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#104 of 1,398 Japanese in Hong Kong


Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

Spacious & cosy Japanese restaurant. Good value sets with generous quantity of food. Not quite the top quality food but reasonable for the prices being charged. Good variety of dishes from raw fishes, hot pot, tempura, grilled meat.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 19 November 2020

This Japanese restaurant serve decent lunch sets that comes with appetizer, salad, soup, dessert and coffee/tea. There are 20 choices on the Chef's Lunch Recommendations menu to choose from, ranging from $158 to $388, which is not difficult to find an appealing set. The place...is quite spacious where I was quite far away from the people at the next table which is a plus in the midst of COVID. The food portion and quality are up to standard which was totally worth it. 1) grilled eel with minced chicken and pickled leaf mustard rice bowl set - not only the eel was large enough to span across the bowl, it was so flavorful when mixed with the eel sauce and even better with the minced chicken and rice 2) char-grilled assorted skewer set - great variety of sizzling and tasty skewers 3) saikyo style grilled halibut set - the halibut was grilled to perfection with a delicately sweet flavorMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 June 2020 via mobile

Since the start of the new year I’ve been lunching here almost every week (one of the benefits of working from home during these times) and bringing friends and family at the weekends. The choice of lunch sets - noodles, sushi, sashimi, tempura, yakitori and...other cooked dishes - is superb and includes a mini starter, salad, soup, coffee / tea and bite-sized dessert. All this for $250 to $350, depending on your choice of main, makes it a very reasonable lunch proposition. No wonder it is so popular. And very few Japanese restaurants bang in the heart of CWB can offer such a wide variety of cooking styles. Service is courteous and professional. However, being a regular customer (countless lunches and several dinners), it would be nice to be recognised and for there to be some kind of personal greeting. Other restaurant groups at this price point (and lower) do so much better at this. As I sat there, unloved, for the umpteenth time, I wondered why I was so invisible. And then it dawned on me. Because the restaurant is so large, and there is so much division of labour (reception v usher v waiter/waitress v dessert and coffee bringer v manager who brings the bill), it’s a production line. Super efficient but clinically so. If there’s a marketing/corp comms team at 1957 reading this review, may i suggest that the “software” gets an tweak if they want those five stars.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 13 June 2020

Great experience at Gonpachi as always. That night we had the unique ingredients from Iwate, namely Wagyu, which is famous for its marbling and the melt-in-your-mouth texture; Platinum Pork that is specially tender and sweet due to the fact that the pigs are brought up...drinking mineral water; Seasonal Oyster that is at its best from February to March; Plump and Sweet Scallop that is perfect either for sashimi, barbecue or to make tempura; “The Son of Iwate” rice that is particularly sweet and sticky; and lastly “Sunshine of Fuji” Honey Apple that is crunchy and juicy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 27 December 2019 via mobile

They good English speaking waiters, and of-course good food. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

We tried the sashimi nas it was delicious as well as the hand rolls, the sumiyaki charcoal grill, and the tempura "Gonpachi Tendon". Very tasty also both the deserts we tried, the pudding and the Zenzai!! A great overall place and the staff is really...friendly!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

First the booking got mixed up and we can't get the Japanese style sunk-in seats. Second the ventilation was not good, we smelled BBQ when walking in the restaurant. Lucky we ended up seating next to the central open space. The food is quite delicious....I specially like the sushi rolls, the crab cake, the rice in hot stone pot and the sesame ice cream. But not recommend the dessert platter.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

Cosy ambience, my regular lunch venue. Always love it. Good place for biz or friends lunch. Good quality is good. I find service standard is not as alert as before. Overall good value for money. Will definitely return

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I was there for lunch with friends. We ordered handmade soba, tempura rice and chirashi. Quite tasty and not too expensive. However, the portion was a bit small. Anyway I'll come back again to try the charcoal yakitori.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Drawn to the Japanese tofu hand-made on site with ingredient shipped from Japan. It's smooth, soft and tender like silk, with just right flavour and aroma of soy milk, Head chef Mr. Fei Ngan said the soy milk from Kyoto is freshly made with first-grade...soybeans with groundwater from Naishima. When the prepacked liquid arrived at the restaurant, all they have to do is simply pouring the soy milk into a container, steamed for 10 minutes until solidify. 100% natural, authentic taste from Japan without anything added. The subtle mixture of crispy veggies and smooth tofu is further enhanced by the plum sauce with a pitch of sour and sweet. Staffs provide friendly reminder to plant-based customers, nice.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4