Compiled by Olivia Chavassieu
If you crave light and fresh food, opt for sushi. Our junior reporters and cadets hunted down the freshest and most delicious sushi restaurants in Hong Kong. Before indulging, remember to check to make sure the kind of fish you're ordering is not endangered.
1. Tsukiji Market
One of the best low-cost sushi restaurants in town, it offers a mix of traditional sushi and more creative dishes in which the chef combines different types of sushi with fruits and vegetables. The prices are reasonable at HK$72 for 10 pieces and from HK$10 upwards per serving.
G/F, 46 Gage Street, Central, tel: 2542 3802
2. Mi-Ne Sushi
Although the portions are small, Mi-Ne Sushi is well worth the money. The food is fresh and served on delicate Japanese plates, and the variety and quality of the dishes make up for any failings. There are often long queues, so go early or make a reservation.
G/F, 12 Pak Sha Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 3188 2440
3. Kam Tin Long Sushi
The restaurant is close to the Jordan MTR station, which makes it easy to access. Especially known for its long sushi set, Kam Tin Long serves up generous food portions that are bound to leave you well satisfied.
Shop 1, 1/F, Landwide Commercial Building, 118-120 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2730 3678
4. Genki Sushi
This is the place to eat cheap sushi. Genki outlets can be found almost everywhere - Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the mainland. The queues for tables are usually long at the Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui branches.
Tel: 2101 1161
5. Itacho Sushi
Itacho Sushi is the other renowned sushi chain in Hong Kong. Like Genki, outlets are everywhere, but as it's a notch higher in quality, the prices and level of freshness reflect it. The menu is quite extensive, so you'll probably find what you're after.
Tel: 2834 7012
6. Iwanami Japanese Restaurant
With its wide range of affordable yet freshly and delicately prepared sushi, Iwanami fits the bill nicely. The seating is a little crowded, but the speed at which the food is served more than makes up for the lack of privacy, making this restaurant a perfect choice for anyone looking for a quick and tasty, yet inexpensive weekday lunch.
9/F, Continental Diamond Plaza, 525 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2591 1159
7. Wada Japanese Restaurant
This hotel restaurant offers a fresh Japanese-style buffet with a wide range of seafood including salmon, squid, tiger prawns and razor clams. A good choice if you happen to be in the neighbourhood.
2/F, The South China Hotel, 67-75 Java Road, North Point, tel: 2508 2051
This restaurant with several locations is famous for its "freshness checkers", and it imports directly from Japan. Sushi and sashimi are made by traditional Edomae techniques and are priced fairly.
Shop 1086, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2196 8209
9. Oie Sushi
Oie provides the popular kaiten, or conveyor-belt, sushi. It gives a cheap deal, with two pieces of sushi at HK$10 and 30 per cent off sashimi after 6pm. The restaurant is also proud of its shrimp, which are shipped in from Japan.
10/F, King Wah Centre, 620-628 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, tel: 2780 3181
10. Ha-Ne Sushi
Ha-Ne Sushi is renowned for its fresh sashimi. The raw fish is cut on order in front of customers. Its prices are affordable, too, so sashimi fans should definitely give it a try.
Shops 1-3, 5-6, 1/F Bank Centre, 636 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, tel: 3571 9651