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“Wonderful experience & great food”
Review of Kanizen

Kanizen
Ranked #1,081 of 9,150 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $103 - $192
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The first time we tried to find this restaurant, we got lost and wound up getting there right when it closed. Disheartened, we almost gave up on it since Wan Chai was so far from Sha Tin (4 MTR lines to get there). On the very last day, we decided to try again and I am so glad we did!

Despite the fact that we didn't have reservations, the staff very kindly let us dine in one of their private rooms upstairs. The private room was fantastic both for the overall experience and for the kids. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. The wait staff took great care in informing us how to cook and/or eat each item.

We ordered 3 lunch sets (3 adults, 2 children). One executive set ($500(?) HKD) including crab tempura, crab shabu shabu, grilled edamame, chuwanmushi, and veggies, one Wagyu set ($150 HKD) including wagyu beef and udon, and one Crab Rice set ($180 HKD) with Matsuba crab / salmon roe and the crab tsukane. Each dish was beautifully presented, incredibly fresh, and oh so tasty. My favorite part? They introduced me to green tea salt! The flavor was phenomenal. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the food, service, and experience.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I walked by this place a few times and was intimidated by the shopfront, an automatic sliding door on the side, can't see inside, very cold looking.

I got taken there by some colleagues, and once in was immediately transported into a different place. There are two "pools" full of crabs as soon as you enter. Very clean water, healthy looking crabs.

Another door slides open and you enter the dining area. Very soft lighting, a lot of black tones, very modern. We were lucky enough to have a private room.

Service is impeccable. Waiters escort you to the table, tea appears instantly, orders are taken without delay, explanations given. There is a button in the room to call the waiters, and they instantly appear.

The set lunch starts at HK$138+tax, for the tempura set (with crab). What you get for this is a very sophisticated meal, with an eye to the aesthetics of the meal. There are much more expensive set lunches, depending on how much crab you want to eat. This establishment is after all famous for the crab.

Ultimately this is a great place for a business lunch, where you can impress. For dinner be ready to take out the credit card.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017
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