People here are now open to accommodating new cuisines. Common Japanese dishes that people here can relate to are:
Sushi: This popular dish is a roll of vinegary rice with pieces of fish wrapped, mostly in seaweed. Most commonly used fishes for sushi are tuna, mackerel, salmon, and the yellowtail. Usually, the sushi is dipped in soya sauce and is eaten along with sweet pickled ginger (Gari). The whole dish is flavored commonly with wasabi, which gives a very piquant taste to it. Overall, this dish is quite a treat to eyes and mouth, with all the vibrant colors and the sourness oozing from the rice.
Sushi Saito: It’s a little upscale, but by far the best place to taste perfectly cut sushi.
Address: 45th floor, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Finance St, Central
Tel: (852) 2527 0811
Note: opening hours may vary in the current situation as per the government announcements. Please check the number given for reservations.
Sushi Hana: This restaurant offers sushi at reasonable prices as compared to other sushi joints, with no compromise in the quality and taste of the dish.
Address: 142 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2679 8038
Sushiyoshi: Yet again one of the best Japanese restaurants that brings top-quality sushi and other Japanese dishes to people’s plates.
Address: 1/F, The Otto Hotel,8 Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui,Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2657 0280
Okinawa Soba: These are the kind of noodles mostly made of buckwheat and served in a soupy liquid topped mostly with beef, extra ribs, portions of pork, and other such toppings. This dish has caught up well with the local people as they can associate it well with any kind of noodles. Though it may look very similar to that of local noodles, it is worth trying as its typical taste may surprise you.
Zagin Soba: It is a bit pricey but its soba is a hot favorite among customers. Its noodles are cooked to perfect texture and the soup base is just the best. Address: 13 King Kwong St, Happy Valley
Tel: (852)2447 1398
Bridges: Located in Causeway Bay this restaurant is the place to try all authentic Okinawan dishes.
Address: 6/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: (852) 3428 2131
Sashimi: This dish is a Japanese delicacy and is often served as the first meal in typical Japanese dining. This dish is nothing but simple raw fish mostly, at times meat, served with wasabi and soy sauce for dipping. To highlight the fresh flavor and the delicate texture, the fish used is cut into thin slices following the lines of the traditional Japanese cuts. The name literally means, “Pierced body.” As soon as the fish lands on the chef’s table, it’s brain is pierced with a spiked object and immediately placed in slurried rice. This whole process keeps the fish from getting spoiled for ten days. Commonly used ingredients for Sashimi are tuna, salmon, mackerel, squid, shrimp, octopus, and the like. Note: the dish is largely served raw, which means it can trigger food-borne infections or even food poisoning. Please be cautious.
Ronin: This is a small cozy place in central, with an intimate setting. Its Sashimi selection is amazing and is very flavorful.
Address: 8 On Wo Ln (Kau U Fong), Central
Tel: (852) 2547 5263
Kyozasa: The best place to try Sashimi. It is very popular for serving super fresh seafood, especially Sashimi. Affordable and very good quality food joint owned and served by Japanese
Address: 1/F, Bo Fung Bldg, 32-34 Haiphong Road, Kowloon City
Tel: (852) 2376 1888
Shou Zen: This place serves generous portions of very fresh Sashimi at very reasonable prices compared to other Japanese joints.
Address: 7/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
Tel: (852) 2851 9883