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Kushiyaki Beco

2 Shin Hing Street, Central, VIEW ON MAP

Just a few steps off of Gough Street in Sheung Wan, is a cozy yakitori - Kushiyaki Beco.  The centerpiece of the intimate setting is the bar table that surrounds the open-kitchen buzzing with activity as chefs cook up skewers.  A diagram of the different parts of a cow illustrates the menu while listing the many different kinds of beef skewers.  From robust skirt steak, to the soft and full-flavoured ox tongue, and U.S. sirloin to wagyu, diners get an intimate experience with the skewers as they experience the full panoply of flesh from a cow.  Different textures and tastes dominate the dining experience complemented by an array of vegetables (leeks, mushroom, asparagus), fowl, and seafood (salmon and scallops)skewers.  A friendly and knowledgeable staff is patient and exuberant in explaining the different cuts of beef and readily prepared to give pairing recommendations to the willing ear.  A short, but smart selection of Japanese beer, sake, shochu, whisky, and tequila waits to complement your experience.

Cuisine
Bar Lounge Bottle Service, Japanese

Meals Served
Dinner

Opening Hour

Mon-Sat 6:30-11:30pm

Ideal For
Business Dining, Dates, Expense Accounts, Quick Bites, Special Occasions

Contact Person
Edward Pang

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa, Cash

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Yaphk.com user
Reviewed On 2013-07-19
For us, a trip to Beco is principally always about two things: 1) short rib yakitori; and 2) hokkaido scallops in butter sauce. We particularly love the dollop of green chili paste that accompanies almost all of the yakitori dishes. Really you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Beco even makes tongue delicious. One thing to keep in mind with the scallops is that they take awhile to make (especially when the restaurant is busy) and if you are prone to ordering a second helping (as we are) then make sure to do it earlier in the meal. Service is typically fast, friendly, and they didn't mind groups of people who like to have a good time!
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The lower key and less chicken-y analogue to Yardbird up the street. Translates literally to "BBQ Beef" in Japanese. I like the intimate, cozy vibe of this place, just down the steps from Hollywood road. They've got 2 floors, but if you can, sit downstairs to watch the chefs do their thing from an open kitchen. The Hanging Tender is my go-to, but you can't really go wrong with any of the cuts. If bovine isn't your thing, another standout is the pork-wrapped asparagus skewers. Chat up the chef and you may just be rewarded with a complementary sake top-up.
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But if you want a couple of hours when you feel like you are in a neighborhood in Tokyo yet you're a few steps off Hollywood Rd.
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Reviewed On 2013-07-26
I was introduced to his place after standing in line for 1 hour at yardbird and deciding it was time to venture elsewhere. And I am so happy we did!! Beyond excellent yakitori, they have a warm staff and such interesting creative menu items beyond just the grilled items. We started with an amazing array of yakitori (Grilled tongue/ short ribs/ meat balls/ chicken wings). After which we were recommended the day's fresh fish hand-picked by chef/ owner David Lai and grilled perfectly. Full but deliriously happy we finished up with a delicious kimchi pork stirfry/ an amazing bittermelon and tofu stirfry/ and then finally this DELICIOUS rice dish with minced pork and a perfectly poached egg. Since that first trip, i've been back almost every week. The menu is vast and varied enough that we are always trying new / seasonal items. Small/ cozy but still great for groups. Pretty sure anyone who tries it once will become a regular.
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Reviewed On 2013-07-22
My recent obsession with obscure cuts continues at this bustling Japanese spot in Sheung Wan. The short rib is a must perfectly executed. But really what kind of meat isn't amazing grilled on a stick. My suggestion go meatball, chicken soft bone, tongue, short rib, tongue.
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