New Japanese brunch review: Silencio, Hong Kong
A new ‘Jazzakaya’ Brunch in the heart of LKF
I love a brunch that runs late, and Silencio’s new ‘Jazzakaya’ brunch ($458 per person) is on every weekend from 12 to 4:30pm. Excellent. Because it’s always nice to have a fresh new brunch option isn’t it? If you haven’t visited yet, Silencio is located in LKF Tower and is intimate, sleek and sophisticated. The focus is on izakaya favourites and live jazz (hence jazzakaya, of course).
During our visit, one Sunday afternoon around 1:30pm, the restaurant was almost full even amidst current challenges. We sat down, ordered our mains, and then loaded up some plates at the buffet.
Onto the Silencio Hong Kong review!
The Buffet Table
Guests can take their pick from the following stations: Daily Raw Seafood, Seasonal Sashimi and Maki, Yakitori & Grill, Seafood & Vegetable Tempura, and Farmer’s Market Autumn Salad.
While the tempura and grilled items were alright, it was the sashimi and maki that had me going back for thirds. Unlimited high quality fresh seafood … yes, please. Highly recommend the spicy tuna maki and the hamachi and scallop sashimi.
There are eight main courses to choose from and options include everything from mochi pancakes, to Wagyu fried rice, to an eggs benedict-like dish with lobster tempura on a saki blini. Feeling indulgent, we upgraded to have the Wagyu Sando (+$180) and the Uni Bomb ($260).
The Wagyu sando is created with Miyazaki A4 Wagyu tenderloin, accented with kewpie mayo and katsu sauce, and housed in fluffy Hokkaido milk bread. This was worth the upgrade as the meat was delicious and truly buttery soft.
The Uni Bomb is basically a wreath of Hokkaido and North Korean uni atop a sushi donut. Personally I thought there was too much rice for the amount of uni, and the rice and sauce were slightly too tangy which distracted from the mild creaminess of the main attraction.
After filling up at the buffet and indulging in our mains, we were almost too full for dessert. After deciding to take a bite of each, we then took a few more because the options (especially the gooey black sesame ice cream) were very good.
Silencio is a lovely, intimate, modern new addition to our Japanese food scene. The vibe is inviting and the base price for the buffet is very reasonable for the quality. If you feel like indulging yourself / spoiling someone further, there is also a caviar course ($360 for 30g with house-made sake blinis) and champagne packages (+ $658 for Moet Imperial Brut NV or $1,888 for Dom Perignon 2009, both unlimited for 2 hours). Vegetarian and vegan dishes are also available upon request.
6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2480 6569