The first tenant to debut at Spring Mountain Road’s 33,000-square-foot Golden Spring Plaza, a smaller scale rival to the Shanghai Plaza, is confidently announcing they will be ready this November.
Created by the former operator of the very low key Tempura Express, hidden inside a Honolulu grocery store, Shigotonin will bring to the mainland a Japanese-style tapas and sake bar, easy to find at the intersection with Duneville Street.
Located across Spring Mountain Road from Hobak Korean BBQ and Gabi Coffee & Bakery, the future izakaya’s name can be translated as “specialist.”
Shigotonin’s fellow neighbors will include a Louisiana-style Cajun seafood menu from Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar, the home of the Low Country feast served with half-pound portions of snow crab legs, shrimp and all-meat sausage.
Among the pan-Asian dining choices still on the way, mystery concepts Sushi Street and Saigon Baguette both filed construction paperwork earlier this year and Japan’s T-Swirl Crepe is confirmed to be importing crispy, thin crepes prepared with a 100 percent gluten-free batter and sweet, or savory fillings.
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