A modern sumiyaki restaurant helmed by veteran washoku chef Makoto Saito – JINJO is where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. The façade is discreet and seemingly simple. Yet enter through the low doorway and find yourself in an edgy yet welcoming space, where the atmosphere is boisterous as it is relaxing. Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery is celebrated through a prefecture focused menu at JINJO. Cooked over charcoal, prime seasonal ingredients, which have been sourced from all over Japan, are imbued with a delicious smokiness and transformed into delectable dishes. Lastly, curated specially to match the taste profile of JINJO’s sumiyaki items, the extensive sake list in JINJO is also a representation of the best from the different prefectures of Japan. Come for a solo meal to recompose in the middle of a hectic day, or with a group for a celebratory feast. Come as you are – and leave the rest to us
Presenting the latest addition to the vibrant collection of restaurants at Shaw Centre – JINJO. A modern sumiyaki restaurant helmed by veteran washoku chef Makoto Saito – JINJO is where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. Tucked away in the second floor of Shaw Centre, the menu celebrates Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery through a prefecture focused menu – black throat sea perch from Ishikawa (Nodoguro), Miyazaki-style chicken neck (Seseri), fresh oyster from Hiroshima (Kaki), king crab leg from Hokkaido (Tarabagani), sweet leeks from Gunma (Negi), garlic from Aomori (Ninniku); and sweet potato (Satsuma-Imo) harvested in Chiba for Spring and Summer, and in Okinawa for Autumn and Winter– just so that diners get the best flavours of the season.
Speaking of sake, the selection at this Orchard restaurant ranges from light and dry to full-bodied selections – enough to satisfy even the pickiest of palates – many of which are imported exclusively for JINJO. Also available from this cool Orchard bar is a selection of Japanese craft beers and some sake-based cocktails. There’s little not to love about JINJO so head on down to the Shaw Centre to check it out.
Excellent food. We’ll be back with more of our friends.
Background music a tad loud for conversation. Otherwise overall experience very enjoyable
Great food made better with the prompt and attentive service staff. sommelier recommendations for sake’s spot on. Met our expectations for a great evening and experiences.