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DigestContemporary Izakaya Silencio Opens In Lan Kwai Fong

Contemporary Izakaya Silencio Opens In Lan Kwai Fong

Contemporary Izakaya Silencio Opens In Lan Kwai Fong
By Wilson Fok
April 12, 2019
Le Comptoir’s new restaurant jazzes up the nightlife district with art, live music, and Japanese favourites

Following the success of Ecriture mid-2018, restaurant group Le Comptoir returns to Central with a brand new Japanese restaurant. Silencio, taking space at LKF Tower where the upper level of Lily & Bloom previously resided, is the group’s newest opening where avant-garde art pieces, live jazz music, and a vibrant range of contemporary Japanese food and drink offerings come together. 
 
The monochromatic tones of Silencio’s interiors are accentuated by the artistic paintings of Tokyo-born cult figure Tomoo Gokita, whose neo-expressionistic style are on display at the establishment. Club Mature, Gokita’s work in 2015, as well as a dozen more of his creations, embellish the perimeters of the restaurant. The establishment is also home to a live jazz music programme.  

Wagyu foie gras katsu at Silencio (Photo: Silencio)
Wagyu foie gras katsu at Silencio (Photo: Silencio)

Taking the helm at Silencio are Nobu alumnus Sean Mell, and former Bib’N’Hops head chef Yong Soo-Do. Together they combine their experiences working with a myriad of worldly cuisines to form a new contemporary breed of Japanese fare unique to Silencio. Guests can indulge in a wide selection of traditional sashimi or nigiri, as well as specialty sushi rolls, tempura, as well as A4 Miyazaki wagyu katsu tenderloin sando and open-faced foie gras bao with homemade sweet onion soy, caramelised onion and pickled Granny Smith apple. Silencio also offers a range premium sakes, chosen for their unique approaches to sake brewing,  or unpasteurised brews that highlight the sake’s true flavour and essence. The restaurant is also set to launch a seasonal release of a private label sake brewed in collaboration with a 200-year old brewery, available late 2019. 

Silencio

Restaurant, $$$$, Japanese, Central

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DigestSilencioJapaneseLe ComptoirSean MellYong Soo-DoLan Kwai FongCentral

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