Tower of strength

Monique Chu

The newly refurbished Eaton Hotel, in Tsim Sha Tsui, has opened a Japanese restaurant. The eatery, Yagura, which means 'tower', serves Japanese dishes with a western touch. The 2,200 sq ft space includes a sushi counter, a tempura bar and two semi-private rooms (above), and can seat up to 80 diners. The design is a mix of modern Japanese with traditional izakaya (a pub that serves food) styling, using marble, granite, wood and bamboo.

Chef Takayuki Nagano has more than 20 years' experience in kitchens in Japan, Australia and Pakistan. His dishes include the Yat Tung Heen roll (HK$48; named after the Chinese restaurant in the hotel), which combines Peking duck, cucumber and green onion wrapped in beancurd skin with hoisin sauce, grilled Daimyou lobster with sea urchin (HK$208), oyster kobayaki (oyster cooked with kelp and served with spicy yuzu flavour; HK$58), assorted tempura (HK$88) and shaky roll (above right; salmon skin with avocado, salmon and salmon roe; HK$58).

Yagura serves set lunches priced from HK$68 to HK$148 and set dinners for between HK$268 and HK$428. For those who want to leave the choice up to the chef, there's the tasting menu, which changes quarterly. The drinks list includes 25 kinds of sake and shochu.

Yagura is at LG/F, Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2710 1010.