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By Adele Wong | September 15th, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: Shops G18-20, F18A,200 Queen's Road East,Wan Chai
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/hkdjapa/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: September 16th, 2016
  • Phone: 2617-2900
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Nipo-Brasileiro
  • Ambience: Casual, Loud, Trendy

Japanese Brazilian in Wan Chai: The Latin American food craze might have died down, but we’re seeing more sophisticated hybrids pop up in its place. Enter DJAPA, a Nipo-Brasileiro (that’s Japanese-Brazilian for the monolinguals) restaurant on the newly revamped Lee Tung Avenue.

Look & Feel: The interiors pay (a hopefully respectful) homage to the favela communities in Brazil, with colorful graffitti murals by Japanese and Brazilian artists adorning the walls.

DJAPA
DJAPA

Meet the Chef: The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Angel Romero.

On the Menu: Fusion robatayaki and clay pot dishes are the key selling points at DJAPA. Signature dishes include coconut beef dashi broth ($128), “suntanned” sawagani river crabs ($98), and quinoa octopus ($88). Cocktails and Japanese whiskies make up the bulk of the drinks menu.

Great For: Something different. Sushi but not sushi.

FYI: DJAPA is part of the Le Comptoir group, which also owns Bibo and TRi, among other projects.

This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.