Itacho Sushi (Central, HK)

Casual Japanese restaurant in Central, HK.

Short Version

Food from a non-foodie perspective: 8/10 – The size of their sushi pieces was HUGE! Decent food.

Price: 8/10 – In line with prices in the area.

Service: 6/10 – Aspects could have been better.

Ambience: 9/10 – Laidback and casual.

Location: 8/10 – Just off Hollywood Road in the Central area in Hong Kong. Very easy to get to from the mid-level escalators.

Itacho Sushi

Cheung Fai Building, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

+852 2503 2303

Long Version

I felt like Japanese for dinner, so we thought we’d try this place close to our serviced apartment, our current abode this trip to Hong Kong.

We got there quite late – around 9:30pm – and they take last orders at 10pm, so we were pushing for time. We were still seated (obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this review πŸ˜‚), but the 10pm deadline was mentioned from the outset, so at least we were warned. A few others were still walking in after us, and they too were seated, so I didn’t feel too bad walking in so late 😊

It’s one of those restaurants where you order off a tablet, and your order then goes straight to the kitchen. The only difference with their software, though, is that there is an intermediate step: once you’re ready to order, you need to scan a QR code, and THEN your order will be sent to the kitchen. I guess because the tablet isn’t assigned your table number, and the QR code is that missing link.

We had to ask for the QR code, so it would be better if the waiter just automatically gave the QR code to patrons as soon as they are seated. Nonetheless, once this was given to us, it was easy ordering from that point.

The food came out relatively quickly, and it was good. Sushi pieces were huge and the food was really nice.

Staff were a bit standoffish, but as with a lot of places, I can’t tell whether it’s because they’re not comfortable speaking in English and so tend to avoid our table, or if they’re just standoffish with all patrons. But we did come in quite late in the evening, so maybe they’re all just winding down and ready to go home. So I may have to return to this place at an earlier time in the day and see what the service is like then 😊

Decor is quite nice in here, modern and bright. They also have quite a few seats, and there is quite a fair bit of space by HK standards. It’s also on street level, and so is very easy to find.

Overall a pleasant dinner. It’s the sort of place where you go for a casual lunch or dinner either on your own or with a handful of other people. I would definitely go again.