JW360°: Authentic Japanese Food + Matcha Mont Blanc At 3-In-1 Concept Store In Jewel Changi Airport

If you still don’t have enough reasons to visit Jewel Changi Airport, here’s one more. You can now get a taste of Japan without leaving Singapore at JW360°!

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Short for Japan Way Three Sixty, this concept store has three different sections — a restaurant, café and retail store. You can find out more about Japan’s lifestyle and culture through the food and products available here.

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The restaurant segment is run by Suju Masayuki, a Japanese restaurant with seven stores in Japan and one in Singapore at Orchard Road.

What’s interesting about Suju is that they have a ‘four-season’ concept. This means that the menu changes according to the season back in Japan, which means diners will get to try out different dishes.

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When we visited JW360°, the spring theme was very evident. From the sakura trees and petals which added a pop of colour to the restaurant, to the themed desserts, spring has definitely arrived.

I really appreciated how zen the interior of the restaurant looked. Dark wood furnishings and warm lighting made the space cosy and welcoming, and the hanging sakura petals were a nice touch of colour.

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My favourite part of the restaurant was the single seats facing the majestic HSBC Rain Vortex. With the dim warm “lantern” lighting and the mist from the vortex, I could almost imagine I’m enjoying a meal beside a waterfall.

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For their spring menu, there are six signature dishes you can try, and all of these come in a set with rice and miso soup. We started with the Gindara Misozuke Yaki (S$42), which is charcoal-grilled cod fish that’s been marinated in miso.

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I liked that the cod was flaky and buttery-soft, and each piece was edged with a good amount of fats too. The sweet and savoury miso glaze brought out the natural sweetness of the fish, with slightly nutty undertones and a slight char from the grilling.

Pair each mouthful of fish with some fluffy white rice for a simple yet hearty meal. This was my favourite dish, and I polished off the fish quickly.

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We also tried a more unique dish, Chicken Saute Cream (S$28). At first glance, it looked like chicken and mushrooms in carbonara sauce.

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Made with three different kinds of mushrooms, the sauce had strong umami notes from the shellfish flavouring. Even though this was a pretty decent dish, I’d prefer something else as the sauce got a bit too jelak after a while.

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The Torimomo Kurozu Itame (S$28) consists of deep-fried chicken chunks and vegetables sautéed in Suju’s black vinegar. The sauce actually reminded me a little of a sourer version of sweet-and-sour chicken.

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Each bite of the fried chicken was crunchy, with a generous coating of the tangy sauce. This boneless chicken dish would be great for kids, especially with the well-cooked vegetables that just might change their minds on greens!

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Of course, we couldn’t miss out on the Hamburg Steak (S$42), since this was one of their specialities. Thick and juicy, the minced beef patty was drenched with a demi-glace sauce that’s seasoned with soy sauce and two kinds of miso paste.

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The patty was tender enough that I could break off a piece to pop in my mouth, but firm enough that the piece held its shape even when I picked it up with chopsticks.

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Beef lovers can also try the Beef Steak (S$42), which is cooked with teriyaki ginger sauce. This was a little tougher and chewier than I’d prefer, since I usually get my steak medium-rare.

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Nevertheless, each strip was juicy with a good bite, and went really well with the potato salad.

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Another must-try at JW360°is the Mixed Katsu (S$34). Served with a variety of fried items such as pork, chicken, minced beef and shrimp, this dish was really filling.

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My favourite was the minced beef croquette, drizzled with the thick tonkatsu sauce. With a crispy outer layer and tender, juicy morsels of meat on the inside, I couldn’t help but devour the whole piece.

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Finish off your hearty meal with some desserts from JW360° Cafe! We decided to try their Matcha Mont Blanc (S$9) and the Matcha Opera (S$8).

I loved the Matcha Mont Blanc, which is made with Japanese sweet chestnut paste and matcha. I’m usually not a fan of mont blancs, because it gets too sweet and jelak. However, the addition of matcha rounded off the dessert nicely.

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If you still have a bit of spare time before boarding your flight or leaving Jewel, why not pop by JW360°’s retail store, Nomono Retail Corner?

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In line with the spring theme, they have sakura-themed and flavoured products on sale. One of the more unique items you should snag is the amazake. With lots of health benefits, this drink is even suitable for lactose intolerant individuals.

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The amazake comes in both original and sakura flavours, but I’d definitely get the sakura one, because it’s so pretty in pink.

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There’s also a wide selection of snacks and sweets, including iconic Japanese ones that you can’t get elsewhere.

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I’d recommend getting the Apple Chips (S$4.30), consisting of air-fried raw apple slices which retain their natural zesty flavour.

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Before you leave JW360°, don’t forget to take an ema (prayers/wishes wooden tablet)! Write down your wishes on your tablet, and the staff will bring them back to the Shinto shrines in Japan.

If you’re heading to Jewel Changi Airport for a day of shopping and exploring, drop by JW360° for a break. With hearty dishes made with quality ingredients, this restaurant truly gives you a taste of Japan.

Expected Damage: S$30 – S$50 per pax

*This post was brought to you in partnership with JW360°

Price: $ $

Our Rating: 4 / 5

JW360° by JR East

78 Airport Boulevard, #01-223/224/225, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666

Our Rating 4/5

JW360° by JR East

78 Airport Boulevard, #01-223/224/225, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666

Telephone: +65 6242 8377 (Retail) / +65 6243 2466 (Restaurant)
Operating Hours: 9am – 11pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 6242 8377 (Retail) / +65 6243 2466 (Restaurant)

Operating Hours: 9am – 11pm (Daily)