What’s in a name? Plenty. But don’t be deceived when it comes to Dining Kitchen Vegi – this isn’t a vegetarian kitchen. What it is is a Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay along Lockhart Road that serves a wide range of Japanese dishes, including meat and seafood dishes, but with a strong emphasis on vegetables and healthy options. Run by veterans of the Japanese dining scene in Hong Kong, Dining Kitchen Vegi is a vibrant place to eat well and get fighting fit.
Hong Kong’s Dining Kitchen Vegi is run by the same team who opened the All-You-
Can-Eat Farm Dining Kitchen in Tsim Sha Tsui, so you know that besides a
penchant for quirky titles, the food here is high-quality, fresh as a daisy and as
healthy as can be. As we mentioned earlier, Dining Kitchen Vegi is something of a
misnomer. Their extensive menus are packed with the fish, seafood, and meat-
based delicacies you’d expect from any Japanese restaurant worth its soy sauce, so
head down to Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay, open your mind and your mouth,
and let Dining Kitchen Vegi in.
The sashimi selection at Dining Kitchen Vegi is excellent – plump, juicy, and beautifully plated. Try the crab meat tempura, edamame, renkon lotus root in a small lake of ankake stock all wrapped in a shiso leaf for a fun fusion of flavour. It gets weirder and wonderfuller when you combine the coveted Kurobata pork with rice puffs, while a bit of Western-fusion switches on your taste reactor with dishes like grilled chicken with caponata and cheese. Overall, Dining Kitchen Vegi offers fine Japanese dining in an atmosphere that is anything but haute cuisine. Frequented by friendly regulars, and staffed by equally friendly waiters, this is a relaxed place down Causeway Bay’s Lockhart Road where Hong Kong can enjoy delicious Japanese food.