Inagiku Japanese Restaurant, 4/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St., Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Nearest Train:Hong Kong
Opening Hours:daily 7:30-11pm, 2-7am
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$$
Inagiku IFC is the second branch of the renowned Japanese family business that opened its first shop at the Royal Garden in East Tsim Sha Tsui. The venue is nice and vast, with high ceilings, great views of Victoria Harbour, a simple sushi bar in the middle and lots and lots of space.
For lunch, there are set menus and a dizzying selection of a la carte combos available. There are also kaiseki menus if that’s more your cup of tea. From tempura and sashimi to teppanyaki and udon, Inagiku’s got all the bases covered—the problem’s more whether you can afford to make up your mind.
Our table went for some teppanyaki set menus, a seafood set and an udon set. No matter what you go for, it’s a safe bet that there’ll be some scrumptious sashimi involved. All in all, we most relished our pale-pink, deliciously fatty toro and generally all things that were raw. The tempura was very nice, too, with crisp and fluffy batter combined with fresh prawns and crunchy veggies.
In fact, Inagiku is supposed to be known for its tempura, but we think the sashimi outshines everything else here. When it came to the noodles, our cold soba was a bit underwhelming—the strands were doughy and the texture felt a bit off. But our light and creamy sponge cake with fresh berries made up for the noodle lapse, and we were very happy campers by the end of our meal.