Hong Kong is packed with Japanese restaurants, and Akari, situated on Stephen’s Lane, is one of the city’s hidden gems. Offering top-grade sushi and sashimi as well as kushiyaki (traditional grilled dishes), this chic eatery is winning over the hearts of Japanese cuisine loving foodies and putting Sai Ying Pun on the culinary map. Book a table to find out what of the fuss is about for yourself!
Inspired by Kyoto machiya, Akari, nestled away in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun, features traditional wooden latticework and reed blinds with sleek red curtains and washi lanterns creating a stylish and cosy atmosphere to dine in. Akari specializes in sushi and sashimi, all made from the freshest seafood specially sourced from Hokkaido and other premium destinations – try the creamy fatty tuna (oh-toro) and the sea urchin (uni). Other delicious choices on offer include wagyu ribs and grilled Awao chicken meat from the Tokushima Prefecture, as well as abalone, sazae sea snail and taraba crab.
Accompany your Japanese cuisine with some sake – at Akari you’ll find a collection of over fifty different types of labels on offer which have all been directly imported to Hong Kong from Japan. Located on Stephen’s Lane, Akari is a standout in Sai Ying Pun, attracting diners to its sophisticated location seven days a week. To guarantee a table, making a reservation at Akari in advance is recommended.
Fresh sashimi especially Toro. Environment is great and cosy. However, food options are quite limited for the BBQ ones and the food served quite slow.