Haku

Restaurant ・ Japanese・International

Agustin Balbi’s expertly envisioned cuisine using the best of Japanese produce defies true categorisation

Shop OT G04B, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City

+852 2115 9965

https://www.facebook.com/hakuhongkong

Overview

Lunch HoursMon to Sun, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Dinner HoursMon to Sun, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dress CodeCasual

ReservationYes

BuffetNo

CorkageHK$500/bottle

Private Room1 room for 6-8 persons

Accept Credit CardYes

Bring Your Own BottleYes

Smoking AreaNo

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Review

If you’re the sort to turn a nose up at shopping mall restaurants, then more fool you—a place like Haku, which is nestled into one of Hong Kong’s busiest retail monoliths, is right up there with the best of the city’s fine dining destinations. But make no mistake, for this is not a quiet, reverential temple of gastronomy. The food is taken seriously, but the atmosphere is far more fun than what would be expected—and it’s the kind of place where patrons can feel just as comfortable ordering a glass of Hitachino white ale as they would a top-end Burgundy. Chef Agustin Balbi sees to maintaining that convivial vibe, tending to just over a dozen diners perched at the chef’s counter (make sure to request these seats when booking), serving a thrilling line-up of dishes featuring the best of Japanese produce. The result is a procession of good looking plates that are worthy of both the palate and the Instagram feed, such as the chef’s interpretation of Kagoshima A4 wagyu—here finished off in front of the guest over billowing charcoal smoke before being cut into neat, medium-rare triangles and vibrantly coloured seasonal vegetables. A top place where the precise yet innovative cooking will stay with you long after the meal is over.