Yakiniku Futago HK 1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2898 7707 Open: noon-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm Cuisine: yakiniku (Japanese-style Korean barbecue) Price: about HK$250 without drinks or the service charge Ambience: loud and crowded Recommended dishes: hamideru karubi (HK$150) was a very thin piece of beef so big that it didn't fit on the grill. The waitress cooked it briefly, then cut it into smaller pieces — a few of which were almost pure fat — to cook some more. The meat was soft and tender. Thick prime outside skirt (HK$148) had a richer flavour that could stand up to the dab of pungent wasabi served with it. Beef tongue with yuzu pepper (HK$58) was quite mild by itself, and needed the spiciness of the yuzu kosho. We prefer unmarinated meat, but the barbecue sauce on the wagyu prime karubi (HK$98) was good — it was light and not too sweet, so you could still taste the beef. Beef with sea urchin (HK$38 per piece) was unusual and delicious: the waitress seared the thinly sliced meat, wrapped it with seasoned nori and fresh shiso leaf, then added the uni. Pros: the staff grill the meat for you. Cons: the ventilation is ineffective — we came out smelling of smoke. The grease from the grilling meat splatters, so there's a reason that they offer you a bib to wear and a clear plastic bag for your mobile phone. What else? The address is on Irving Street, but the entrance to the restaurant is on Pennington Street.