Izakaya-style restaurant Fukuro is in bustling SoHo serving great food for all night owls out there, and we are totally picking up what they’re putting down
This city is home to numerous restaurants that serve cuisines from all around the world. Whether you’re looking for hot pot restaurants or steakhouses in Hong Kong, there are endless options to satisfy your cravings. If you’re looking for great Japanese restaurants for some late-night “snacks”, Fukuro is a izakaya-style restaurant – opened in SoHo by Black Sheep Restaurants – that serves light Japanese dishes paired with refreshing cocktails.
What we love about Fukuro
From the outside, Fukuro looks like any other anonymous Japanese late-night den, shrouded in black and somewhat secretive, but once you find the door, you step away from the busy streets, you’ll find yourself in an elegant den suitable for after-work snacks or late-night shenanigans.
We started off with the vegetable pickles which was a light, savoury and tangy appetiser that had the exact right crunch to kick off the meal. A seasonal sashimi platter then followed, which was incredibly fresh and served alongside freshly grounded wasabi with sweet and savoury soy sauce.
The Fukuro corn had a crispy herb skin that once bitten into, has a buttery texture and immediately melts in the mouth – yum! It was both savoury and sweet and acted as a great transition for the larger courses. I definitely recommend you try the Hamachi Collar which is a delicate fish dish, grilled slowly over binchotan coals and topped with Fuji apple ponzu. Once you place your fork into the fish skin, it slides effortlessly off the bone (so good!), and has a lemon zest essence to it that left us wanting more.
Next up, we tried the Wagyu Sukiyaki that was well marinated and flavourful and topped off with shallots and enokitake. The mix of the raw egg yolk gave the dish a creamy texture, while still remaining very light. Lastly, we enjoyed the Monako Ice Cream that is flavoured with a seaweed – shock horror! – but tastes amazing thanks to the addition of cherry sake and monaka wafer. For those out there who are wary of overly sweet desserts, Fukuro’s ice cream is both savoury and sweet while also having a crunchy biscuit-like texture element, and we’ll definitely be back for more.
Would we go back?
If you’re looking for a restaurant and bar that serves quality food and drinks into the the wee-small hours of the night then, Fukuro will deliver for sure.
Fukuro, 1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, 中環蘇豪伊利近街1-5號