Are you looking for a nice alternative for a relatively light Japanese set lunch other than Sushi Kuu in Central? If yes, then we are in the same boat. I LOVE Sushi Kuu, but I ALWAYS go there. So when I saw Gyotaku flash by on my Facebook news feed (I know, I know), I clicked. I work from home mainly, and thus do not know the weekday lunch scene too well – for something like this, one must rely on recommendations!
‘Gyotaku’ is a Japanese traditional method of fish printing. The method was initially used by fisherman in order to record their catches, and is now also practiced as a form of art. As far as I remember, there is no tribute to ‘gyotaku’ in the restaurant apart from their logo, and but we were too involved in ordering and then catching up. The food at Gyotaku is meant to be creative/fusion, my Facebook buddy DW told me that I just HAD TO try to the wagyu beef hand rolls, but wanting to watch the calories after the holidays, CM and I went for the set lunches instead.
This eel dish was really quite wonderful. Moist and full of flavour, nicely charred from the grill, it was a real winner.
The set comes with the usual rice and miso soup, as well as a side salad, pickles and dessert. All were satisfactory!
You can pay an extra $30 for a side of sashimi, which is definitely worth it of you’re craving some fresh, cold raw fish. Or you can also choose from the a la carte menu.