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Good Neighborhood Japanese Place Aug 18, 2012
Stopped in to this neighborhood place one Friday night with a friend. It was completely full, but fortunately someone else was just leaving.
It is a small izakaya-type place with a sushi bar and about a dozen tables. The service was quite good, though the ladies were very busy. Friendly and happy to explain (in Cantonese or English). They had a main menu in Cantonese and a picture version in English.
-- A little complimentary appetizer dish of beans and vegetables in a light sauce. (Yummy)
-- A medium-size mixed sashimi platter. The fish was all tender and succulent, with a nice mixture of flavors.
-- A dish of beef stewed in a soybean (miso) sauce. Quite delicious, though the beef was too fatty.
-- Mixed vegetables. (Well, Momma always said to eat some vegetables, so we did.)
-- Beef with Tofu. This is a combination I have not seen elsewhere, and we liked it. The soft, creamy tofu had absorbed the flavors of the beef sauce. Again, though, the thinly-sliced beef had too much fat on it for our taste.
-- Gyoza. This was disappointing -- the stuffing was nice, but the wrappers were soggy, like these had been kept in a steamer too long before being fried.
All in all, we thought the taste of the food was very good. The fatty beef is in keeping with the way many HK people like their meat, but was too much for us. The price was quite moderate (by HK-Japanese restaurant standards), and it would have been downright cheap if we hadn't eaten the sashimi platter, which was $400 on its own.
A good neighborhood place.....we'll go back.
Table Wait Time: 2 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 17, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD450(Dinner)
Value for Money4
This place cheats Sep 17, 2009
I walked past this shop a couple of weeks ago, and was surprised that it still exists. I had very bad experience with this restaurant a few years ago, they served me with some beef claiming that it was Japanese wagyu and charged me more than $500 per portion, it was so obvious that the beef wasn't wagyu, at the end, I only agreed to pay half, and they accepted. It was a terrible experience.
Mind you, this shop was in Tai Hang back in the late 80's and it was quite a decent restaurant, but after it moved to Happy Valley, the owner seemed to have ignore the quality and hygiene. Shame!
horrified experience Jan 05, 2009
Very disappointed for the last 2 times I went . The owner who is also sushi counter man, was in the bar counter at first, talking to his friends and watching Japanese TV programmes.
He had a sniffy nose, kept sneezing and rubbing his nose with his hands; then rubbing them on his apron.
I watched him carefully every time as I know he makes the sushi with the same hands.
After the waitress took my order, the owner went back to behind the sushi counter, he did not wash his hands then started to make the food.
I was very put off by him, told the waitress again what I saw, she said they reminded him before but what can they do being just workers there.
I will not go back again because next time I may not be as lucky as not catching any germs from this restaurant.
Spending per head: Approximately HKD420(Dinner)
Value for Money2
Bojyo Japanese Restaurant Jun 06, 2004
I have been dining in Bojyo over ten years already. The owner is a Japanese who has been living in HongKong for many years. There are a lot of Japanese dining in this resturant as well. The sushi and sashimi are good but tempurar is so so. If you are long-term customer, the owner or his wife sometimes offers you special dishes which don't appear in the menu.<br />