It really does seem that Hong Kong’s JC Group has a monopoly on some of the city’s highest-flying restaurants. How appropriate, then, that the acrobatic art of Japanese teppanyaki is taken up to the 19th floor of The One in Kowloon, along Nathan Road and not far from Tsim Sha Tsui station. Kaika’s pedigree is also assured by the fact that it is the first teppanyaki restaurant in Hong Kong with direct connections to the dining establishment in Japan, specifically the legendary Ginza Teppanyaki Kaika in Tokyo. Book a coveted spot here and survey the city as you dine on beautiful culinary creations made from daily-imported, premium Japanese ingredients.
It’s got a recommendation from Michelin, made the best restaurant shortlist over at Hong Kong Tatler several years in a row, but it’s the incredible food, coupled with a peerless view, that speaks loudest when it comes to Kaika. This upscale sushi and teppanyaki restaurant towers over the competition from its lofty premises in Tsim Sha Tsui’s The One complex, with an spacious 2,500 square foot interior influenced by Zen aesthetics that allows the incredible food and drink on offer to be properly meditated over. The kitchen has embraced history too, with a consciousness of the Bunmei Kaika period, otherwise known as the Japanese Enlightenment, informing the kitchen’s approach to the relatively modern art of teppanyaki.
Before you order from Kaiki Sushi & Teppanyaki’s superb menu of Japanese dishes, a thorough perusal of the sake selection is a must. There are over 50 labels represented here, including junmai-shu, honjozo-shu, junmai ginjo-shu, ginjo-shu, junmai daiginjo-shu and daiginjo-shu varieties. With an example of these premium Japanese beverages at your side, it's time to explore Kaika’s incredible cuisine, featuring ingredients like Wagyu tenderloin from Hida and Hokkaido crab legs, ingredients flown in daily to the kitchen high in The One tower along Tsim Sha Tsui’s Nathan Road. The menus at Kaika are multiple, from the comprehensive a la carte selection and lunch menu through to the HSBC dinner menu, a semi-buffet option, a Japanese fruit and teppanyaki showcase and a popular Sunday brunch menu. Three opulent private dining rooms flank the main space for a truly VIP experience, though no matter where you sit you’ll be treated to one of the best views in Hong Kong. Bookings are essential.