FukuroRestaurant, $$, Japanese, Soho
Opens at: 18:00keyboard_arrow_down
Mon - Wed
Fri - Sat
- Mon - Wed 18:00-22:30
- +852 2333 8841
- 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeCasual
- Vegetarian DishMore than 5
- Bring Your Own BottleYes
- CorkageHK$500 per bottle
- Smoking AreaNo
- Car ValetNo
For those who don’t mind a short wait, this hip Central haunt is a welcome hangout for a group of three or four looking for quality sake to go with tapas-style modern Japanese cuisine. There’s certainly something for everyone, from raw and cooked fish such as a zesty tartare or buttery robata cod to vegetarian-friendly snacks like the now-famous caramelised corn. The yaki don is not to be missed, while a bowl of bouncy udon with a hearty serving of snow crab and miso butter is the perfect bookend to a meal before asking the warm, friendly staff to recommend one of the two frozen desserts. While the speakers blaring ’90s pop-rock won’t be conducive to profound conversation, the energy of its young crowd will get you hyped for the rest of your evening plans.
What to order
- Amongst the plethora of fish offered, the market fish tartare is a zesty harmony of flavours with juicy white fish, cucumber, pomelo soaked in yuzu kosho that make a for welcoming (and beautiful) start to a meal.
- The crispy caramel butter corn lives up to all the hype with solid, chewy chunks encased by a crackling layer of glaze, satisfying both sweet and salty cravings.
- While the yaki udon is a crowd favourite, for the carb-averse, the saikyo miso black cod is the closest thing to umami, tender and buttery without being too sweet.
Five dishes with a good mix from the snacks, robata and noodles section are all you need for a party of two.