Japanese Restaurant Guide

From tempura to tonkatsu and everything in between, we’re always game for a meal at Hong Kong's Japanese mainstays. Whether you’re looking for sushi or shrines, we’ll keep you up to speed in Hong Kong’s top restaurants dishing up the best of Nippon cuisine.


Refined Japanese at the Grand Hyatt

From Grand Hyatt’s mezzaine floor, someone’s Instagram feed has come to life. At least, that’s how this Nippon mainstay feels: with categories of sushi, sashimi, minono, and teppanyaki – they never disappoint. Grilled Japanese Beef is served on a crisp houba leaf, and their Clear Hokkaido scallop soup is presented in a hand-painted ceramic teapot. Our fave seat is by the open sushi counter. Get fascinated as the chefs work slabs of Tsukiji-fresh fish into delicate morsels!

Main Menu

Exquisite Japanese–fusion Omakase at Knutsford Terrace

Under the expert culinary leadership of Chef Michael Chan, Hanabi’s seamless, intricate Japanese flavours boast a modern touch, mixed with a bit of asian fusion. Diners are presented with tantalising choices in the set menu that include Kagoshima Wagyu Tataki with Kinome Miso Sauce and Smoked Apple Wood and Creative Sashimi. The rest of the menu also displays precision and innovation: hurry up, and hit up Hanabi for the best of exquisite Japanese!

Lunch menu, Set Menu

Delectable Japanese cuisine in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong

Pretty-as-a-picture Kyoto Joe beckons with modern twists of home-cooked goodness. Embracing traditional Japanese culture with modernity, you could find yourself kneeling on traditional tatami mats or sitting on cushioned chairs. Shin-hanga style prints around their interior create the ambience of novelty. Following the same theme, their fare includes Mexican Rolls - avocado and jalapeno wrapped in cream cheese and Rock Shrimp Gyoza with Spicy Balsamic Vinegar.

Main Menu, Set Lunch, Sushi Menu



Renowned Japanese kaiseki specialist in Tsim Sha Tsui

From 1830 when Mr. Mansuke Nadaya (Nadaman) first made a name for himself as a kaiseki specialist, his restaurants continue to uphold the true Japanese gastronomic experience. Nothing short of fresh and innovative, the chivalrous meal offers Kaiseki courses of sushi, Shabu Shabu, and plenty of scrumptious Teppanyaki Steak. Nadaman dishes out supreme luxury nosh and offers rooms for events from private teppanyaki to elegant business meetings.

Teppanyaki Menu, Wine List

Innovative izakaya in the heart of Causeway Bay

For anyone who likes sushi, Gonpachi is a must. With eight stores tucked around Japan and US and we’re lucky to have a Gonpachi in HK too. Original culinary expertise is showcased through dishes such as Showa Croquette (crispy fried potato cakes with minced pork and cheese!) and Gindara. And, of course, crafted with quality buckwheat flour and ground with a stone mortar, their Soba Noodles are handmade daily to produce the smoothest and chewiest in town.

A La Carte Menu, Sushi & Sashimi Menu

Chic and stylish Japanese sushi bar in Cyberport

Umami has both outdoor seating and a romantic dining area offering unique tamaki and sushi. We love their Ox Tongue Yakitori and don’t miss their Hamachi (yellowtail) sashimi. Their Sautéed U.S. Beef Fillet of Cubes Teppanyaki is the winner, though. Watch chefs dish up your meal and enjoy the succulence of meat cooked just right for your palate. Need a drinkie? Umami serves up astonishing and imaginative cocktails including their saketini – to go perfectly with their terrace garden.

All Day Menu



Creative Teppanyaki at the Grand Hyatt

Nothing is more mouth-watering than Teppanyaki as you watch the chefs expertly cook your meal in front of you. The Teppanroom goes further as they produce elegant plates highlighting the best of seasonal ingredients. Their Iberico Pork Loin, Wasabi, Fuji Apple Purée is made from scratch as apples are turned into crisp chips on the teppan, paired with flash-grilled Iberico Pork then dotted with apple purée. It’s a beautiful meal, spectacle, and piece of art on the plate as they raise the bar for teppanyaki.

Main Menu

Impressive contemporary Japanese cuisine in Kowloon Bay

With their menu put together in consultation with internationally renowned Japanese chef, Hide Yamamoto, Matsunichi dishes up a fancy modern twist of Japanese favourites. You’ve got to try their Teppan Abalone – a flaming shell full of plump Hokkaido abalone, atop hot coals – a kind of teppanyaki dish that melds jet-fresh seafood with some theatricality. For the sweet-toothed, you cannot miss their Kokutou Ice Cream!

Set Lunch Menu

Exquisite Japanese and French cuisine at Causeway Bay

Dining at Murasaki is all about novelty and dishing up a feast for the tum and eyes. Don’t be fooled by simple-sounding dishes such as Abalone Rice in Soup, or their sushi or sashimi options: all prepared with the freshest ingredients and award-winning culinary skills. Be sure to explore and try their dishes like Foie Gras Crème Brûlée – sounds crazy, but trust us they’re as tasty as they are beautiful.

A La Carte Menu, Lunch Set Menu, Afternoon Tea Menu, Dinner Set Menu



Artistic Japanese culinary experience in Central

UEDA never fails to create a remarkable experience as they use the finest and freshest materials you can find. Managed by Mr. Ueda Kenji, diners receive the impeccable rounds of nosh such as Chu Toro, Grilled Yamato Pork in Wasabi Sauce and so much more. Also, use the promo code SAKE when you book and dine through Chope to get a free bottle of Sake! Not a bad deal in our opinion! See Full T&C.

Lunch Set Menu, Main Menu, Drinks Menu

Drink-centric izakaya in the heart of LKF

It’s a creative cocktails and innovative culinary heaven at AMAZAKE. Dishing up platters of Yellowtail Sashimi “Carpaccio” and Scallop and Uni “Taco” – which is served on a seaweed tempura, you’ll be constantly captivated. Step into all the fun and games here with Sake Pong(!!!) and witty dish names like “Butt, I Love You,” and you’ll be amazed by what this mainstay has to offer!

A La Carte Menu

Purist Japanese gastronomy in Causeway Bay

Filled with elements of innovation and traditional cuisine, Kishoku serves up the freshest ingredients sourced daily from Japan. The chefs here are constantly inspired by new ingredients, techniques, and flavours which can be seen in their inviting sushi, simmered dishes, and so on. Don’t miss their Grilled Sea Whelk in Fish Broth and out big favourite: the Black Truffle and Wagyu Beef Consommé.

A La Carte Menu



Authentic omakase in the tranquil Kennedy Town

Nippon seasonal items such as Aji Fish and Wagyu Beef from Kagoshima aren’t considered a given Kennedy Town Japanese mainstays. But, Shin Shu’s goes beyond expectations: the Minced Chicken Skewers in Egg Yolk – soft yet crunchy chicken bones served with egg yolk for dipping – a unique epicurian experience. Their semi-cooked items are also gems - luscious meat will melt in your mouth. And their Assorted Tempura? Light. Fluffy. Palatable.

Food Menu, Drinks Menu, Omakase Menu

Refined Japanese gastronomy in Tsim Sha Tsui

Reproducing the essence and quintessence of the Edo Period, chefs at Sushi Ma preserve the traditional Japanese culinary techniques highlighting natural tastes of every ingredient. They serve in Omakase style (meaning the chef has freedom to offer a customised creative menu) and dish out only the freshest of fish. Indulge in their ravishing and jet-fresh Sashimi, Sakura Tofu, Scallop and Crab Soup (if you’re lucky!). Reminiscent of authentic Japanese cuisine, their nosh is made to pair with variety of Sakes such as Junmai Sake, Honjozo, Ginjo and choices of Shochu as well.

Lunch Menu

Experience the aroma of Japan authentic Binchotan charcoal grill in Repulse Bay

Shoku is the first high-end Japanese restaurant nestled just steps from the Repulse Bay beachfront, and is the award-winning sister restaurant to the uber-popular Kishoku. With a Binchotan bonfire (a type of charcoal only available in Japan), Shoku’s grilled meats are cooked at slow rates infusing the most amazing aroma. Their Dry Aged Striploin and Shoku Bone-in Beef Short Rib with Homemade BBQ sauce are to die for!

A La Carte Menu, Lunch Menu, Chope Chooseday Menu, Grill Menu, Wine Menu





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