Authenticity, precision, and passion—these are just some of the elements that define a memorable omakase experience. And this spring, discerning gourmands will be treated to all these and more as Hong Kong’s newest omakase concept, Sushi Yonjugo, opens its doors on Staunton Street with a team dedicated to bringing Japan’s culinary artistry and freshest flavours to life.
Housed inside an intimate nine-seat space, Sushi Yonjugo serves up Edomae-style omakase that pays homage to traditional craftsmanship and artful techniques that bring out the finest in each ingredient. “We source the most premium catches of the day straight from Japan and treat each meticulously and thoughtfully—for example, dry-ageing to concentrate its umami flavour,” says Mark Sze. Trained under revered master chef Toshio Matsudo, Sze is among a team of experienced chefs helming the sushi bar. “We want to create a one-of-a-kind culinary journey where guests feel utterly satisfied when they leave our doors.”
In addition to the bespoke menu that fuses craftsmanship with creativity, a perfectly paired sake or wine can also elevate an omakase experience to the next level. The restaurant’s team has curated a range of premium artisanal sakes, produced in small batches and not available anywhere else in Hong Kong, straight from Japan. Guests can also expect exclusive pairing menus, top-class champagnes, and plum wines [umeshu].
All that are to be savoured within the intimate, authentically designed restaurant adorned in light oak timber and limestone accents. Guests will be treated to surprises every time they step through the door; a centrepiece wall mural that decorates the sushi bar, as well as the elegant china tableware and myriad décor accents, are to be regularly refreshed to reflect the beautiful Japanese seasons, all making for an exquisite culinary experience unlike any other in the city.