Friday, October 14, 2016

Akita Teppanyaki Sashimi 秋田鐵板燒刺身專門店 (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★★☆☆

Sometimes finding a place to eat in Wanchai could get pretty annoying, especially when it's just past 1pm and you don't have advance booking. We stumbled upon a number of places without success this afternoon before finally deciding to try our luck at QRE Plaza. 

After checking out a few places in the building, we zeroed in on Akita Teppanyaki and Sashimi Specialist (秋田鐵板燒刺身專門店) on the 10th floor which happened to be the only restaurant with tables available. As the name suggests, it's a Japanese restaurant specializing in teppanyaki and sashimi. 

Between teppanyaki and sashimi, it was an easy choice for me coz I have been longing for some grilled beef for a while already. In order not to waste any more time, I picked one of the sets which started with this egg custard with salmon roes in an egg shell.

My main dish was thin sliced wagyu beef rolls with garlic chips and green onions along with a piece of grilled king prawn. I thought the king prawn was real nice; the beef rolls were okay but not particularly appealing to my palate.

That was followed by the signature "Akita" fried rice. A small plate of stir-fried assorted vegetables was served on the side with the rice.

We had to pick between dessert or coffee. Personally, I'm not a fan of having coffee at a Japanese restaurant so the fact that they only had ice-cream to offer (for dessert) didn't affect my decision to take ice-cream over coffee (or tea).

$158 was a fair price for a teppanyaki lunch in Wanchai these days. I seriously thought some of these dishes were a bit undersized but I guess it's a blessing in disguise considering I have an important meeting in the afternoon. This will make sure I don't fall asleep over the course of the meeting. 

Food Rating: 4/10
Price: $$$
Address: 10/F QRE Plaza, 202 Queens Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Wanchai
Tel: +852 2788-0012


  1. I also tried this place for lunch when I was still living in Hong Kong and I thought it was decent enough, especially considering the reasonable price. Generally speaking, for the same amount of money, Hong Kong has far better quality foods than Seoul. :)

    1. Yes, Akita disappointed me a bit. So you're not living in HK anymore? Well, I thought Seoul is slowly getting there. There's still a lot of work to be done but hopefully, the new Michelin Guide will help...looking forward to seeing it in 2 weeks' time. =)


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