi Cafe Iyasume.

So it’s enormous. The wagyu, seafood and zeppin plazas line the perimeter with wagyu beef, fresh seafood and merchandise imported directly from Japan. These also serve as the gateway shops of Shirokiya’s exclusive Vintage Cave restaurant. Prices here will range anywhere from $18 to over $40 for ala carte items like wagyu filet mignon steak to braised fish and curry bowls.

The wagyu plaza on the mauka end features six shops specializing in dishes prepared with wagyu beef from Japan.

The wagyu plaza on the mauka end features six shops specializing in dishes with wagyu beef from Japan.

The main beer garden, famous for its $1 beers, forms the center of the nearly 45,000-square-foot dining hall. Surrounding it is seating for 900 people and more than 30 shops offering everything from takoyaki to sushi and ramen. Five alcohol counters will quench your thirst for beer as well as sake, shochu and wine.

The beer garden will have $1 Bud Light, Primo and PBR drafts as well as other popular Japanese beers like Kirin ($2), Sapporo ($3) and Asahi Super Dry ($4).

The beer garden will have $1 Bud Light, Primo and PBR drafts and popular Japanese beers like Kirin ($2), Sapporo ($3) and Asahi Super Dry ($4).

Shirokiya more than quadrupled the amount of seats to 900 total. That's a lot of seats.

Shirokiya more than quadrupled the amount of seats to 900 total. That’s a lot of seats.

Expect to find your old-time favorite vendors like Toyo Sushi and Takoyaki Yamachan alongside new options like tonkotsu ramen from Gasho Ken and kakigori (Japanese shave ice) from Hikotaro.

Sushi Omura broke down a whole ahi and served it nigiri style.

Sushi Omura broke down a whole ahi and served it up nigiri-style.

A new addition to the yataimura stalls, Onoya serves up variations of mazemen noodles.

A new addition to the Yataimura stalls, Onoya serves up variations of mazemen noodles.

Sweet and savory Japanese-style crepes from Marion Crepes never go out of fashion.

Sweet and savory Japanese-style crepes from Marion Crepes never go out of fashion.

Shirokiya Japan Village Walk Shops

Wagyu Plaza
Steak & Hamburger
Beef Katsu & Mince Meat Katsu
Roast Beef
Curry & Stew
Sukiyaki & Shabushabu
Salad & Carpaccio

Seafood Plaza
Salad & Soup
Sashimi & Carpaccio
Broiled Fish
Fish Market
Simmered Fish
Hot Pot
Tempura & Fried Fish
Curry & Stew

Bakery
Vintage Cave Bakery
Kulu Kulu Bakery

Yataimura
Tokyo Hotdogs
Sakura Go Go (fresh bento)
Zunda Saryo (confections)
Mei-Ko-Ken (yakiniku bento)
Gasho Ken (ramen)
Toyo Sushi (sushi & bento)
S&S Thai Kitchen (Thai)
Musubi Cafe Iyasume (musubi & onigiri)
Usagiya (soba & udon)
Sea Dragon (Korean)
Jiraya (tempura)
Steakhouse Pineapple (steak)
Manichi Ifudodo (ramen)
Yoshida Meat (karaage & croquette)
Takoyaki Yamachan (takoyaki)
Carp Dori (yakitori)
Totte (okazuya)
Magic Fish Sakura (fishcake & poke)
God-San (okonomiyaki & yakisoba)
Tokugawa (kushikatsu & tonkatsu)
Malia’s Cafe (Hawaiian)
Onoya (maze soba)
Dragon Garden (Chinese)
Udon Gamadashi (hakata udon)
Marion Crepes (crepes)
Honolulu Burger Co (burgers)
Tamura (yakiniku bento)
Aloha Oven (pizza)
Hale Mai (poke & handrolls)
Honolulu Juice Factory (boba & sweets)
Sushi Omura (sushi)
Hikotaro (Kyoto sweets)

Shirokiya Japan Village Walk
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, #1360
Ewa Wing, Street level
japanvillagewalk.com/