Bacolod City, Philippines — Mugen Group, the company that brought Japan’s leading casual dining chains in the country, held the grand opening of three of its top restaurants: UCC Cafe Terrace, Mitsuyado Sei-Men, and CoCo Ichibanya at The Pavilions at Nara on May 23. It was an exciting morning for residents and food enthusiasts alike, at the newest retail destination at Nara Residences by Rockwell located at GM Cordova Avenue in Mandalagan, Bacolod City.

Bacolod’s top government officials led by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez and Rockwell Land Corporation executives led by its Chairman and CEO Nestor Padilla joined Mugen Group President & CEO Hubert U. Young, in celebrating the landmark opening of the new restaurants.

“The opening of the latest branches of UCC Cafe Terrace, Mitsuyado Sei-Men and CoCo Ichibanya is a testament to the hard work of our team and the loyalty of our customers who have embraced our menu and dining experience. We look forward to serving even more communities and continuing to provide a place where people can enjoy great coffee and delightful dishes,” Young said. 

Mayor Benitez, Mr. Young, and Mr. Padilla along with Bacolod City Councilor Em Ang, and Rockwell Land SVP for Rockwell Bacolod, Ms. Malou Pineda, cut the ceremonial ribbon signaling the opening of the restaurants.

Following the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, guests were treated to a tour of the restaurants so they could immerse themselves in their ambiance and distinct offerings. Throughout the day, the lively performances of Masskara Dancers along with the rhythm of drummers added a festive flair to the celebrations.


Bringing a Taste of Japan to the City of Smiles

The UCC Cafe concepts, which include UCC Cafe Terrace, is known for its curated retail cafe establishments that offer high-quality coffee and all-day dining. UCC Cafe Terrace distinguishes itself from the others by offering a more laid-back, relaxing atmosphere akin to a country club setting. It has an extensive selection of dishes that complement its delicious coffees that are made from crop to cup.

A popular Japanese noodle chain founded in 2005 in Tokyo, Mitsuyado Sei-Men is known for its customizable noodles and yuzu oil-infused broth. It opened its first restaurant in the Philippines in 2012 with a branch in Jupiter St., Makati. The restaurant serves freshly made Japanese dipping noodles, and ramen. 

CoCo Ichibanya, the world’s leading curry house with more than 1,300 branches in Japan and 208 stores in other countries, serves up a unique curry experience. Choose from a variety of curries, toppings, and sides to create your perfect plate.


A Look Forward for The Pavilions at Nara

The ceremony marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Bacolod City. Beyond the diverse offerings of Mugen Group’s establishments, The Pavilions at Nara brings a variety of retail experiences to both residents and visitors. This thoughtfully designed space is growing into a well-rounded destination right at the heart of Nara Residences by Rockwell. It’s perfect for a quick lunch break, a leisurely weekend brunch, or a fun night out with friends. These exciting additions to the retail scene further enrich the charming character of the neighborhood, and promise to broaden Bacolod’s already impressive culinary palette. 

Staying true to its commitment of being more than just a residential community, Nara Residences continues to elevate every Bacolodnon’s lifestyle especially through their retail row, and soon, through the turnover of Nara’s residential spaces, where Bacolodnons can fully experience the signature Rockwell lifestyle, and look forward to living in a modern space with a touch of their very own rich culture — making it the perfect place to come home to. 

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