Two in One
Arriving at Central's Manning House in early June are two sister concepts from the AP Place restaurant group. The first is Kicho, a premium kappo-style yakitori joint hailing from Tokyo that specialises in the free-range Kuro Satsuma chicken from Kagoshima. Its signature 16-course omakase menu comprises yakitori skewers grilled over charcoal, as well as starters, soup, slow-cooked chicken, vegetables, a main dish and dessert.
On the same floor is Ushidoki, a Michelin-recommended wagyu-centric kaiseki restaurant from Singapore that serves A4-grade Odagyu beef from the Oda Chikusan ranch in Kagoshima. These cows are pampered with a rice and barley-led diet and bedding of fir and cypress to produce beef that is known for its melt-in-the-mouth consistency and umami flavour. At Ushidoki, head chef Yoshiyuki Kikuchi serves a 10-course menu of stewed dishs, shabu shabu, wagyu sandos, and more. Kicho is slated to open in early June, followed by Ushidoki later in the month.
Kicho and Ushidoki, Shop 2A-B, 1/F, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong; kicho-ushidoki.com.hk