Looking for some new dining inspiration? Here are the best new restaurants in Hong Kong to know this month…
Tired of eating at the same places every time you go out? Have a read of our ultimate guide to the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the latest eats our city has to offer. From Singular Concept’s robatayaki izakaya, Causeway Bay’s hip new restobar, Tung Chung’s newest Italian eatery by Woolly Pig and more, here are the restaurants we’ll be eating at this March.
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The Best New Restaurants In Hong Kong: February, 2023
Man Mano by Woolly Pig
Tucked away in the new wing of Tung Chung’s Citygate Outlets, this new family-style Italian eatery by Woolly Pig serves up generous portions of wholesome comfort foods. Coming in the forms of pappardelle, tortelloni and maccheroni, the order of the day here at Man Mano (Italian for “hand to hand”) is the hand-rolled pasta, made in the restaurant’s pasta making counter.
Opening hours: Daily, 11:30am to 10:30pm
Man Mano, Unit 418, Citygate Outlets, 18-20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong, 3500 5885, manmano.com.hk
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Hot on the heels of partnering with Indulgent Eat’s Jen Balisi to open modern filipino eatery Barkada, Singular Concepts brings us a hot new izakaya concept inspired by the hidden alleys under Tokyo’s underground train tracks. Yurakucho features a live robatayaki open-kitchen grill, as well as a no-fuss cocktails created by Singular Concepts’ co-founder Gagan Gurung, highballs on tap and a curated sake menu.
Soft opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 6pm to 12am; Thursday, 6pm to 1am; Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 2am
Yurakucho, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/yurakucho.izakaya
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During the day, Vivere is a classy spot for an authentic bite of Italian, and by night, the place transforms into its sassy alter-ego Vivi, inviting guests to stay till late and enjoy drinks and entertainment. Trust us, you’ll want to stick around for the live DJ sets, monthly Drag Show Brunches and two-for-one cocktails!
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 12pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday, 11:30am to 5am
Vivere, 11/F, Sugar+, 25-31 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2186 6404, www.viverehk.com
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Lai Ching Heen, Harbourside, The Lobby Lounge & The Steak House At Regent Hong Kong
Following an extensive transformation, Regent Hong Kong returns with a newly launched “Dining Destination” featuring four freshly renovated restaurants – namely The Steak House, Harbourside and The Lobby Lounge – each boasting spectacular harbour views. The hotel also celebrates its treasured two-Michelin-starred Lai Ching Heen, which has returned to its original name and will continue to serve up exemplary Cantonese cuisine and specialty brews by the restaurant’s own tea sommelier.
Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2313 2313, hongkong.
Celebrated Kobe specialty yakiniku restaurant, Yakiniku Ishidaya has opened a second Hong Kong post in World Trade Center. The new branch showcases prized ingredients carefully selected from three designated ranches in Hyogo Prefecture, including cuts boasting the Kobe beef purple chrysanthemum trademark denoting the highest quality, as well as the highest grade A5 Wagyu. Not-to-be-missed items include the premium Wagyu harami, which is exclusive to the Causeway Bay location.
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 3:30pm and 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Yakiniku Ishidaya, Shop 1001, 10/F, World Trade Center, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2817 7938, www.facebook.com/yakinikuishidaya.hk
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Head to CAMPSITE’s new glamping-themed flagship restaurant at Langham Place which brings the fun of dining in the wild, indoors. The Western-Japanese menu offers elevated camping staples such as trail snacks, Wagyu skewers, flame-grilled lobster and flaming s’mores.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 10:30pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am to 11pm
CAMPSITE, L4A, Shop 15-17, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2111 0480, www.campsite.com.hk
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New Restaurant Openings You Might Have Missed
Instagram Filipino foodie sensation Jen Balisi (aka Indulgent Eats) has opened the doors to her highly anticipated modern filipino restaurant. Teaming up with Singular Concepts, Barkada – named after the filipino noun for “a close group of friends” – can be found on the ground floor of FOCO.
Opening hours: Daily, 6pm to 1am
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Having just celebrated the one-year anniversary of his first solo venture, CENSU, Chef Shun Sato has launched a second Japanese concept in Sheung Wan, working with chefs Toru Takano and Ami Hamasaki to craft the menu. The intimate 23-seat teppanyaki concept dubbed Enishi (meaning “fate” in Japanese) offers an entirely different experience, guided by the same wabi-sabi philosophy that highlights the beauty of imperfection, which Chef Sato roots his craft in.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm to 12am, Friday to Sunday, 12pm to 3:30pm
Enishi, G/F, 49 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2626 9096, WhatsApp: 6604 9083, www.enishi-hk.net
F.I.G.S. Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar
The unique menu at this new al fresco draws from the regions of France, Italy, Greece and Spain, making up the restaurant’s name, F.I.G.S.. Think French seafood stews, freshly made Italian pastas, Greek-style grill meats and Spanish tapas. The airy 6,000 sq. ft. space offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a bar out on the terrace where you can sip on craft cocktails made with home-infused gin by master mixologist Vincent Chue.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am to 10:30pm, Friday and Saturday, 11:30am to 11:30pm
F.I.G.S. Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar, Shop 601, 6/F, 1111 King’s Road, Cityplaza One, Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2126 7357, www.silveroak.com.hk/figs
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From the minds behind artisanal butcher shop Steak King, comes the new casual and affordable trattoria-style steakhouse, Macelle. Drawing its name from the Italian word for butcher, “macelleria”, the focus here will be on counter-to-plate steaks, served with a complimentary side of freshly baked Focaccia. You can also order seasonal meat and fish items from the menu to be prepared in Macelle’s wood-fired josper.
Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 3pm and 5;30pm to 11pm
Macelle, L/G, Sharma Soho, 9-11 Staunton Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 5607 4860, www.macelle-steak.com
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Another new Filipino concept we’re super excited about is Dara. Meaning “auntie” in the provincial tongue of Pampanga, Philippines (in honour of Dara’s founder and prime chef Imelda Santos Bunoan), Dara plates up authentic flavours of the famous food capital with a sophisticated hand. We loved the Pork Kare Kare (a peanut butter-based stew with pork belly, beef tripe and vegetables), Tuna Kinilaw (Filipino tuna ceviche) and the Lumpiang Laing (spring rolls filled with taro leaved cooked in coconut milk), and can see why this place has already been such a hit with local Filipinos. We’ll also definitely be back for the Philippines-inspired cocktails.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6:30pm to 12am
Dara, Shop 6, 1/F, The Artisan House, 1 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 5107 4474, www.facebook.com/hkg.dara
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Pirata Group kicks of the new year with a brand new concept – a multi-storey tapas restaurant and bar christened Calle Ocho. The 2,500 sq. ft. venue, festooned with colourful tiles and bespoke artwork, offers the best of Spain, from the humble Pan con Tomate to the gloriously rich Squid Ink Paella bejewelled with morsels of octopus, king prawns, crispy calamari, mussels and clams. With prices starting from $45, we’re certain Calle Ocho will draw in the Fashion Walk foot traffic.
Opening hours: Weekdays, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm; Weekends, 12pm to 4pm
Calle Ocho, Fashion Walk, 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2638 8895, www.calleocho.hk
Main image courtesy of Yurakucho, image 1 courtesy of Man Mano, image 2 courtesy of Yurakucho, image 3 courtesy of Vivere, image 4 courtesy of Regent Hong Kong, image 5 courtesy of Yakiniku Ishidaya, image 6 courtesy of CAMPSITE, image 7 courtesy of Barkada via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of F.I.G.S., image 9 courtesy of Dara.