Yard Bird is apparently quite famous in Hong Kong for its supposedly 'Great Food' and more importantly 'No Reservation' concept.
I think its the latter part of the concept which has created all the hype which leads the human instinct fall more for it.
Two failed trips in last two years , because each time there was a two hour wait .... (lots of two's !!)
Finally we got a table rightaway for a dinner on a holiday which was pretty surprising.
A small restaurant in Sheung Wan but apparently better to come from Central (Mid - Level Escalators) if you want to avoid a steep staircase from Sheung Wan MTR station.
Yard Bird is basically a Yaki-Tori Japanese Resto at heart with imaginative starters thrown along. Sadly there is not a single dish friendly for vegetarians in the Yaki-Tori section which was a little disappointing.
We opted for 2 starters : KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower) & Corn Cobs with 1 Mushroom Udon Noodles.
1. Amongst all the dishes, KFC was a very unique and tasty dish which you must have not eaten anywhere else. Its on a sweeter side but stays good tills its warm.
3. Mushroom Udon noodles were the most disappointing of all dishes, because the noodles were chewy and not like the ones we have had in other Japanese restaurants.
The portions of starters are huge , so you need to order accordingly. The service is efficient.
For a nearly 2 year wait, plus the steep hike from Sheung Wan to the resto, and then somewhat disappointing food, Yard Bird is not worth it. You can find better vegetarian friendly restaurants serving Japanese food.
Address : 33 Bridges St , Hong Kong
Tel : 2547 9273