Temaki, But Make it Punk: The second of Pirata Group’s Japanese offerings opening in July — the other being Honjo — TMK is a vibrant temakeria serving up innovative takes on the Japanese hand roll in Sheung Wan.
Look & Feel: Think traditional izakaya meets hipster dive bar. Wooden counters abound, as does graffiti and bright decal stickers on the walls. Rock ‘n’ roll blasting on the sound system contributes to the punk vibe.
On the Menu: Creative Japanese hand rolls (or temaki) with signature fillings like king crab, bluefin fatty tuna, and Hokkaido sea urchin, as well as sashimi, small bites and sharing plates such as edamame, karage, tempura and soba. Japanese highballs, craft beer, and sake — served in square wooden masu cups — complement the food.
Meet the Chefs: Executive chef Miguel Huelamo has whipped up modern Japanese fare across the globe, from London to Malaysia to the UAE, while head chef Takeshi Suzuki cut his teeth at ZS Hospitality Group before joining Pirata.
Great For: Convivial bites and drinks with friends going long into the night.
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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.