Keep up to date with Hong Kong’s ever-changing dining scene with our roundup of the best new restaurants to open this month!
Looking for some new dining inspiration for the month ahead? Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever-changing, we want to give you a heads up about all of the restaurants that are set to open in our city this month. From handmade pizzas and expert patisserie, to American-style sushi rolls and more, here’s where (and what!) we’re eating this January.
Coming to the city this month from Pirata group, The Pizza Project is a brand new pizzeria concept. Opening its doors this January, the casual eatery promises to bring the same straightforward charm and quality dishes as city favourite Pici, but with a focus on pizza. The menu will feature not only a selection of handmade pizzas, but also a range of freshly-prepared starters and decadent desserts. Located on Central’s Peel Street, the new opening is helmed by Pirata Group veteran Chef’s Andrea Viglione and Davide Borin and Pici Operations Manager, Nacho Lopez – with the team no doubt wanting to recreate the success of the casual pasta bar. The official opening date is yet to be announced, but the restaurant will be throwing a street party on Tuesday, 14 January to give diners a taste of what’s to come.
The Pizza Project, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thepizzaproject.hk
World-renowned pastry chef, Dominique Ansel is opening his first location in Hong Kong this month. Sure to please pastry-fans city wide, Dominique Ansel is acclaimed across the globe for his patisserie skills (not to mention as the creator of the Cronut), and is set to bring a brand new menu of sweet treats to the city this January. Promising an entirely new concept featuring pastries and treats created exclusively by Chef Dominique just for Hong Kong, bespoke creations include the likes of Mochi Peanut Chausson, Macaroni Cheesecake, Lemon Tea Juice Box and more.
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, Shop OT G63A, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.dangwenli.com
Officially set to open its doors this month, Pondi is a collaborative concept from the teams behind BlackSalt and BRUT!. The vibrant restaurant features old world flavours and unexpected wine pairings, with a menu full of bold flavours, tapas-style plates and traditional home-style favourites. Labelling itself as “an ode to Pondicherry”, the restaurant takes its cues from the old French colonial settlement in India, with plates taking inspiration from both cuisines. Menu items include yogurt croquettes, baby shrimp and crab étouffée, butter chicken liver terrine and baby calamari – not forgetting the concise and well-curated list of wines, aperitifs and sherries on offer.
Pondi, 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/pondihk
After launching back in May, 2019 on Deliveroo Food Market, SHAKA Rolls is now available at Pololi’Ona’s flagship in Causeway Bay. Bringing American-style sushi rolls to Hong Kong, signature SHAKA Rolls include the likes of the Dragon Bomb Roll ($88) with shrimp tempura, unagi, avocado, cucumber, tempura crunch and spicy tobiko mayo, the Crazy Philly Roll ($108) with fresh salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and topped with torched salmon and tobiko mayo, and the Dynamite Roll ($98) with spicy tuna, jalapeno and ikura. As a new addition to the menu, the Causeway Bay location will also serve SHAKA Dons. The selection of protein packed dons include Tuna Trio Don ($118) with tuna tataki, spicy tuna and spicy aburi tuna, and Shaka Don ($138) with ikura, scallops, tuna tataki and salmon slices.
SHAKA Rolls, Pololi’Ona, Shop C, Fashion Walk Food Street, 58-64 Paterson Street, Causeway, Bay, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/ShakaRolls
Shake Shack has been busy over the last few months, opening not one but two new locations! Its fourth location in Times Square opened at the end of 2019 and was closely followed by a fifth shop in Elements Mall. So burger lovers in the city can now get their fix of ShackBurgers, cheese fries and hand-spun shakes in Causeway Bay and in Tsim Sha Tsui!
Shake Shack, Shop B217-B219, Basement 2, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Shake Shack, Shop 1005-1006, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.shakeshack.com.hk
Featured image courtesy of Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of The Pizza Project, image 2 courtesy of Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Pondi via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Shaka Rolls via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Shake Shack Hong Kong via Instagram.