Zen Garden Hideout: Opened earlier this year, Yashima joins the restaurant scene in Kau U Fong, Central, serving Omakase menus inspired by traditional Kaiseki techniques. With experienced Chef Takahashi Kouya at the helm, the Yashima team promises its guest an authentic omakase experience paying respect to the finest seasonal ingredients.
Look & Feel: The interior of Yashima is a recreation of the Kyoto Zen garden’s landscape. Taking cues from traditional Japanese architecture, the restaurant is designed with wooden furniture — visitors would find unique wooden grains and Asanoha patterns in every corner of Yashima. Diners will also be able to see the Chef works his magic sitting at the 12-seater bar table that surrounds an open kitchen.
On The Menu: At Yashima, guests can choose from one of the three seasonal omakase menus, priced from low to high. Recommended to pair with Yashima’s in-house sake or plum wine, the menus change almost daily to showcase the ingredients in season. Diners can no less enjoy some mainstay favorites, such as a mixture of seasonal vegetables with abalone, prawn and Hokkaido uni topped with Russian caviar; grilled Japanese lobster marinated with kinome white miso and sprinkled with arare crackers; Tempura Hokkaido hairy crab, and Ayu Sweetfish topped with Roe and served with Somen Noodles. Signature sushis with Akami, Chutoro, Kuruma Prawn, and Anago can also be expected. The meal comes to a perfect end with a miso soup to cleanse your palate, then jet-fresh fruits from Japan for something sweet.
Great For: Cheat day lunch and dinner!
FYI: Yashima is closed on Sundays!
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.