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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Adele Wong | October 31st, 2015
  • Casual Dining
  • HK Island, Sheung Wan
  • Address: 2/F,198 Wellington Street,Sheung Wan
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/urajap
  • Open Hours: Lunch, Dinner Monday-Sunday
  • Open Since: January, 1970
  • Phone: 2111-9381
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Sushi Lunch: Meaning “hidden” in Japanese, URA Japanese Delicacy not-so-subtly tries to be the latest “hidden gem” in Sheung Wan, with a hipster-cool spot that serves modern fusion treats.

Look & Feel:  The space is cozy, and there’s some funky mostly-black-and-white pop art on the walls. URA is a good balance between fun and fancy—you know you’re not getting fast food here, but it’s not thousand-dollar sushi either.

Meet the Chefs: Chefs Takaoka Kouji and Kimura Junichiro are running the show.

URA Japanese Delicacy
Are you cool enough for URA Japanese Delicacy?

On the Menu: Westernized Japanese sharing dishes are on offer: we’re talking spicy cod roe cheese toast, or tuna cutlet sandwiches. There’s also sashimi and yakiniku-style charcoal-grilled goods for those craving something more traditional.

Service: Nothing out of the ordinary, but you should be expecting prompt and efficient staff.

Jeng: The lunch sets are great value for money, ranging from easy-peasy grilled chicken rice ($98) to fancy-schmancy sushi ($248).

Not So Jeng: Traditionalists might find the space too cool for school, although we certainly don’t mind.

Great for: URA is a logical choice for a casual post-work hangout or a let-loose lunch with colleagues.

FYI: The resto is owned by the same Chang brothers who dreamed up Indonesian mainstay IR1968 at L Place.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.