7 April, 2021
New Restaurants In Hong Kong: April, 2021
New Restaurants In Hong Kong: April, 2021
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New Restaurants In Hong Kong: April, 2021

7 April, 2021
New Restaurants In Hong Kong: April, 2021

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 month ahead? Whether you feel like dining-in or supporting from a distance with takeaway or delivery, have a read of our ultimate guide to new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the best new eats our city has to offer. From Korean-inspired baos to cosy Italian comfort eats, elevated pub grub and more, here’s where we’ll be eating this April.

Editor’s Note: Social distancing regulations are currently in place in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government advice if choosing to dine out. 

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April

New Restaurants Hong Kong: Hungry Pal

Hungry Pal

The brainchild of three industry veterans (namely Bikal Ghale, Ashok Lama and Ganga Gurung, whose collective experience spans hotspots like Carbone, Veda and Buenos Aires Polo Club), Hungry Pal brings the gastrobar concept to Soho, serving up elevated pub grub and updated twists on classic cocktails for your dining pleasure. Tuck into everything from hearty comfort eats like Chicken & Mushroom Pie ($88) and Cajun Fried Chicken ($148 for half/ $280 for whole), to more refined bites like the Caprese Salad of Burrata, Heirloom Tomatoes and Yuzu Pearls ($168) and Grilled Salmon ($178). For drinks, we’ll take a round of Oolong Sours ($78) please, featuring gin infused with oolong milk tea and topped with homemade orange cordial.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm ’til late

Hungry Pal, 11 Lower Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, 2635 4555www.instagram.com/hungrypalhk

Salisterra

Following in the footsteps of beloved dining destination Café Gray Deluxe, Salisterra makes its long-awaited debut on the top floor of The Upper House this month. Inspired by the colours and flavours of the Mediterranean, the hotel’s new dining concept falls under the talented hands of London-based Michelin star chef, Jun Tanaka, with interiors by acclaimed architect André Fu. Expect all the warmth and familiarity of a neighbourhood bistro, paired with vibrant dishes which pay homage to the coastal cuisines of France and Italy. Salisterra is set to open in mid-April.

Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, salisterra.thehousecollective.com

Read more: The Best Hong Kong Hotels For Staycations

The Upper Deck Bar & Grill

It’s all about the beef at this modern American steakhouse, located in a prime waterfront location within Tung Chung’s up and coming Sheraton complex. Helmed by Moroccan Executive Chef Faycal El Moujahid, who also heads up sister restaurant Cabana Breeze (more on that below), The Upper Deck promises an elevated dining experience for savvy carnivores looking to get their fill of indulgent dry-aged beef cuts. Highlights include the selection of U.S.D.A Prime Black Angus, U.S.D.A Porterhouse and U.S.D.A Prime Rib Eye, seared to perfection on the grill for a nice outside crust and naturally juicy meat. Not a fan of steak? The restaurant also serves up non-beef dishes ranging from slow-cooked Australian lamb rack to classic Lobster Thermidor with cheese.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 10pm

The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, Shop 101, 1/F, T Bay, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong, 2757 8889, www.instagram.com/upperdeckhk

Casa Cucina

Cosy trattoria vibes abound, complete with an adorable pink shopfront, at Casa Cucina – the latest Italian dining spot to hit Sai Ying Pun. Describing itself as a Venetian-inspired Cicchetti bar, head here for a range of no-fuss small plates, including Burrata ($105), Scallop Carpaccio ($108), Cold Cuts ($148) and more. Perfect for pairing with a glass of wine (or three!).

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 10pm

Casa Cucina, Shops 8 & 9, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2887 9666, reservations@casacucina.hk, www.casacucina.hk

Read more: Your Guide To Italian Restaurants In Hong Kong 

Amalfitana

Amalfitana

Popular Repulse Bay pizza joint Amalfitana has joined the city crowd with the opening of its second location on bustling Wyndham Street. Experience all the flair and flavour of the beautiful Amalfi Coast with classic Italian gourmet pizzas, flavourful salads and seasonal small plates. The new location will also offer an elevated bar snack menu, along with a selection of Southern Italian-inspired cocktails.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm

Amalfitana, Shops D & E, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2688 2001, central@amalfitana.hk, www.amalfitana.hk

Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Repulse Bay

Grain

Part gastrobar, part pub, this Kennedy Town newcomer promises to impress with a menu of hearty seasonal dishes and innovative craft beer. Brought to us by dining group Woolly Pig Hong Kong (the team behind acclaimed restaurants like Hue, Bathers and Big Sur) and homegrown Gweilo Beer, Grain will house a full working brewery where guests will be invited to test new concoctions before they hit the market. Slated to open at the end of the month, this is one to look out for if you’re a brew-lover.

Grain, New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong (further details TBC)

Little Draft Land

The second iteration of chef May Chow’s #TravelwithLittleBao series kicks off this month with a three-month collaboration in partnership with “cocktails on tap” venture Draft Land. With the aim of transporting guests out of the city via all things food, this time the focus is on Seoul and Taipei. Tuck into specials like the Taiwanese “Lu Rou” Scotch Egg ($98), or the LB Fried Chicken Lettuce Wrap ($138) with Korean red chilli sauce and kimchi. For dessert, Draft Land holds court with its unique take on chef May’s beloved Little Ice-Cream Bao ($50), which features malted milk ice-cream, oolong tea caramel, and flaky sea salt. Drinks-wise, a total of eight “cocktails on tap” will be available on rotation, masterminded by the prolific Antonio Lai; all drinks are Korean-inspired, with conceptions like the refreshing Goryeo Highball ($100) and Baek-Hwa Collins ($90).

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 10pm (until the end of June)

Little Draft Land, Little Bao Diner, Shop H1, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2555 0600, www.little-bao.com

DPD Deluxe

New in around Fortress Hill is DPD Deluxe, which brings together the best of Chinese and Western cuisine for a dining destination that’s sure to please everyone in the group. Nestled in AIA Tower, this newcomer is open from breakfast all the way through to dinner. As is the case with its sister restaurant in Mong Kok, variety is key here, with the menu encompassing the likes of French Blue Mussels ($60), tangy and fresh Spaghetti Aglio E Olio with Hokkaido Scallop ($138), and Sweet and Sour Pork with Bell Pepper and Spicy Sauce ($138).

Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 10pm

DPD Deluxe, Shop 10B-13, G/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 2827 8328, www.instagram.com/dpd.hk

Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide To North Point

BELON: Turbot with Buerre Cancalaise

BELON

BELON has landed in a brand new home, ushering in an exciting new era for the award-winning restaurant. Nestled between fellow Black Sheep cohorts Ho Lee Fook and Fukuro, guests can expect a refreshed design more befitting of its fine dining pedigree (courtesy of Joyce Wang Studio), along with the official debut of new Head Chef Matthew Kirkley. Have a read of our review for all the details.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 6pm to 10pm

BELON, 1/F, 1-5 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, 2152 2872, info@belonsoho.com, belonsoho.com

Wagyu Yakiniku Ichiro

Set in the heart of Jordan, Ichiro brings a new spin on Japanese BBQ with its playful “Shinkanesen bullet train” service, which sees food delivered from kitchen to table atop a mini train, programmed to deliver orders stopping at diner “stations”. As for the food itself, meat-lovers have the opportunity to feast on “Odagyu” A4 Wagyu from the iconic, multi-award winning Oda Chikusan ranch on the remote south-western tip of Japan. Take your pick from one of six “Wagyu Unlimited” sets (starting from $298), which come with vegetables, appetisers, rice, soups and ramen, alongside an extensive buffet of salads, drinks and desserts (from an additional $48).

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm

Wagyu Yakiniku Ichiro, 3/F, Pak Shing Building, 31-37 Jordan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2736 8218, www.facebook.com/wagyuyakinikuichiro

March

The Last Resort

Describing itself as a crumpled love letter to the gritty dive bars of the world, The Last Resort is the latest opening from Black Sheep Restaurants. Perched on Peel Street, the Canadian-inspired watering hole delights with a nostalgic, wallet-friendly menu of approachable, no-nonsense drinks (cheers to straightforward favourites like Whiskey Apple and Bourbon Coke), alongside juicy hot fried chicken and golden-fried potato wedges dipped in sour cream and sweet chili sauce courtesy of chef Jowett Yu (Executive Chef of Ho Lee Fook and Le Garçon Saigon).

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 10pm

The Last Resort, 52b Peel Street, Soho, Hong Kong, 2442 2440, www.thelastresort.com.hk 

Chief’s Blend

Online butcher and deli Biltong Chief joins forces with coffee shop favourite Blend & Grind this month to bring us Chief’s Blend – the city’s first and only dedicated biltong bar. Biltong is of course the big draw (to be enjoyed with multiple rounds of craft beer and small batch South African wine, naturally), along with a selection of farm-style delicacies, breakfast bites, speciality coffee and delicious grab-and-go hot foods.

Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday, 8am to 6pm; Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 9pm

Chief’s Blend, 17-21 Burrows Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, hello@chiefsblend.com.hk, www.chiefsblend.com.hk

Read more: Your Ultimate Guide To Breakfast In Hong Kong

Cultivate

Promising to give us a bold yet whimsical new take on fine casual dining, Chef Leonard Cheung (formerly at 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana and Bo Innovation) debuts his inaugural solo venture this month in the form of Cultivate. The 22-seat chef’s table restaurant spotlights seasonality with a constantly-evolving eight-course tasting menu ($1,288), roughly a third of which will change every three weeks. Here, fine dining staples like truffles, wagyu and caviar take a back seat to the humble vegetable, which Chef Leonard elevates by means of innovative preparation, advanced cooking techniques and unconventional flavour combinations. Perfect for those looking for a dining experience, expect plenty of interaction with the chef himself throughout your meal. Cultivate is open for bookings from Wednesday, 24 March.

Cultivate, G/F 29 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, info@cultivate.hk, cultivate.hk

Between

Just four months after its Tai Kwun debut, JIA Group’s Between is welcoming a second branch to the fold. Spurred on by popular demand, the new location can be found in Wan Chai serving up the brand’s speciality coffee programme. Iconic Between signatures, including the Matcha Latte ($48) and Sesame Mountain ($68), are joined by a selection of in-store exclusives like the Green Nana ($50), a healthy smoothie composed of Avocado, Banana and Almond Milk. Feeling peckish? Don’t miss the menu of Japanese-inspired cafe bites, this time curated by Chef Agustin Balbi of Andō, featuring Wan Chai-exclusives such as Yuzu Pecan Tart ($58) and the Udon Noodle with Fish Tofu ($128).

Opening hours: Daily, 8am to 6pm

Between, Shop G03-04, G/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, info@between.coffee, www.between.coffee

Read more: The Best Coffee Shops In Wan Chai

Man Wah

A new era of Cantonese fine dining awaits at Man Wah, Mandarin Oriental’s signature Chinese restaurant. Though technically not a new restaurant per se, it has had a complete makeover so it looks and feels like a completely different space – think dark azure tones with Chinese embroidered art panels and delicate brass embellishments. As for the food, the Michelin-starred kitchen, headed by beloved Chef Wing-Keung Wong, balances old favourites with new creations, with a focus on often overlooked culinary gems and forgotten delicacies. Highlights of the menu include Deep-fried Matsutake Mushroom Pudding ($360 for six pieces), a recipe handed down to Chef Wong from the Qing Dynasty epicurean Jiang Taishi, Baked Lobster in Superior Fish Broth ($588) and the Hakka-inspired Braised Pork Belly, Taro ($168).

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2:30pm (Dim Sum) and 6:30pm to 10pm (Dinner); Saturday to Sunday, 11:30am to 3pm (Dim Sum) and 6:30pm to 10pm (Dinner)

Man Wah, 25/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4003, mohkg-manwah@mohg.com, www.mandarinoriental.com

Lady Nara

Popular Bangkok cafe Lady Nara has opened the doors to its first Hong Kong branch, bringing with it the restaurant’s signature brand of Thai-infused western comfort food. Signature Lobster Tom Yum Bisque with Garlic Toast ($138), Lemongrass Roast Chicken (from $198), Soft Shell Crab & Wagyu Burger ($168) and Rigatoni Red Vodka Crab ($158) are just some of the gems to look forward to, in addition to a sumptuous dessert menu with the likes of Thai Rose Tea Lava Cake ($78) and Thai Tea Tiramisu ($88). To drink, don’t miss the beloved Rose Thai Milk Tea ($48), or the colourful Lychee & Rose Butterfly Pea Tea ($48). Just make sure to have your cameras at the ready – with its light pink terrazzo bar, rattan chairs and elegant handcrafted floral decor, this is definitely one of the most Instagrammable new restaurants in Hong Kong this month!

Opening hours: Daily, 11:30am to 9pm

Lady Nara, Shop 3303, 3/F, Gateway Plaza, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2153 3730, www.facebook.com/ladynara.hk

Masa Hong Kong

New in from Chef Masataka “Masa” Fujisawa, the eminent sushi chef behind Wan Chai’s Sushi Masataka, is Masa Hong Kong – an intimate 21-seat omakase experience set on the fifth floor of Central’s CCB Tower. Known for his professional yet out-of-the-box approach to Japanese cuisine, Chef Masa embraces the unconventional at Masa Hong Kong, including using a blend of four types of vinegar to mix with the sushi rice, as well as preparing two different types of rice to be utilised depending on the fat content of the fish. Highlights include the Fatty Tuna, which consists of a mouthwatering five layers of various Otoro, Toro and Chutoro for the perfect fat ratio, along with the creamy konbu-marinated Sea Urchin and soft and tender Kyushu Squid. Lunch starts from $1,580 per person, whilst dinner is $2,980.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm

Masa Hong Kong, 5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2131 1303, info@masa-hk.com, masa-hk.com

Cabana Breeze

An exciting new alfresco dining option has landed in Tung Chung by way of Tiki-inspired Cabana Breeze. Helmed by Moroccan Executive Chef Faycal El Moujahid, whose experience spans a slew of Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels across the world (including Galaxy Macau), head here to indulge in comfort food classics executed with Mediterranean coastal flare. Must-order dishes from the menu include the hamachi ceviche, “Tuscan-style brick chicken” with roasted baby potatoes, and the show-stopping slow-roasted whole suckling pig, which must be ordered two days in advance, and is served with braised orange fennel and Salsa Verde. Complete your feast with a little something from the custom-built gin and rum trolleys – our vote goes to the HomeKong Sling, with flavours of cherry brandy, Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur, all spice and orange. Don’t forget to bring the pup along as the spacious outdoor patio is pet-friendly!

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm til late

Cabana Breeze, Shop G12-G15, T Bay, No 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong, 2777 8980, www.facebook.com/cabanabreezehk

Read more: The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Beaches, Hikes & Parks In Hong Kong

Cookie Vission

Fresh from its pop-up stint at K11 Musea, online sweet treat brand Cookie Vission has opened its first brick and mortar shop in Tai Hang. Baked fresh every hour, tuck into your favourite lava-centred cookies (from $40) in flavours like Portuguese Egg Tart, Triple Chocolate and Nutella Hazelnut. Whilst you’re there, don’t miss the shop-exclusive “Pookie” ($55), which consists of a puff pastry wrapped cookie that’s crisp and caramelised on the outside, with an extra soft and gooey centre. Load up on the sugar with the Big Boy Milkshake ($128), complete with toppings and whipped cream – go big or go home we say!

Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 6pm (until Wednesday, 10 March, 2021) and 8:30am to 9pm (from Thursday, 11 March, 2021)

Cookie Vission, 6 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, cookievission@gmail.com, www.cookievission.com

The Aubrey

Mandarin Oriental’s newest dining destination, The Aubrey, has made its eagerly-anticipated debut,  joining the ranks of Clipper Lounge, The Chinnery, Café Causette, Man Wah and more. Founded in collaboration with Maximal Concepts, guests can look forward to an eccentric Japanese izakaya experience: think craft cocktails and whiskies matched with traditional cuisine, all set against the backdrop of that iconic harbour view.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 2:30pm (lunch) and 6pm to 10pm (dinner); The Aubrey is open for cocktails daily from 12pm til late.

The Aubrey, 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4001, mohkg-aubrey@mohg.com, www.mandarinoriental.com

New Restaurants In Hong Kong: February

J.A.M. (Joint Asian Market)

Authentic Asian culinary fare awaits at J.A.M., Central’s newest dedicated food hall, which aims to transform street food snacks and homegrown comfort food into convenient grab-and-go dining options for the weekday work crowd. Located in a modern 200-square-metre space within Connaught Road’s Nexxus Building, the new concept by ZS Hospitality Group brings together four exciting foodie hotspots under one roof, including Korean home-style deli Mamalee Market, Singaporean-inspired Uncle Quek, authentic Vietnamese outlet Moi Moi and homegrown SiFu, which serves up “dim sum with a twist”. Each brand will offer its own three-course set lunch menu (priced between $138 to $158), and afternoon tea sets (priced between $98 to $128), both with the option to add on drinks ranging from regional craft beers, cold brew teas and more.

J.A.M., Lobby, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2808 1086, info@j-a-m.hk, j-a-m.hk

Read more: What To Eat And Drink At BaseHall

Grain Of Salt

In need of a new healthy lunch spot? Hong Kong’s first dietician-operated café has opened on Gough Street with a mission to make healthy eating effortless and enjoyable for all. Founded by registered dietician Tiffany Shek, the community-driven concept functions as an holistic wellness hub, offering professional nutrition counselling services upstairs while serving up a range of healthy treats in the cafe space below. Food-wise, Grain Of Salt covers a range of cuisines catering to different dietary requirements, including vegan and pescatarian. Highlights include the signature Avocado Toast ($128), hearty Soup-er (Veggie) Dumplings ($88) and the flavourful GOS Yoghurt Bowl ($98). Make sure to grab one of the antioxidant-packed smoothies ($78) to wash it all down!

Grain Of Salt, 47 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2968 1083, www.facebook.com/grainofsalthk

Read more: Your Guide To Gluten-Free Restaurants In Hong Kong

TMK Rap & Rolls

Pirata Group’s signature temakeria expands its reach to Wan Chai this month with the opening of its second location on Moon Street. Indulge in handrolls and sake with a punk rock edge, or for a lighter option, try one of the new wholesome nori bowls for a healthy and satisfying midday meal.

TMK Rap & Rolls is set to open from Tuesday, 10 February. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

TMK Rap & Rolls, 17A Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, info@tmk.hk, tmk.hk

Gustaci

Neapolitan pizza is the name of the game at newcomer Gustaci. Located on the ground floor of PMQ, this upscale pizza lounge is the first in town to spotlight dough that has been naturally leavened for up to 36 hours, making for a uniquely digestible texture and flavour. The brainchild of Italian couple Claudio and Boroka Cimmino, expect a menu of 10 made-to-order pies served up by Naples native chef Angelo, along with a medley of other grab-and-go delights including boutique Italian coffee, cakes and real gelato ice cream.

Gustaci, G/F, Block B, PMQ, Aberdeen Street, Soho, Hong Kong, info@gustaci.com, www.gustaci.com

Read more: The Best Pizza In Hong Kong

Izakaya By K

Looking for an excuse to escape the Island? With its Michelin pedigree and contemporary Japanese fare, Izakaya By K is offering plenty of reasons for a day trip to Tseung Kwan O this month. Led by chef Yusuke Kitade, a protégé of Michelin-starred Shohei Shimono, head here for classic izakaya cuisine with a modern twist. Think Wagyu Beef Pot Rice with a smattering of Madeira sauce, and Chicken Wing “Karaage”. Don’t miss the affordable set lunch and dinner menus, in addition to the extensive sake menu which promises to introduce diners to a selection of hidden gems. Kampai!

Izakaya By K is set to open in mid-February.

Izakaya By K, Shop G07, The Parkside, 18 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3618 8211, izakayabyk@ponghk.com, www.facebook.com/Izakaya.byk

Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tseung Kwan O

Teppanyaki Mihara

Debuting as the sister restaurant to Izakaya By K, Teppanyaki Mihara brings Japanese fusion with a modern global-inspired twist to Tseung Kwan O. Led by accomplished chef Terufumi Mihara (formerly at Cental’s Teppanyaki Sanka), the restaurant showcases his unique brand of “Wa Modern” cuisine, consisting of Japanese classics laced with French finesse. On the menu, this translates to dishes like steamed fish in a crust of salt and egg white, and Green Tea “Brule”. To experience the full span of offerings, opt for one of Chef Terufumi’s omakase menus (priced at $720 and $1,280) for a gourmet journey of Miyazaki A4 Wagyu beef, Hokkaido pork, Canadian lobster and more, along with a cheeky wine and sake pairing.

Teppanyaki Mihara is set to open in mid-February.

Teppanyaki Mihara, Shop G06, The Parkside, 18 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3618 8212, teppanyakimihara@ponghk.com, www.facebook.com/Teppanyaki.Mihara

Say Hi

Hot off its Central opening late last year, casual dining concept Say Hi brings its brand of industrial chic aesthetics and Instagram-friendly cafe food to Wan Chai. Sitting pretty on Tai Wong Street East (just a few doors down from Bakehouse), head here for simple yet classic dishes of Hokkaido Pork & Mashed Potato, Grilled Australian Lamb Rack, Risotto With Cauliflower & Porcini, and more. The drinks menu in particular looks right up our street, with highlights like the Mango Martini and the sake and Cointreau-laden Yuze Light.

Say Hi (Wan Chai), 24 Tai Wong Street East, 9224 2194, sayhi.wanchai@how-dept.com, www.instagram.com/sayhi_hk

Read more: The Best Coffee Shops In Wan Chai

New Restaurants In Hong Kong: January

OBP

New in from the team behind 11 Westside is OBP – a Korean “sool-jip”, or alcohol house, where cocktails and sharing plates are the order of the day. Hidden in an alleyway behind Old Bailey Street, OBP promises to be the next hidden gem of Soho, filling the void left by LKF favourite Jinjuu. In the kitchen, Chef Junwoo Choi leads the charge with an offering of inventive yet traditionally-inspired dishes, including the likes of Spicy Braised Pork Rib, Kimchi Pancake and Boneless Fried Chicken. Behind the bar you’ll find Daniel Eun, the Beverage Director of Westside Hospitality, mixing up a range of light and elegant tipples, of which we can’t wait to try Dokdo (Sour Apple) Gimlet, featuring Korean sake, and the rice wine-infused Damun Premium Makgeoli.

OBP, 3-5 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong (enter via alleyway behind Old Bailey Street), www.instagram.com/obp.hk

SAKImoto Bakery

Great news for carb-lovers this month; Japanese brand SAKImoto Bakery has made its way to Hong Kong, complete with its signature “healthy” bread recipe. Specialising in artisanal Shokupan (a type of light and fluffy Japanese bread), the brand is best known for its Gokubi Natural loaf, which is made without eggs and milk. Enjoy your slice with a slathering of the bakery’s premium handcrafted butter and jam (take your pick from 15 different flavours!). To ensure authenticity, the equipment, ingredients and production process all strictly follow Japanese operational guidelines, and is overseen by one of the brand’s Japanese chefs.

SAKImoto Bakery, Shop 3208, L3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/SAKImotoHK

Lucciola Restaurant & Bar

New luxury hotel, The Hari, quietly opened its doors at the end of last year, bringing us not one but two new restaurants to savour in 2021. First up is charming Italian hotspot Lucciola, helmed by chef Francesco Gava. Hearty classics are the order of the day, with menu highlights including the 24-hour braised Piedmontese veal shank, whole sea bream baked in a sea salt crust and the creamy La Burrata Pugliese. When it comes to pasta, the Spaghetti – a Gava family favourite that has been perfected over generations – is not to be missed. As for dessert, we’ve heard on the grapevine that Lucciola’s tiramisu is up there as one of the best in Hong Kong.

Head over now to try Lucciola’s fantastic set lunch offer, which includes two courses for just $198 or three courses for $298.

Lucciola Restaurant & Bar, 1/F, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2129 0333, lucciola@thehari.com, www.thehari.com

Zoku Restaurant & Terrace

From Italy all the way to Japan, The Hari’s second restaurant opening looks to the East for inspiration, serving up a refreshing take on Japanese cuisine centred on quality and ingenuity. Led by Chef de Cuisine Phillip Pak, who has worked alongside renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, expect to find seasonal Japanese produce featured in reimagined classics ranging from sushi to tempura and kushiyaki, all updated for the modern palate.

Zoku Restaurant & Terrace, 2/F, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2129 0338, zoku@thehari.comwww.thehari.com

Rise by Classified

If you’re in the Central area and in need of a midday pick-me-up, look no further than Rise by Classified – a brand new artisan bakery concept from the Classified Group. From viennoiserie classics, like croissants and pain au chocolat, to an ever-changing array of daily specials, Rise has just the thing to help you get through yet another work day. For something a little more satisfying, opt for the Benedict on Sourdough Tartine, Dutch Baby or the signature Rise Burger. Plus, don’t miss the retail section, which features a range of locally-sourced products from Hong Kong brands, including PÜRA VÏDA, Alive Food, and Nicole’s Kitchen.

Rise by Classified, Exchange Square Podium, Shop No. 313, 3/F, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, www.risebyclassified.com

Rollin

Food meets fashion at this new Korean concept, which serves up delicious savoury rice rolls and roll cakes to go. Housed in LANDMARK’s new retail urban wear concept Belowground, Rollin’s offering comes in stylish sneaker boxes, and is available in a myriad of gourmet flavours like Korean fishcake and tofu, Mortadella and Truffle beef. Launched by Francesco Lee of Aberdeen Street’s Moyo and Moyo Sik at BaseHall, the rolls start at $40.

Rollin, Belowground, Basement Floor, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/rollin.rollbar

Passepartout Brunch & Coffee

Brunch your way around the world this month, courtesy of new Causeway Bay addition Passepartout Brunch & Coffee. Describing itself as a “creative international brunch restaurant”, the menu spans the globe, offering a dizzying array of fusion dishes, each named after the cities they represent. Highlights include the signature Calcutta, a Butter Chicken Waffle which brings together the flavours of West Bengal with an American classic, the Apple Crumble Pound Cake and, of course, the Hong Kong – a luncheon meat and rice Scotch egg.

Passepartout Brunch & Coffee, Shop 2, G/F, 447-449, Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2882 0828www.instagram.com/passepartoutcoffee

KollaBo

Calling all fans of Korean and Japanese food! Travel might not be on the cards for us just yet, but new opening KollaBo is here to ensure our stomachs don’t miss out by bringing us 15 different Korean and Japanese cuisine brands to enjoy, all under the banner of one restaurant. Originally a Japanese concept, head here to tuck into the likes of raw crab marinated in soy sauce from SoBackJa Ganjanggejang, spicy fried chicken with cheese from Myongmul Dakgalbi and barbecue meats from Wagyu Yakiniku. We can’t think of a tastier way to satiate our wanderlust!

KollaBo, G1014-1015, G/F, Yiu Sing Mansion Stage 10, Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2529 3330, info@kollabo.hk, www.facebook.com/kollaBohk

The Coffee Academïcs, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Coffee Academïcs already has over 20 locations to its name throughout Hong Kong, but we have a feeling its new Harbour City outlet will be its best yet. Inspired by the art of urban hortology (indoor plants) and glamping, the new concept ties together together a coffee dispensary and retail shop with a dine-in café and restaurant, complete with a Coffee Bean Bar where guests can enjoy a customised roasting experience. Food-wise, the brand’s signature dishes will be available, alongside new delights like the KFC 2.0 with crunchy Korean fried chicken, spicy and sweet chili glaze, egglettes and salted egg yolk “cheese”, and the Braised Pork Cheeks with Miso and Mash.

The Coffee Academïcs, Shop 4201K, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3620 3028, www.the-coffeeacademics.com

Pazta

Easy breezy casual Italian dining has landed in Hong Kong by way of Pazta, located within the courtyard of Tai Kwun. Serving up Italian cuisines from across the country, including provinces such as Venice, Bologna, Rome, and Sardinia, this newcomer presents a winning combination of simple yet quality food. Menu highlights consist of golden battered stuffed zucchini flowers, Pizzette Margherita and Pappardelle with slow-cooked wild boar. The piece de resistance? Pazta’s lively outdoor space, just like you would find in a traditional Italian piazza.

Pazta, Shop 03-G08, G/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2626 1186, info@pazta.hk, www.facebook.com/Paztahongkong

Featured image courtesy of Little Bao x Draft Land, image 1 courtesy of Hungry Pal, image 2 courtesy of The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, image 3 courtesy of Amalfitana, image 4 courtesy of Little Bao x Draft Land, image 5 courtesy of BELON.

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