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8 Eating places Providing the Juiciest Wagyu Sandos in Hong Kong

8 Eating places Providing the Juiciest Wagyu Sandos in Hong Kong

They’re a very humble combination of steak and bread: Wagyu sandos. Need we say more? The aromatic wafts of toasted, buttery bread and the sizzle of a deliciously marbled slice of beef instantly make us drool. Find out the best places to try Wagyu sando in Hong Kong.

Katsu sando (‘katsu’ meaning cutlet and ‘sando’ short for the word sandwich) has certainly risen to the ranks of best Japanese food. How can it not be a favourite? An order for a mid-afternoon treat? Sure. A tasty side to al fresco, harbour-view cocktails? Yes, please! It’s a deceivingly simple combination that is flavour-checked in every satisfying bite. While there are many combinations available, ranging from classic to outright creative (or interesting depending on how you view it), nothing beats the good ol’ beef aka Wagyu for us.

In case you didn’t know, Wagyu is one of the most expensive meats in the world. But a Wagyu sando? High-quality meat but also affordable. Oh, that beautifully marbled Wagyu between pieces of toasted bread leaves many salivating. So, don’t mind us, we’ll be sando-hopping across the city in search of all the best spots dishing up this classic, no-fault combo. See our top picks of the best places to try Wagyu sando in Hong Kong.

Where to find the best Wagyu sandos in Hong Kong

 

Katsumoto’s take is somewhat original. The Wagyu Sando (HK$298) at this Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood izakaya is a tried-and-true recipe. Think breaded Australian M5 Wagyu steak wedged between soft and pillowy Hokkaido milk bread. Plus, fine veiled layers of tangy tonkatsu sauce and Kewpie mayonnaise gel the two together. A delicious bite, rest assured.

Address

G/F, 70 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2606 0826

You’re probably familiar with Wagyumafia, the Tokyo-based beef expert. After all, shots of a side-eyeing chef with a camera-focused plate of beautifully marbled cuts have somewhat become a very iconic signature of the brand. Plus, Hong Kong is its first overseas outpost. The sandos here are entirely splurge-worthy. One serving will set you back HKD 250 but one bite into the buttery, tonkatsu-fried Miyazaki beef will all be worth it. The perfect, pink-in-the-middle sear is certainly a winner.

Address

G/F, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2608 0677

Before you doubt the authenticity of this sando (HKD 318), being from a Korean eatery, hear it out. Looks wise, it’s identical to its Japanese counterpart with a perfectly pink sear and two thin, lightly golden, toasted sandwiches on either side. It also has good bread-to-batter-to-beef proportions. Fortunately, cuts here at The Charcoal Room are of premium standards. The restaurant prides itself on having some of the best barbecue cuts around town with the Chinese oak charcoal grill as its signature. As for the chunky slab in the middle of this sando, it’s an A5 Kumamoto beef tenderloin. It’s all about the beef and the bread anyway.

Address

Various locations including Shop 301, 3/F, Island Beverley, 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2320 9993

Trust that you’ve patronised this Black Sheep favourite at some point. Fukuro, the group’s designated Japanese izakaya is beloved for its modern, casual plates and boozy highballs. Between plates of the owl-stamped Monaka ice-cream sandwich and signature crispy caramel butter corn, bet you didn’t know this eatery serves a special Wagyu sando (HKD 208) off-menu. The Wagyu tenderloin is marinated for two hours and coated in panko for that satisfying crunchy exterior and pillow-soft interior bite. Served with a drizzle of katsu sauce and karashi mayo—in limited portions only, The Wagyu sando is a worthy alternative.

Address

G/F, Winly Building, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2333 8841

The construction of a typical Wagyu sando can be broken down into two parts: the beef and the bread. The trick is striking a perfect balance. At Nikushou, home to yakiniku specialists, the sandwiches (HKD 418) are taken quite seriously. Delicate cuts of Hida Wagyu tenderloin are expertly fried with a light panko coating and sit snugly—perfectly, in our opinion—between the buttery-soft brioche pillows from Bakehouse. Half portions are available, but why would you deny yourself the extra slice?

Address

22/F, Zing!, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2387 2878

Look, there are a lot of izakayas in Hong Kong but Yurakucho sets itself apart. Drawing inspiration from the casual, intimate eateries found in the train tracks of Tokyo, Yurakucho certainly prides itself on bringing the same vibrant energy (and taste) of an authentic Japanese izakaya. The Wagyu Sando (only HKD 180!) comes in a delicious tonkatsu sauce, blending perfectly between the Wagyu and the bread, slightly toasted for that extra crunch. With its tender yet thick juicy meat, you get a simple sando rich in taste.

Address

G/F, Y Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

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Website

Phone

+852 2663 0068

Of course, you get what you pay for. So, there’s a belief that the more expensive a dish is, the better it is. While that’s definitely true most of the time, there are exceptions, even with something as refined as Wagyu. Maruju Aburi Farm is proof of this. For just a little under HKD 200, you get to taste delicious sando from grass-fed, pure-blood Australian Wagyu. Sure, it may not be Japanese Wagyu but that doesn’t mean it’s not any better. Pat your wallet and order as much affordable Wagyu as you want, after all, they’re a yakiniku restaurant.

Address

Shop 342D, 3/F, MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2619 1768

Over at Marble, you get to try not only the best of Japanese Kappo cuisine but also French cuisine. This restaurant uses premium Ozaki beef, a rare type because only 30 cattle are produced per month. The reason? These high-grade cattle have a diet comprising 15 different feeds and it takes about 28 to 36 months for them to mature. So, just think of the Wagyu sando here as something of a rarity, of an exclusive, if you may. Don’t doubt the price tag! The good news is that the Ozaki Beef Sandwich is part of the Shimo dinner set menu (HKD 1,800) so it’s not the only dish you’ll have. Or you can opt for the cheaper option, the Saku dinner menu (HKD 1,580) with the Miyazaki Beef Sandwich instead. But if you really just want the sandwich a la carte then you can go for the solo Miyazaki Beef Sandwich Set for just HKD 488—lunch only!

Address

1/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Website

Phone

+852 2650 8988




Source: Prestige Online

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