The place seemed to be very popular as most of the tables were occupied during the Sunday evening, including the sushi bar tucked away in a private room and the teppanyaki section on the other side. But despite being quite full on the evening of the visit, the place was quiet and comfortable, something I sort of expected from a high-end dining venue like Nadaman but I could never take for granted these days given the hotel clientele - if you know what I meant.
Overall the service was borderline acceptable - that's after I let our displeasure known to the manager after experiencing some issues after we sat down. They were apologetic and tried to make up for it, but still, this is a bit off from the level of service I expect from a 5-star hotel and from a top-end Japanese restaurant - a totally different experience from the wonderful dinner at their Chinese restaurant only a few months ago. But we were just glad to have some relaxing time to sit down and eat together finally after a busy weekend, so despite being a pretty average meal, at the end it's all good.
When? July 19 2015
Where? Nadaman at Island Shangri-la, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Hong Kong
Menu Highlights? Deep-fried Japanese fig served with light bonito sauce
Drinks? Isojiman Daiginjo Junmai Emerald Bottle, Isojiman Brewery, Shizuoka Prefecture
磯自慢 大吟醸純米 エメラルド - 静岡県 磯自慢酒造