Opening Hours: Daily 11:30-3 pm and 6-11 pm
Seating: Sushi, teppanyaki and tempura bars plus four private rooms
Telephone : +852 2805 0600
Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant is famous for serving the very best tempura. At IFC Mall, a premier choice of authentic sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki and kaiseki are served against a backdrop of breathtaking harbour views.
Described as having timeless character and touches of Japanese originality, the refined and gentle elegance of Japanese culinary art can be seen in every detail at Shikigiku. The restaurant is renown for its Tempura and kaiseki but serves other traditional Japanese dishes including sushi, teppanyaki and sukiyaki. Shikigiku has another branch in Kowloon.
MUST TRY: Abalone with rock salt. Eel soup, striped jack sashimi, and the Saga wagyu beef teppanyaki
Located on the fourth level in the IFC Mall, Shikigiku has a view across the harbour, while inside the Zen calm of the décor is based upon Edo traditions with gold and brown tints and delicate artworks. Japanese decorated private rooms are very popular at Shikigiku so book well in advance.
Service is traditional Japanese, prompt and unobtrusive, with staff well versed in the food and the sake listing.
It is a joy to see the art of tempura so well performed, the delicacy of the batter encasing prawns straight from the tank, along with toyamaken himekodai fish, Wagyu beef with sea urchin, Kagoshima ice vegetables, and other rarities. The Kaiseki set meals use seasonal ingredients, presented on dishes and in boxes that are tiny pieces of art. Teppanyaki dishes are best enjoyed at the teppanyaki bar, where the artistry of the chef can be enjoyed.
HK$350 to HK$1,580
For a pan-Japanese experience, one that is done well on every front, Shikigiku continually delights. The price too is a pleasant surprise, at least in the context of most Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong, and a lunch or dinner here is relatively soft on the wallet. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Set lunch, a la carte menu and free parking are available.
IFC Mall, Level 4
8 Finance Street, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR