Brunch: the convivial point between breakfast and lunch where glasses and glasses of champagne are drank, plates full of food are ordered, and tales from the night or week prior are told. If you’ve always wished to bring the brunch experience to nightfall a la breakfast for dinner, say no more: Zuma Hong Kong, famed for its modern approach to Japanese cuisine, has just done it.
Literally translated as “midnight snack”, Yashoku is a great taste test of everything Zuma is known for: good music, crafted cocktails and fine food. In brunch terms, this is definitely not the equivalent of getting a sad plate of two pancakes and half a sausage, washed down with a glass of water. Think small, decadent bites of sushi, hot appetizers and skewers, served alongside free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, sake and sochu, all for only $880.
On a recent visit we enjoyed a wonderful selection — buttery prawns on our nigiri sushi, Hokkaido scallops with ume butter and mentaiko, sliced raw yellowtail with a green chile relish, Naruo beef skewers, crispy fried squid, maki rolls with an assortment of fillings, octopus takoyaki, pork and foie gras gyoza, tuna tartare with lotus chips and so much more. Each dish is made as you order, so every plate brought to the table was appropriately seasoned and at the correct temperature. The high quality of the ingredients was evident in each bite.
Alongside the premium cuisine, we enjoyed free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, seasonal infused sochu, and sake. On our visit, the seasonal sochu was yuzu-flavoured, our favorite.
The combination of luxurious Japanese fare, fantastic drinks, excellent service and thumping music from the House DJ makes for a wonderful way to kick off a Saturday evening. Pro tip: get there at 8:30 sharp to really take advantage of all that delicious food and drink. We’re still thinking about those scallops…
Yashoku is only available Saturday nights, 8:30pm-11pm. Reservations recommended.
Note: don’t want to eat? $500 will get you free flow sake, seasonal infused sochu and beers, while $650 gets free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne as well as sake, seasonal infused sochu and beers
Zuma, Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388