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“To be avoided”

Kaetsu (Grand Hyatt Hong Kong)
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Ranked #517 of 10,159 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Description: The simplicity and serenity of Japan is reflected in Kaetsu, whose name literally means the sounds that deer make when calling friends for a good meal. The menu features traditional Japanese favourites such as sushi and sashimi and seasonal specialities prepared with freshly flown-in ingredients from Japan. An exclusive selection of seasonal sake is also available, including some rare choices in town. Designed with contemporary clean lines to reflect the simplicity and serenity of Japanese culture, Kaetsu employs wood, stone and clay with soft lighting to create a cosy and sophisticated atmosphere. The large elevated sushi counter in the centre of the restaurant enables guests to view the chefs in action. Highlighted dishes include Grilled miso marinated silver cod fish and Japanese Wagyu Beef.
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Japanese restaurants in non-Japanese chain hotels could be very good, such as Keyaki at the Pan Pacific Singapore, or Nadaman at various Shangri-Las. As a result, they attract non-hotel guests. Kaetsu's food offering is limited and extremely average (be it sushi, sashimi, tempura or grilled wagyu beef). The decor is dark and a bit depressing. Service is good, but that doesn't justify the high prices.

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1  Thank Lam N
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

When you read moron reviews below that they didn't enjoy the place as the tempura was no good you need to wonder. This is mainly a sushi restaurant so you really go for sushi and sashimi.

I live in Japan and visit Hk frequently for work. This is a good spot for lunch with a booking as its easy, good service and with reliable food. Those that don't like sushi can pick something else BUT again if you going for lunch why go somewhere if you or one of your party does not like fish!

Each time I have been I find the setting great, busy but not noisy, the food service is good though typically hong kong style which is 'quick quick collect finished dish' but you can see it is restrained and not unbearable like many other places in Hk

I have not been here for dinner but for lunch well recommended.

As for comparing to Japan. Difficult. You could eat far worse in Japan if you spent less and far better if you spent more so not even worth comparing .....

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Thank Noe666
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

My review here is probably pretty unfair - was in Hong Kong after more than a week in Japan at some of the best traditional Ryokan's in the country. So a hotel-based Japanese restaurant after that level of food was probably bound to not live up to expectations - however, I had a tempura craving.

The place is small and nicely decorated, with a good Sake selection. The food is good quality, but simply lacking a certain authenticity that I missed from actually being in Japan - like I said, probably not a fair review.

But, for a 10pc Sushi plate, Tempura, Edamame & Salad (plus small sake caraf), AUD 200+ is a bit a ridiculous.

Thank Nick C
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The service was excellent and the sashimi and sushi was wonderful however as far as value for money it was quite expensive for what you got

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Japanese food is expensive in Hong Kong but never the less good. I have eaten here a few times and always found the food to be of excellent quality. It is fresh and tasty and probably one of the best Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong.

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