To all the Omakase fans out there – good news! After months of waiting, Michelin-Awarded Japanese restaurant Sushi Zo finally lands in Tai Kwun, Hong Kong. Bringing its best to the city, the concept features a personalised 18-dish experience, stylish interiors with Japanese art pieces and the most down-to-earth chefs.
With a selection of soup, sashimi, nigiri, temaki and dessert, the 18-dish experience is diverse and showcases different techniques and flavours. Our favourite was the o-toro aka fatty tuna’s soft and buttery texture featuring Sushi Zo’s house prepared soy sauce. Head Chef Fumio Azumi also explained that the texture of rice differs in every piece of sushi in terms of temperature and hardness. Don’t be surprised when the sushi will melt in your mouth. As one of the seasonal items, The Dashi Ikura is also a must-try. With black caviar on top, it creates a unique flavour that you won’t be able to find in any other Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong.
When it comes to Omakase dining, most of us are concerned about the source of ingredients. Azumi mentioned that the executive chefs and himself order the freshest fish and ingredients such as Kuromutsu, Kamasu, Dashi Ikura, Bafun Uni, Shima Aji, Silver belt and Kinmedai every midnight through phone calls. If you ever wonder why it costs $2,500 per person, I’d say it’s all about the details, quality, professionalism and hard work – and it’s all worth it.
Located next door to Sushi Zo is Gishiki Louge, which offers the exclusive Gishiki label gold leaf sake and all kinds of Japanese cocktails such as jinsei, hentai, hattatsu, ikebana, nokori and more.
Sushi Zo & Gishiki Lounge
Shop 01, LG 103, Tai Kwun
10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Sushi Zo: 6pm and 8:30pm Sessions Mon – Sat (Reservations Suggested) Gishiki Lounge: 12pm to 2am Daily