3 July, 2020
Eat & Drink

New Restaurants In Hong Kong: July, 2020

3 July, 2020

Keep up to date with the city’s ever-changing dining scene thanks to our roundup of the best new restaurants in Hong Kong!

Looking for some new dining inspiration for the weeks ahead? Have a read of our ultimate guide to the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the best new eats our city has to offer. From the return of an old tapas favourite to new vegetarian Korean eats, pizza, dim sum and more, here’s where (and what!) we’re eating in Hong Kong this July.

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July

Club Rangoon

Club Rangoon

Bringing a taste of Burma to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong is Club Rangoon, the city’s first authentic Burmese restaurant. Occupying a prime spot in Soho, get set for an explosion of vibrant flavours matched with hearty comfort eats, all of which borrow inspiration from the neighbouring cuisines of India, China and Thailand. The specially-curated menu takes its cue from founder Nelson Htoo’s childhood memories of Myanmar, elevated with a subtle hint of refinement and culinary flair courtesy of chef Karisa Cheque. As for the drinks, guests can expect a heady mix of flavourful cocktails crafted by Bar Manager Jack Byrne. The result is a tantalising foodie adventure, designed to take you on a journey through the rich history and culture of the mystic nation. Club Rangoon officially opens on Thursday, 9 July (booking now open).

Club Rangoon, 33 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2503 3077, [email protected], www.clubrangoon.com.hk

Andō; Chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi

Andō

Cultures collide at Andō, the first solo concept by highly-acclaimed Argentinian chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi. In this joint venture with JIA Group, Balbi takes inspiration from his ancestral roots in Spain, whilst also spotlighting his culinary training in Japan. Andō will be open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday, 7 July. Head here to book now.

Andō, 1F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.andohk.com

XUÂN

XUÂN

Named after the progressive 18th century female poet Hồ Xuân Hương, XUÂN looks set to follow in her footsteps with its forward-thinking contemporary spin on classic Vietnamese cuisine. Here, veteran Vietnamese Chef John Nguyen looks to the northern reaches of the country for inspiration, resulting in a menu of familiar favourites, with a twist. Guests can look forward to the likes of Chả Giò Crispy Spring Rolls ($128), Beef Prime Rib Phở ($138), Cơm Gà Hoi An Chicken Rice ($168) and more. We love that the Phở comes with optional extras such as Roasted Beef Bone Marrow (add $50), a Chinese Doughnut (add $20) and Fresh Farm Egg (add $20). Craft cocktails, inspired by the nation’s signature flavours, round out the offering nicely. XUÂN soft opens on Monday, 6 July.

XUÂN, G/F, 18 Lun Fat Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2891 1177, [email protected], www.instagram.com/xuan_hk

Soil To Soul

Soil To Soul

New to K11 MUSEA this month, Soil To Soul brings us an exciting new vegetarian take on traditional Korean cuisine. Inspired by the country’s temple food, the restaurant is headed by Chef Gu Jin Kwang, a protégé of renowned Buddhist nun WooKwan. On the menu, guests can expect all their Korean favourites, but made from natural, organic and plant-based ingredients. Highlights include the gluten-free Korean Turnip Dumpling, a Mung Bean “Jangtteok” Pancake and Sweet & Sour Shiitake Mushroom. Drinks-wise, Soil To Soul’s signatures include biodynamic, organic and premium wines, traditional soju and soju-inspired cocktails.

Soil To Soul, 704, 7/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2389 9588, [email protected], www.facebook.com/soiltosoulhk

22 Ships

22 Ships

Neighbourhood tapas bar 22 Ships is back on Ship Street! With Chef Antonio Oviedo at the helm, the new and improved concept looks to celebrate authentic Spanish flavours with its menu of lesser-known tapas classics. We can’t wait to try the Iberico Salchichon Tartare with Avocado Sorbet ($160), along with the creamy Boletus Mushroom Croquetas with Iberico Ham ($48 each) and Roasted Suckling Pig ($388). Rounding out the highlights is a Chicken Pepitoria with Ibérico Ham, Saffron and Almonds ($298), which serves as a modern take on the comforting, generations-old Spanish family dish. To drink, take your pick from one of the 20+ Spanish wines on offer, or the house sherry served from a barrel.

22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2555 0722, [email protected], www.22ships.hk

District Eight

District 8

A touch of French chic arrives in Hong Kong this month by way of Parisian-inspired bistro District 8. Located within Elements Mall’s Civic Square, head here for French classics and comfort food, including Steak Frites (from $270), sharing Salumi and Cheese Platters (from $70), and Fresh Shucked Oysters (from $120). The restaurant’s drinks menu in particular is a standout, featuring a selection of eclectic cocktails. We loved the French Breakfast Martini ($90), made with butter croissant-infused vodka (yes, you read that right!), strawberry marmalade, egg white and fresh lemon. The Beef It ($110) is also a must-try, complete with Wagyu beef fat-washed bourbon, burnt honey syrup and smoky whisky.

District 8, Shop R009, R/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2537 7555, [email protected]district8.com.hk

Monsoon

Monsoon

Calling all fans of Mama San, acclaimed chef Will Meyrick is at it again with his second Hong Kong opening. Located in Elements Mall, Monsoon will offer an inventive and inspiring take on classic Southeast Asian fare. Think comfort food, done with a contemporary twist. Leading the kitchen team is Head Chef Gede Budiana – an expert on Indonesian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Together with Meyrick’s experience, guests are guaranteed to be in excellent hands.

Monsoon, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.monsoonoriental.com.hk

Dim Sum Library

Dim Sum Library

Introducing yet another Elements Mall opening, this time the focus is on all things dim sum. This will be Dim Sum Library’s second location and with it, the restaurant promises an all-new culinary experience. Expect a range of exclusive new signature dishes, such as the Pan-Fried Sichuan Cod Bao ($68, complete with a homemade ma la sauce), Charcoal Tofu with Wild Mushrooms ($68) and Lobster Dumpling with Tianqi Herbs ($62). What’s more, to celebrate the opening, both Dim Sum Library locations will be offering limited edition Xiaolong Bao. Available until Sunday, 20 September, flavours will change weekly and include Bak Kut Teh, Kombu & Bonito, Beef Brisket and Hot & Sour.

Dim Sum Library (Elements Mall), Shop 1028B, Water, Elements, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2810 0898, www.dimsumlibrary.com.hk

The Pizza Project

The Pizza Project

Following the success of its Peel Street debut earlier this year, The Pizza Project is bringing its brand of crowd-pleasing, affordable pizza to Wan Chai. Don’t miss its opening celebrations on Tuesday, 7 July, where the restaurant will be giving away 500 free pizzas from 6pm onwards. See you there!

The Pizza Project (Wan Chai), 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, [email protected], thepizzaproject.hk

Read more: The Pizza Project: A 70’s-Style Pizzeria From The Guys That Brought Us Pici

Odea

FWD House 1881

Heritage hotel House 1881 is gearing up to launch not one but four new restaurant and bar brands this summer. French-inspired Odea, bar concept The Cell and Chinese-focused The Queen are already in soft opening phase, while farm-to-fork steakhouse The Steak Room is coming soon.

FWD House 1881, Main Building, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3988 0000, [email protected], www.fwdhouse1881.com

June

CHAAT

Joining the ranks of American grilled meat specialist HENRY and tapas-inspired restaurant Bayfare Social on Level Five of Rosewood Hong Kong is CHAAT – a bold, new Indian concept that doesn’t shy away from flavour. Equipped with three Tandoor ovens and a whole room dedicated to spices, Executive Chef Manav Tuli re-imagines and refines his favourite Indian street snacks from his childhood. Expect every bite to pack a punch – his authentic Pork Cheek Vindaloo ($178) is certainly not for the faint-hearted. If you’re brave enough to take the heat, we suggest softening the blow with a cooling glass of Mango Lassi ($80).

CHAAT, Level Five, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 5239 9220, [email protected], www.chaat.hk

Crown Super Deluxe

New in from Black Sheep, Crown Super Deluxe brings a touch of theatrical flair to the city with a lavish Japanese-inspired teppanyaki affair. Headed by Chef Toru Takano, originally from Niigata, the restaurant celebrates vintage Tokyo, bringing together luxury dining with stylish retro glamour. The main dining room features three custom teppans, allowing guests to get up close and personal with the cooking process. While a la carte options are available, guests are advised to choose from one of the three pre fixe menus, including the Deluxe ($1,188 per person), which comes with Sashimi, Lobster Miso Soup, A5 Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, Garlic Fried Rice and more. After the mains, make your way over to the dessert and whisky lounge for elegantly retro French patisseries, seasonal Japanese fruits and a cheeky nightcap.

Crown Super Deluxe, Mezzanine Level, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2111 8434, [email protected]www.crownsuperdeluxe.com

Read more: Crown Super Deluxe: A Lavish Teppanyaki Affair In LKF

BaseHall

Taking over the former site of Grappa’s Cellar in the basement of Jardine House, BaseHall looks set to become one of the buzziest new foodie openings in Central this summer. Here, guests can experience the very best of the city’s culinary scene – all in one convenient food hall. Confirmed outlets include Roti Tori (a new Japanese rotisserie concept from the team behind Yardbird), Cookie DPT, HonboCô Thành11 Westside, Pub 1842 (a modern craft beer pub by Young Master Ale), Return of Lemak and MOYOSIK (a new casual Korean spot by MOYO). Keep an eye on BaseHall’s Instagram for more information to come.

BaseHall, LG9 Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong, www.basehall.hk

Read more: What To Eat And Drink At BaseHall

Harbourside Grill

Enjoy dining with a view at the newly-opened Harbourside Grill this month. Perched above the harbour in TST’s Ocean Terminal, expect a grill-centric menu laced with French finesse, including Wagyu and U.S.D.A certified steak, seafood and more. The Apple tarte tatin ($158, serves two) is a must-try, alongside the show-stopping Steak tartare ($158), which is served table-side for added drama. A special mention must also go to the restaurant’s impressive outdoor terrace, with sweeping 180-degree city vistas. Here, guests can enjoy a drink from the comprehensive wine and cocktail list (sundowners anyone?), alongside casual bites from the terrace-specific menu. There’s also a well-priced lunch set, starting at $208 for two courses.

Harbourside Grill, Shop OTE401, Level 4, Ocean Terminal Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2619 9100, [email protected], www.harboursidegrill.com.hk

YAKINIKUMAFIA

The first ever international branch of YAKINIKUMAFIA has landed in Hong Kong, much to the delight of meat-lovers across the city. Fans of WAGYUMAFIA will already be familiar with Hisato Hamada’s dedication to all things wagyu, and this new offering promises more of the same, with a particular focus on (you guessed it) yakiniku. Housed in a sleek airport-themed interior, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, serving up affordable cuts of Ozaki Beef which diners grill themselves over a bbq. All guests will start with a Combo Set ($480 for one), which includes 150g of Ozaki Wagyu, Koshihikari Rice, Wagyu Bone Broth, Daikon, Pickled Cucumbers and Big Eye BBQ Sauce. Additional wagyu and side dishes are available to add on.

In a nod to WAGYUMAFIA’s early years as a private dinner pop-up, booking at YAKINIKUMAFIA is essential. Guests are required to register on the site in order to access a personalised reservation link. Be quick about it – the restaurant takes only 250 seatings a month.

YAKINIKUMAFIA, 2/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 3105 1250, [email protected]yakinikumafia.hk

Brando’s Burger

Introducing Hong Kong’s newest burger joint, Brando’s Burger is the brainchild of chef Brandon Tomkinson (formerly head chef at the now-closed Bread Street Kitchen). The menu is short but sweet, with just four options (including a classic beef, veggie portobello, chicken and spicy option, prices start at $110). Though Brando’s Burger doesn’t have a permanent home as yet, you can find out about its latest location through Instagram.

Brando’s Burger, www.instagram.com/brandosburger

Read more: The Best Burgers In Hong Kong 

Big Dill

Following the tremendous success of last year’s Vegan Block Parties, Big Dill now has its very own restaurant over in Sai Ying Pun. With a mission to take veganism mainstream, Big Dill blurs the line between plant-based and traditional comfort food. Think juicy burgers, gyros and more, all featuring meat-free “chicken”, “beef” and “lamb” proteins made in-house by the restaurant itself. Vegan or not, this is perfect for a touch of indulgence without any of the guilt!

Big Dill, 123 – 125 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 5270 6777, [email protected], www.facebook.com/BigDillOfficial

HAND3AG

Located in TST’s K11 Art Mall, homegrown culinary venture HAND3AG brings together fun, convenience and innovation for a casual “light-meal” dining concept featuring hot-off-the-grill teppanyaki sandwiches. The ambitious fillings will help you level up your sandwich game in no time. Take the restaurant’s signature Continental Iron House ($54) as a case in point. The sandwich comes complete with Provencal meatballs in ratatouille with tomato sauce, assorted vegetables, rose-cheese macaroni, a pan-fried egg with a runny yolk, and lava cheese mixed with cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan – phew! Soups, salads, French toast and baked goods are also on offer, alongside other savoury snacks. Make sure to save room for the Triple Cooked Hand-Cut Fries (from $35), served with homemade tomato sauce, truffle mayonnaise or special black-garlic sauce for a spud-tacular treat.

HAND3AG, Shop B226-B227A, Basement 2, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3907 0188, www.hand3ag.com

Hansik Goo

Acclaimed Chef Mingoo Kang is taking his culinary talent international with Hansik Goo, his first restaurant opening outside of Korea. Much like the highly celebrated Mingles (Chef Mingoo’s Seoul outlet), Hansik Goo looks to showcase Korea’s diverse culinary culture. Unfortunately, due to current flight restrictions, the chef himself is unable to make it to Hong Kong to officially launch the restaurant. However, guests can still enjoy a specially-curated eight-course tasting menu ($780), which has been designed to give a compelling introduction to Chef Mingoo’s unique cooking style. Dishes include Korean classics, such as Bulgogi, Yukhoe (Korean-style steak tartare), Bibim-Guksu and more. It’s a must-try for anyone who’s keen to learn more about Korean cuisine.

Hansik Goo, 2/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2798 8768, www.hansikgoo.hk

Mamma Always Said

Taking the place of recently-closed Malaysian street food concept JALAN, Mamma Always Said is the newest offering from Meraki Hospitality Group – and it promises to be one of its best yet. Opening just in time for summer, the focus here will be on modern comfort eats. From coffee and baked goods, to moorish sandwiches, salads, pasta, tapas and more, the all-day menu encourages guests to stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a taste of Mamma’s finest. We’re looking forward to feasting on the Homemade X.O Fried Chicken Wings ($85) in particular, along with the King Prawns with chorizo and Manchego ($180) and Potato Crisps and Jamon ($95). The all-day restaurant will also feature an in-house retail space selling local produce, affordable wines and exclusive Meraki packaged goods.

Mamma Always Said, 42 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.mammashk.com

Little Bao

Little Bao returns to Soho for summer! Every Thursday to Sunday, Happy Paradise – which this year transformed into a private dining space – will host Little Bao as a pop-up. We can’t wait to indulge in the classic OG baos, alongside signature small shares, off-menu specials, wine and cocktails. Open for dinner (and lunch on weekends), book your table via WhatsApp (6794 8414). Walk-ins are also welcome.

Little Bao Pop-Up, Happy Paradise, UG/F, 52 – 56 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.little-bao.com

yè shanghai

With a total of 13 Michelin stars and a time-honoured history of over 20 years across Hong Kong, Taipei and Shanghai, yè shanghai begins a new chapter this month with its brand new location in K11 MUSEA. Occupying a prime spot overlooking the harbour, diners can look forward to all of the restaurant’s longstanding favourites, as well as an exclusive dim sum menu and a number of innovative à la carte signature dishes, both of which have been especially created for the opening. Highlights include the Crab Roe Meat Bun ($120), a traditional Chinese bun filled with a deliciously simple mixture of pork and fresh Shanghai hairy crab, and the Shanghai Rice Cake with Eight Treasures ($220), which is a modern twist on the traditional ‘eight treasures’ dish featuring pork, chicken, water chestnuts, sea cucumbers, bamboo shoots and more.

yè shanghai, 702, 7/F, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2376 3322, [email protected], www.elite-concepts.com

May

Blue Bottle Coffee

Calling all coffee fanatics! The eagerly-anticipated Hong Kong outlet of famed coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee has finally opened its doors. Occupying a prime location on Lyndhurst Terrace, the two-storey venue will offer a limited menu of drinks and culinary items while in its soft-opening phase. Expect a range of espresso-based drinks, pour over coffee, cold brew, New Orleans Iced Coffee and more, alongside teas and select pastries, waffles and avocado toast. Blue Bottle Coffee is currently open daily from 8am to 5pm, for takeout only (for now!).

Blue Bottle, G/F and 1/F, 38 – 42 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

The Southside Pizza Co.

Lucky Southsiders are in for a treat this month thanks to the launch of The Southside Pizza Co. – a brand new delivery pizza concept which serves up freshly-made New York-style pies, lasagna, doughnuts and more. The pizza comes complete with a delicious sourdough base created in collaboration with Chef Gregoire Michaud (of Bakehouse fame). Toppings-wise, take your pick from a choice of six, including the classic Margherita ($100), the innovative Butter Chicken ($135) and the controversial Hawaiian ($125). The best part? The Southside Pizza Co. has made it a priority to hire furloughed or unemployed hospitality professionals who have been hit hard by recent events, alongside the homeless (in partnership with Impact Hong Kong).

The Southside Pizza Co., available on Deliveroo

PANO

Set against the picturesque harbour backdrop in the West Kowloon Cultural District, celebrity restaurant PANO promises to impress with its menu of Asian French cuisine. Helmed by Executive Chef Ken Lau, diners can enjoy a selection of Lau’s famous signature dishes such as the Homemade Linguine with Spanish Red Prawn ($348), Sea Urchin Risotto ($398) and Wagyu Beef Two Ways ($498). For an occasion dinner, we recommend checking out the indulgent Celebrity Tasting Menu featuring 10 courses (for $1188) or seven courses (for $888). The set showcases the restaurant’s must-try dishes and is a great way to sample the very best of Chef Ken’s local interpretation of traditional French classics.

PANO, Unit 1F-1, 1/F, 24-26 Museum Drive, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2361 9600, [email protected], www.facebook.com/pano.westkowloon

Detour

Sai Ying Pun fave Detour quietly opened the doors to its second location last month, and has attracted a steady stream of coffee-lovers ever since. Located in Sheung Wan, the all-day cafe and wine bar is much-loved for its antipodean-style coffee, alongside simple bites of Avocado Za’atar Toast ($60), Cheese and Chive Toasted Sandwich ($58), Salmon Labneh Toast ($65) and more. Don’t miss Detour’s selection of natural wines too!

Detour (Sheung Wan), 379 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, [email protected], www.facebook.com/detour.coffee.wine

The Blind Pig

If you’re after all things comfort this month, make your way to new sports pub The Blind Pig. Bringing together craft beer, pub food and sports, it’s ideal for lazy Sunday afternoon hang outs. The menu centres around fresh and flavourful ingredients, and includes comfort classics such as Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Wings ($118), Big City Reds Beef Hot Dog ($138) and more. Make sure to stop by on the weekend to check out its impressive carvery offering, featuring roast beef with all the trimmings (yes, Yorkshires included!). The weekend roast is priced at $238 for one person, or $428 for a larger family-style portion.

The Blind Pig, Shop B12-14A, 45 Tai Hong Street, Lei King Wan, Soho East, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, 2707 0002, [email protected], www.facebook.com/theblindpighk

Off Town Kitchen

Nestled in the heart of Sai Ying Pun’s High Street, this cosy new European restaurant and bakery delights with classic French dishes, alongside delectable house-baked house bread and pastries. Highlights include the Lobster Roll (made up of fresh lobster à la minute sandwiched between the restaurant’s signature crusty baguette), as well as the German Rye Sourdough ($42) and selection of viennoisserie.

Off Town Kitchen, G/F, 21 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2988 8124, www.facebook.com/Off-Town-Kitchen

March

RUBIA

Meat-lovers rejoice! New in from the team behind contemporary tapas bar Pica Pica, RUBIA pays homage to all things beef. But this isn’t just any old beef – we’re talking premium cuts of the highly-prized Galician Blond variety, hailing from Northern Spain. Served with hand-cut “Patatas Fritas”, sweet smoked piquillo peppers and mustard dressed greens, it’s a recipe for steak heaven. Also on the Taberna-inspired menu – tapas! Standout dishes include the “Huevos Rotos” ($95), a heady concoction of broken fried eggs mixed with chorizo or morcilla served atop RUBIA’s fries, and the Spicy Potato and Beef Bomba ($65). In the mood for something lighter? Head downstairs to enjoy the Bar Menu consisting of light bites and a range of cheese and cured meats! As for the drinks, RUBIA boasts an impressive line up of Spanish wines, as well as signature cocktails such as the RUBIA Old Fashioned ($140).

RUBIA, UG/F and 1/F, C Wisdom Centre, 35-37 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2889 1199, [email protected], www.rubia.hk

LucAle

Coming soon to Sai Ying Pun, LucAle promises premium Italian eats served with a side of relaxed neighbourhood vibes. Helmed by two of Italian fine-dining’s most well-known chefs – Alessandro Angelini (who most recently led the kitchen at Shangri-La’s Angelini) and Luca De Berardinis (of Conrad fame) – guests can look forward to a hearty meal of pasta, seafood and prime cuts of Italian meat, washed down with a selection of artisanal biodynamic wines sourced straight from Italy. Menu highlights include the indulgent Cappelletti Di Bolognese Bianca ($158), filled with white bolognese sauce and adorned with a premium Parmigiano Reggiano crumble, alongside the Chitarrino Al Tartufo Nero ($198), consisting of spaghettini “Chitarra” style, with black truffle, pecorino cheese and walnut bread crumbs. Of course, we’re already eyeing up the dessert menu. Bring us the Nutella Broken Pie ($88), served with strawberries and lychee STAT.

LucAle, Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3611 1842, [email protected], www.facebook.com/lucalehk

HOT ‘N’ MEEN

We firmly believe that you can never go wrong with a big bowl of steaming noodles and with the arrival of new delivery-only concept HOT ‘N’ MEEN, it seems we’re not the only ones! Brought to us from the team behind spicy Sichuan mainstay Chilli Fagara, it serves up ten slurp-worthy noodle bowls, ranging from the fiery Mouthwatering Chicken Noodles in Chilli Sauce ($78) and classic Dan Dan ($68), to the milder Braised Five-Spice Sliced Beef Soup Noodles ($78), to name but a few. Ideal for an office lunch, hangover indulgence or late-night feast (it’s open from noon til 10:30pm!), HOT ‘N’ MEEN will be available on Deliveroo from early March. Make sure to check out the lunch sets, which include a noodle dish and appetiser for just $98.

HOT ‘N’ MEEN, available on Deliveroo

Ask for Alonzo

Quarry Bay favourite Ask for Alonzo migrates westward for the opening of its second location in eclectic Tai Hang. Serving dishes inspired by the Mediterranean provinces of Italy, this cosy 35-seater trattoria is the place to go for all things comfort. Look out for special celebratory dishes exclusive to its Tai Hang outlet, such as the Deluxe Spaghetti Carbonara ($188), topped with wholesome shavings of Roman guanciale pork brought back from Italy by Alonzo himself. And don’t miss Ask for Alonzo’s weekly specials, which will include the infamous TLC selection of dishes. We can’t wait for the TLC Panini ($128) to make an appearance, complete with Bolognese ragout, melted mozzarella and red cheddar, complete with parmesan fries.

Ask for Alonzo (Tai Hang), 11 Lin Fa Kung Street West, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, 3101 8045, [email protected], askforalonzo.com

February

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Set to open this month, Lobster Shack is the latest restaurant from Bistro Concept Group –  home to Flying Pig Bistro, El Macho and Flying Pig Deli Social. Opening on Sai Ying Pun’s Second Street, Lobster Shack is set to specialise in all things seafood (which has been specially imported from Canada!), and promises to be a relaxed spot that’s perfect for catch-ups and satisfying those seafood cravings! Highlights on the menu are sure to include the Seafood Tower (featuring a platter of oysters, smoked salmon, potted crab, whole lobster, mussels and shrimp), along with grilled lobster tail (served with garlic lemon butter, fries and salad), scallop ceviche, fresh Canadian oysters and many more. Once open, Lobster Shack will be welcoming guests Monday to Friday, 11am to 11pm, and on weekends, 9am to 11pm.

Lobster Shack, 6 – 8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/lobstershackhk

Samsen, Sheung Wan

A long-time favourite of ours in Wan Chai, Samsen has been serving authentic Thai street food and boat noodles since it opened in 2016, and it has now expanded to Sheung Wan! Found on Jervois Street, the second location is open now for dinner only from 6:30pm (Tuesday to Sunday). Expect to find Samsen signatures on the menu along with new items such as Khao Soi, and curries served with freshly-made Roti.

Samsen, G/F, 23 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/SamsenHK

Read more: The Best Michelin-Recommended Cheap Eats In Hong Kong

Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining

Open now in K11 Musea, Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining is the latest restaurant from Ming Fat House. The group is behind city favourites such as Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour and Foxglove, so the new opening is sure to impress. True to the group’s penchant for basing its concepts on fictional characters, Mr Ming is “an avid fan of the Chinese Arts, a writer of poetry, a collector of historical artefacts, and a lover of food and wine” and is said to express this throughout the restaurant with “the many secret recipes showcased, the fine-detailed artwork and collection of coins emblazoned, and his personal selection of boutique wines on offer.” The soft opening menu includes dim sum dishes such as Shanghai pan-fried buns, Beijing soup dumplings, Mrs. Pound’s shrimp dumplings and more, along with delights such as salt and pepper tofu cubes, deep fried Szechuan spicy chicken and Ming’s roasted goose.

Mr Ming’s Chinese Dining, 1F, 113A, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mingfathouse.com/mr-mings-chinese-dining, www.facebook.com/mrmingshk

Ming Court, Wan Chai

Serving Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine, Ming Court is now open in Wan Chai. Part of Langham Hospitality Group’s collection of restaurants, the new opening sets out to offer creations that showcase an artful balance between modern sensibilities and traditional Cantonese craftsmanship. Guests can look forward to a refined dining experience, underpinned by authentic Cantonese culinary techniques using the best globally-sourced produce. As well as brand new speciality dishes – including sautéed tiger prawn slices with asparagus, and steamed scallops stuffed with minced shrimp and crab roe – the opening will feature an interactive, multisensory Chef’s Table experience designed for eight-to-ten guests in the private dining room, a set lunch menu, and even a new bar menu featuring Chinese tapas dishes and specially designed tea-based cocktails.

Ming Court, Level 2, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mingcourt.com.hk

Feather & Bone, Tsuen Wan

Known for offering Hongkongers premium meats and deli produce, Feather & Bone has newly opened an eighth location in Tseun Wan. As the brand’s biggest store yet, the new opening will feature a 1,400 square foot shop, 2,000 square foot restaurant and 2,900 square foot waterfront terrace. If dining in, shoppers in Tsuen Wan’s buzzing OP Mall can enjoy everything from coffee and brunch to all-day dining, dinner and drinks. An expansive butcher’s counter will also offer the opportunity to hand-pick steak and other expertly-carved cuts of fresh meat to takeaway.

Feather & Bone, Shop G09, G/F, OP Mall, 100 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.featherandbone.com.hk

Read more: Where To Go For Steak In Hong Kong

Cinnabon

Sweet-toothed readers, listen up! Cinnabon is heading in Hong Kong this February. Opening in Tai Kok Tsui’s Olympian City, the US bakery chain is set to bring its iconic cinnamon rolls to the city. The official opening date has yet to be announced, but Hong Kong diners can look forward to trying sweet and sticky delights such as the Classic Cinnamon Rolls®, Chocobon and Caramel Pecanbon.

Cinnabon, G06 ,G/F Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.cinnabon.com

Campsite

Newly opened in Quarry Bay’s K11 ATELIER, Campsite is inspired by the great outdoors. Taking its cue from campsite cooking and “glamping”, the restaurant is decked out with a wooden aesthetic, and is committed to serving food made with fresh and sustainable ingredients. Open on weekdays from 9am and on weekends from 11am, diners can expect an all-day menu, featuring everything from English breakfast, waffles and eggs and avo toast, to set lunch options and drinks.

Campsite, Shop 5, Ground Floor, K11 ATELIER, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.campsite.com.hk

January

The Pizza Project

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. Read Team Sassy’s review of The Pizza Project here.

The Pizza Project, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thepizzaproject.hk

Read more: Where To Get The Best Pizza In Hong Kong

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

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

Pondi

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, prawn etouffee with milk bread French toast, butter chicken liver terrine and confit duck leg bon bon – 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

SHAKA Rolls

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, Times Square & Elements

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

Read More: Team Sassy’s Verdict On Shake Shack Hong Kong

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Featured image courtesy of 22 Ships, image 1 courtesy of Club Rangoon, image 2 courtesy of Andō, image 3 courtesy of XUÂN, image 4 courtesy of Soil To Soul, image 5 courtesy of 22 Ships, image 6 courtesy of District 8, image 7 courtesy of Monsoon, image 8 courtesy of Dim Sum Library, image 9 courtesy of The Pizza Project, image 10 courtesy of Odea via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Lobster Shack.

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