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Shirokiya previews Japan Village Walk

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    Soba from Maze Soba Ono-Ya is displayed during the preview of Shirokiya’s Japan Village Walk today.

  • JOE GUINTO / JGUINTO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Shirokiya’s Japan Village Walk previewed today in Ala Moana.

Shirokiya hosted a preview today of its Japan Village Walk, opening at Ala Moana Center next week.

Created in the image of Japan’s Monzen-towns, clusters of small shops in front of shrines and temples, Village Walk will feature six wagyu stations offering everything from carpaccio to curry and shabu shabu, and eight seafood stations, all overseen by the Vintage Cave and featuring top-quality ingredients. Vintage Cave also operates a bakery on site. A 32-kiosk yataimura, or food court, fills out the rest of the 44,860-square-foot space, alongside a beer station that will offer $1 brews at five service counters.

Dining choices range from ramen and bentos to sukiyaki, Hawaiian food and even pizza. Desserts include Japanese-style shave ice, complete with azuki beans and mochi, to crepes, Kyoto sweets and bubble juice.

A preview for the public runs 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Grand opening events will be held at 10 a.m. June 25 and 26.

The $35 million project houses 56 shops, with 900 seats. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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