Hong Kong budget eats

Teishoku 8 offers a good selection of Japanese food at a reasonable price

Generous portions of traditional Japanese dishes including grilled mackerel, sashimi and teriyaki steak, served in comfortable surroundings – no wonder people are queueing to get in

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 May, 2017, 12:45pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 May, 2017, 12:45pm

If you happen to be in Tuen Mun or are willing to make the trek westward, there are worse places to stop for a reasonably priced Japanese meal than Teishoku 8.

The restaurant, decked out with warm wooden panels and grey brick walls, is tucked away in the corner of the K-Point shopping mall, and is popular enough to have people lining up for seats.

Its menu offers a selection of traditional Japanese fare – from udon and grilled mackerel to sashimi and teriyaki steak.

Teishoku has rows of tables, and a large wooden table for communal dining. In the corner is a self-service station where diners can have as much as they want of rice, tea and miso soup.

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The food was colourful and luxurious for its price. The centrepiece of the deluxe seafood donburi set (HK$58) was a bowl of fresh sashimi slices atop radish slices and rice. Arranged next to it was a small bowl of miso soup, a three-tray platter of side dishes such as wakame seaweed salad, and a scoop of pudding. It wasn’t the most dazzling sashimi we’ve tasted but it was fresh-tasting and affordable.

The mixed sashimi platter (HK$30) also did not disappoint, and we also liked the salt-covered grilled red shrimp (HK$10 for a small serving, HK$30 for a large one).

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We also sampled the teriyaki steak (HK$58), which was well seasoned and a generous serving.

While we wouldn’t make the journey just to eat here, Teishoku 8 is a good place for good food with friendly service in a comfortable setting, and won’t put too much strain on your bank account.

Reviewed at Teishoku 8, Shop 301-306, 3/F, K Point, 1 Tuen Lung Street, Tuen Mun, 11am-10pm, tel 2655 9148. Also at Shop 202, 2/F, Chelsea Heights, 1 Shek Pai Tau Path, Tuen Mun, 11am-10pm, tel 2655 9478; Panda Place, 3 Tsuen Wah Street, Tsuen Wan, 11am-10pm, tel 2319 2001; and LG5, Mikiki, 638 Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong, 11am-10pm, tel 2319 2001.