While many hospitality groups find their niche and stick to it, some are experts at exploring a range of themes and creating a new and exciting dining experience with every venue. Castelo Concepts falls into the latter, and its stylish take on a traditional steak restaurant, Wagyu, is yet another unique space to join the family.
Even at a glance, you’ll see that simplicity is key at Wagyu. Polished wooden floors form the basis of the design, alongside chic wooden chairs and white-clothed tables. Plush brown leather couches line the wood-panelled walls, while crisp modern lighting elevates the space.
The combination of these elements creates a warm and elegant atmosphere, which you could say was ideal for enjoying a flame-grilled steak. Staying true to its name, Wagyu is centred on Australian Wagyu beef, famous for its marbling, flavour and tenderness. Meat is certainly in the spotlight here, with a selection of entrees and mains that showcase each mouth-watering cut.
In fact, you could easily have a feast based entirely on Wagyu. Start with serves of flame-grilled skewers or the beef koftas with cranberries, pink peppercorns, pine nuts, feta and minted yoghurt. If that’s not enough to get your tastebuds tingling, order a few more dishes to share, such as the Wagyu san choy bau (crunchy lettuce cups filled with a spicy beef mince) or the Wagyu carpaccio topped with olive and tomato salsa.
The entire kitchen team at Wagyu has undergone intensive training in the art of slow cooking to ensure they can achieve the best possible flavour with each cut of meat.
The ultimate way to appreciate what’s on offer is to select your favourite cut from options such as rump, tenderloin, rib-eye and more – and have it flame-grilled to perfection. If choosing a cut and selecting your own sides seems like too much work, choose a dish from the a la carte menu and let the kitchen do the work for you. The flame-grilled Wagyu Beef Burger is certainly not to be sneezed at, nor is the tantalising bacon-wrapped filet mignon, which is topped with mushroom pate before being oven-baked to your liking. While Wagyu is clearly the centrepiece here, the restaurant also boasts a selection of other dishes including pasta, salad, seafood and pizza.
After the dinner rush, the modern space morphs into a popular watering hole, where an extensive range of beer, wine, cider and cocktails come out to play. There’s even a dessert cocktail range for those looking to treat themselves after dinner, including a Tiramisu Martini: white chocolate liqueur shaken with vanilla vodka, Kahlúa and amaretto.
While evenings are ideal for an epic steak experience, Wagyu is also open for breakfast and lunch, serving both classics and Wagyu-centred delights. Think flame-grilled steak or corned beef hash, both served with eggs, alongside brekky bowls, French toast and omelettes.
Like all of Castelo’s ventures, Wagyu is a fresh and unique addition to Hong Kong’s dining scene. While many may arrive for the world-class Wagyu, they soon discover there’s much more in store.