This Chinese seafood restaurant from Hong Kong recently relocated its Tokyo outlet – its first international branch – to the seventh floor of Exitmeisa shopping mall in Ginza. The new location is almost twice as big as the old one, seating up to 58 people instead of 30, so hopefully queues will be much shorter. The interior is modern and chic, with images of the Hong Kong cityscape and Victoria Harbour on the walls. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Hong Kong, especially while eating from ornate plates and bowls that were imported straight from the city.
Feast on authentic Chinese cuisine including dim sum, fried rice, noodles and more. While Heigei specialises in seafood, the menu also offers plenty of veggie, tofu and meat dishes, too. Try a Sichuan mapo tofu, peking duck or one of the seafood dishes packed with flavourful peppers and garlic. We recommend the chilli and garlic fried mud crab (¥6,600) in particular, which is a deep fried dish using one of the most luxurious crabs in the world, marinated in special garlic spice sauce.
Or go all-out and treat yourself to the multicourse meal (from ¥6,600), which comes with dishes like crab and salmon roe cooked in a Hong Kong clay pot, teppan grilled shrimp chilli with crispy black rice and Cantonese roast duck.
Come here for lunch and you can choose from nine different set meals ranging from ¥1,300 to ¥5,000. If you get here early enough, you can snag the steamed fish set (¥2,200), which is limited to five servings per day. The steamed fish is cooked so tender you can easily pull it apart with your hands, and only dressed with peanut oil, green onion and ginger to keep it simple. And for an additional ¥300, you can even add a side of dim sum and a dessert, too.