Don Don Donki opens largest outlet at City Square Mall

The Japanese discount chain's 26,000 sq ft space features a wider selection of Japanese cuisine, a foodcourt and a bargain section.
The Japanese discount chain's 26,000 sq ft space features a wider selection of Japanese cuisine, a foodcourt and a bargain section.PHOTO: DON DON DONKI

The third and largest outlet of Japanese discount chain Don Don Donki opened yesterday at City Square Mall.

The 26,000 sq ft space features a wider selection of Japanese cuisine, a foodcourt and a bargain section.

At the foodcourt, customers can expect ramen from Hokkaido Ramen Santouka; Hokkaido ice cream and newly launched cream puffs from Naganuma Ice No Ie; and Rang Mang Shokudo, known for its fried chicken. Bonta Bonta offers seafood and unagi bowls, while Yakiniku Heijoen specialises in beef bowls.

Those looking for a good deal can check out the bargain section, which offers products starting at $2.

Japanese discount chain Don Quijote launched Don Don Donki in December 2017 at Orchard Central under the current name because of an existing Don Quijote restaurant in Dempsey Road. Its second store opened at 100 AM mall in June last year.

Don Quijote Group's Singapore-based holding company for overseas operations is Pan Pacific International Holdings.

Its director Hideki Okada says: "Every Don Don Donki outlet has a distinct store format and offering that is designed to cater to the unique retail behaviour of customers in its location. The expanded food offering in the City Square Mall outlet will cater to the high traffic of families who frequent the mall for shopping and dining.

"Regardless of the size and structure of the store, we make it a priority to bring experiential shopping to anyone who walks in."

• Don Don Donki is located at Basement 2 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road. It is open from 9am to midnight daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2019, with the headline 'Don Don Donki opens largest outlet at City Square Mall'. Print Edition | Subscribe