Five Japanese restaurants worth a visit in Central & Western

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 September, 2015, 4:11pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 September, 2015, 4:11pm

From Glenealy to Kennedy Town Praya via Po Hing Fong, where to satisfy a craving for Japanese food that won't break the bank, and what's best to eat (and in some cases avoid). Click on headlines to read full reviews of each restaurant.

Toritama serves a wide variety of tasty innards

Tsukune are a must at yakitori restaurants, and these small chicken meatballs were good, with a soft crunch from the bits of cartilage








Toritama, 2 Glenealy, Central, tel: 2388 7717. About HK$470 without drinks or the service charge

Yakiniku Great specialises in lean cuts

The black-starred, thinly sliced misuji beef, which we cooked for three seconds on each side ... was very tender and fatty — no surprise there








Yakiniku Great, Manhattan Avenue, 225 Queen's Road Central, tel: 3565 6129. About HK$600 without drinks or the service charge

Shiba, Kennedy Town - Japanese skewers

Grilled ginkgo nuts were fantastic; they had a slightly chewy texture and the grilling intensified the flavour








Shiba, 11 Smithfield, Kennedy Town. Tel: 3568 2425. Open: 6.30pm-1am. About HK$335 without drinks or the service charge.

Tabibito is tiny, but the razor clams are good

The clams were tender and briny, and the sauce was light and delicate








Tabibito, 20 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2547 2833. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 6pm-late. About HK$400 without drinks or the service charge.

Chino - refreshing blend of Mexican and Japanese fare

The thinly sliced scallops were raw and tender, and topped with a sufficient amount of creamy uni








Chino, 1B-1C New Praya, Kennedy Town, tel: 2606 0588. About HK$415 without drinks. No service charge

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