Popular sushi restaurant Chotto Maki has opened a third outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui, offering not only its signature rice rolls, but also a new noodle bar.
The new eatery serves Chotto Maki’s iconic sushi rolls, which are made from scratch for every order, alongside a new customize-your-own-noodle bar, where you can get “cart noodles” with a Japanese twist.
Starting at HK$78 (US$10), you can create your DIY soup noodle bowl by mixing and matching your preferred ingredients.
From ramen and soba to udon and green tea noodles (+HK$10), there is something for every kind of noodle lover. You can also choose from three comforting soup bases — nutty dandan, nourishing pork bone broth or rich curry soup — and garnish your noodles with lip-smacking toppings like umami-rich baby cuttlefish (+HK$3), Hokkaido scallops (+HK$6), mentaiko fish cake (+HK$5), konjac jelly and Alaska fish balls. There are also vegetarian toppings on offer including enoki mushroom, kimchi and tempura crunch.
Chotto Maki has also created two new housemade bottled teas (HK$28 each) — Passion Fruit Oolong Tea and Peach Oolong Tea — to complement the rolls and noodles.
Besides the new dishes, fans of the sushi restaurant can also find Chotto Maki’s favorites in the Tsim Sha Tsui store, including the Black Magma Classic Roll with chopped scallops, negitoro, tempura crunch and black sesame sauce and the Philadelphia Classic Roll with salmon, cream cheese, avocado, tobiko, mayo and unagi sauce.
The new restaurant also features a quirky design by Design Eight Five Two with the venue reimagined as a giant Chotto Maki takeout container. The iconic red exterior of the sushi box dons the walls inside the eatery, while the bold blue interior is replicated on the restaurant’s frontage. Custom light fixtures pay homage to Japanese paper fans, while a large light box nods to traditional tatami rooms.