Sai Ying Pun neighborhood Izakaya, Okra Hong Kong, will partner with renowned Ginza-style whiskey bar, Mizunara: The Library, for a limited edition cocktail and otoshi experience, taking place at Okra’s upstairs Omakase counter.
Mizunara’s Masahiko Endo and Okra’s Chef Max Levy will offer up a cocktail bento featuring one whiskey cocktail and three small otoshi or small Japanese tapas dishes, for HK$350. A la carte drinks and food are also available.
This limited time only pop-up is accessible via reservation only and guests are requested to keep their Cocktail Bento experience to 90 minutes, which is plenty of time to enjoy the thoughtfully curated cocktail and otoshi bento. Reservation time slots are available from 4 to 10pm, Monday through Saturday in accordance with government imposed social distancing measures.
“Mizunara has been one of my favorite cocktail bars in Hong Kong since moving here,” says Chef Levy. “Besides the Fukuoka connection that Masahiko Endo and I share, the low key vibes and technical approach to cocktails at Mizunara is parallel to our approach towards food and sake at Okra. In these tough times it’s important that we stick together and preserve these styles rather than being lost among caviar and truffles.”
“My hometown, Fukuoka, is famous for fresh food materials including fish, meat and vegetables. As a bartender from there, I’ve always been keen to pair my cocktails with Japanese food. Fortunately, Max has given me this opportunity to make it a reality,” says Endo.
Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com or by Whatsapping +852 2806 1038.
About Okra Hong Kong
Okra Hong Kong is a modern Izakaya and Sake Bar in the Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood of Hong Kong, specialising in natural, unpasteurised sakes alongside flavourful, charcoal-grilled small plates and sashimi – served in a casual yet intimate setting. All ingredients used are natural and either produced exclusively for Okra, or sourced from a small trusted network of producers and growers. Conceptualised and serviced by acclaimed chef and entrepreneur Max Levy, Okra Hong Kong opened in 2015 and is an extension of the original Okra 1949 from Beijing, China.
Address: G/F & 1/F 110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Telephone: 2806 1038
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5:30 – 9pm Thursday to Saturday 12–3pm and 5:30 – 10pm