I'm Chinese American working as a sushi helper in San Francisco, California. My primary interest is in Edomae Sushi and Kaiseki cuisine, both of which are uncommon here. I've had, for a while now, thought of going to Japan to study Edomae Sushi, but due to too many inconvenient factors, I've set my mind to Hong Kong instead, since I've heard it is regarded by many as the culinary capital of Asia and holds a good amount of top notch Japanese restaurants.
Therefore, I'm searching for an apprenticeship at the best place in Hong Kong. Since my family was originally from Hong Kong, I naturally have access to there and have some connections, whereas I have absolutely nothing in Japan, not even the ability to speak an adequate amount of Japanese. I speak fluent Cantonese, but no were near proficient nor can I read or write Chinese. I think training in Hong Kong, for me, would definitely be a step closer to true Edomae Sushi and Kaiseki Cuisine. It may even create a bridge for me to eventually study in Japan.
Anyway, what do you guys think in your honest opinions, are the top 5 authentic sushi bars and Kaiseki restaurants in Hong Kong?