The cosy dark-coloured decor and warm lighting make this Japanese restaurant and sake bar an ideal place to get away from the crowds. Just uphill from tout-teeming Knutsford Terrace, the low-profile spot exudes authenticity - without the attitude. The drink Kanpai, sake lovers. Hibiki stocks over 30 kinds sold in three sizes (300ml, 720ml and 1800ml), all imported from Japan. The local fave, Masumi Junmai Daiginjo Sanka, is mercifully easier to drink than pronounce. Made especially from rice grown in Nagano prefecture at 45 percent polish, this high-grade sake imparts a vaguely sweet flavour, with a smooth start and refreshing finish. A 720ml bottle costs $768. Ask the knowledgeable wait staff if you need help choosing, they'll be happy to oblige. The entertainment If you're unstirred by the traditional Japanese music trickling softly in the background, fix your gaze upon the fish-filled water tank behind the sushi counter. It's mesmerising. The regulars Drawing a mix of middle-age Hongkongers and Japanese executive types, Hibiki is all about drinking in style.
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