For the raw fish aficionado, there’s sushi, and then there’s Sushi Yoshitake. The hotly-anticipated overseas outpost of the 3 Michelin-starred Tokyo original, this intimate wood-paneled 8-seater has just opened in Hong Kong with 2 Michelin stars of its own, and its namesake shokunin (master chef) Masahiro Yoshitake behind the hinoki wood counter.
While satisfying the sushi-starved with his three omakase menus, he also teaches eating etiquette, for example advising diners that sushi tastes best within 30 seconds of serving.
Ever-changing appetizers, sushi and sashimi, seasonal fish, and dessert come standard for all 3 menus, with each and every course abundant in flavour, super-fresh and beautifully presented. But while the lightly-portioned Rin menu’s 2-hour culinary journey ends here, the Miyabi menu adds octopus and steamed abalone courses, with the hearty Ho menu includes all of the above, plus extra sushi and a second grilled fish.
And to compliment your cuisine, don’t miss the exclusive, must-try sake Zankyo Super9 Junmai Daiginko (of which there are only 100 bottles outside Japan), while for oenophiles the perfect sushi-pairing sip is undoubtedly shizen, crafted using Japanese grapes by renowned white winemaker Professor Denis Dubourdieu. When the tables are this hot, reservations are a must. Chopsticks at the ready!