One simply cannot have too much Japanese food and that’s why we are excited to find out that Akikan Robatayaki has joined the hub of bustling Causeway Bay and aims to offers Authentic ‘Robata’ Experience.Robatayaki or robata literally means "fireside-cooking", where skewered morsels of food are slow-grilled over hot charcoal which you can imagine it’s appealing to share with your friends and colleagues with a few drinks.
At Akikan, the grill sits behind the 16-person bar and is the centerpiece of the restaurant’s upper floor. From here, cooked-to-order skewers tantalize customers – Oyster Simmered in Sake Broth, Wagyu Beef Steak, Stir-Fried IWATEI Hokkinton (Platinum Pork) with Ginger Sauce, and Executive Chef Kenji Sugihara’s personal recommendation, Kaba (sauce) or Shiro (salt) Grilled Japanese Eel.
Drinking is a fundamental part of any respectable robata restaurant. Akikan offers a comprehensive list of sakes, spirits and wines but the highlight is undoubtedly its award-winning craft beer created by a Japanese gentleman and brewed in Belgium. Garnering the accolades of “2014 Asia Beer Cup: Gold Prize of Belgian Beer” and “2016 China Beer Award: Silver”, Uijin Blond Ale is crisp, smooth and slightly fruity whereas the Uijin Yuzu Blond fuses its citrusy taste with hints of floral. On the sake front Akikan carry’s its own line of specialty Daiginjo sake from the famous Nigata Prefecture.
Address: 27/F & 28/F, Cubus, No. 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, reservations can be made on T: (852) 2562 3121 and 2562 3123.