Cuisine: Japanese Omakase
Opening Hours: Lunch 12-2 pm; Dinner two seatings at 6 pm and 8.30 pm
Seating: 8 at sushi counter, 6 in private room
Telephone : +852 2643 6800
Masahiro Yoshitake opened the restaurant in Hong Kong wishing to replicate both the cultural and culinary art of omakase cuisine. In true omakase style, the menus are set daily by the chef and depend on the best seasonal ingredients available.
Masahiro Yoshitake, who has his own highly awarded sushi restaurant in Tokyo’s Ginza district, founded the Hong Kong restaurant in 2012, wishing to replicate both the cultural and culinary art of omakase cuisine. Executive chef Yoshiharu Kakinuma, a third generation sushi chef, worked with Chef Yoshitake in Tokyo for several years before opening Sushi Shikon.
MUST TRY: In true omakase style, the menus are set daily by the chef and depend on the best seasonal ingredients available in the market.
Only eight seats at the counter, across which, at a width of two chopsticks, the chefs can be viewed at their meticulous work. The d?cor of the restaurant is minimalist, austere even, the purpose being an absolutely clean and neutral environment in which to present the purity of the fish. Ladies, do not wear perfume, please, and gentlemen, refrain from the after-shave.
The chef presents each course personally to the guest, explaining briefly what it is, and the sushi should be eaten within 30 seconds.
Using fresh seasonal fish and shellfish, Niigata rice, and vinegar made from two kinds of sake sediment that has been aged for four years, the chef progresses from appetiser courses through to main courses, each of them being exquisite morsels, presented in a rhythm, so the two-hour mealtime appears suspended in sheer enjoyment of this most natural form of eating.
Lunch 12-course menu HK$1,800; Dinner 17-course HK$3,500
There is something mesmeric in watching a sushi master at work, and a brief bond forms between chef and diner during the course of an omakase meal. These are the finest of ingredients, and the sake listing also has some rare old sakes, the clean rice-based spirit sublimely matching the food. Wines are available too.
Citadines Mercer Hong Kong
No.29 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Phone: +852 2643 6800
Web: Sushi Shikon