New Restaurant: Cabana Breeze Bar & Grill

New Restaurant: Cabana Breeze Bar & Grill

Island vibes and comfort-food favourites out in Tung Chung

by:  
Jenni Lien  Jenni Lien  on 9 Mar '21


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My itch to travel has been replaced with an itch to discover more of Hong Kong. Recently, I saw photos of Cabana Breeze, a new restaurant and bar in Tung Chung with an island vibe, and immediately, I wanted to check it out. Look at the space – doesn’t it remind you of your favourite restaurant in [insert favourite island locale here]? So making the trek from Hong Kong Island to Lantau Island didn’t seem so far.


I haven’t explored Tung Chung much, but there’s a lot of development happening in the area. Cabana Breeze is in the retail area beside the Sheraton Tung Chung. There are about half a dozen restaurants already open (including known faves like gelato shop 3 Italiani), as well as several more that are in progress. After construction is completed, the restaurants will have a view of the water and be surrounded by bike paths – watch this space!


So what’s Cabana Breeze like?

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and the outdoor area was packed. Lots of people were out with their children and dogs enjoying the sunshine. For a second, we thought about sitting inside and enjoying the gorgeous interiors, but we opted for a cabana instead.

First out was this cute gin cart ($85–150/drink, depending on gin base chosen). We hear there may also be a rum cart out soon too.

Raw bar

We started with the hamachi ceviche ($138) and Hawaiian tuna poke ($148).

The hamachi was really unique. Ceviche is often quite tangy, but this one was savoury-sweet, with an addictive black garlic sauce and crispy fried onions. Give this a try, and maybe ask for a squeeze of lime if you’re missing a dash of tang. The tuna poke was more of a standard take but fresh and tasty.


Pizza

Cabana Breeze serves up Neapolitan-style pizzas, and the dough is delicious. We tried the piccante pizza ($155) with salami, which wasn’t too spicy. It would have been nice to have a bit more salami.


Main course

We were glad we saved room for the baby-back ribs ($188 for ½ or $288 for full) because this plate was our favourite part of the meal. The meat was really tender, and the sauce was both, well, saucy and baked on, forming almost a crust in some areas. As for the fries, sometimes these types of chips can come out a bit dry, but there was no such issue here. Delicious all round!


Dessert

We ended our meal with this pineapple and rum cake with coconut ice cream ($88), which is a good one to share.

Verdict

Cabana Breeze is a very pleasant and relaxing space. They’re serving up some lovely food and drink (and the menu is huge – we tried maybe 5% of it!), and the team are very friendly. We predict it’ll get busier as the weather gets warmer, so book in advance, especially if you want to enjoy one of the cabanas.


Shop G12–15, G/F, T Bay, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, 2777 8980


This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.


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Jenni Lien

Jenni Lien

Will travel far for food. Blogs at www.jenniexplores.com.