For those wishing to have a private and meditative meal, Umi offers a quiet respite with fresh seasonal omakase sushi
Blink and you’ll miss the entrance to Umi, an unadorned doorway opposite Sheung Wan’s Man Mo Temple. The interior of Le Comptoir’s 10-seat sushi bar is less hush-hush, featuring contemporary artwork, George Nakashima chairs, an upturned cherry blossom tree hung from the ceiling, and a seven-meter-long dining counter hewn from a single piece of hinoki wood. Fourth-generation sushi master Yukio Kimijima belies his years with Edomae sushi that is unafraid of taking risks: highlights could be found in the seared Kyoto bell pepper with sweet miso, and spot shrimp nigiri topped with scorched paste made from the shrimp’s own head.
- Truffle rice
- Steamed abalone
- Seasonal nigiri sushi
When booking, opt to sit near the entrance to avoid the recessed floor seating that makes getting in and out of your chair a challenge.
|Accept Credit Card||Yes|
|Bring Your Own Bottle||Yes|
|Private Room Description||No|
|Dress Code||Smart casual|
|Corkage Charge||HK$500 per bottle|