It was my friend’s birthday and we decided to head out for Japanese. Unsure of what exactly we wanted, sushi or teppanyaki we opted for Shika Teppan-Yaki. It’s situated in Causeway Bay a little bit away from the busy streets. That set up the hopes for a nice dinner with my friends as we walked there. Inside, the place was set up for both sushi and teppanyaki. That is, one side was the sushi bar and perpendicular to it were teppanyaki stations. Even though we weren’t going to do teppanyaki we wanted to do the round tables instead of the sushi bar. It would be easier for us to talk. I have to say, not the best move since there was a cook at our station and he was cooking meals, not for us, but for others.
There were rooms available where they had just plain tables. However, after talking to the host, they were unavailable. Kinda not cool because no one was in there during our whole meal. Though, I’ll just imagine that the people that booked it was a no show. Not going to ping their service on that. What I will note though was our dishes were served without any explanation. Sure, that’s minor and we were the ones that ordered, but this was chef’s choice. Omakase as you will, at $988HKD. The only thing we specifically added was the wagyu sashimi. Everything else was selected by the chef. Would love to have at least our server go over the course with us. So bare with me on the dish explanations below. I’m assuming that’s what I ate. I hate to recommend or not recommend a restaurant based on service. So on to the food.
The food was hit and miss. More hits than misses, though one was a huge miss. But given the price point I’d have to say I wanted better.
477 Jaffe Rd
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2892 8819
Verdict: I can’t recommend this place. There is huge competition in Hong Kong for upscale Japanese restaurants and this one doesn’t cut it for me.