SEPA: Restaurant Review. Venetian fare with a twist

SEPA: Restaurant Review

Venetian fare with a twist

thisgirlabroad  thisgirlabroad  on 20 Mar '16

Upon stepping inside SEPA, you'll see Italian flare (specifically Venetian) throughout the restaurant's decor and menu. Keep your eyes out for the Venetian masks hanging from the ceiling and the hidden outdoor seating, which is perfect on a warm night. Utilizing dark colors and a more rustic vibe, SEPA is a great spot to go for a few traditional "bacaro" dishes to share or to enjoy a few drinks and a bomba (seriously, you have to try this) after work.  


Image titleThe Beef Carpaccio with egg yolk is light yet flavourfulImage titleThe Tartare Di Manzo is perfect for all palates

To start, we tried the new Beef Carpaccio with egg yolk. This modernized dish drizzled with an egg yolk sauce and showered with black truffle shavings is a light, yet flavourful way to start your meal. We were compelled to try the very Instagrammable Tartare Di Manzo. Another modern take on a classic, this beef tartare is served with 12 different seasonings that are mixed together and served table side. Whether you like your tartare extra spicy, with lots of mustard, or a little more plain, this dish is perfect for all palates. 


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The Lobster Tagliatelle was rich in flavour and had plenty of whole pieces of fresh lobster 

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The Risotto with Chicken, Asparagus, and Black Truffle was too watery but the truffles were flavourful

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The Tagliatelle with Sausage and Thyme was the stand out dish

Because you can't go to an Italian restaurant and not order pasta, we ordered three carb-heavy (but oh-so delicious) mains. The Lobster Tagliatelle was rich in flavour and had plenty of whole pieces of fresh lobster throughout the dish. The Risotto with Chicken, asparagus, and black truffle looked a bit too watery for risotto standards, but thankfully the truffle saved the day (as it so often does) and helped to add some much needed flavour to the dish. Lastly, we tried the Tagliatelle with Sausage and Thyme, which was a stand out dish for most of us at the table. The textures complimented each other, and though the flavour of sauce (or lack thereof) was subtle, it really brought out the taste of the fresh pasta. 

*SEPA is currently running a special promotion: buy one pint of Peroni and get 20% off all pasta dishes. 


SEPA is a great restaurant for those looking for a casual meal with friends, date night, or a private group dinner (they have a larger space upstairs on the second floor). With its darker, moody decor, friendly service, and tasty Italian fare, SEPA makes choosing a restaurant for dinner a whole lot easier. 

Website or Tel: 2521 9800

Opening Hours:

Mon to Thu from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am;  

Fri to Sat from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am;

Sun from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am

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A Canadian expat who has been eating her way through HK without any plans to slow down.