We put together our favourite new restaurants (and a few older venues) that’ll only set you back around the $300-$500 per person zone in case you’re looking for a v-Day venue or just a place to dine without the triple dollar sign
1B Davis Street, Kennedy Town, 2398 1838
Flavourful steaks, a fanciful panoply of Maine lobster dishes from bisque and boullaibaise to linguini and thermidor, and a byob with free corkage policy, make this intimate and chic eatery our new favourite K-Town spot to play footsie in.
Le Port Parfume
Shop C, 6-10 Kau U Fong, Central, 2824 3081
Le Port Parfume (French for ‘Fragrant Harbour’) serves up classic seafood dishes using fresh locally caught produce, paying homage to flavours from France and Hong Kong in a cozy and charming setting.
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G/F, 34 Gough Street, Central, 2155 9210
This quaint French bistro nestled in Gough Street is known for it’s affordable seasonal food and romantic ambiance.
1/F, Carfield Building, 77 Wyndham Street, 2525 5808
If you’re after the casual vibe of a firelit and moody steakhouse without the pricetag, Tango offers good quality Argentinian steaks in huge quantities with plenty of inexpensive options to enjoy while sipping a glass of red.
Le Bistro Winebeast
15 McGregor Street, Wanchai, 2479 6833
This modern French bistro is run by a husband and wife team and features an affordable wine list sourced from boutique wineries and delicious cuisine.
206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2549 0020
Serving flavoursome and chili-spiked Thai street food with influences from the North Eastern region of Issan, Chachawan has a fun, arsty vibe and consistently delicious chow.
6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, 3426 3949
This cool urban eatery has inspiring décor and innovative Asian fusion cuisine featuring dishes such as rendang curry cha sui bao and Sriracha street corn. Plus the entrance is hidden by a false stamp shop façade that clandestinely moves to reveal the vibrant restaurant upon choosing the correct chop.
Ho Lee Fook
1 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2810 0860
Doling out modern Asian cuisine, Ho Lee Fook is a grungy-cool, Mahjong-tiled eatery for those who wish to dine on filling and creative eats.
1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2540 7988
NOM, short for ‘Not Only Meatballs’, is a tasty Italian restaurant tucked away in Elgin Street. Comforting Italian food in a relaxed, urban atmosphere with a passionate chef and wholesome ingredients.
Fu Lu Shou
7/F, 31 Hollywood Road, Central, 2336 8812
This quirky cool Western-Chinese bar and restaurant is located on a rooftop near the Mid-Levels escalator and serves up funky retro cocktails and Chinatown-style eats complete with spring rolls, wonton soup, kung pao chicken and fortune cookies.
Risi e Bisi
12 Kau U Fong, Sheung Wan, 2824 3009
Risi e Bisi is a Venetian-style hideout with stylish modern décor, tasty tapas and creative cocktails. The portions aren’t huge so it’s best for a light supper with friends seeking after-work downtime.
2/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3568 9666
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The dim sum dished up by Social Place is fresh, tasty and affordable. A spacious, offbeat and modern interior makes for great group dining and is as positively raucous as a good dim sum joint should be.
48 Peel Street, SoHo, Central, 2880 0248
On a quiet street in the clamour of SoHo, this Parisian-style steak house is inspired by the latest craze to grip Hong Kong, French brasseries serving just the one meal option–steak frites with lashings of béarnaise sauce.
Vietnamese fried chicken wings at Chôm Chôm
58 Peel Street, Central, 2810 0850
Nestled amongst the vibrancy of Peel Street, Chôm Chôm Bia Hoi and Eatery is a hip place to enjoy traditional Vietnamese street food with a personal twist from notable head chef Peter Cuong Franklin.
49 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2387 6338
This stylish Italian eatery creates 100 per cent homemade Italian meals with locally sourced fresh produce. The hearty New York-influenced cuisine comes with an NYC coolness about that makes it a familiar favourite for upbeat dining.
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, 3958 2222
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British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant is cheap and cheerful in its vast and vivid setting in the throng of Causeway Bay.
1/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, 2810 1189
With a menu composed of the freshest ingredients from sustainable farms, Wild Grass delivers mouthwatering ‘nose to tail’ dishes, all served within its idyllic country-cottage interior.
Shop 718-719, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, 2778 8398
Shelter is an al fresco haven exhibiting its own organic gardens and giving diners a taste of Northern Italy and Tuscany in the great out of doors.
9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, 2547 7668
Fresh organic bites in a casual café setting.
12 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, 2873 3353
With its delicious organic plant-based food and kitschy vintage interior, this mindful-eating restaurant appeals to more than just vegetarians. All the produce is locally produced and seasonal, ensuring the meals are packed full of flavour.
1-6 Ying Wa Terrace, Sai Ying Pun, 2858 0005
A brand new eatery serving up paleo-friendly, gluten-free, sugar-free eats with a range of gorgeous salads and meats as well as a few cheat options for those who aren’t feeling particularly mindful.
18 Kau U Fong, Central, 2555 2202
This hidden gem has a diverse menu and serves traditional Chinese food made with locally grown ingredients. It is particularly famous for its signature flowery crab and friendly, welcoming staff.
Da Ping Huo
LG/F, 49 Hollywood Road, 2559 1317
If you fancy a bit of a kick, this local favourite Sichuan private kitchen serves deliciously spicy food that’s renowned for its authenticity and afford ability. With an after dessert opera performance by the wife of this mom-and-pop joint, you get a lot for your buck.
61-63 Hollywood Road, Central, 2617 0891
The menu at Neighborhood is seasonal and changes frequently with gourmet French-Italian fusion that is consistently delicious. Its tasteful décor and central location offer the perfect balance between luxurious and casual, not to mention inexpensive.
Level 2, Hotel Jen, 508 Queen’s Road West, Western District, 2213 6613
Serving up a blend of salty, spicy and sour dishes inspired by Malaysian street food, this minimalistically decorated restaurant filled with whites and woods is a calming and delicious experience.
66 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central 2194 0202
With a creative and divinely delicious take on the traditional Chinese bao, this eccentric little diner boasts Western-Asian fusion food and a loyal fan base.
1/F, Ho Lee Comm Building, 40 D’aguilar Street, Central, 2522 1823
Set in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Souvla serves
old style Greek food with a contemporary twist. Their sticky melt in your mouth chocolate baklava is a sure-fire crowd pleaser.
The Night Market
1028A Elements Mall, 1 Austin Road West, TST, 2807 2922
If you love punchy flavours, The Night Market’s menu consists of traditional Taiwanese street food made with farm-fresh ingredients.
Zahrabel Dining Club
25/F, 235-239 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, 5503 9181
This family-run business serves Lebanese food in a moody and chic settting. With banquet-style sharing menus filled with classic Middle Eastern fare, go hungry for a fabulously filling meal that you’ll be encouraged to take your time over.