Rozan

From the people behind Wagyu Takumi came…..Rozan. Opening up my computer, I found loads of pictures from this gem! So before I forget to post it (not that I would forget to….but you know what I mean)….warning: food will make you crave Japanese food…and is it GOOD! Before I go into the amazingness of this restaurant. Let me first tell you about the space. Hidden right next to its sister establishment Wagyu Takumi; Rozan is a discreet- look away, blink and you could drive by and miss the restaurant, place. Rozan is engraved into the space. Rozan is an intimate high end, small 12-seater sushi bar serving one of the best Japanese meals I’ve ever had. You can only order from the omakase sets.

The sets start from ‘IKI’ at $1580 to ‘Kiwami’ at $2880. We went with ‘Omakase Rozan’ at $2380 which was beyond goooood! You start with an appetizer, sashimi, 3 kinds of cooked dishes, nigiri sushi, sushi rolls, miso soup and finally dessert. Without further ado….here’s ROZAN.

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Cooked Octopus, with some okra, vinegar jelly, and thinly chopped onion garnish. The cooked octopus was crunchy and sweet. Very nice starter.

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Japanese Abalone w/ Abalone sauce, the Abalone was tender, smooth yet crunchy. The dark green abalone sauce was so delicious and went perfectly atop the succulent abalone pieces.

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SOOOO ready for this feast. Please excuse me if I didn’t get some of the dishes name correct!

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Flat fish sashimi which is near the fin and the tender fish meat.

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Sea bream, golden eye snapper, and uni which is wrapped in amberjack. These 3 sashimi picks were sooooo beautifully presented and even better tasting. The golden eye snapper was slightly seared and the crispy skin went well with the fatty snapper. The sea bream was nicely charred and delicious. I loved the creamy uni inside the delicate amberjack sashimi! Such a great mix.

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Do you all know what this is?

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Japanese Hairtail and corn sauce, corn. The hairtail fish is a long, slender flat fish found in the hot tropical and temperate waters. The fish was appetizing along with the corn and sweet corn sauce. Loved this.

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Sardine, deboned and then made into a fish ball and radish soup. This was soooooo delicious. I don’t even know how to describe this tasty fresh homemade sardine fish ball. It was all sorts of goodness.

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Radish, pickle wrapped mullet, OH MAN! They get better and better. This mullet fish was so sharp, savoury and appetizing. The flat mullet fish was a very interesting texture- its similar to a lot of roe all mashed together, then lightly fried and the salty mullet taste was softened by the japanese radish!

SUSHI PORTION. We were really full by this point, but onwards and upwards….with a meal this good! You definitely have space.

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Hairy Crab and crab roe sushi, This seasonal delicacy was sooo fresh, sweet and juicy. With a small dallop of fresh crab roe- I honestly swallowed this whole in one bite, only wanting more!

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Squid Sushi. WOW, one of the most refreshing sushi of the night. The hint of yuzu and lime peel along with a little bit of ginger made this sweet, chewy yet silky squid meat sooooo wonderful. LOVED THIS.

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Salmon (mini sized, fresh water salmon which hasn’t been in the sea yet) especially soft and sweet. This fresh water salmon was so delightful. Slightly seared and with an added glaze of soy sauce, this was soooooo good.

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Soft Crab. This was soooo pretty. The soft crab meat was so chewy, crunchy and enjoyable!

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Tuna Sushi. This fresh tuna sushi was so fresh, flavourful and rich! Really loved this.

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Toro sushi. Was sooooo darn good. This velvety rich toro meat was absolutely delightful. So savoury, fatty (in all the right ways), and luscious.

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Horse Mackerel, this was absolutely fresh, and very smooth and tender.

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Sea urchin sushi. Oh man. We ordered extra helpings after. This sea urchin was soooooooooo wonderful. Perfectly creamy, rich, and luscious. Absolutely loveeeeeeee, loooooove, lovvvvvvveeee this! <3 I could eat this all day.

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Toro Roll sushi were great! We literally were soooo stuffed, but we still had a bit more! My memory becomes a bit foggy after…but here’s just the rest of it! If you know what these are! Let me know, and I’ll update it in!

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Tamago!! I know this one!! 😉

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Yuzu Ice Cream…Perfect dessert to end the evening.

Rozan, Shop 2, G/F, The Oakhill, 18 Wood Road, Wanchai, +852 2574 1333 (Closed on Monday)

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<3 Always, Jess