7 Japanese restaurants you have to try in Hong Kong for delicious sushi and sashimi

7 Japanese restaurants you have to try in Hong Kong for delicious sushi and sashimi

From Genki to Hokkaidon, here are seven of the tastiest Japanese eateries to check out the next time you’re after a sashimi or sushi fix

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Make your own maki at Chotto Maki exactly as you’d like it.
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Yip Yuk-hong, Director at Genki Sushi, at the Causeway Bay branch.
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Genki

If you ask any Hongkonger for sushi recommendations, chances are that they’ll tell you to stop by a Genki. While there are many other chains fighting for supremacy in the city’s already-crowded sushi market, Genki’s widespread appeal (and their restaurants are almost everywhere) gives it a leg-up on all the competition. Other sushi stops might sell different or interesting fish, toppings, or methods of cooking, but Genki has stayed true to its concept of cheap but tasty conveyor-belt sushi. In many restaurants, you can even use a tablet to order dishes you cannot see on the belt.

Various locations around Hong Kong.

Chotto Maki

Almost every dish found here is a take on the sushi roll – rice rolled around a filling. Chotto Maki is not as fancy or as varied in its dishes like Kenjo and Genki might be, but this little spot in Central lets customers customise their rolls from a selection of meats, veggies, toppings, and sauce.

G/F 3, Li Yuen Street West, Central

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Sushi Express

Sushi Express is super cheap.

This chain does not have branches in Japan, but it does pop up almost everywhere else in the Asia-Pacific region. Sushi Express offers up many sushi dishes, including some not normally found in typical sushi restaurants, such as Japanese oden, or eel rice. Plus, it’s cheap!

Various locations around Hong Kong.

Deluxe Daieiki Japanese Restaurant

If you love sushi, then what’s better than all-you-can-eat sushi? Head up the lifts in Plaza 2 in Causeway Bay and you’ll find a hidden restaurant where, for two hours, you can eat as much sushi as you can handle. Though there are other dishes available (like beef skewers and crab congee), it would be silly to order anything but endless plates of sashimi and sushi. You do have to stuff yourself to get your money’s worth here – you might have to shell out HK$258 for two hours during the most popular times but that shouldn’t be a problem for sushi fans. Deluxe Daieiki was voted one of three best restaurants in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay by Openrice users.

11/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay

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Hokkaidon

We recommend the sashimi rice bowls at Hokkaidon for a tasty treat.
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A lot of Hong Kong’s sushi places offer mainly sashimi and sushi, and rice bowls are on the menu almost as an afterthought. Hokkaidon’s main dish, though, is their sashimi donburi, which is Japanese for “rice bowl dish”. In a nutshell, it’s heaps and heaps of raw fish and roe (fish eggs) on top of a steaming bowl of white rice.

Shop 313, 3/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo

Towada Sushi

Walk through an authentically wooden shopfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, and you’ll find yourself in Towada – a sushi dining experience that is much like Genki, but without a conveyor belt. Use the tablets at every table to order as much as you want without the wait staff judging you.

G/F, Chinachem Cameron Centre, 42 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Sen-ryo

Sen-Ryo's Saga beef sushi.

This restaurant is the upscale version of Genki; so if you’re with people you want to impress, or celebrate something with them, this is where you want to go. Sen-ryo has a more deluxe menu (with prices to match!) and a wider range of dishes to choose from compared to Genki. We recommend the skewers and grilled fish.

Various locations around Hong Kong.

Edited by Ginny Wong

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Sushi spots in Hong Kong

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