Nadagogo Japanese Restaurant – a new restaurant in the Wyndham Grand Hotel, Futian CBD – is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Shenzhen. With a variety of menus catering for different tastes, Nadagogo has flavours to suit every palate.
Bruce Li is the newest chef to join the Wyndham Grand family. Bringing over 35 years of experience with him from Taiwan, Bruce Li is an expert in Japanese cuisine. Originally specialising in Taiwanese-style teppanyaki, Li decided to try the new challenge of Japanese-style eight years ago and immediately flourished.
After sharing his expertise in hotels and restaurants throughout Taiwan and Shanghai, Li decided to move to Shenzhen more than three years ago. Teng Japanese Restaurant at the Marriott, Nanshan, was Li’s first post in Shenzhen, and a little over a month ago he decided to take up a new challenge and join the team at Nadagogo.
Nadagogo serves a variety of Japanese specialities, including kushiyaki, yakitori, keiseki, tempura, sushi and sashimi. However, the favourite speciality – of both Chef Li and his guests – is teppanyaki. Priding himself on the fresh ingredients that make Japanese-style teppanyaki unique, Li ensures every dish is prepared to the taste of each guest. He does this by communicating directly with the guests as they watch him skilfully prepare each fresh ingredient.
This aspect of teppanyaki – being face-to-face with the guests – is what makes this cuisine different and why it is Li’s favourite to cook. He can get to know the guests, their likes and dislikes, and they in turn can see exactly how their food is prepared and all the fresh ingredients that go into each dish.
Boston lobster, Wagyu beef and abalone from Australia, and French foie gras are a few of the specialities you can expect to see on the menu. The presentation of each dish is stunning, yet fast enough that the fresh food is still piping hot. Seared foie gras lies on a slice of grilled apple topped with special sauce and complimented by kiwi and blueberries.
The Wagyu beef – both Li’s and guests’ favourite dish – is cooked to perfection, as per the request of each guest, served with garlic chips and seared pumpkin, capsicum and red onion, with pepper salt for seasoning. Freshly seasoned vegetables serve as an accompaniment or a main course, and of course each dish is the perfect size to enable guests to try a variety of specialities.
Of course no Japanese meal is complete without saki, and Nadagogo has the most extensive range in Shenzhen. Each guest is given a Nadagogo Sake Card with which you can help yourself at one of the sake self-service machines. With over one hundred varieties to choose from it may seem a little daunting if you are not a sake expert. However, there is always a top-class sommelier on hand to recommend the perfect match for each dish.
Nadagogo has a reputation for world class Japanese cuisine, and the addition of Chef Li to the team will ensure that this continues for a long time to come. Whether you love teppanyaki or have never tried it, Nadagogo is the ideal place to enjoy a friendly atmosphere, great company and of course fantastic food.
3rd Floor, Wyndham Grand Hotel,
2009 Caitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen
To reserve a table call: 0755-88398330