More than half the restaurants in iSquare in Tsim Sha Tsui are Japanese. You can find bread, pasta, tonkatsu, ramen to shabu shabu and sukiyaki and the prices range from affordable to expensive. I featured Gyu Jin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki where we had our fill of eat all you can shabu shabu. This time we tried Yakiniku Gyukura which specializes in yakiniku or grilled meat.
These posters outside the restaurant lured us in.
The interiors were very classy. I loved the ambiance.
There were grillers on each table. For the shabu shabu they just remove the grill top and put the pot on top of the heat source.
We had the set for two that cost HK$628. They gave us two of each item except for the sashimi platter and the beef.
Yakiniku Gyukura set menu for 2
I don’t know what this free appetizer was but I loved it. It was orange cubes that were crunchy and a bit sweet. I couldn’t tell if it was a vegetable or seafood. Any ideas?
The presentation of the sashimi on ice was very impressive. Everything was very fresh and top quality.
assorted sashimi platter
This is all the beef we got. A few measly pieces each of wagyu rib eye, sirloin and tenderloin.
assorted wagyu combo
The beef was slightly frozen and unseasoned. When cooking the beef on the grill patience must be observed. You must stop yourself from turning the beef every few seconds. Let it cook for a 3 minutes per side or until how you like it done. As expected the beef was melt in your mouth tender. My only complaint was there wasn’t enough beef. I guess that’s what you get for the price.
grilling the beef
At first I thought “udon with cheese? gross!” Until I tried it. The soup base was a light tomato soup and cheese was simply grated on top. It was strangely good. It was unexpectedly yummy. I loved it!
tomato & cheese udon in soup
Hmmm even the ice cream was delicious. They really put a lot of effort in presentation.
red bean ice cream
The couple in the next table was kind enough to let me take a picture of their shabu shabu dinner.
Overall the meal was faultless. The place was packed when we were there. I just felt the price was a little expensive. For a better bargain, although the place is smaller and not as nice, I suggest Gyu Jin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki where you can eat as much wagyu beef as your heart and cholesterol can stand.
Yakiniku Gyukura menu
wagyu, roasted meat, roasted seafood, hotpot, vegetable, sashimi,
sushi, rice & noodles, salad, dish, drink, dessert
Shop 701, 7/F, iSQUARE