Opening with a bang: FUMI brings modern-authentic Japanese cuisine to Central

Photo by Vicky Wong.
Photo by Vicky Wong.

The grand opening of FUMI started with a bang last week, as guests got their first taste of the new venue’s modern-authentic Japanese cuisine, together with a few treats and drum beats.

Waitresses dressed in traditional colorful kimonos welcomed guests with glasses of wine, sake, and sushi canapes, a teaser of the kind of food they can expect when they book a table at FUMI.

The crowd was treated to a live performance of Japanese Taiko drumming by performers from Ban’s Gig Drums.

Then came a lucky draw and a competitive sushi eating contest. However, the real star of the show were some coveted bottles of sake.

Photo via FUMI.

Located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, the restaurant and bar promises to bring the best of Japanese culture to Hong Kong.

The decor, like the food, combines modern and traditional Japan, mixing Art Deco design with traditional Japanese bamboo decor and wooden furniture.

FUMI’s Executive Director John Cheng, ‘Father of Lan Kwai Fong’ Allan Zeman, and the Consul General of Japan in Hong Kong Kuninori Matsuda prepare to break open a casket of sake. Photo via FUMI.

The event also featured guests including the ‘Father of Lan Kwai Fong’ Allan Zeman; and FUMI’s Executive Director John Cheng, who told guests that a restaurant is not just a place where food is eaten, but a place where “stories and histories are shared”.

Cheng added that guests can expect some surprises with the menus, which will be changed regularly to reflect the seasons.

Guests taking part in a competitive eating contest at the grand opening of FUMI. Photo via FUMI.

Also present at the grand opening was the Consul General of Japan in Hong Kong Kuninori Matsuda who called Lan Kwai Fong a second home away from Japan.

Can’t recall seeing him last Sunday at 3am outside 7/11 but if he was around, much respect.

Address: 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Reservations: +852 2328 33802
More details: Facebook page

Photo via FUMI.

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