This Super Exclusive Sushi Bar In Hong Kong Seats Only Six People

Award-winning chef Max Levy opens an intimate six-seater sushi bar offering a unique gastronomical experience.

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Modern Japanese izakaya Okra Kitchen may have only opened its doors in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun district earlier in March, but young American chef and founder Max Levy – the man behind Beijing’s popular Okra 1949 restaurant – already has his sights set on changing up the Hong Kong dining scene with another new, and very exclusive, venture.

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Okra Bar is its name, and it comes in the form of an cosy, retro-meets-minimalist space. Every detail has been painstakingly planned, from the interior design (by Hong Kong-based American architect Sean Dix), the tableware (commissioned in Japan) to the music (a mix of New Orleans and Ethiopian funk and jazz).

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Unlike Okra Kitchen, which serves sharing plates comprising inventive combinations like unagi with foie gras and yuzu baby back ribs, Okra Bar aims to offer a seafood-focused dining experience. It’s a very exclusive affair too, with one seating per night at a maximum capacity of six.

The lucky few will enjoy Levy’s spin on premium sushi as part of a seasonal tasting menu priced at HKD$1,600 (S$278), and savour natural wines and sakes at each course. All this on one condition: Reservations and pre-payment online are compulsory. Okra Bar, 110 Queen’s Road West G/F

 

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