Hong Kong-based Singular Concepts opens its newest Japanese-style flagship restaurant and bar, Yurakucho Izakaya on Wyndham Street in Central.
Bringing Japanese-style dining culture to the city, Singular Concepts has launched their newest izakaya restaurant and bar, Yurakucho, located on Wyndham Street, in Central, Hong Kong. The new flagship diner occupies an expansive venue in the heart of the city, delivering a timeless culinary experience to customers, with a curated sake menu, a live robatayaki open-kitchen grill, delicious highballs on tap created by the restaurant’s, Singular Concepts, and Tell Camellia co-founder, Gagan Gurung, and a dynamic ambience.
Yurakucho opened their doors to the public in a celebratory Grand Opening event on the 3rd of March, 2023, showcasing their sophisticated new venue, a chic interior, sumptuous lineup of grilled Japanese skewers and speciality cocktails, and curated hip-hop playlist.
Named after Tokyo’s upscale nightlife district renowned for its gado-shita, epitomising the local restaurants that are lined up under railroad tracks – Yurakucho pays homage to local “watering holes” through its retro-inspired interior, decorated with dimly-lit naked lanterns, quirky wall art and other installations, along with its warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal spot to unwind and dine-in.
Singular Concepts’ CEO, David Sit, commented “Gado-shita are lively drinking spots that have been open since the 1950s in Japan. We want people in Hong Kong to experience those vibes transporting them in the Shimbashi or Yurakucho districts of Tokyo to loosen up after a long day of work.”
Its well-curated menu takes inspiration from the “hidden food streets of Yurakucho,” designed by Head Chef Vickly Mau, who hails from decades of experience in traditional Japanese fare, serving special yakitori dishes, their signature karaage, along with other small platters including Garlic Butter Edamame, Katsu Sandos, and plenty more.
Additionally, Yurakucho’s live robatayaki kitchen is helmed by culinary specialists, delivering expert gastronomy and an authentic front-row experience to customers.
Guests can relish a fine assortment of sumptuous Japanese flavours and their in-house recipes, paired with co-founder and mixologist Gagan Gurung’s speciality Peach Highball, as well as other delicious cocktails and beers, served on tap.
Yurakucho hopes to offer visitors an unrivalled dining experience, serving exceptional well-crafted food and beverages, while accentuating their urban-retro ambience with live music performances hosted every weekend.
Address: G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham St, Central