Zerve Group has been catering to the nightlife scene with its popular sports bar concept in Hong Kong and abroad. Just in time for summer, the group is bringing it all back to the pulsing heart of the city – Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Inspired by Japanese Izakaya’s laidback atmosphere and impeccable food, Tenkei is amping up to be the ultimate destination for dinner, drinks, and everything in between.
The funky and innovative space covers 7,500 square foot on the buzzing On Hing Terrace, with three distinct areas for patrons to relax and enjoy. The main dining room takes its inspirations from contemporary industrial aesthetics and authentic Japanese touches that take you right to Tokyo. For those who enjoy privacy, there is a private party room available for hire to give guests more intimacy.
The alfresco area is divided into the romantic Bamboo Garden and the more relaxed Sakura Garden – both perfect for enjoying custom flavours of shisha by Aces Co. and house-made cocktails under the stars.
Food is of course the priority, and Tenkei is not holding back. Helmed by Chef Mike Li, whose experience spans over almost two decades and has touched cuisines from all over the globe, Tenkei’s menu is artfully tailored to the tasteful Central crowd to present the best of Japanese ingredients and flavours.
The menu encompasses a combination of delicate starters, hot tapas, soup, flavourful main courses and desserts. Each dish carefully put together to complement each other, Tenkei’s offerings are perfect as both bar snacks to accompany your tipples, or as a complete dining experience. Signature dishes include the Tenkei Gunkan ($98) with spicy tuna, scallop and sea urchin, the Maguro Tartare ($128) made with tuna, avocado and yuzu dressing, as well as the vegetarian-friendly and flavourful Shishito Pepper ($58).
For the lunch crowd, a seasonal lunch menu will be served, and dishes will be renewed every four weeks. Diners can look forward to healthy and luxurious Japanese staples like Ramen with Chicken Broth Soup, Seafood Don Set, and the Sakura Hime Tori Sasami-Yaki Set served with grilled chicken, quinoa, micro leaf, a fid vinegar reduction yuzu dressing and stir-fried vegetables. A two-course lunch starts at only $148 and three-course at $198.
As an Izakaya and lounge, Tenkei presents an exquisite drinks menu to accompany the bites and get the evening going for partygoers on weekends. Exclusively imported by Tenkei, craft beer from famed Japanese brewery Hitachino can be enjoyed by all beer lovers. Perfect for the summer, there is the Tenkei house brew – a light, refreshing and fruity larger with hints of tangerine. Cocktail enthusiasts will delight in discovering Tenkei’s list of creative Japanese-inspired cocktails, as well as a range of high quality sake, whiskey and house pours to please every guest that comes through their doors.
A concept with guests’ enjoyment as its core value, Tenkei doesn’t believe in charging for good serv