Enjoy The Taste Of Authentic Japan At The Cool Japan Festival In Mumbai This Weekend


We’ve lost count of the times we’ve heard about something amazing to do with food happening in Japan. For instance, did you know that they have a variety of Kit Kat flavours, specially tailored for each region in the country? Or, that they have a clam soup hangover cure that is scientifically proven to work? And, let’s not even get into the amazing food art that their chefs are known for.


Since a trip to Japan doesn’t seem like it’s on the cards in the near future, we make do with treating ourselves to sushi and sake once in a while. This weekend, however, there’s something even better to look forward to in Mumbai; the Cool Japan Festival.

All About The Cool Japan Festival

As its name suggest, the Cool Japan festival brings everything cool and awesome about Japan under one roof; the popular High Street Phoenix in Lower Parel.

For the first time, this year, the Cool Japan Festival will be working in tandem with the Japanese Consul General to bring Mumbaikars an authentic insight into the best of Japan.


What’s To Eat?

For Japanese loving foodies, be assured that there will be an entire section devoted to serving authentic Japanese fare. Included on the menu are a variety of Japanese dishes like (naturally) Sushi, Donburi, a rice dish, Dorayaki, which is a sweet dish made of red bean paste.


 For the first time in India, customers can look forward to trying dishes prepared in the  Shojin Ryori style, which is a type of vegetarian cooking that can be traced back to the 6th century. Visitors can also look forward to sampling a range of Nissin instant noodles, crafted specially for Indian palates.


While Japanese fare is typically expensive in Mumbai (*sob*), the festival will give customers the chance to sample the dishes at just Rs.200. Additionally, if they get themselves a special food pass, from BookMyShow in advance, they’ll get to try three dishes for Rs. 500.

Sound too delicious to be true right? Well, head over to Phoenix this weekend and see for yourselves; the festival is on from the 6th of February through the 7th. Maybe you’ll see us there?