Celebrated Tokyo-based Izakaya Nakame No Teppen opens its first overseas branch in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui.
For its first branch outside Japan, the robatayaki-focus eatery brings a similar sense of mystery found in its Tokyo parent to Hong Kong via a hideaway, authentic izakaya experience. Unlike sibling restaurant Uoharu, located in the heart of bustling Hong Kong Island, the new restaurant is located in the basement of The Kowloon Hotel.
Here, guests will be greeted by a welcoming atmosphere enhanced with the use of warm lighting and wooden materials throughout the space, which features wooden floors, tables made of reclaimed wood and custom-designed tatami-inspired booths that each can serve up to six people at a time.
The centrepiece of the restaurant is an open robatayaki bar, which also houses a sushi bar, dining bar and chef’s table. This feature not only creates a lively ambience but creates an immersive ‘sense of presence’ for guests, who can watch fresh ingredients being cooked to order while they work their way through the venue’s large sake cabinet (there’s also a dedicated sake-tasting area).
Celebrating high-quality ingredients from all over Japan, fresh, high-quality ingredients are sourced from Yamagi, the largest wholesaler in Tokyo’s famous Toyosu Fish Market. The Yamagi family has been in the fishing industry for more than two centuries, and in order to ensure that diners can enjoy the freshest catch, the restaurant will adjust the menu according to the daily supply of ingredients.
Nakame No Teppen izakaya offers a plethora of dishes, including appetisers, sashimi, and robatayaki fish, seafood, meat and vegetable courses. To celebrate the opening of its Hong Kong restaurant, Nakame No Teppen will debut 15 new and exclusive dishes which will only be available in the city for three months. Highlights include a grilled Unagi Ochazuke Set; monkfish liver with ponzu sauce; and spicy dam dam gyozas.
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