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WONDERS OF WASHOKU

JUL 10, 2019

Fresh, light and ever-so delicate, Japanese cuisine is always in fashion.

Meticulously crafted and highly nutritious, Japanese cuisine is loved around the world, and it’s easy to see why. The cuisine is marked by time-honoured traditions and techniques, the freshest ingredients and world-famous service. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch stop or an elegant and intimate sushi experience, dive into the world of washoku (aka Japanese cuisine) at these dynamic LANDMARK restaurants.

Newly opened Kakure

Can you find Kakure at LANDMARK PRINCE’S?

The latest addition to LANDMARK’s fine-dining lineup, Kakure – loosely meaning ‘present in form yet absent from sight’ – is nestled in a secluded location on the mezzanine floor of LANDMARK PRINCE’S. With romantic lighting and a subdued colour palette of blonde wood and stone grey, the atmosphere feels natural, elegant and incredibly serene.

You’ll find that same sense of sophistication reflected in menu, which takes diners on a culinary journey spanning Edomae-style sushi and sashimi live stations, teppanyaki grill, omakase menus and a wide range of Japanese delights. Alongside the excellent food is also an extensive drink selection: Kakure has a “hidden bar” featuring over 120 rare and vintage whiskies, signature Asian cocktails, sochu, sake and a daily happy hour from 4-7pm.

Elegant omakase at Sushi Shikon

Trust chef Yoshiharu “Kaki” Kakinuma to craft a beautiful omakase sushi menu before your eyes.

Sushi Shikon has consecutively been awarded three Michelin stars for the past five years – the only sushi restaurant in Hong Kong to boast such an achievement. In April, this highly praised restaurant moved from Sheung Wan to The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, bringing with it a star-studded legacy and graceful, nature-inspired surrounds.

The new address features eight seats along the sushi counter, and six more in a wood-clad private dining room. Every item on the menu is flown in daily straight from Japan, and transformed into beautifully presented dishes. Chef Kaki’s two-hour omakase menu centres around Edomae sushi – an ancient style of sushi-making in which the fish is usually marinated in vinegar or soy sauce to bring out the flavours of the ingredients.

Energising nights at Zuma

Try new summer additions at Zuma, such as tomato salad with roasted eggplant and ginger dressing or chilled somen noodles with sea urchin, grated ginger and wasabi.

Chances are you’ve eaten at Zuma before. This contemporary izakaya-inspired institution has been serving up internationally acclaimed drinks and dishes for over a decade. In addition to artistic interiors, excellent food and intuitive service, Zuma offers a stylish after-work atmosphere that’s ideal for meetings and socialising.

Zuma recently added new summer dishes and experiences to its lineup including Yashouku Friday, a late-night meal (akin to a night brunch) that combines made-to-order fare and top-shelf drinks alongside sets from some of the best DJs in town. We can’t think of a better way to wind down after work and kick-start a summer weekend.

Choose your adventure at Miso

At Miso, pull up a seat at the marble teppanyaki bar upstairs or a wooden sushi bar downstairs.

The atmosphere of Miso is buzzy, vibrant, hip – which is why it’s so popular with Hong Kong urbanites. As the pièce de résistanc, an impressive marble teppanyaki bar greets diners as they enter the two-storey restaurant. While you dine at the beautiful countertop, skilled chefs create tantalising visual and culinary experiences that showcase the best of Japanese technique.

Downstairs, an industrial-chic dining area outfitted with red bricks, concrete and refined wooden accents features an inviting sushi bar where chefs meticulously prepare gleaming slices of plump, fresh seafood. No matter where you sit, expect world-class Japanese bites that have been intentionally crafted to pair beautifully with the restaurant’s extensive wine and sake selection.

Light lunches at Kikusan

Kikusan’s dishes are always fresh and delicious – not to mention great for takeaway.

A favourite amongst Central’s lunch crowds, Kikusan combines two hard-to-find qualities in the restaurant world: casual vibes and meticulously crafted food. The convivial diner welcomes guests with an open kitchen, where knowledgeable chefs prepare an array of Asian delicacies that take their cues from Japanese culinary traditions. Among the offerings, don’t miss the sushi rolls, cold udon in sesame sauce and grilled eel over rice. In a rush back to the office? Kikusan is also a great choice for takeaway.

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