Samurai Style: Bistro Concepts is back with a brand new venture – Katsumoto is a spunky, stylish take on the traditionally fun Japanese Izakaya.
Look & Feel: Don’t expect Japanese zen minimalism here. Katsumoto draws loudly and proudly on Japan’s Samurai heritage, in its bright, colorful, handpainted wall motifs, while patterned paper umbrellas line the ceiling. The furniture is a bit more comme il faut though – light wood tables, brown banquette seating, and twee Japanese tableware and cutlery.
On the Menu: At its core, Katsumoto is an Izakaya, so expect lots of fun, easy to eat dishes on the menu. Start with the signature Wagyu Sando ($288), and perhaps fill up on the Japanese Grill Wagyu Steak M5/100G ($298), which comes with sea urchin and cognac-teriyaki sauce. If you’re feeling peckish, hit the yakitori selection, which features bites like Tsukune Chicken Meatball ($58), pork belly ($38), and chicken liver ($38); the snack section also offers favorites like chicken karaage ($128), edamame ($68), and tuna tataki ($128). Popping in for lunch? You’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of wallet-friendly options under the donburi ($128), bento box ($148) and katsu sando ($118) sets.
Meet the Chef: The kitchen at Katsumoto is helmed by Executive Chef Sean Mell, previously of Silencio and Nobu, so you know the food’s going to be solid.
Great For: Fun, casual meals for two.
FYI: Katsumoto has a great sake selection to go with all its food.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.