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RestaurantFukuro

Fukuro

Restaurant, $$$, Japanese, Soho
Fun, friendly and a little rowdy, Fukuro is a terrific neighbourhood joint serving beer, sake and Japanese pub food well into the night
  • ReservationYes
  • Accept Credit CardYes
  • Dress CodeCasual
  • Vegetarian DishMore than 5
  • Bring Your Own BottleYes
  • BuffetNo
  • CorkageHK$458 per bottle
  • Smoking AreaNo
  • Car ValetNo

Review

“Fukuro!” the staff yell when you step through the doorway, setting the tone for the evening. Taking its cue from Tokyo’s izakayas,
this is not the place for a quiet date night. Instead, treat this as a favourite neighbourhood joint—fun and a little rowdy, the noise bouncing off the sleek wood- panelled walls and concrete floors. Typical of Black Sheep restaurants, staff are on the ball and happy to take you through the menu. Start with a refreshing Donto whisky highball, draft beer or sake (there’s no wine) as you peruse your options. We suggest the fat, briny Japanese oysters topped with a zingy yuzu ponzu dressing, and the twice-cooked crispy caramel butter corn—need we say more? Anything in the deep-fried section is good, as is the grilled hamachi collar. Dish of the night, however, goes to the yaki udon, an umami-laden carb fest of noodles swimming in snow crab and crab miso butter. Fukuro’s no reservations policy can mean long waits for a table during peak times, so go early or late; the kitchen is open until midnight.

Tatler Tip

There is no wine on the menu, so explore the concise list of sakes, many of which can be ordered by the glass, half bottle or full bottle.

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