Address: 22/F, Bartlock Centre, 3 Yiu Wa St, Bowrington, Hong Kong
When I was in Hong Kong last year, one of my favorite restaurants to eat at was Kobekyu. Considering how often I eat and go to Japan, it is weird that my first experience eating gyukatsu (beef katsu) was in Hong Kong.
Kobekyu is an Asian fusion restaurant, but one of their speciality dishes is gyukatsu (see above). I really like gyukatsu because you can cook it yourself to match your own preferences. The restaurant fries the breading on the outside of the beef, but the middle is left rare. They give you a hot plate to cook it on, and the meat cooks within 10 seconds or so. The concept is pretty similar at all gyukatsu restaurants, so the differences mostly lie in the quality of the meat.
Kobekyu also has several other great dishes, such as spicy noodles and chilled ramen. The chilled ramen is put on ice and has a lighter broth, but I would prefer it to normal ramen on a hot day. The spicy noodles have a cream sauce on them, which may sound weird but actually goes really well. You should order both if you have the chance to visit Kobekyu!
The restaurant is kind of difficult to find, as it is on the 22nd floor of a random building in Causeway Bay. If you ever go to Hong Kong though, the building is located next to Hysan Place and Times Square, but be sure to use a GPS to find it.
Kobekyu Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for