Going out for weekend brunches is a ritual that a lot of couples in Hong Kong have adopted. And for us, these brunches involve exploring new Japanese restaurants for their sushi and sashimi lunch sets. Quality sushi restaurants usually charge an arm and a leg for their omakase dinner’s, so by trying their lunch sets first (which are significantly cheaper) allows us to decide whether we would like to go back for the chef’s selection.
Kishoku, located just behind Times Square on Yiu Wa Street, is one of those restaurants where you would want to try their omakase dinner’s.
On their lunch menu, they had an Omakase for $880, which was too much of a splurge for us. So we went for the more humble set’s, the Hokkaido Sashimi and Chirashi Rice Bowl’s.
The heavenly bowl of Hokkaido sashimi had my favorite Ikura, Sea Urchin and Scallops. The ingredients were bursting with freshness, and I especially loved the touch of yuzu zest over the ikura.
The Chirashi bowl didn’t have a great variety of fish, but the quantity and quality made up for that. Compared to hubby’s favorite Sushi Fuku-Suke Assorted Sushi Rice Set (lunch post), he thought Kishoku had the edge, but Sushi Fuku-Suke (dinner post) still stands as his favorite sushi rice.
The set came with an appetizer, salad, chawanmushi and ice cream, which was everything you would expect from an authentic Japanese restaurant like Kishoku.
Brunch Total: $678 (for 2 ppl)
Address: 5/F, Bigfoot Ctr, 38 Yiu Wa St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong / Tel: 2893 0333
Date of Visit: Oct 18, 2014
Hokkaido Sashimi Rice Bowl….$298
Chirashi Rice Bowl ….$318