Sagami – a good Japanese restaurant in Shanghai

We have eaten rather more Japanese food than Chinese on our trip to Shanghai, mainly because of me and my dietary restrictions.

I do not eat meat, but do eat fish, but finding Chinese food that is without meat isn’t always easy. Lots of combos seem to be pork + shrimp, or chicken + shrimp which is why Japanese cuisine has been a lifesaver.

Close to our hotel we found a good Japanese restaurant where the staff also spoke enough English to help us, and, rather unadventurously perhaps, we ate there 2 nights in a row, though I like to think it was rather testimony to their good food.
The first night we ate as follows.  Hubby declared his sukiyaki to be delicious :

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Son and heir said ditto with his beef platter (below)

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And my salmon combo was fabulous.

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The next night we varied the menu ever-so-slightly.

Edamame to start with.

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Then I took 2 different sashimi selections, both equally delicious.

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And hubby and son both had the beef platter which Hari had eaten the previous night (so he wasn’t actually all that adventurous, after all).  He said that it was good, but not quite as good perhaps as the first night.

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Recommended (we did eat there twice, remember).

Free wifi.

What’s not to like?

Where can I find good Japanese food in Hong Kong ? Oh, and it must be vegetarian, by the way

Ours is not an easy family to feed.

– Husband is allergic to any form of seafood.

– Daughter dearest is vegetarian.

– I don’t eat meat.

Thank goodness for our son who eats everything.

Equally thank goodness for Tokio Joe in the buzzing  Lan Kwai Fong district of Central.

With a fabulous range of sushi and sashimi, including vegetarian sushi (praise The Lord) 3 out of the 4 of us were happy, and hubby had excellent meat both times we ate there.

We were introduced to Tokio Joe’s by our Hong Kong based friend, Malini, who took us there for dinner, mid-week, and it was jam-packed.  Then we went back for a weekend lunch and it was practically deserted.

Odd, but there you are.

Both times the food was excellent, and the service helpful and efficient.

Dinner first.

Delicious edamame beans to nibble, whilst deciding on the food :

 

The charming ritual of choosing a sake cup :

Our daughter had the vegetarian sushi, and pronounced it excellent. (She later had the same thing a second time, declaring it equally delicious) :

 

Malini and I had sushi and sashimi, and they were both utterly divine :

 

And hubby’s meat was declared excellent :

 

It may well seem unadventurous to repeat a restaurant in Hong Kong in less than 3 days, but our biggest problem all week was finding vegetarian food.  Having found good vegetarian food, back we went.

As I said, the place was pretty empty on a Saturday lunchtime, but perhaps it is more of an office, weekday hang-out.

The same delicious edamame whilst we decided what to eat :

The same nice ritual of choosing one’s sake cup :

 

And, if the truth be known, the same a la carte veg sushi option for our daughter :

 

Delicious genmaicha :

My sashimi was perfect.

Nothing else to add.

Just perfect :

The beef goma teriyaki was great, I am reliably informed :

But the award for the best value/presentation went to the regular lunch box :

We got fruit & lychee flavoured jelly this time :

Highly recommended, especially if you are vegetarian.  Hong Kong ain’t easy for you, I assure you, so places like this are to be treasured.

We paid our own bills, both times, and I did not tell them I review restaurants.