Strolling down Wyndham Street in Lan Kwai Fung Central, we went to Sushi Kuu for a Japanese lunch.
Our opening experience, unfortunately, was not positive. The waiter at the reception seemed to not hear nor see us for the longest time despite our "excuse me"s and "planting" our self in front of her. The long wait felt like the unproductive wait after customs, and before boarding, at the airport. I was counting the water droplets falling from some leakage in the ceiling. You get the picture.
This Japanese fusion restaurant, however, has a stylish and modern feel. You can choose to sit at the sushi counter and watch the chefs at work or at one of the tables. The restaurant offers a variety of Japanese dishes, from raw sashimi, to cooked, grilled, and fried dishes.
Photo taken from: http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-sushi-kuu-central-japanese-sushi-sashimi-r18338
I ordered the Hand roll and Udon set (pictured above). Unlike our long wait to be seated, the hand roll arrived within 5 minutes of our food order. The freshness of the salmon and tuna are to die for. The fish portions were generous in Hong Kong standards. It is no wonder that sashimi on rice is a highly recommended course here. The udon soup was aromatic but a bit too salty for my liking. The noodle itself was cooked just right, not too chewy or soft. The overall set portion size was just right, satisfying my stomach happily.
We also ordered California Roll and Crab Leg Rolls. The rolls were laid out attractively and seductively, The flavours and textures of the crab leg, avocado, fish egg, and cucumber blended well together. It's a great dish for sharing in the middle. Again the freshness of the salmon roe eggs kept me wanting for more. But 6 pieces of sushi rolls at a price of HK$200 seemed expensive.
The flaw to the restaurant was really the service. Waiters were not particularly friendly and approachable. When we asked for something, they turned blind and deaf on us once again. When they finally came around to our table, they were in a rush to leave in an impatient way.
That was the blemish to an otherwise delectable but expensive experience. The menu ranged from 190-400 HKD, It's very central and convenient location may explain for its premium charges.
Sushi Kuu: 2971 0180
1/F, M88, Wellington Place,
2-8 Wellington Street, Central