For those not already convinced that tempura demands the same fastidious care as sushi making, one trip to Ippoh should make you a firm believer. As with sushi, good tempura masters train for decades, and one need look no further than Ippoh to experience the exacting methods and artistry of the craft. A family-run restaurant from Osaka, the Hong Kong outpost opened in 2014 as an intimate eight-seat counter. Prepare for a succession of delicate fried morsels, as vegetables and seafood are swished around in batter and dunked in a pan of shimmering safflower oil to attain a delicate crunch, making for an exhilarating ensemble of seasonal produce at its peak. Signature dishes Tempura Tendon Tencha Contact details G/F, 39 Aberdeen Street, Central 2468 0641 Read more about this year’s 100 Top Tables winners .