Chef Tan-San

The First Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore

About Hajime

The passion for Japanese cuisine led Chef Tan-San to start Hajime in 2016. Hajime is the Japanese word for "beginning" (初め) and the short form for “Hajimemashite”, which means “Nice to meet you”. It represents our philosophy of going back to food’s beginning and our warm welcome to all patrons.

Bringing over 25 years of experience to the kitchen, Chef Tan-San’s journey began after a stint in Japan, where he mastered the art of Tonkatsu and returned in 1993 to helm the kitchen of the first Tonkatsu specialty restaurant chain - making him the first Tonkatsu chef in Singapore.

In 2004, he took on the challenge of starting up a new Japanese concept restaurant which has since become a household name for authentic Japanese cuisine in Singapore. With a dedication to perfection and serving quality food to his customers, Chef Tan-San is famed for various creations such as Kurobuta Pork Tonkatsu and Tonkatsu Ramen.

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen

myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens
1 Maju Avenue, #02-07/8/9
Singapore 556679

Mon to Fri:
11:30am to 3:00pm
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sat, Sun & PH:
11.30am to 3:00pm
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Last order at 9:30pm

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