I had never realized that there was such a sushi bar in such a central location in Central. I had reserved 2 seats a few days ago at the sushi bar with a special request of being served by the owner of the restaurant hoping for some even better experience. There were just around 11 seats at the sushi bar with a table for 4 at the corner with some curtains for some privacy. All seats were occupied (despite some arriving after 1p.m.) during our lunch.There were only two lunch sets. I asked for the
I had never realized that there was such a sushi bar in such a central location in Central. I had reserved 2 seats a few days ago at the sushi bar with a special request of being served by the owner of the restaurant hoping for some even better experience. There were just around 11 seats at the sushi bar with a table for 4 at the corner with some curtains for some privacy. All seats were occupied (despite some arriving after 1p.m.) during our lunch.
There were only two lunch sets. I asked for the difference between the two sets. I was told that the more expensive set included 2 types of sashimi and two 小食 but only 8 pieces of sushi and rolls. Hoping to try something better and different, we decided to go for the $800 set. As we were in a bit of rush, we asked for checking out by 1:30p.m.
The server dressed up in 和服 was so kind to introduce the food to us in Cantonese after the chef's introduction to us in Japanese. For this first dish 醋味噌白魚, she asked us to mix them well to eat. The sauce was quite appetizing but a bit too much and heavy. The white fishes were unfortunately like a paste stuck to each other. Not my cup of tea.
We were told the 九繪 was actually 龍躉. It was not particularly rich in fish, i.e. a bit too plain. The 北極貝 was much better as they were obviously so fresh offering a slightly crispy texture. We seldom came across this type of 北極貝.
The server recommended eating the 鮟鱇魚肝 with the wasabi if we found it too greasy. They were not greasy! They were so fresh and smooth. I didn't find them greasy at all. It was quite a good dish indeed. The server said this dish was usually served together with alcohol.
The pickles marked the beginning of our sushi journey! The pickled radish was very fresh and crispy and offered the right degree of sweetness and sourness. Very appetising indeed. The 牛蒡 was too salty though.
I thought it was squid but was told it was cuttlefish. The server's detailed elaboration was really appreciated. It was quite chewy and fresh indeed. I liked the interesting temp difference of cold sashimi + warm rice in your mouth.
A side note of the meal was that the sliced pickled gingers were a failure, one of the worst I had come across. They were too thinly sliced and were not crispy at all. They were too salty and spicy and too watery.
That said, the overall quality of the food was quite good but there could have been more special types of sushi to justify the cost of $800+10% for the lunch set.
The chef was very polite and efficient while the server in 和服 was so helpful and tried to offer more information about the food, which was highly appreciated. However, the male manager's level of service really ruined the whole dining experience. There seemed to be just one male manager and another server throughout lunch. My phone's photo-taking function was out of order in the middle of our meal and it took a while to fix it. It was when the male manager came over to ask us to eat faster to finish on time in a very rude manner. It really ruined the whole dining experience to be honest. I appreciated his reminder but he should have really delivered the message in a much softer way. I felt like I was scolded. When we asked for our desserts to check out, the manager didn't offer us any choice while we heard that the customers next to us got to choose between the yuzu sorbet and yoghurt mousse offered by another server. It took quite a long time for him to serve us the desserts which was done after checking out our bills too. Having spent $1760 at a meal being served like this has definitely discouraged us from revisiting. I really struggled for a while and finally decided not to give it a crying face and just reflected this in the subject heading of the commentary.
最近不少朋友都介紹這間壽司店，都評為性價比甚高的Omakase，難得距離公司甚近，當然要約太太去試一試。鮨中本中午有兩個Omakase套餐，分別為$580和$800。我個人覺得$580的套餐的性價比$800的更高。$580 set有前菜，壽司十二貫和卷物。$800套餐多了一道前菜和一道刺身。壽司則是九件，不過用料比較高級。因為太太喜歡壽司多於刺身，所以我們各點一個餐。基本上兩個餐的分別是$880的套餐某些用料比較貴，例如有中拖羅刺身和大拖羅壽司，用拖羅卷而不是鐵火卷，前菜亦比較有心思。前菜有白蝦酒盗鯛、中拖羅拼池魚赤貝刺身、章魚和平貝。尤其是白蝦酒盗鯛真的配搭十分出色，清甜白蝦配上鹹香的酒盗鯛，真的十分好吃。火炙醋鯖魚則是壽司中出色之選，醋鯖魚輕微火炙，把油香迫出來，和醋鯖魚的本身清爽互相呼應，整體味覺十分立體。$580 set 壽司有左口魚、鰤魚、金目鯛、中拖羅、赤身、吞拿魚幼魚、墨魚、小肌、沙甸魚、醋鯖魚、海膽軍艦、海鰻，還有玉子和鉄火卷。個人最喜歡是他的沙甸魚和吞拿魚幼魚，前者鮮甜肥美，毫無腥味而帶魚油香味，後者更是平常不多見，比起拖羅更嫩滑之餘，卻不失清爽。$800 set 壽