Wa San Mai Teppanyaki (和三味鐵板燒)

If Matsubishi (松菱日本料理) at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel is the most well-known teppanyaki restaurant in town, then Wa San Mai (和三味) comes a close second, with an equally impressive history of serving top-quality teppanyaki to the citizens of Hong Kong.

Wa San Mai has been operating for well over 20 years before the original owner decided to retire and sold the restaurant to Joseph Lau Luen Hung, a property tycoon in Hong Kong who also happens (not coincidentally) to own the building the restaurant is situated. Apparently, the tycoon has been such a big fan of the restaurant, that upon hearing the original owner wanted to sell the business, he bought it without much thought and completely revamped the entire restaurant.

That was two years ago. Today, the decor is as good as new and the renovation / decor is as relevant now as it was two years ago. Its very clean and unlike most other smoke-filled teppanyaki restaurants, this joint is surprisingly smoke-free!

I went today for the second time, which only confirms that I was right the first time: they food is delicious. I go during lunch because its cheaper, much cheaper. Then again, portion during lunch time is also smaller.

My favorite is the foie gras and beef set, which comes with the standard salad, pickles, miso soup as starters, followed by ice-cream and tea/coffee as dessert.

As for their beef, you can choose between US Beef, Australian Kobe Beef and Saga Beef (in increasingly order of quality, and of course, price). If foie gras and / or beef is not your thing, then perhaps you might want to consider the seafood set of the abolone set.

As always, once the food is on my plate, I would dig in right away, which explains why I don’t have a whole lot of photos to show for; I promise, next time, I’ll remember!

Wa San Mai Teppanyaki (和三味日本料理)
22/F., East Point Centre, 555 Hennessy Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2831 8989
Fax: +852 2831 8983

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