A Slice of Zen: Hidden in Causeway Bay, Kura brings a touch of Japanese zen to the heart of one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts.
Look & Feel: Walking into Kura, it’s easy to believe that Andy Warhol was given the chance to impose his art on a traditional Japanese space. The space is best described as minimalist with punches of pop art. Basically, expect lots of clean lines and light woods juxtaposed with bright blue banquette seating and modern paintings on the walls. In addition, the space is divided into two sections. There’s a nine-seat sushi counter where diners can watch the chefs at work, along with a larger dining room.
On the Menu: Fresh produce is at the heart of Kura’s culinary offerings. All the seafood here is flown in fresh from Japan. Specifically, from the markets of Tokyo, Kyushu, and Hokkaido. The a la carte menu offers a full Japanese feast. Pick your favorites from Japanese-style salads and appetizers to super-fresh sashimi and sushi. If you’re feeling hungry, order some mains, which includes tempura dishes and teppanyaki options. There are also lunch sets available (think assorted sushi or tempura or grilled cod) which come with salad, steamed egg, soup, and dessert. For a Japanese fine-dining experience, there are three omakase menus available for dinner, and one at lunch.
Great For: Date nights and catchups a deux.
FYI: Kura also has an extensive sake collection, which includes the exclusive Jiyondai Hakuun Kyorai Jukusei Junmai Daiginjo Sake.
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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.