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By Leanne Mirandilla | March 21st, 2018
  • Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: 2/F,8 Lyndhurst Terrace,Central
  • Website: http://www.sakananoaji.hk/
  • Open Hours: Daily, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open Since: January 19th, 2018
  • Phone: 2896 6018
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
  • Ambience: Casual, Intimate, Trendy

Sashimi & Sake: Joining the upscale dining offerings on Lyndhurst Terrace, Sakana no Aji is all about fine Japanese flavors and culinary mastery.

Look & Feel: Just like its menu, Sakana no Aji’s decor harks back to the sea, with plenty of blue and green tones and playful wave motifs. Take a seat at the bar if you want to watch your meal get expertly sliced up right in front of you.

On the Menu: A range of options from tempura to noodles are on offer here, but what you want to go for is the fish — fresh, seasonal and straight from Japan, and presented as sashimi or sushi platters. For a little something different, try the crispy sushi burger ($180). Looking to splurge? There’s always the omakase kaiseki ($1,180 and up), exquisitely selected by the chefs.

Sakana no Aji
Sakana no Aji

Jeng: When we tried Sakana no Aji’s omakase set, the fish was superb and expertly prepared. More innovative dishes — such as uni and crab meat topped with a quail’s egg yolk and served in a martini glass — work as well as the more traditional fare. They’re served in a manner that piques interest and prompts an Instagram snap or two, without being too over the top. We particularly enjoyed the uni served in its spiky shell and the pork tempura served with a delicate yet savory sauce.

Not So Jeng: While the interiors evoke the experimental, playful nature of some of the dishes, we can’t help but feel the atmosphere is a little at odds with the delicate food. Sushi purists might prefer more simple surroundings.

Great For: A small, intimate gathering over sushi and sake — or whisky.

FYI: You can book out the private dining room for party of up to 8 guests.

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