Hong Kong’s bustling food and drink scene never stops. Every month, we’re introduced to daring concepts and venues where we can sample new local and international culinary creations and creative tipples.

At Foodie, we’re always hungry for our next bite and the next restaurant to keep us invigorated. Below, check out our list of the most exciting openings in our city this month and where to dine next.

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New restaurants in Hong Kong: June 2024

All-you-can-eat Wagyu at sukiyaki specialist NIKUSA in Causeway Bay

NIKUSA new restaurants June

Following in the footsteps of premium sukiyaki joint Sukiyaki Nakagawa, which opened last month, NIKUSA offers five levels of value-driven all-you-can-eat sukiyaki menus, priced from HKD228 per person for dinner. Diners ordering the Level 5 menu (HKD598 pp), which is headlined by supreme Yamagata Zao Wagyu sirloin, can also upgrade to get the chance to savour unlimited Miyagi-ken Sendai-shi A5 Wagyu. The restaurant’s free-flow component continues with dessert, including made-to-order Japanese soufflé pancakes. Michelin-starred chef Teruhiko Nagamoto has created NIKUSA’s secret-recipe house sukiyaki sauce.

NIKUSA, 8/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1–29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, 3996 9844, WhatsApp 6809 9709

Pizzeria-with-a-view Vesu Pizza Bar debuts at One Peking in Tsim Sha Tsui

Vesu Pizza Bar new restaurants June

It seems there’s no stopping Hong Kong’s love affair with pizza. One of the newest pizzerias to open its doors in the city is Vesu Pizza Bar by Aqua Restaurant Group, a snazzy spot located on the 30th floor of Tsim Sha Tsui’s One Peking building, one floor above the group’s Italian restaurant Vista. Neapolitan pies take centre stage at Vesu, fired up in the eatery’s handmade pizza oven. The pizzeria delivers both classic and globally inspired flavours, as well as ruotino pies baked in a pan. The I’ll Be Bok (HKD138) is a funky fusion favourite, topped with bok choy cream, mozzarella, crispy pork mince, ginger, and vinegar. 

Vesu Pizza Bar, 30/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3427 2018, book here

Flat Iron Deluxe brings its signature burgers and steak to Southside

Flat Iron Deluxe new restaurants June

The newest member of the meaty Flat Iron portfolio, all-day diner Flat Iron Deluxe has recently opened at boutique hotel Southside by Ovolo. This deluxe version delivers Flat Iron’s comfort-food-driven favourites, including the towering two-patty Double Happiness burger (HKD198) and Australian Black Angus flat iron steak (HKD158/HKD208). The menu by restaurateur Johnny Glover and chef Aarik Persaud has been expanded to feature a bevy of enticing new dishes the likes of buffalo chicken parmo (HKD208) and fish and chips (HKD158/HKD208).

Flat Iron Deluxe, 4/F, Southside by Ovolo, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 6707 4020, book here

Casa Sophia Loren delivers sophisticated Italian seafood at Sophia Loren House in Wan Chai

Casa Sophia Loren new restaurants June

Casa Sophia Loren is the first of four concepts to launch at Sophia Loren Hong Kong, a multi-storey space located at Wan Chai’s historic Woo Cheong Pawn Shop building that’s dedicated to the Italian actress. A stylish Italian restaurant on the first floor, Casa Sophia Loren showcases a Neapolitan seafood-focused menu that pays tribute to Ms Loren, a native of Naples. Highlights by chef Valentino Ugolini, who previously headed up CIAK – In the Kitchen at LANDMARK, include scampi tartare with foie gras (HKD298), spaghetti with clams and roasted cherry tomatoes (HKD298), and Milanese-style amberjack with roasted artichokes (HKD328).

Casa Sophia Loren, 1/F, Sophia Loren House, 60–66 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 3594 6199, book here

Korean fried chicken brand BHC opens second Hong Kong location in Causeway Bay

BHC new restaurants June

Joining its sibling in Mong Kok, BHC – one of South Korea’s most popular fried chicken brands – has opened another branch in Causeway Bay, showcasing its authentic flavours and vibes from the Land of the Morning Calm. BHC is treating Hong Kongers to signature dishes like its best-selling bburinkle (from HKD198), KFC dusted liberally with a garlicky, oniony, cheesy seasoning powder, and mozzarella-filled cheese balls (HKD68/5pcs) with their Insta-famous cheese pull. The Red King (from HKD198) is a new offering exclusive to Hong Kong featuring fried chicken coated in a spicy sauce with chilli and garlic. 

BHC Chicken, 1/F, Plaza 2000, 8 Canal Road East, Causeway Bay 

Peranakan cuisine comes to Mong Kok with the launch of Tiffin Kopi House

Tiffin Kopi House new restaurants June
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A sorely inadequately represented cuisine in Hong Kong, legit Peranakan, or Nyonya,  dishes are the USP at this cute new kopitiam in Mong Kok, which successfully blends Chinese and Malay flavours. On Tiffin Kopi House’s menu, wallet-friendly crowd-pleasers like the banana-leaf nasi lemak (HKD42), beef brisket curry (HKD82), and rojak (HKD65) are already packing in the punters, including Malaysians yearning for a taste of home. 

Tiffin Kopi House, G/F–2/F, Wingco Mansion, 36–42 Soy Street, Mong Kok, 6121 9960 

Mongolian lamb headlines at Michelin-starred Beijing import Xin Jing Xi Peking Hotpot

Peking Hotpot new restaurants June
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Peking Hotpot has been transported to Hong Kong from the hotpot mecca of Beijing, where it’s crowned with a Michelin star. The 6,000-square-foot eatery’s hotpot is traditionally served in beautiful individual copper pots, with the 180-day grass-fed lamb from Inner Mongolia playing a starring role here. Peking Hotpot’s condiment selection differs from the norm in Hong Kong; we’re partial to the punchy Mongolian wild onion and peppercorn sauce. If you dine here at night, you’ll be treated to Peking opera performances!

Xin Jing Xi Peking Hotpot, 1/F, Peter Building, 13–17 Stanley Street, Central, 3611 1366, book here

Samsam in Tsim Sha Tsui specialises in Korean gamjatang soup 

Samsam new restaurants June
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The classic, hearty Korean pork-bone and potato soup known as gamjatang (HKD100), rare in Hong Hong Kong, is the main draw at Samsam, delivered in original clear and spicy versions. You can top up with more pork bones, potatoes, and noodles, per your preference. Korean BBQ – in particular, pork – is another recommendation here, as are the deep-fried dumplings (HKD80), or mandu. 

Samsam, 55 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 9737 1656

Samaira Kavatkar opens her modern Indian restaurant Nine One

Nine One new restaurants June

Samaira Kavatkar, aka The Bombay East Indian Girl, is well known around Hong Kong as a sensational self-taught private chef with a slew of successful pop-up events to her name. Samaira has recently unveiled her highly anticipated independent restaurant Nine One, where she pays tribute to the East Indian community of coastal Mumbai through the creation of refined dishes that go beyond the more well-known Indian staples of butter chicken and naan. A few of the plates we can’t wait to dig into include Precious than Gucci (HKD238), bottle-masala-spiced morels with khichdi or dosa, and the East Indian lamb potato chop (HKD208) with green pea chutney and kachumber.

Nine One, Shop 80–85, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 3741 2990, book here

Savour the classic flavours of Southeast Asia at Taikoo Shing’s S.E.A. Eatery 

S.E.A. Eatery new restaurants June

For those of us who can’t decide which Southeast Asian cuisine we’re most craving, S.E.A. Eatery in Taikoo Shing fits the bill. The trendy restaurant’s menu, curated by young chef duo Malaysian-Chinese Eddie Lau and Vietnamese-Chinese Cinderella Yeung, offers authentic street-food-inspired dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, and Indonesia. The melting pot of Southeast Asian aromas and ingredients are showcased in a vast range of plates, from Thai-style braised pork leg (HKD138), to assam curry grouper fish head (HKD138/HKD218) from Malaysia, to Cambodian chicken amok (HKD98).

S.E.A. Eatery, Shop G1014–G1015, G/F, Yiu Shing Mansion, 14 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, 2529 3833, book here

THE SOUTHSIDE mall in Wong Chuk Hang debuts four F&B concepts in late June: nana’s green tea, Bamboo Thai, Duan Chun Zhen, and Chef’s Cuts

nana’s green tea new restaurants June

More tempting drinking and dining options await in Hong Kong Island’s Southern District, this time at THE SOUTHSIDE. Cafe Deco Group and its sister company Food Square have unveiled four F&B concepts, taking over the second floor of Wong Chuk Hang’s new shopping mall:

  • nana’s green tea: expanding from its AIRSIDE flagship, Japanese teahouse nana’s brings its green tea goodness in the form of drinks, desserts, and even savoury items infused with matcha
  • Bamboo Thai: the latest outpost of contemporary chain Bamboo Thai offers a lush space at THE SOUTHSIDE, with an expanded drinks menu featuring a selection of quintessential Thai drinks, innovative cocktails and mocktails, and global wines
  • Duan Chun Zhen: Taiwanese chain Duan Chun Zhen serves up classic braised beef noodles, here complemented by newly launched marinated dishes and bubble tea courtesy of popular Taiwanese brand Chatime
  • Chef’s Cuts: this is the fourth branch of Chef’s Cuts, which showcases Western comfort-food dishes made with premium meat and seafood 

nana’s green tea, Shop 206–207, 2/F, THE SOUTHSIDE, 11 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2117 0639, WhatsApp 9325 1385

Bamboo Thai, Shop 204, 2/F, THE SOUTHSIDE, 11 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang,  2117 0636, WhatsApp 9325 0189 

Duan Chun Zhen, Shop 205, 2/F, THE SOUTHSIDE, 11 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2117 0637, WhatsApp 9325 0013 

Chef’s Cuts, Shop 229–230, 2/F, THE SOUTHSIDE, 11 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 2117 0613, WhatsApp 9325 8607 

Prince and the Peacock, dedicated to preserving the legacy of India’s historic palace kitchens, opens at The Magistracy, Tai Kwun

Prince and the Peacock new restaurants June

We gave our readers the heads-up about the Prince and the Peacock earlier this year, and we’re excited to announce that Black Sheep’s grand Indian restaurant at Tai Kwun has now opened its regal doors. The debut of the Prince and the Peacock marks the second phase of the F&B group’s ambitious plans for The Magistracy, with the historic building’s stunning transformation taking home our Foodie Forks 2024 Best Restaurant Design award. Chef Palash Mitra of Michelin-starred New Punjab Club and his experienced culinary team craft recipes from India’s finest palace kitchens, including phaldari chaat (HKD108) with summer fruits, machli ka salon (HKD238), or sea bass with dried mango, and nalli gosht biryani (HKD238) with lamb shank and rib.

Prince and the Peacock, 2/F, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, 1 Arbuthnot Road, Central, 2154 6104, book here

New restaurants in Hong Kong: May 2024

Sukiyaki Nakagawa delivers omakase sukiyaki menus starring premium Japanese Wagyu

Sukiyaki Nakagawa best new restaurants May

At Cubus in Causeway Bay, PONG has launched this upscale sukiyaki restaurant on the same floor as the F&B group’s Teppanyaki Mihara GOTEN and Takumi Mixology Salon, pressing on with the sleek Japanese theme. Relocating recently from Japan, veteran chef Kazuyuki Itagaki sources three types of premium Wagyu to showcase in his omakase sukiyaki menus – Matsusaka Wagyu from Mie Prefecture, Oita Wagyu from its namesake prefecture, and Jinnai Wagyu Aka from Hokkaido. Sake sommelier (and chef) Ho Wai-leung curates the seasonal sake selections from the Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute, courtesy of the 90-year-old sake legend himself. 

Sukiyaki Nakagawa, Shop B, 3/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, 5394 3688, book here

For authentic American BBQ, cute joint Big Pink is where it’s at

Big Pink best new restaurants May
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Big Pink has already been making waves in Sheung Wan for its down-home American BBQ and charming service by staff who are passionate about what makes good barbecue. Special shout-out to the sliced brisket (HKD170/HKD330), which is smoked for over 12 hours to achieve savoury succulence, and overnight-brined baby-back ribs (HKD160/HKD310) glazed in tangy homemade BBQ sauce. We’ve also heard raves about Big Pink’s affordable drinks, including draught beer, highballs, and cider, and killer playlist – all the makings of a Foodie fave.

Big Pink, 32–34 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, book here

Hikiniku To Come’s famed Japanese hamburger patties grilled up at ifc mall from May 7

Hikiniku To Come best new restaurants May
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The Japanese love themselves a grilled burger patty, and Hikiniku To Come’s rank amongst the most coveted in the Land of the Rising Sun. The eatery’s menu is shockingly simple, with its set meals consisting of three handmade, grilled-to-order 90g Japanese beef patties, unlimited rice, a raw egg, and miso soup. There are plenty of condiments to choose from – soy sauce, garlic flakes, and wasabi, amongst the lot – to customise your burgers. As it’s done in Japan, the ifc mall rooftop branch of Hikiniku To Come will employ a timed ticket-reservation system; to ensure you snag a seat, you’ll need to queue at the restaurant from 9AM each day for a same-day ticket for lunch from 11AM or dinner from 5PM.

Hikiniku To Come, 4/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central

Head to Wan Chai for a taste of Banh Mi Nem’s Vietnamese sandwiches

Banh Mi Nem best new restaurants May

Vietnam-born founder Kiki Phung’s passion for banh mi has taken on a brick-and-mortar form with the opening of Banh Mi Nem, a tribute to the iconic Vietnamese sandwich. Crucial to a bona fide banh mi, the takeaway-only eatery’s crispy baguettes are baked to a recipe handed down by a renowned Ho Chi Minh City bakery, whilst the pâté and pork floss are made in-house daily by the chef team. The signature bánh mì dặc việt (HKD78) packs an assortment of cold cuts, barbecued pork, pork floss, pâte, and more. Besides the wide range of banh mi (there’s even a vegetarian option with tofu), diners can dig into classic Vietnamese bites including bún chả giò (HKD68), cold vermicelli with double-crusted spring rolls.

Banh Mi Niem, 247–249 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 9899 1247

Outback Steakhouse opens its 19th Hong Kong location in Central

Outback Steakhouse best restaurants May

Located on the first floor of Entertainment Building, the American-run, Australian-inspired Outback Steakhouse chain is marking its 25th anniversary in Hong Kong with this nearly 4,000-square-foot space in Central seating over 100 guests. This outpost features a minimalist, nature-inspired design and an eco-friendly LED lighting system. Now, who’s ready for some Bushman Bread and Bloomin’ Onion?

Outback Steakhouse, 1/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2399 0309

Sushi Zinc offers an Italian-influenced omakase experience in Shau Kei Wan

Sushi Zinc best new restaurants May

Shau Kei Wan might not be the first area that springs to mind when it comes to top-notch sushi, but chef Zinc Leung, formerly of both Octavium and Daigo by Mori Tomoaki, is mixing things up with this creative Japanese-meets-Italian dining experience. At Sushi Zinc, the chef has partnered with local seafood supplier Davey Wong to deliver the freshest of the fresh seafood each day. East-meets-West highlights on the lunch (HKD720 pp), omakase (HKD2,400 pp), and tasting (HKD2,180 pp) menus include Toyama firefly squid with Italian puntarelle, Hokkaido scallop with scallop liver, smoked cream, and Amalfi lemon, and hojicha panna cotta.

Sushi Zinc, Unit A1, G/F, Pak Ling Mansion, 5–7 Miu Tung Street, Shau Kei Wan, 9867 5271, book here

Ruên Thai & Vietnamese combines two popular Southeast Asian cuisines in one chilled space

Ruen Thai & Vietnamese best new restaurants May
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Ruên Thai & Vietnamese showcases the aromatic and vibrant flavours of our two favourite Southeast Asian cuisines, giving us the best of both worlds. The Thai stir-fried beef pho (HKD138) and Thai yellow curry crabmeat with garlic buns (HKD188) are perfect examples of the menu’s innovative fusion elements. With a laid-back outdoor space facing the harbour and live music, this restaurant is a recommended low-key option when you next find yourself in eastern Tsim Sha Tsui.

Ruên Thai & Vietnamese, Shop G38–G39 & G45–G48, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2205 6018, WhatsApp 4414 8006, book here

Maison Beirut’s Lebanese cuisine shines in Tseung Kwan O

Maison Beirut best new restaurants May
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We’re always keen to see a new Middle Eastern eatery joining the Hong Kong F&B ranks, and Maison Beirut seems to be doing the trick in Tseung Kwan O. At this atmospheric seaside addition to the ’hood, the traditional Lebanese dishes burst with colour and flavour, none more so than the mixed cold mezze platter (HKD218) with truffle hummus, garlic labneh, muhammara, moutabal, and homemade pita and signature lamb shank (HKD248), which melts in the mouth. 

Maison Beirut, Shop 10, G/F, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, 6178 7928, book here

Shenzhen-famous Muwu BBQ chain launches in Hong Kong with two branches

Muwu BBQ best new restaurants May
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Dominating Shenzhen in the barbecue market, Muwu BBQ has expanded to the 852 with two branches here in a matter of months; the Mong Kok shop opened in Kowloon in April, and another location is set to debut in Hong Kong Island’s Shek Tong Tsui this month. Muwu’s seafood and meat skewers are cheap and cheerful, offering delicious value for money. Be warned that the spicy option will really knock your socks off.

Muwu BBQ, Shop A, UG/F, Chong Hing Square, 593–601 Nathan Road, Mong Kok

Muwu BBQ, Shop 104–105, 1/F, The Rockpool, 402–404 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui

Historic teahouse Lin Heung Lau returns to Central 

Lin Heung Lau best new restaurants May
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To our joy, 100-year-old Lin Heung Lau has surfaced in Central after a two-year hiatus, reviving its legendary teahouse and dim sum (from HKD25) status. For a taste of nostalgia, the noisy, hectic yum cha experience at Lin Heung Lau can’t be beat, and their extensive Chinese tea menu at the new ground-floor shop is truly special, with beautiful takeaway packaging to boot.

Lin Heung Lau, G/F & 1/F, 160–164 Wellington Street, Central, 2544 4556

Penna Moon Garden at Times Square features both modern Italian seafood specialities and shisha

Penna Moon Garden best new restaurants May
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Penna Moon Garden is the newest apple of LUBUDS’ eye in Causeway Bay, the second iteration of chef Ken Lau’s contemporary Italian restaurant originating in Quarry Bay. Chef Ken has expanded the menu here to include fresh oysters and seafood platters. His handmade pasta dishes are standouts, including pan-fried Pacific red prawn and scallop fettuccine (HKD298) and spaghetti with black truffle tossed in 24-month Parmesan cheese wheel (HKD328). On the Moon Garden front, the outdoor terrace plays host to a special BBQ menu, DJs, and shisha from 3PM.

Penna Moon Garden, Shop 1105, 11/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, 2573 3344, book here

Mainland brand Chaotianmen opens in Lan Kwai Fong with its Chongqing-style mala hotpot

Chaotianmen best new restaurants May
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If you’re a fan of authentically tongue-numbing mala hotpot from Chongqing and have some cash to splash, check out the first Hong Kong branch of Chaotianmen, one of China’s most established hotpot brands, dating back to 1935. We expect plenty of wheeling and dealing to take place over bowls of Chaotianmen’s bubbling red broth, with this location featuring six swish private rooms. 

Chaotianmen Hot Pot, UG/F, California Tower, 30–32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 9833 0177

New restaurants in Hong Kong: April 2024

Caligari showcases its award-winning Japanese curries in Central

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Central lunch-goers can’t seem to get enough of Caligari’s curries, which snagged the number 1 spot in Japan’s Kanda Curry Grand Prix. The Japanese chain offers two varieties of curry – Caligari curry with the sweetness of coconut milk and the premium spice curry, which is even more spice-rich and aromatic – accented with your choice of protein, from tatsuta chicken breast (HKD138/HKD158) to Wagyu meat cutlet (HKD138/HKD158).

Caligari Hong Kong, Shop F, 2/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 6058 6216

Bambino is a chilled all-day French-Italian restaurant and bar in Soho

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Founder Matthieu Maury, who left his finance career to open popular Soho bakery FRENCHIES, has launched this laid-back spot fusing his French roots with his affection for Italy. At Bambino, chef Andy Mast, formerly of Foodie faves Honky Tonks Tavern and Shady Acres, crafts seasonal dishes that are the best of France and Italy, such as spinach fritters and ricotta (HKD110), green pesto gnocchi (HKD140), and the cheeky Ménage à Trois (HKD90) dessert, where chocolate cookie, vanilla ice cream, crushed pistachio, and salted caramel are bed buddies. The beverage programme by Penicillin Bar alum Lee Morris is highlighted by a selection of 40 French and Italian wines.

Bambino, 45 Peel Street, Soho, Central, book here

Chef Ton of Bangkok’s Le Du has designed the menu at New Town Plaza newcomer Here Thai Market

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We’re keen to check out this new Thai restaurant in Sha Tin, with Here Thai Market’s menu curated by a renowned F&B duo – chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn of Lu Du in Bangkok and Niras here in Hong Kong and chef Man Wai Yin, a Hong Konger who now runs the successful Cantonese eatery Chef Man Restaurant in Bangkok. Here Thai Market’s boat noodles and Thai milk tea are our must-tries.

Here Thai Market, Shop A216, 2/F, Phase III, New Town Plaza, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin, 3108 2197

96-year-old Jimmy’s Kitchen returns to Central with new chef Russell Doctrove on board 

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Opened nearly a century ago in Central, Jimmy’s Kitchen has long been treasured for presenting a uniquely Hong Kong-style Western menu, and regulars were bereft when it shut shop in 2020. Now, Jimmy’s Kitchen has been brought back to life on Pedder Street by Epicurean Group, serving up both its iconic signatures, including beetroot and vegetable borscht (HKD108), chicken supreme Kiev (HKD238), and baked Alaska (HKD228), as well as modernised dishes courtesy of new executive chef Russell Doctrove, such as seared Hokkaido scallop with bacon marmalade (HKD188) and, for sharing, 24oz Cavalier Wagyu sirloin (HKD1,888) from South Africa. 

Jimmy’s Kitchen, M/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, 2526 5293, book here

ÓNA’s Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours brighten up Discovery Bay

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Discovery Bay residents and day-trippers have the bright and sunny flavours of the Middle East and Med to look forward to with the opening of ÓNA. The restaurant celebrates the coastal cuisines of the region, from Spain and Italy, to Greece and Turkey, to Lebanon and Morocco. Moroccan chef El Mehdi Zenasni whips up a wide variety of dishes – tagines and couscous, signature seafood plates, Josper-grilled specialities, and plenty of fresh salads and mezze. Sounds like a great spot for whiling away a weekend afternoon with delish bites.

ÓNA Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Shop G09, G/F, DB Plaza, 1 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, 3619 0937, book here

Vietnamese restaurant Pho Bay also makes its debut in Discovery Bay

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Along with its neighbour ÓNA, Elite Growth Group, which also runs Cabana Breeze and The Upper Deck in nearby Tung Chung, brings a taste of Vietnam to DB Plaza with Pho Bay. The bamboo-decked terrace with its sea views is the place to be to savour veteran chef Chaliang Phaenthong’s light and refreshing regional Vietnamese seafood specialities, as well as national staples like pho, banh mi, and summer rolls.

Pho Bay, Shop G08B, G/F, DB Plaza, 1 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, 3619 0932, book here

Thai street-food flair lands at PMQ with the launch of BKK restaurant

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BKK comes to us from Chess House Restaurants, an F&B group overseeing reliable favourites like Chutney and Shahrazad in Central. Chess House now turns its attention to the authentically vibrant flavours of Thailand in a colourful and funky space. We’re thrilled to see Thai street-food key player crab omelette (HKD158) and also khao soi (HKD158) on the menu; this northern Thai curry noodle dish is rarely seen in Hong Kong.

BKK Thai Street Food, Shop SG09–SG14, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2330 0306, book here

Ciclo adds to Causeway Bay’s glitzy F&B scene with fusion cocktails and plates

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With a “modern zen” atmosphere, featuring smoke-art installations symbolising the rhythm of our breath, Ciclo is a sleek restaurant and bar in Causeway Bay taking up the entire fourth floor of the OLIV building adjacent to Times Square. On the menu are innovative East-meets-West cocktails, complemented by a food menu blending Italian recipes with local and other Asian ingredients. Signature dishes include the Hokkaido uni and lobster arancini (HKD228/2pcs) and drunken crab pasta (HKD228).

Ciclo, 4/F, OLIV, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, 5501 0697, book here

Sonny’s pizza, hot dogs, and soft serve bring a slice of the Big Apple to Soho

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A Singapore import, we’ve been craving a place like Sonny’s in Hong Kong, a spot where we can pick up an authentic slice of NY-style pizza – thin-crust, charred, and crispy, just how we like it. The slices, plus hot dogs courtesy of Honbo, can be enjoyed alongside Sonny’s wicked soft serve, crafted by new Soho creamery Milk.

Sonny’s, 68–70A Hollywood Road (enter via Elgin Street), Soho, Central, 9755 0355

Historic Woo Cheong Pawn Shop transforms into Sophia Loren House, a multi-storey Neapolitan dining, drinking, and entertainment complex

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Formerly housing high-end Chinese restaurant Woo Cheong Tea House and Neapolitan pastry shop Crust (and, before that, modern British The Pawn), four-storey Wan Chai landmark Woo Cheong Pawn Shop has taken on a grand new life as Sophia Loren House, a tribute to the la dolce vita culture of Naples. Four distinct dining and entertainment concepts are set to debut here in mid-April: Sophia Loren Pizzeria, Casa Sophia Loren for sophisticated Italian seafood bites, 70s-throwback STAGE for live performances and dancing the night away, and Pellicola Rooftop, perfect for sunset cocktails.

Sophia Loren House, 60–66 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

New restaurants in Hong Kong: March 2024

Ming Pavilion at Island Shangri-La celebrates Hokkien culinary traditions

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Island Shangri-La adds to its F&B prestige with the debut of the inviting, contemporary Ming Pavilion, inspired by the culinary abundance of Fujian province in south-eastern China. The kitchen is led by chef Jack Lam Yeung, with his diverse range of Hokkien dishes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients, delicate flavours, and intricate cooking techniques complemented by a tea programme curated by Tea Master Tiffany Chan offering a selection of 18 Chinese teas, including 14 varieties from Fujian province.

Ming Pavilion, 8/F, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, 2820 8580, book here

Zahir Mohamed expands his Baked brunch empire with new branches in Kennedy Town and Tai Hang

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Founder Zahir Mohamed’s Baked chain, which specialises in gut-busting North and South African brunch dishes, is now taking over the Kennedy Town and Wan Chai neighbourhoods, following its knockout success in Wan Chai. Baked Tai Hang has an Italian slant, inspired by Zahir’s time spent in Bologna, offering pasta plates for dinner, whilst Baked Kennedy Town, opening later in the month along the waterfront, is the most ambitious Baked yet, with a bakery, beer-brewing facilities, and restaurant space seating close to 200 diners.

Baked Kennedy Town, Shop 1, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town

Baked Tai Hang, 15–16 School Street, Tai Hang, 2885 2121

Abbraccio, a “luxury” pizza shop, joins the Wyndham Street fray

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Taking over the former Babacio (and, before that, Ktlay) space, Abbraccio continues the upscale pizzeria theme with this elegant restaurant churning out authentic Italian antipasti, salads, pizzas, and pastas. Their pizzas are the biggest draw, broken down into Classiche pies with a base of artisan tomato sauce, Bianca pizzas with a white sauce base, and Creazioni pizzas where innovation is the name of the game. We favour the classic approach of the Margherita DOP (HKD188) and Tonno (HKD198), but the Contadina (HKD218) with shredded chicken, cream cheese, mozzarella, Cheddar, and leek does sound mighty tempting in a sophisticated comfort-food sort of way.

Abbraccio, 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 75–77 Wyndham Street, Central, 2633 3878, book here

Wharney Hotel in Wan Chai welcomes The Hunan House for spicy, sour, and salty flavours

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Also housing Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Seventh Son, the Wharney Hotel is quite low-key about its F&B prowess. The Hunan House now joins the four-star hotel, the first Hong Kong outpost of this restaurant import from China. Highlights of the diverse menu include zuan tofu – uniquely made of shrimp, chicken, and pork – stir-fried beef and pork with chopped chilli, and a soft-shell turtle broth that’s not for the faint of heart.

The Hunan House, 1/F, Wharney Hotel, 57–73 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 3580 8288, WhatsApp 9592 5883

Chef Donovan Cooke showcases fine-casual modern European cuisine at his eponymous restaurant in Causeway Bay 

Donovan by Donovan Cooke
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British chef Donovan Cooke is an icon in Melbourne’s food scene, having achieved great success there at French eatery Ryne and waterfront restaurant The Atlantic. Lucky for us in Hong Kong, he’s recently landed in the 852 to front his eponymous modern European restaurant Donovan, which is both refined and welcoming. The eight-course tasting menu (HKD1,280 pp) with its Asian influences varies according to the best seasonal ingredients on hand, and wine-pairing plays a very important supporting role. We’ve heard the chef’s caramelised soy brioche with seaweed butter is legendary!

Donovan by Donovan Cooke, 16/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, 5228 7006

Flat Iron Burger brings its gourmet burger concept to Soho

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From the Steak King and Flat Iron Steak team comes this new gourmet burger eatery opening on Mar. 11 in Soho run by Johnny Glover and chef Aarik Persaud, the masterminds behind The Butchers Club and The Butchers Club Burger – so they know a thing or two about good patties. Flat Iron Burger’s signature blend of prime Black Angus or Wagyu beef is exclusively sourced from renowned Australian beef farmer Macka’s. We have our sights set on the Pigalle N Cheese (HKD188), featuring a moreish mix of Black Angus patty, house-made bacon, truffle jam, crispy fried onion, and raclette cheese. Flat Iron’s lunch set (HKD148) is an extremely wallet-friendly option that includes a six-ounce burger, fries, and frozen custard.

Flat Iron Burger,  27 & 29 Elgin Street, Soho, Central

New restaurants in Hong Kong: February 2024

Crushed Wines transforms into Crushed Wine Bar in Sai Ying Pun, with small plates, sharing dishes, and strong by-the-glass wine programme

Crushed Wine Bar

Located just opposite their sister restaurant Brut, South African oenophile Leigh-Ann Luckett and successful French-American restaurateur Camille Glass have transitioned their Crushed concept from a wine shop to a snazzy wine bar. Downstairs at the bar area, guests can grab light bites whilst enjoying their favourite by-the-glass pours. Heading upstairs, the ingredient-driven, comfort-food menu by Camille is perfect for groups, featuring communal dining and creative dish highlights like roast acorn squash with burrata and hazelnut brown butter (HKD248) and scallop risotto with sumac beurre blanc (HKD298).

Crushed Wine Bar, 6 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, 5597 8774, DM on Instagram to book

The Cipollini Pizzeria is the latest restaurant to open at AIRSIDE, offering a tomatoey, cheesy taste of Rome 

The Cipollini Pizzeria

Yet another fun-loving Italian restaurant is gracing the Hong Kong dining scene with The Cipollini Pizzeria arriving at AIRSIDE mall in Kai Tak. The main attraction at the Kowloon eatery is the thick-crust Roman-style pizza al taglio, which is sold by 100-gram slices in a variety of flavours. Our best bets for slices include the Prosciutto e Rucola (HKD52/100g), vegetable-packed Gardenia (HKD38/100g), and creamy Mortadella e Burrata (HKD46/100g). Try the 12-inch Carbonara pizza (HKD168) for funky, rich flavours. If you’re in the mood for pasta, The Cipollini has three options from which to choose.

The Cipollini Pizzeria, Shop G012, G/F, AIRSIDE, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, 2666 0238, book here

Charcoal Bar, a sizzling grill concept by two-Michelin-starred chef Bjoern Alexander, opens at Harbour City

Charcoal Bar

We know and love two-starred chef Bjoern Alexander from his stints at Hong Kong fine-diners Octavium and Restaurant Petrus. Charcoal Bar is a more laid-back and approachable venture for the acclaimed chef, a partnership with LUBUDS Group where open-fire grilling plays a starring role. Premium aged meat and fresh seafood are grilled before diners’ eyes on the Josper and open wood-fired grill, from the finest cuts of meat like USDA Choice Brandt beef and lychee-wood-smoked OP rib to charcoal-grilled eel and lychee-wood whole grilled jumbo tiger prawn.

Charcoal Bar, Shop OT G62, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2117 0088, WhatsApp 6566 8284, book here

Mue Mue at Mira Place offers innovative Thai cuisine with a Chinese twist by chef Saito Chau

Mue Mue

Chef Saito Chef brings his wealth of culinary experience at John Anthony, Dim Sum Library, Hutong, and Chinesology to play at Mue Mue by Mira Dining, fusing traditional Thai recipes with Chinese flavours and techniques. Standout dishes include tom yum roasted with crispy chicken (HKD298), Thai curry lobster with rice cake (HKD780), and beetroot-infused deep-fried tofu (HKD128). Mue Mue is also home to Mue Bar, where vibrant East-meets-West cocktails enjoyed al fresco (with or without shisha) are the draw.

Mue Mue, Shop 302, 3/F, Mira Place, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 9833 0788, book here

AMO AGO, a chic bakery-café in Soho by Fiata Group

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AMO AGO comes to us from the folk behind award-winning pizzeria Fiata. Bakery whizzes (and husband-and-wife team) Julien Zampieri and Paula Andrea work their doughy magic, expertly baking up croissants, tarts, and more impeccable pastry delights. The duo’s sfogliatella, a delicate shell-shaped filled Italian pastry, is already turning heads.

AMO AGO, 11 Shelley Street, Soho, Central

Uogashi Nihonichi expands its standing sushi bar concept to Central Market

Uogashi Nihonichi

With 20 stools available for sitting or standing at the colourful, inviting Japanese sushi import, this Central Market branch is the second in Hong Kong for Uogashi Nihonichi, following its debut by Cafe Deco Group at AIRSIDE last autumn. The fresh fish specialist – uogashi means “fish market” in Japanese – is one of Japan’s most beloved Edomae sushi establishments, showcasing abundant seasonal offerings from the sea. It is also one of the few sushi restaurants at Japan’s top fish markets that has auction rights. 

Uogashi Nihonichi, Shop G12, G/F, Central Market, 93 Queen’s Road Central and 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, 5596 7982

TEADAYE opens flagship Tsim Sha Tsui store specialising in Thai coconut tea drinks


Expanding from their takeaway shop in Sheung Wan, coconut-themed café TEADAYE opens their flagship location at Heath Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui with 20 seats and a space clad in soothing white. The tea spot imports high-quality Thai young coconut juice and raw-leaf tea from China to create silky and floral coconut-infused tea and coffee drinks. Signatures on the menu are the Squash Lemon Coco Tea (HKD32) and Coconado (HKD38) and the Pu’er Coco Milk Tea (HKD32) and Popping Tapioca (HKD32) from their coconut tea-based series.

TEADAYE, Shop S11 C & D, B/F, Heath Kong Kong, Chungking Mansions, 36–44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 5583 2830

APRIL COFFEE LAB brewing coffee at second corner location in Sai Ying Pun

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Brewing in Yuen Long since 2021, APRIL COFFEE LAB expands their share of smoky coffee to Western District with a cosy, eight-seat location in Sai Ying Pun. Decked out in a cool caramel colour, the shop serves a variety of Western-style coffee drinks and a limited run of baked goods, with plans for menu expansion in the near future. Make sure you get there before the Xiaohongshu crowd finds it!

APRIL COFFEE LAB, G/F, Benon Tower, 266 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 6856 8866

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

Carna by Dario Cecchini, a sophisticated Italian steakhouse, stuns at Mondrian Hong Kong with a nose-to-tail approach

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

With the recent opening of luxury hotel Mondrian Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui comes the launch of its in-house Italian steakhouse, Carna by Dario Cecchini. Dario is a legendary butcher from Tuscany, made world famous for his appearance on Netflix’s Chef’s Table. Nose-to-tail dining, sustainability, and zero waste are at the heart of Carna. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into the vibrant steakhouse’s crowning glory – the bistecca alla Fiorentina (HKD1,980) – showcasing a 1.2kg 45-day dry-aged Australian Rangers Valley Black Angus porterhouse.

Carna by Dario Cecchini, 39/F, Mondrian Hong Kong, 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3550 0339, book here

AOAO Japanese izakaya boasts a massive terrace for cool al-fresco drinking

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

Replacing a former office space, AOAO izakaya marks a legendary opening for a spectacular outdoor space that’s comfortable for cool cocktail-drinking and partying till dawn. The à-la-carte menu at AOAO focuses on traditional Japanese bites, with an emphasis on charcoal-grilled, sweetened flavours. Order the caramelised pumpkin (HKD88), chilled chawanmushi (HKD128), takoyaki-style chicken wings (HKD148), and chicken karaage (HKD118).

AOAO, 14/F, Manning House, 38–48 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 5506 5521, book here

Nocino introduces Hong Kong to Swiss-Italian flavours in Tai Hang

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

Never has Hong Kong had a clear representation of Swiss food until now, with the quaint Tai Hang eatery Nocino opening to explore the world of Italian-speaking southern Switzerland. Expert a fusion of carby and sharp, meaty flavours with the beef-shin ragu casarecce (HKD165), baked tubi (HKD150), house rosemary focaccia (HKD35), and malakoff (HKD65/pc) alongside rare offerings of Swiss cheeses and cured meats. Noicno is founded by Matthew Ziemski of former Kinship and Woolly Pigs HK glory. 

Nocino, 92E Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, 6012 1098, book here

Sabatini Ristorante Italiano opens a new restaurant at ifc mall

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

This Italian stalwart at The Royal Garden hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, which first opened 31 years ago, now has a sister outlet at ifc mall on Hong Kong Island. Sabatini Ristorante Italiano boasts quite a storied history, having originally been founded by the Sabatini brothers in Rome in 1958. At this brand-new ifc mall branch, chef Marco Antonio Li Voti helms the kitchen (Marco is also the chef behind local dessert brand Holy Cannoli), offering the classic Roman-style dishes and ambience beloved by Hong Kongers for over three decades.

Sabatini Ristorante Italiano, Shop 4008, 4/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2610 0080, book here

Second branch of Big JJ Seafood Hotpot debuts at BaseHall, serving up cha chaan teng eats

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

Big JJ on Central’s Wo On Lane is not only famous for its cool-cat vibe and signature hotpot made with pork bone, knuckle, and clam; it’s also a firm favourite for its lunchtime non-hotpot specialties, which are an assortment of authentic cha chaan teng plates. Now, lunch-goers in Central have another spot to pick up Big JJ’s local noodle and rice dishes, with the shop recently opening a second location at BaseHall. The sausage and luncheon meat rice with fried egg and soy and scallion sauce is a pure nostalgic delight.

Big JJ Seafood Hotpot, BaseHall 02, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central

Chef Marcello Scognamiglio opens modern Neapolitan Trattoria Felino on Star Street

New restaurants in Hong Kong: January 2024

Michelin-experienced chef Marcello Scognamiglio trades his hotel and private club work for this restaurant opening on Wan Chai’s Star Street. Trattoria Felino is an ode to the southern Italian cuisine of the chef’s home town of Naples. Designing a menu crediting his grandmother’s cooking, highlights include Neapolitan classics such as crudi, pizza nel ruotino, homemade pastas, and his nonna Ida’s meatballs, along with cast-iron half yellow chicken for a local injection of flavour. 

Trattoria Felino, 1–7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, book here

New restaurants in Hong Kong: December 2023

Guzzle brings its classic HK-style sandwiches to Central

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Famed in Yau Ma Tei for its considerate renditions of traditional Hong Kong-style egg sandwiches, Guzzle has come to Hong Kong Island shores with a new Soho location for eager lunch munchers. The signature coriander scrambled egg and luncheon meat sandwich (HKD42) is a must-buy, with the mashed taro and pork floss (HKD42), corned beef and cheese (HKD42), and satay beef and scrambled egg (HKD42) additional worthy sarnie contenders.

Guzzle, G/F, Khuan Ying Commercial Centre, 85–89 Wellington Street, Central, 9065 4597

Yakitoriya Hon introduces powerful duo of yakitori and sake to Sai Ying Pun

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Aiding in the birth of ArtLane in Sai Ying Pun, a cosy mini-neighbourhood popular for its graffiti-laden alleyways, Yakitoriya Hon is swinging its doors open to beckon yakitori-loving folks in Hong Kong to chomp on chicken hearts, gizzards, legs, heads, and more. Premium Suntory pints are available on draught pour here, and a huge sake selection is stocked for whisking you away to Japan (only momentarily; we know how much you love Tokyo!).

Yakitoriya Hon, Shop 8–11, Two ArtLane, 1 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, 5596 8180

Flat Iron Steak opens tasty new location in Wong Chuk Hang

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Experiencing searing success in Soho, Flat Iron Steak has moved to Wong Chuk Hang to open a second location at One Island South. With a mission to serve Hong Kong with cut-throat-priced flat iron steak, the Wong Chuk Hang branch opens with an excellent lunch set (HKD148) featuring a delicious 7-ounce Black Angus flat iron steak alongside fries or salad. Lobster mac and cheese (HKD65) and beef-tallow hand-cut fries (HKD45) are amongst the fan favourites alongside the cuts of beef. 

Flat Iron Steak, Shop G07, G/F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 5607 4860, book here

House of Culture leads a Malaysian renaissance with chef Gavin Chin

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Following great success with Fukuro and Brut!, Australian-Malaysian chef Gavin Chin opens the doors of House of Culture to gourmands eager to sample his intelligent mastery of East-meets-West elements. Featuring a wine list imported from Australia, House of Culture’s opening menu offers a fusion of Malaysian, Cantonese, and French influences, along with flavours from Down Under. It’s worth visiting the hotspot simply to check out the funky interior.

House of Culture, Shop B, G/F, Kenbo Commercial Building, 335–339 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2886 9689, book here

Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic, the world’s most Michelin-starred female chef, debuts at Forty-Five in Central

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For those with a penchant for French fine-dining, Cristal Room should rocket to the top of your must-visit list. This luxe collab with Maison Baccarat is a crystal-filled extravaganza of resplendent decor united with exceptional French gastronomy by Anne-Sophie Pic, crowned with three stars for her restaurant at Maison Pic, the chef’s family home in Valence, France, since 1889. Highlights of chef Pic’s dinner menu include her innovative signature Les Berlingots ASP, featuring sobacha (Japanese buckwheat tea) pasta filled with 24-month-aged Comté, served with a mushroom consommé infused with coffee and more sobacha.

Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic, 43/F, Gloucester Tower, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3501 8580, book here 

Pâtisserie Millefeuille’s classic Parisian-style pastries delight in Soho

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Renowned pastry chef Lionel Bodros, who used to head up the pastry departments of star-laden L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, has set up shop on Staunton Street to entice diners with his signature mini millefeuilles, in flavours like vanilla-caramel, pistachio-raspberry, and even a savoury rendition with smoked salmon and caviar, alongside exquisite petit gateaux, canelés, madeleines, and more authentic French pastries. Pâtisserie Millefuille’s sandwiches have also got us talking – in particular, a sinful version combining Morbier cheese, truffle ham, and Isigny butter. Oui, oui!

Pâtisserie Millefeuille, 16A Staunton Street, Soho, Central, 9317 1023

Mercury Recalls by Lost Stars spotlights vinyl, coffee & cocktails in Causeway Bay

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Lost Stars, the jamming live music bar in Tai Kok Tsui, has given birth to this cool-cat space on Hong Kong Island, a vinyl-spinning bar and café. By day, expect coffee, cakes, and brunch plates at Mercury Recalls, whilst, come sundown, the menu turns its attention to signature cocktails named after songs and a food menu offering pasta, risotto, and modern European mains

Mercury Recalls, Shop A, G/F, Fairview Mansion, 51 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, 2416 7503, book here

Karashibi Gyukotsu Ramen Kikanbo’s creamy, beefy broth is a ramen masterpiece

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Sibling to Tokyo-born Karashibi Miso Ramen Kikanbo, which opened in Hong Kong in 2019, this is the next-door neighbour specialising in luxuriously velvety white beef-bone broth, diverging from the brand’s OG miso-flavoured broth. Here, diners can customise the spiciness level of their noods. Butter-tossed ramen, beef-bone broth tsukemen, and Angus beef don with egg yolk are additional menu highlights.

Karashibi Gyukotsu Ramen Kikanbo, 528 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 2481 3383

Scottish craft brewery BrewDog launches its first branch in Hong Kong

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BrewDog, the Scotland-based craft brewery and pub chain, has made its HK debut in Central. The bar features 16 taps, ranging from BrewDog headliners like Punk IPA, Elvis Juice, and Lost Lager, to small batch-specials, to a selection of local craft brews. The brand’s signature burgers and wings are also on board, as is a takeaway beer fridge that’s loaded up with canned beers to go.

BrewDog, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2219 9905

Modern European fine-diner Bochord, designed like an old-world library, is helmed by a seasoned chef from The Peninsula

The best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong in 2023

Bochord feels like a vintage British members’ club, decked out with dark green leather sofas, a traditional coffered ceiling, built-in bookshelves, and pleated lamps. A veteran chef who built his career at The Peninsula hotel is said to be overseeing the kitchen, offering a modern European fine-dining experience with a particular emphasis on quality steak cuts. Guests can also look forward to cocktails inspired by classic works of art and nightly live music.

Bochard, Shop 1101, 11/F, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 3613 0092, book here

Croque monsieur specialist Croque opens in Central

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Co-founder Rémi Brunet, the polished general manager of Michelin-starred Louise, has opened sandwich shop Croque, introducing Hong Kongers to France’s sarnie of choice. There are both traditional and quirky versions of the French sandwich sensation, including one called Captain Hook where smoked salmon and horseradish cream headline.

Croque, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 78 Wellington Street, Central

TREEHOUSE opens new branches at AIRSIDE & Chungking Mansions

The best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong in 2023

Hong Kong’s favourite plant-based restaurant brand TREEHOUSE is expanding its eco-friendly footprint with two new locations this month – one at AIRSIDE in Kai Tak and the other at Heath, the buzzy basement retail and dining space at Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui. It will be true farm-to-fork dining at the AIRSIDE shop, with TREEHOUSE setting up an in-house hydroponic farm. New to the menu, we can’t wait to sink our teeth into the smoky tempeh and black bean “ball park” hot dog.

TREEHOUSE, Shop G103, G/F, AIRSIDE, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, San Po Kong (opens Dec. 4)

TREEHOUSE, Heath, B/F, Chungking Mansions, 36–44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (opens Dec. 11)

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