Sushi Kuu is pretty cool. Modern, chic decoration, jazz music playing in the background, you could be forgiven for mistaking this place for a blues lounge. It serves beautifully presented classic and contemporary dishes and is a welcome departure from the maddening crowd of Lan Kwai Fong.
Seated in a corner booth overlooking the street below, we decided to feast on the more classic dishes, starting off with the assorted deluxe sushi platter. Given the early hour of our dinner, the restaurant was still relatively empty but soon people began to drift in and fill up the sushi counter. The atmosphere was chilled and relaxing but this “chillaxing” vibe seemed to have affected the staff as the service was very slow. I ldid like the presentation of their daily specials in a curious perspex block in the middle of the table.The sushi was good and fresh, standard of most high quality Japanese eateries in HK. The spider roll was tasty but had a little too much lettuce. The one oddity and disappointment was the dragon roll which usually has tempura in its centre, but Sushi Kuu decided to create their own version with fake crab stick in the middle and a topping of grilled eel. At first glance, the presentation is impressive but the taste falls flat.
Other enjoyable dishes were the silver cod- lovely and fatty with a wonderfully smooth texture, and the generous bowl of edamame beans- extremely addictive for some reason!
Best dishes of the night? The bowls of beef and tempura udon. The soup was delicious with a great big heap of seaweed moss to add to the flavour. Another bowl of beef udon all to myself would have been very welcome!
Chopstixfix rating: 3.5/5
Sushi Kuu, 1/F, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington St, Central. Tel: 2971 0180. Opening times: Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm