ToTT's and Roof Terrace
The to-die-for harbour views (especially at night) and spacious outdoor seating area are the main attractions of this rooftop bar and restaurant, but visitors will also be impressed by Talk of The Town’s extensive list of cocktails and super-indulgent free-flow weekend brunch. This spot is always at the top of our list when we’re dressed to impress or entertaining out-of-town visitors.
Web or Tel: 2837 6786
34/F, The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Road
Opened by a chef from another stellar CWB sushi bar, Sushi Ta-ke, Kishoku’s omakase menus showcase premium seasonal Japanese ingredients prepared beautifully. A meal here is definitely a wallet buster, so save it for a special occasion – or go for a relatively bargain-priced set lunch.
Facebook page or Tel: 2893 0333
5/F, ZING!, 38 Yiu Wa Street
百樂潮州酒樓 Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant
Elegant Pak Loh has consistently ranked amongst the best Chiu Chow restaurants in HK for years. Chiu Chow cuisine is much subtler in flavour than many of its regional Chinese counterparts, allowing the ingredients to shine. Our must-order dish here is the sliced goose and tofu, poached in a lightly spiced, fragrant broth.
Web or Tel: 2576 8886
23–25 Hysan Avenue
海鮮房 Seafood Room
This new-kid-on-the-block has been one of the most talked-about openings of the year so far. Opened by Russia’s high-end Bulldozer Group, Seafood Room showcases an unbeatable combination for those who favour the finer things in life: stunning skyline views and top-notch seafood. No matter if you take your pick from the seafood on ice (which can be cooked however you fancy) or order à la carte, one thing’s for sure: in a city that prizes seafood above all, this supremely fashionable dining room is one tough act to follow. The chic rooftop bar is the crowning glory.
Web or Tel: 3708 9668
26/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road
竹壽司 Sushi Ta-ke
We feel like we’ve been transported to Tokyo every time we step inside this elegant Japanese restaurant, where sushi and sashimi are the stars of the show. The fish is beautifully fresh, the rice perfectly textured and the sushi artfully formed. We dream about their luscious fatty tuna. To really push the boat out, opt for one of the restaurant’s omakase menus, which also feature grilled and simmered dishes and soul-warming seasonal soups.
Web or Tel: 2577 0611
12/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road
翠亨邨 Tsui Hang Village
You’ll think you’ve died and gone to char siu heaven after sampling a bite of this long-standing Cantonese’s restaurant honey-glazed barbecue pork (made with either pork from China or Japanese pork, which is slightly richer): it’s crispy yet tender with just the right amount of glistening fat.
Web or Tel: 2409 4822
22/F, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street
Budaoweng Hot Pot Cuisine
More upscale than most hotpot joints in Causeway Bay, Budaoweng stands out for its prime ingredients and Japanese influences (both sake and sashimi can also be ordered). We never get bored here, dipping an assortment of veggies, dumplings, seafood and hand-cut beef slices into a cauldron of bubbling broth (take your pick from a variety of soup bases) that is consistently refilled by staff.
Web or Tel: 3102 9363
Shop 1101, 11/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street
雲陽 Yun Yan
Your lips may be on the numb side after a meal at this stylish Sichuan restaurant, but that’s the price to pay for a meal this good. Traditional Sichuan dishes like mapo tofu and kung pao chicken are interspersed with a smattering of more creative offerings like the lamb rack and rice cakes in wild mushroom sauce. If you can’t take the heat, not everything is knock-your-socks-off spicy; the house-smoked duckling is a more subtle delight if you want to maintain your composure and ensure a dry brow while still enjoying a delicious dish.
Web or Tel: 2375 0800
Shop 1001B, 10/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street
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