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“DJAPA-LICIOUS and an AMAZING Japanese Whisky collection !!!!!”
Review of DJAPA

Ranked #673 of 12 238 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Description: Located in the heart of Wan Chai, this colourful favela-inspired restaurant and bar fuses the intricacy and freshness of Japanese cuisine with the bold and hearty flavours of Brazil. Hong Kong’s first Nipo-Brasileiro restaurant and whisky bar is not just a place for drinking and dining, art lovers will appreciate the colourful artworks by renowned artists from around the world. These loud and quirky pieces enhance DJAPA’s relaxed favela style, echoing the casual style of graffiti. DJAPA’s ground floor is home to a relaxing bar and lounge with colourful seating and Japanese-style stools in industrial-chic surrounds. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for people watching whilst sipping on Japanese and Brazilian inspired cocktails. DJAPA’s stellar bar houses over 300 types of exclusive Japanese whiskies, wines and a selection of fine Japanese sakes. On the first floor, the casual dining room is equally convivial and boasts an open kitchen that encourages diners to interact with the team of friendly, hospitable chefs. Above the chef’s counter, bamboo and PET bottles called PETLAMP hanging above to represent the chic and cultural mix of the South American and Asian culture.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

DJAPA-licious yeah I know that's stupid.. but hey, you're reading this..;)

Wan Chai, I have thoughts of Wan chai being old dirty and kinda funky mostly gritty and seedy.. but, this place is clean cool and Funky. thats Funky good, actually, Funky GREAT!!!

Djapa is Brazilian Japanese food - cool mash up.
It may sound odd but it's really quite good.

This place is located in what seems to be the ever on going new construction in Wan Chai - when you are walking into where this restaurant is located you may feel as if you are in a cheesy open air strip mall, don't let that fool you.

This place is cool, hip, fun, and most importantly DELICIOUS.

When you walk up you are immediately greeted by the color splash the furniture and art throws at you- great music is playing and a huge Murakami sits above you and oversees the whiskey bar it's an amazing piece.

The art in this place is insane(we'll talk about that later)

I sat down at the bar - Do you like whisky? if you do you have to sit at the bar too.

You simply have to.

I m a huge fan of japanese whiskey and this place is the place to get it.

What an amazing collection.
They have stuff from private collections that you just cannot get your hands on.

Just be ready because that kind of whisky is pricey $$$but if you find one you love, and you know it. You have to try it. simply amazing.

If it were up to me I would have not left the bar.

I could have stayed here and gone hungry and still left a happy man.

But this is a restaurant, we have to try the food, the food is fusion of brazilian and japanese cuisine and they do it right

ok I ll admit that after I did the whisky flights, I m a bit cloudy on exactly what we ate.. but I will tell you this.. it was delicious, fresh and incredibly good.
we had some charred hominy that was amazing
some beef, the kagoshima ribeye with egg that just melted in your mouth - so good
the pork & plantain
the kagoshima chuck roll - which was killer - cooked to perfection each medallion melted in your mouth.. (Im hungry)
the started was the shiso salad negi, micro greens, golden berries- i love meat, obviously and this salad would have been satisfying just to eat alone.

This place is also for art lovers- everyone can and will appreciate the colourful art by many different artists from around the world.

takashi murakami
ThesHajime Sorayamae - you've seen his art on aerosmith just push play album.
Yayoi Kusama - they large pumpkin is right next to you LOL

those are just 3 of the featured artists..
every piece in this place is real and amazing the loud, fun graffiti style pieces make you feel relaxed. This place is unpretentiously cool in every way.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Comfy_traveler
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This cheerfully colourful open fronted restaurant has an unusual style of foods ie Japanese /South American cuisine. We all ordered set lunch bento boxes of which there are 4 choices. Mine was Carne. It came with a berry salad, tasty main course of meat and lentils, a vegetable and apple dessert. My other girlfriends enjoyed their prawn choices. We sat on the ground floor where the sofa was and you can watch people walking along the pedestrianised pavements of Lee Tung Avenue.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The place is very funky and decorated with a Japanese anime theme. However the menu is a mix of Brazilian and Japanese, so a kind of fusion food. Downstairs they have a bar with yummy drinks, beer, and a long selection of capirinhas. And the drinks are quite good! Upstairs is the actual restaurant, the menu is more like a list of tapas that includes various beef and chicken kebobs that were quite delicious. The items are very small so it is not cheap to eat if you are hungry. However it is a fun spot for a late snack and drinks.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

The Brazilian/Japanese fusion restaurant in the heart of Wan Chai's Lee Tung Avenue development is a welcome addition to an already fabulous restaurant scene. If you are visiting the island, make it a priority - if you are on Kowloon side, consider crossing the harbour!

Date of visit: May 2018
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1  Thank dsm1961
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely visit here... the art is amazing, the wine and beer were great... and the staff was friendly. I’ll be back!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank vermeergirl
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