Discover the vibrant and innovative world of Indian cuisine at Leela, a highly anticipated modern Indian restaurant in Hong Kong. Created by Yenn Wong’s renowned JIA Group in partnership with chef Manav Tuli, Leela brings a playful and unique approach to traditional Indian dishes, all whilst prioritising sustainability and local sourcing.
Derived from the Hindu concept of “leela”, meaning divine play or sport of the gods, the Indian restaurant takes diners on a captivating culinary journey, paying homage to India’s influential empires, with a special focus on the Maurya Empire of circa 300 BCE.
Locally sourced proteins, vegetables, and ingredients are at the forefront of exploration at Leela, ensuring quality and a commitment to a sustainable and flavourful dining experience.
Leela’s menu boasts a range of signature dishes that celebrate India’s rich heritage and flavours. One standout dish is the Lucknowi tokri chaat (HKD118), featuring a unique edible basket filled with potato patties, chickpeas, saunth (dried ginger), curd, and tamarind chutney.
Another must-try dish is the chukandar-oxtail gosht (HKD288), showcasing the culinary traditions of Punjab. It combines oxtail with beetroot and aromatic spices and is a tribute to the Maurya Empire’s culinary heritage.
For those seeking evern bolder flavours, the Saoji lamb shank (HKD228) is a tantalising creation inspired by the cuisine of the Kandahar region of Afghanistan. Infused with pomegranate and fennel, this dish perfectly balances tender lamb meat with aromatic spices.