Japanese Restaurants Near Tsim Sha Tsui’s Avenue of Stars

Where to Eat: Japanese Restaurants Near Tsim Sha Tsui’s Avenue of Stars

The Avenue of Stars, which is modelled after the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, is an avenue that honours famous personalities in Hong Kong’s film industry. It’s a popular tourist destination because it’s where Bruce Lee’s bronze statue is located. Many attractions, such as the Museum of Art and Space Museum, can also be found nearby. What’s more, it offers a panoramic view of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, which is a good viewing spot for the Symphony of Lights display at night.

With so many things to do and visit in the area, you’re bound to feel tired and hungry from all that walking. If you find yourself craving Japanese food, there are many restaurants near the Avenue of Stars that can replenish your energy and satisfy your stomach. Here are some of them.

Yakiniku Futago

Yakiniku Futago was established in Tokyo by twin (futago) brothers who were born in Osaka, the origin of yakiniku (Japanese-style barbecue) in Japan. Due to its popularity, the restaurant has expanded to Hong Kong in 2015 (and to other countries) to bring the yakiniku culture around the world.

Yakiniku Futago
Photo by Facebook/Yakiniku Futago

From their lunch menu, you can get a meat and side dish set like Harami Set (HK$138) or Wagyu Karubi & Beef Tongue Set (HK$158). They also offer food bowls like Kimchi Pork Belly Rice with Onsen Tamago (HK$88), assorted seafood choices, vegetables, noodles and soup, and desserts.

Yakiniku Futago is open from 12 NN to 3 PM and 5:30 PM to 10 PM. For reservations, you can book a seat via Chope or call 2374-1038. You can also check their Facebook page for more information.

Location: Shop14-16, G/F, 8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

Jan Jan Kushikatsu

If you want a true izakaya experience, look no further. Jan Jan Kushikatsu prides itself as Hong Kong’s first authentic fried skewer gastropub from Shinsekai, Osaka.

Jan Jan Kushikatsu
Photo by Facebook/Jan Jan Kushikatsu

Enjoy lunch with their Kushikatsu Set (HK$126) that comes in five types — chicken and shiso maki, onion, shiitake, salmon, and wiener — or dinner with their Japanese Vegetarian Kushikatsu Set (HK$148) that comes in six types — two seasonal vegetables, Fuji apple, yam, potato, and a daily special. Each set order includes one drink.

Jan Jan Kushikatsu is open daily for lunch (Monday to Friday 12 NN to 3 PM, Saturday to Sunday 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM) and dinner (Sunday to Thursday 6 PM to 11 PM, Friday to Saturday 6 PM to 12 AM). For reservations, you can book online from their website. You can also call their newly opened Tsim Sha Tsui branch at 2157-1410 for enquiries.

Location: 1/F, 25 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

Men-ya Takeichi

Men-ya Takeichi claims to be Tokyo’s number one chicken ramen restaurant chain. Most ramen use pork as broth, so offering alternatives makes this restaurant popular for those who are looking for a hearty meal. There are fewer dietary restrictions so you’re sure that everybody can eat well.

Men-ya Takeichi
Photo by Facebook/Men-ya Takeichi

If you like a rich and creamy chicken soup with collagen, their Nouko Tori Paitan Ramen is available in Shoyu, Shio, and Miso for HK$88. A Nouko Spicy (HK$95) and Vegetarian Soup (HK$85) option is also available. Looking for a healthier option? Change your order to low-carb sugar noodles, which have 91% less sugar, 92% less calories, and 84% less carbohydrates than regular boiled Chinese noodles, for an additional HK$10.

Men-ya Takeichi is open daily from 11 AM to 3 PM and 5:30 PM to 10 PM. For enquiries and more information, you can visit their Facebook page or call 2191-3570.

Location: Shop A, G/F, Minden House, 13-15 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

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