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By Kate Springer | August 29th, 2015
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon
  • Address: 1/F, The Royal Garden Hotel, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 136
  • Phone: 2733-2933
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
  • Ambience: Fancy, Intimate

Tempura Central: If  it’s a swish Japanese meal you’re after then you’ve come to the right place. Tucked away in The Royal Garden Hotel, Inagiku Grande has a top-of-the-line array of sashima, tempura, teppanyaki and excellent service to match.

Look & Feel: With dark wood interiors, gold and beige accents and a zen sense of space, Inagiku Grande offers an intimate aesthetic that’s neither too on-the-nose, nor lacking in personality. To bring the Japanese sense of fluidity into the room, look for a recurring waterfall motif—as well as a loooong list of wine and sake on the menu.

Inagiku Grande Private ROom
Get a room at Inagiku Grande

Meet the Chef: Executive chef Masayuki Goto runs a tight ship and prepares a beautiful kaiseki set menu. Meanwhile, chef Hirotaka Hikita joined the team in July 2015 to bring his tempura frying skills to the table.

On the Menu: The recipe for the most famous dish at Inagiku—the tempura—actually dates back over 100 years to the original branch in Japan. These bits of gently fried shrimp, crab and crispy veggies are much lighter than your usual tempura, thanks to a special sesame oil that keeps the batter from getting too heavy.

Jeng: While the tempura is certainly one of the highlights, don’t pass on the sashimi platter if you appreciate a perfectly pink toro now and again. And if you’re here to splurge, go all out with the kaiseki set menu which includes a taste of everything, all meticulously plated and prepared. And did we mention the tome of sake and wine?

Not so Jeng: Sure, the food is good here but the prices are kind of insane.

Great For: Winning date nights, impressive power lunches, and big expensive birthday parties.

FYI: The restaurant has its own blend of sake, called Inagiku Junmai Daiginjyo, that’s not to be missed.


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