A quick meal for one
Ye Chuan Ramen
Address: G/F, 4 Yu Wing Path, Yuen Long
Opening hours: Daily, noon-2am
Tel: 3488 5527
Vibe: This humble establishment offers a clean mix of Hong Kong and Japanese restaurant layouts. The soft lighting provides a homely and warm feel all around.
Grub: Reward yourself with a bowl of noodles (around HK$40), skewers (HK$10 to HK$20), or the odd bowl of udon which could set you back a very affordable HK$42.
Sharing a meal with friends
Address: Shop 20-21, 4/F, APM Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30-3pm; 5.45pm-midnight
Tel: 3148 1483
Vibe: With its modest decor, this is one of the few restaurants around Hong Kong that offers an authentic Japanese underground street vibe.
Grub: Teppanyaki, sushi, rolls, and skewers alike range between HK$50 and HK$100. Eat with friends and you'll spend between HK$100 and HK$200 on a meal's worth of the various delicacies.
Spoiling a date
Address: Room B, 1/F, Deli2, Witty Commercial Building, 1A-1J, Tung Choi St, Mong Kok
Opening hours: Daily, noon-midnight
Tel: 2336 8350
Vibe: A modern representation of retro Japanese restaurants; the dark, mysterious feel from its dim lighting offers visitors a secluded environment to dine in.
Grub: The all-you-can-eat restaurant is between HK$178 and HK$208 for adults and HK$128 for children, offering Japanese skewers, snacks, and sushi. For an extra HK$88, diners can upgrade to include fresh seafood and sashimi in their meal.
When your parents are paying
Wa Shou Yakiniku
Address: Shop 3, G/F, Tak Wai Building, 23-27 Cheong Lok Street, Jordan
Opening hours: Daily, noon-3pm; 6pm-11.30pm
Tel: 2264 8928
Vibe: Warm lighting offers a homey, coffee shop-style experience. During crowded hours the restaurant seems cosy and natural.
Grub: With a wide range of skewers, rice, udon, and seafood, the food lives up to the vibe of the restaurant. The full experience here will cost you around HK$200 to HK$300.
When your rich uncle is paying
Address: 7/F, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Opening hours: Daily, noon-2.30pm; 6.30pm-10.30pm
Tel: 2820 8570
Vibe: A completely modern setting with fish tanks, chic decor, and carpeting. The vibe feels right for fine dining in groups, as this is one of the fanciest Japanese restaurants in town.
Grub: The food offered here is authentic Japanese. A fine dining experience with course-style sets, the average meal at Nadaman will set you back around HK$1,000, but the menu offers many delicate dishes that represent the wide range of Japanese cuisine.