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By Michelle Chan | February 17th, 2023
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Address: Shop G04-05, G/F, Grand Centre, 8 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Website: https://www.instagram.com/kushitei_hk/
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 5-11pm
  • Phone: 2688 6150
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Season-led omakase-style kushiage: When it comes to eating out, Tsim Sha Tsui is no stranger to great flavors and countless options. Contributing to its impressive gastronomic landscape is the newly opened Kushitei, championing batter-dipped, deep-fried morsels served on Japanese bamboo skewers at a convenient walking distance from the MTR station, introducing beer-side savory bites before you call it a day.

Before landing at Hong Kong, Kushitei is already an established franchise in its Japanese homeland with locations across major cities. Its lively dining spirit and technique-based offerings are also the selling points of its Hong Kong outlet, thanks to the dedicated work of the local culinary team.

Look & feel: Keeping it true to the franchise’s core values, the atmosphere inside Kushitei’s Tsim Sha Tsui outpost is trendy with understated colors and dramatic lighting. For those who would like an authentic dining experience, there are high counter seats peering into the chef’s work station. This cozy yet substantial space is also equipped with regular booths for guests who prefer a more private conversation.

kushitei interior

On the menu: Lacing traditional flavors with contemporary edge, Kushitei presents two omakase-style menus (HK$498 for 10 courses and HK$698 for 12 courses) headlining jet-fresh ingredients and impeccable cooking techniques — the use of a “secret” kneading powder of breadcrumbs applied before the batter process to ensure each morsel has an unbeatable thin, even and crunchy coating.

Off the signature curations, enjoy prime meat and seafood dishes such as Wagyu Sirloin with Truffle Sauce, Angel Shrimp, Chicken Fillet Roll with Yellow Chive and Scallop as well as juicy Oyster. Then make room in your stomach for Lotus Root with Mentaiko and Salmon with Salmon Roe, both dishes exclusive to the Hong Kong market.

kushitei wagyu sirloin with truffle sauce

End your evening at Kushitei with a carb-filled main course between Inaniwa Udon and Chicken Meat Ochazuke. If you still want more, the restaurant is well-equipped with a la carte offerings best representing their deep-fry specialty. And of course, a perfect kushiage meal is not complete without refreshing accompanying sips: explore top contenders from Kushitei’s own sake label alongside premium fruit wine options straight from Japan.

kushitei angel shrimp

Great for: Grabbing a drink with coworkers or friends after dinner on a weeknight.

This write-up is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. See our editorial policy here.


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