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Fare for all: Nadaman in Tsim Sha Tsui

Winnie Chung

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, 10:44pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, 11:10pm

FARE Kaiseki and traditional Japanese.

AMBIENCE The different sections of the restaurant offer something for everyone. Those who like a boisterous meal can sit at the teppanyaki table to interact with chefs, while the cosy, elegant ambience of the outside dining section make it perfect for a casual business lunch. Diners who want discretion can opt for the private rooms.

COST HK$1,380 for an omakase dinner set.

WHO TO BRING A special date, business associates you want to impress.

TURN-ONS The Japanese vegetables blossom and mushroom with spicy sauce was refreshing and was a great start to the meal. The highlights were the simmered wagyu beef with ebi-imo taro and spring bamboo shoot and the grilled air-dried Hokkaido kinki fish and grilled lobster with uni sauce. The wagyu was amazingly tender, but without the fatty texture that can be off-putting. The lobster with uni was delightfully sinful and we really liked the use of lime instead of lemons used for the garnishing, which added a little more zing. The rest of the dishes were of high quality - the sashimi was very fresh - but didn't surprise as much.

TURN-OFFS Our waiter was a little inconsistent, popping up to explain certain dishes and disappearing for others. Even at the end of our meal, he disappeared with the bill and never reappeared. We had to ask another waitress to look for him.

DRINKS A great selection of sakes, including the Nadaman Original shochu. There wasn't much choice on the menu for wines and Japanese beer. The Japanese whisky selections only included a 15-year Yoichi Single Malt and an 18-year Yamazaki Single Malt. 

 

NADAMAN

Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2733 8751