The brother of a store well-known around Japan for their delicious pork chops, it’s no surprise that Gyu-Kaku is a Causeway Bay pit stop for much of Hong Kong’s Japanese community. The narrow entrance to this swish restaurant inside Windsor House belies the broad range of tastes, textures and traditions that awaits diners. Of course pork is a major feature, and we can recommend without hesitation the Danish Crown pork loin with shio tare sauce, but other meaty treats include a rich beef udon with leek, and the intriguing chicken thigh with mixed cheese fondue changes course from old-school Japanese cuisine. Vegetarians are well looked after with the cold yuzu noodle soup a firm favourite, and you can make it a leisurely affair with tasty starters (prawn salad with sesame dressing is the perfect taste-bud-awakener) and delicious desserts like caramelised sweet potato. Right by Victoria Park on Gloucester Road, Gyu-Kaku buzzes for workday lunch so it’s smart to book ahead.