Came here for lunch today and ordered the $250 lunch set and $650 set (also available for dinner). The contents of both sets were split equally into two.
Following typical teppanyaki customs our chef first served us the seafood. For us today this included a large prawn, a hokkaido scallop and a piece of gindara (cod). All turned out reasonably sweet, and the prawn's head which was served much later (as it needed longer time to cook) contained a voluminous amount of miso
After we finished devouring our seafood the chef asked if we wanted to try some bread and I said "yes" without even thinking about what kind of bread he was talking about
Immediately he started teppanyaki-ing two slices of white bread with the characters of "hana sakazuki" grill-marked on them. At first I thought that it was time for the foie gras and meat dishes, since bread like this is often used for absorbing oil from the teppanyaki meat, and that the bread he asked if I wanted to "try" was to come later. (Surely the chef must not have been asking if I wanted to "try" this
bread, since it's something that comes with teppanyaki by default anyway... ?) BUT he started cutting the bread ears off and suppressed the remaining square on the teppan so that the slices became cracker-thin. Then he put them in a small pool of melting butter, obviously making the bread seem no longer utile for absorbing oil. He went on to sprinkle a heap of sugar onto the bread and finally I realized this was the bread that he asked if we wanted to "try" after all. So I took a bite and thought ...not bad! It was like a very thin piece of sweet toast.
NEXT our chef made the bread which I thought
he was making before, and we were served our foie gras on it. Not the best foie gras I've had for sure, but good enough to be enjoyed
somehow. Then we had our thin-cut and thick-cut beef which were both of satisfactory standards and our teppan meal ended with the typical trio of chahan, miso soup and tsukemono.
Like in many other teppanyaki restaurants we were brought to a different section for post-meal drinks and dessert. Dessert was a small triangular slice of cheesecake which was decent but not worth much comment.
Overall my experience here today was moderately good and I'd say that service was definitely above average standards. Might return some time to try the sushi as the manager said that fresh fish from Japan are delivered here every monday,wednesday, friday and saturday just before dinner time. One more thing - he was trying to sell his canon camera lens when I was eating dessert, haha. The chef we had today also seemed to be a photo-fanatic because he kept commenting on my camera while I was taking photos of my food! Well, now I feel like I need to get new lens.......
prawn & scallop
sweet thin toast
garlic beef cubes
Spending per head: Approximately HKD550(Lunch)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 3