Shop 1209, Level 12, Langham Place, Mongkok Tel: 3514 4333 Open: Mon-Fri, noon-3pm and 6pm-11pm, Sat-Sun, noon-11pm Cuisine: Japanese, specialising in kushiyaki (grilled skewers of food). Ambience: It's a small and stylish restaurant with dark-coloured furniture and tableware. The long tables and benches are close together. Japanese pop songs are played on the sound system providing a modern atmosphere. There's also a tatami room for intimate dining. Price: About $150 per person including service charge but without sake. The dishes are inexpensive but the portions are small, so you need to order more for a filling meal. Pros: When ordering, take a hint from the name of the restaurant - there's a good reason why it's called Kushiyaki. There's a diverse selection of meat, seafood and vegetable skewers which were tasty. The restaurant is good at combining different ingredients to create unique dishes. Cons: Dishes other than skewers are less exciting. The soft shell crab and avocado roll ($42) needed more crab. The restaurant is not an ideal place for intimate chats because it can be crowded and noisy. The aisles are too narrow for the waiters to walk through. Recommended dishes: Our favourite dish was the boneless chicken wing stuffed with goose liver and scallion ($36 per wing, right). The flavourful wing is not greasy and had a generous portion of goose liver, while the scallion gave it a fresh taste. Another enjoyable skewer is oysters wrapped in bacon ($22 per skewer). The fresh oysters contrasted well with the nicely grilled bacon, and the textures are soft inside and slightly chewy outside. What else? The sushi bar is a good place for lone diners. If you prefer traditional Japanese tatami mats or sofa seats to benches, it's best to book in advance.