Hospitality specialist Zeng Group has opened an izakaya (a type of Japanese bar) and lounge in Hong Kong, called Kacho Fugetsu. Located at Cubus in Causeway Bay, the bar gets its name from the Japanese philosophy of personal discovery.
Kacho Fugetsu spans 5,300 square feet over two floors, with the upper level housing the izakaya. The interior incorporates wabi-sabi elements asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, and natural objects – including ink artworks of mountain and forest scenery, inspired by the renowned Lake Yamanaka. The ‘urban izakaya’ is a contrasting study in black floors and ceilings set against brilliant white furnishings and anchored by open show kitchens.
Downstairs, guests will find a hidden chamber leading to a darkly theatrical speakeasy bar. The cocktial menu features exotic, elegant drinks, including Grace (gin, Italicus, rose syrup, and lemon juice) and Smokey Tea, made with smoked apple wood, Earl Grey tea, apple juice, and lemon juice.
Japanese gins, vodkas, and whiskies have also been carefully curated for the venue’s drinks menu, including Komasa Sakurajima Komikan Gin, Ki No Bi Tea Kyoto Dry Gin, Fujimi Handcrafted Vodka, Fukimi The 7 Virtues Blended Japanese Whisky, Habiki Harmony, Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserver, and Suntory Kakbin Whisky.
Kacho Fugetsu promises a modern approach to izakaya, with menus laced with fresh sushi and sashimi, smoky “kushiyaki” vegetables, Japanese-style tapas, kamameshi kettle rice, and “new wave” desserts, with delectable seafood selected at the signature Osusume counter. Look out for the likes of matsuba crab roll with sea urchin topped with caviar; steamed wild-caught Tasmanian abalone with sake; bay lobster with homemade spicy sauce; and leek tempura with grilled tuna.
Fore more information or to make a reservation, head over to Kacho Fugetsu’s official website.
Back in May, Hong Kong’s Coa grabbed the number one spot in a list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021.