Modern Filipino restaurant Dara swings open its doors again after undergoing a relocation and renovation a few blocks down in Sai Ying Pun to a bigger and better space.

Taking over the former Pizza Express restaurant, and sitting underneath La Paloma, Dara’s new space affords a more luxurious experience dining at the restaurant, hosting an upgraded menu packed with classics and modern renditions of spicy, meaty, and sour Filipino plates.

As always, we’re big fans of the lumpiang laing (HKD68) and kinilaw na talakitok (HKD138) to start hearty meals off, before diving into mains of palabok (HKD158), sizzling sisig (HKD118), and kare-kareng baka (HKD158).

Good meals always end up with good drinking, and you ought to try the sweet-tasting pandan negroni (HKD108) and Chocnutini (HKD118).

Dara, Shop 3, 5–6, G/F, Soho 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 5107 4474, book here

Rubin Verebes is the Managing Editor of Foodie, a culinary connoisseur, and guiding force behind the magazine's delectable stories. With a knack for cooking up mouthwatering profiles, crafting immersive restaurant reviews, and dishing out tasty features, Rubin tells the great stories of Hong Kong's dining scene.

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