Japanese food is mostly associated with fresh fish and meats – thin-sliced sashimi, rolled-up sushi or skewered and grilled yakitori – but their vegetarian culinary history is as long and storied as anywhere. Few restaurants specialise in just the meat-free dishes, but the ones that do are always worth a visit, and none more so than Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant on Wan Chai Road. They offer up a menu of impeccably arranged sushi dishes, flash-fried tempura veggies and grilled onigiri, as well as a huge range of dumplings and soups. Shoot off Hennessy Road around Wan Chai MTR station and make the most of the meatless morsels that keep Hong Kong’s Japanese junkies coming back to Isoya time and again.
Fantastic. Restaurant layout is a little odd but the good is just wonderful. Went for lunch and had the full set. It was starter dishes and then a choice of main. A lot of good and I will definitely be back.
Pleasant experience in this special restaurant, good food and very well presented. We were with a group of four and all of us (one vegetarian) liked the food and it's diversity.
Had the omakase dinner set and the soy milk hot pot. Food was great and so was the service. Would definitely be back and looking foward to trying their affiliated izakaya at Causeway Bay.
love the healthy vegan dishes and the clean environment. Vegan Japanese food is not that common in Hong Kong, so I'm glad to find it near my office.
The service is attentive and prompt. We were quickly recommended their two tasting menus, the hotpot and sakura. The presentation of each dish was delicate and well executed. What we thought as puny portions was quickly made up by the variety, and we left feeling satiated yet not stuffed. It was difficult to pick a favorite dish. But I must say tempura is one that I felt there is still room to improve. I would recommend to get their apple sorbet as a finishing touch to the entire dining experience. Looking forward to their summer tasting menu.
I give Isoya 4/6. Points go to presentation and attention to details. They consider guests' dietary restrictions and make the effort to explain every dish - a bit too much at times. Overall, the meal was good, but too expensive in my opinion. After adding 10% service charge, it comes out to HK371 pp on average, excluding drinks. At the end of the meal, nothing really 'wow'ed' me to warrant a higher rating. Not certain I'll be back unless I'm bringing guests who are vegan/vegetarian and want to explore outside of the usual Chinese/Western veggie dishes. 4/6 is a generous rating.
We enjoyed the lunch a lot! The food was tasty and fresh with quite some choices for lunch sets. Staff are very nice and it was impressive that owner came by and introduced the ingredient to us. Will definitely recommend for anyone who wants to try out vegetarian food.
Serving sizes were super generous, both me and my friend could not finish the set meal (normal lunch set meal). Food was surprisingly flavourful, would recommend the koya tofu and tofu salad! Atmosphere was very peaceful as well. Would return to try some of their sushi items (not available on the normal lunch set meal unfortunately).
Wonderful find of Vegetarian Food! Done Japanese Style....Lovely warm space and waitresses were very pleasant and careful to explain the menu offerings. I went for the Deluxe Set and it was more than plenty. The only thing I would critique was the miso soup which was overly salty for my taste.
The place is plain and clean, food is delicious, service is pleasant and servers can speak English well. However, I think it’s over priced. But if you want a quieter place upstairs, it’s a good choice.