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niawu Oct 28, 2009 01:57 AM

Im going to HK this December for holiday and of course the food :)
I need recommendation for good Japanese (hot dishes not sushi) food.
I heard that Zuma is pretty good (I have tried Nobu before and loved it).
Whats the price range per head in Zuma? The must-eat dishes?
Are there any more places to choose? Also Im looking for a good yakiniku place..

Please help..

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    ewlung RE: niawu Oct 28, 2009 03:47 AM

    Take a look at Megu Hong Kong. Too bad they dont have website.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601099&sid=aAoK8HDPBVXc&refer=dine
    http://www.discoverhongkong.com/fine-...

    They are more or less same class in terms of price (expensive). If you have been to Nobu before, then I dont think you have problem with the price.

    To be honest, I was researching this as well for my next month holiday. But I changed my mind because I would go to steak house :)

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      niawu RE: ewlung Oct 28, 2009 04:08 AM

      Thanks ewlung, Megu is quite interesting.. Is it similar to Zuma/Nobu in terms of price?

      So steakhouse, have you found any that you like? I also would like to know, since I'll be in HK for 10days, so I can still put steakhouse into my dining itinerary :)
      I went to Stonegrill last year, it was just okay, nothing special..
      Do let me know, if you find a good steakhouse..

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        ewlung RE: niawu Oct 28, 2009 04:50 AM

        Hi Niawu,

        I think they are all in the same price range. I have not been to any of them, but I got price indication from Nobu website. More or less the same, depends on your menu/dish choice I think.

        For the steakhouse, I am aiming to have wagyu beef steak :) And found 2 candidates:

        (1) Wagyu Restaurant HK (no website!)
        I asked opinion here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/662900

        (2) The Steakhouse at Intercontinental Hotel
        http://hongkong-ic.dining.intercontin...

        From several (limited) reviews of Wagyu restaurant, I probably will choose this one.
        The Steakhouse is much nicer atmosphere and more up market, and of course much more expensive :

        )

        I know that some of those Japanese resto serve wagyu as well, but I really want it serve grilled as a steak, medium - medium raw :)

        I will be in HK only 3 days and so far here my choices:
        - Day 1: Lunch: undecided, Dinner: Wagyu Restaurant
        - Day 2: Lunch: Seafood at Saikung, Dinner: Under Bridge Spicy Crab (garlic crabs!)
        - Day 3: Lunch: Lei Garden at TST, Dinner: Harbourside buffest at Intercontinental Hotel

        I am also looking for the best Hairy Crab dish, but still have not found any yet.

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        niawu RE: ewlung Oct 28, 2009 04:15 AM

        I think I found Megu's website: http://www.megurestaurants.com/
        Just fyi :) at least we can look at their menu..

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        klyeoh RE: niawu Nov 17, 2009 11:23 PM

        If you're after authentic Japanese food, then I'd recommend Inagiku (Four Seasons) rather than "California-Japanese cuisine by way of London" Zuma, with its American-style maki rolls brimming with myriad fillings (Spider maki, etc). 80-90% of their clientele are Westerners, you hardly see a single Japanese.

        That said, Zuma HK is a beautiful restaurant, bright & airy, compared to its older, darker, stuffier London outlet. It's got a wonderful & exciting cocktail list, and has wonderful concoctions using sakes.

        Some very popular dishes (in the HK outlet) include:
        - poached spinach in sesame sauce;
        - chicken roasted in cedar wood;
        - miso-rubbed cod (Nobu did it first, but Zuma's version is not bad!) and
        - robata dishes, esp with beef.

        Personally, I go to Zuma for the drinks and their incredible desserts!! I particularly liked the banana-green tea sponge cake (out of this world!!) and the rhubarb "snowball" - see photos below. Both are very good.

         
         
         
         
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          MissLambkins RE: niawu Nov 18, 2009 12:26 AM

          If you are visiting HK for the food then I think you can find a lot of delicious and interesting things to eat without the need for not-quite-authentic Japanese food. I say this only because I moved to HK from Japan and have been mostly disappointed with what's available (with a few exceptions of course!)
          Nevertheless, klyeoh is right in saying that Zuma is a great venue, excellent for weekend brunches and very fresh fish.
          Are you looking for somewhere upscale? There are some pretty authentic izakaya-type restaurants here, but if it's 3 star Japanese food you're after, I'd suggest a trip to Japan.....

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            mikey8811 RE: MissLambkins Nov 18, 2009 09:57 PM

            Yes, MissLambkins is pretty much on the spot. Very nice izakaya type joints scattered around Causeway Bay/ Wanchai area. Went to a Okinawan type joint that I found different from stuff I had had before.

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