Talented chefs at Akikan Robatayaki turn fresh ingredients into Japanese classics

Restaurant has an impressive robata menu and also offers sushi, omakase, tempura yakimono menus as well as a range of Japanese classics

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 June, 2017, 3:18pm
UPDATED : Monday, 26 June, 2017, 12:27pm

The restaurant has a substantial robata menu, and also offers premium sushi options and a range of classic Japanese fare. Fresh ingredients are flown in daily, which - after a spell in the hands of talented chefs - end up as high-quality dishes that are a treat for fish and meat-lovers.

We opted for an omakase menu which started with grilled eggplant served as an amuse bouche, followed by seven courses of sashimi, soup, yakimono (grilled dishes), and tempura, and finished with a light umeshu jelly with gold leaf.

While all the dishes impressed, Akikan Robatayaki’s menu highlights are prepared in the upstairs robata bar and the downstairs sushi bar. The grilled beef (HK$180), scallop (seasonal price) and eel (HK$110) were all fantastic, with the succulent wagyu being a conversation-stopper. Other small bites on the yakimono menu include vegetables, lamb, chicken and pork (HK$50 to HK$180).

The sashimi is fresh and full of flavour. We sampled slices of fatty tuna, sea urchin, amberjack, sea bream, golden snapper and yellow tail (servings from HK$250 to HK$600).

Honourable mention goes to the tempura menu (HK$180 to HK$450). The prawn, fish and dumplings we tasted had a light and crispy batter, and hardly needed accompaniment.

To accompany its world-class food, Akikan Robatayaki boasts an extensive sake menu, with servings from HK$120 to HK$1,800) and bottles from HK$500 to HK$32,800). It also serves shochu, umeshu, Champagne and wine. A highlight on the drinks menu is the fragrant Uijin craft beer (HK$90), which is brewed in Belgium. There are also three Japanese whiskies on offer: Yamazaki 18-year, Hibiki 17-year, and Taketsuru NAS (HK$1,380 to HK$8,800 per bottle). Evening diners may want to pair their sunset with sake on Akikan Robotayaki’s rooftop.

 

Akikan Robatayaki

27th and 28th Cubus, I Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, 2562 3121