I’ve never been to Kenjo in TST but I hear it’s THE go-to place for fresh sushi and sashimi. But, what’s great is that 3 of Kenjo’s apprentices flew the nest and set up their own place Sushi Shin in Tai Hang.. and it’s pretty ace.
Now, admittedly, I only went for lunch and had the lunch set, and I haven’t as yet tried their sushi/sashimi a la carte, but that should be reserved for a special occasion, especially as it can be up to a hefty $600 (or more) per person for a few pieces of exquisitely sliced fish.
First thing to say about Sushi Shin is: make a booking!! Seating is tight in there and you will be disappointed if you’ve been dreaming about that plate of o-toro and then get turned away at the last minute.
The decoration is simple: bright lights, beautiful blonde wood slats, cool granite flooring and a sushi counter centre stage, from behind which the sushi chefs weave their magic and greet you warmly as you enter the establishment.The restaurant can only sit around 20 people but there is a private room that can hold a further 10 people, so ideal for birthday bashes.Our entire group went for the sashimi lunch set, which comes with egg custard (amazing), pickles, jellyfish, miso soup and an assortment of sashimi- 7 types including toro, salmon, shrimp and tamago, all beautifully presented. The sashimi was excellent; incredibly fresh and juicy. To top it off, we all got a scoop of black sesame ice-cream for dessert to cleanse our palates.
Lunch was deeply satisfying, the service was good and everyone had a great time. What more could you ask for on a Sunday afternoon?
Chopstixfix rating: 4/5
(this rating is obviously based on just a single lunch set and the ravings of friends, but I will go back again one day for dinner and add to this review!)
Sushi Shin, G/F, 110 –114 Tung Lo Wan Rd, Causeway Bay. Nearest MTR: Tin Hau. Tel: 2398 8000. Opening times: Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm.