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Best Yakitori place in Hong Kong?

big_apple_ken Aug 2, 2009 10:23 AM

I'm curious if you guys have any good yakitori recommendations. I tried searching for older threads but came up empty. Preferably on HK Island but I'm flexible. Just a great place to get a few beers with your buddies and much on some great yakitori. Thanks!

  1. HKTraveler Aug 2, 2009 08:14 PM

    Try http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr... in Happy Valley. Pretty authentic and good food. There are more authentic ones in Kowloon but this is my fav in HK.

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    1. re: HKTraveler
      hong_kong_foodie Oct 17, 2009 06:25 PM

      HKTraveler - which ones in Kowloon do you think are more authentic? Would love to give them a try. Thx.

      1. re: hong_kong_foodie
        HKTraveler Oct 18, 2009 09:03 AM

        suggest either
        五味鳥 http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=1031
        鳥燒居 http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr...

        if u want something with a nicer atmosphere as opposed to a smoky yakitori joint, then definitely the second one.

      2. re: HKTraveler
        hong_kong_foodie Oct 28, 2009 01:40 AM

        Hmm, we gave 御串燒 in Happy Valley a try on Saturday and it was pretty mediocre--not bad, but again, just mediocre. I was also stunned by how much the menu resembled the one from Nantei (formerly Nanbantei), which coincidentally opened a location across the street. Strange.

        1. re: hong_kong_foodie
          HKTraveler Oct 29, 2009 12:17 AM

          That's unfortunate. I do like the food there quite a bit. Have you had a chance to try the Kowloon ones?

          1. re: HKTraveler
            hong_kong_foodie Oct 29, 2009 02:40 AM

            Haven't yet but would love to try them soon. Thanks again for the recommendations.

            What do you think about Bicho in Causeway Bay?

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        MissLambkins Aug 2, 2009 10:46 PM

        Wai wai, 401-403 Lockhart Road. Largest shochu collection in HK too, and it's linked to a karaoke place called Music Box, which is just like being in Tokyo!

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        1. re: MissLambkins
          theperfectcookie May 23, 2010 12:06 AM

          Wa Wai is seconded! Love the feel there.

        2. e_ting Aug 3, 2009 03:20 AM

          I can't say they're the best, but Magushi on Peel St. and Nantei on Staunton St. are a couple of good "beer with buddies" places...

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            anais77 Oct 15, 2009 10:18 AM

            i like ajitomi on 7/F of circle tower but it's not the typical izakaya atmosphere. their food is good but it's a rather serene atmosphere...

            1. Thomas Yung May 8, 2010 07:54 PM

              There is one call "Arashigawa嵐川", which is a small restaurant in Hong Kong island quite good and in a good price.

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