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Hong Kong restaurant reviews

Restaurant review: En Grill & Bar, Lan Kwai Fong - Okinawa specialities

Sushi, dumplings, seared beef and deep-fried chicken all went down well at this dark and comfortable grill restaurant, although all the dishes arrived at our table at nearly the same time

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 December, 2015, 12:15pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 January, 2016, 10:21pm

Cuisine: Japanese

Price: about HK$370 without drinks or the service charge.

Ambience: this is a proper izakaya - dark and comfortable, with a long drinks list, including awamori - a very potent alcoholic beverage that’s a speciality of Okinawa.

Pros: the food and awamori (which we had on the rocks) went very well together.

Cons: almost all the dishes came at once, which meant the hot food cooled down.

Recommended dishes: sanma sashimi (HK$180) was oily, rich and delicious, and served with spring onions, grated ginger and fresh wasabi. Okinawa agu pork dumplings (HK$78) were juicy, light and piping hot. Motobu wagyu beef tataki (HK$258) - thin slices of lightly seared meat - wasn’t too cold, and the beef was tender. The waitress recommended the deep-fried Okinawa chicken with Okinawa tofu tartare sauce (HK$90). The chicken was succulent, with a thin coating, and the sauce was creamy but light. We also liked the crisp deep-fried Okinawa tofu (HK$58).

What else? This place used to be known as Rakuen, and is part of En Dining restaurant group.

En Grill & Bar, 4/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong. Tel: 3102 2255. Open: Monday to Saturday 6pm-2am