We noticed that Hoka Hoka Causeway Bay was doing a Set Dinner for two with Sake Pairing included. The 9 Course dinner starts from $880 for two people inclusive, including 300ml of sake. For $980 you can get the full 720ml Sake Bottle with all the below food courses, and most dishes are served as 2 separate portions individually without sharing, which is very generous. Note: These special prices must be reserved in advance. The walk-in prices will be $1180 to $1280 respectively.
Aka Mebaru Sashimi 2 Ways - 赤メバル
This is 2 people’s portion, and you receive the whole fish!! We had 2 plates as we dined as 4 persons, and one plate of this tasted slightly more fattier than the other. I usually like thin cuts of this Aka Mebaru fish, but this particular one performed with the thicker cuts. Chef recommends very little soy or wasabi, but mix it with the Sake above. ~ 7.5/10
Soy & Ginger Stewed Abalones - トコブシの生姜煮付け
I was surprised because this is only 1 person’s portion, which means each person gets 2 abalones!! It paired really well with the Sake above, bringing out the pear fruitiness in the rice wine and cancelling the bitterness. ~ 9/10
Japanese Asari Clams in Sake soup - あさりの酒蒸し
Using the more expensive imported Asari, this was for 2 persons but a large serving size. It has a lot of sweetness from the clams and the sake, although personally I prefer even more sake and clams flavour. Can’t complain at this price. ~ 7/10
Salt-grilled Ayu fish - 鮎の塩焼き
This is a must do around this time of the year. Here it was grilled a bit too salty to my liking, but the meat remained moist inside and sweet. Again you get 1 fish for each person. No need to share even at this price. Amazing… ! ~ 7/10
Grilled Beef and Kimchi, and Japanese Nagasu Chicken with Miso -
I think the caramelization today was a bit weak, which means it was more boiled like. However the chicken meat was tender but I prefer them wth skin-on for flavour. Like the combination of beef and kimchi, but again, think the crust could be better darkened. ~ 6/10
Bill for 4, with 2 x 720ml Sake Bottles included -
$2,244 for 4 people and most dishes above were individual portions too.
Really good bargain and this Dinner Course changes every month with a different theme. Really Bang for Your Buck if you ask me. Only $565 a person if my maths is right with enough sake to make you dizzy.
Price: $980 for 2 Persons including Sake (remember to pre-booked the table!)
9th Floor Kyoto Plaza, 491-499 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Ph: 2892 8899