Looking for some dining inspiration? Here are the best new restaurants in Hong Kong to check out this November…
If you’re tired of eating at the same places each time you go out — we’ve got all the newest restaurants and recently opened eateries to make a stop at. This is our ultimate guide to the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the latest bites our city has to offer. From the anticipated opening of Chef Manav Tuli’s modern Indian restaurant to Sai Kung’s happening new trattoria, here are the restaurants we’re heading to this November.
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Chef Manav Tuli (formerly leading Rosewood’s Michelin-starred Chaat) is taking the helm of JIA Group’s latest venture. Newly opened this week in Causeway Bay’s Lee Gardens Three, the highly anticipated modern Indian restaurant will take diners on a culinary journey that pays homage to India’s most influential empires, with a particular focus on the Maurya Empire, circa 3000 BC, with a unique and playful menu.
Soft opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5:30pm to 10:45pm
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Quei Bastardi Trattoria & Bar
While Sai Kung has its relaxed café culture set, the evenings have always been a rather casual affair. Until now! With a funky vibe usually reserved for eateries on the island, Quei Bastardi Trattoria & Bar is Sai Kung’s chic new restaurant for a fun time. Tucked away in the Old Town, the Italian trattoria dishes up everything from classic charcuterie platters (perfectly paired with a Tuscan red or signature G&T) to hearty pasta and seasonal (and Instagram-able!) mains. Highlights for Team Sassy were the Fresh Red Prawn Carpaccio (from the specials menu), the Spaghetti Alla Carrateira and the Cockeral Alla Diavola (served whole in a smokey box full of rosemary!).
Sassy Tip: Leave room for dessert!
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 11pm, Tuesday, 6pm to 11pm
Rue Du Liban
A striking new Lebanese restaurant, by the name of Rue Du Liban, has opened in TST, bringing a modern take on Levantine fare while staying true to traditional flavours. Sit underneath the hanging garden and savour dishes from a menu that spans cold and hot mezze, popular Lebanese street snacks and grilled mains for sharing. To pair, the restaurant’s wine list features labels from Lebanon, showcasing one of the world’s oldest wine-producing areas.
Opening hours: Daily, 11:30am till late
Paying homage to its namesake, the Roman goddess of love, this elegant new eatery makes a great first impression with gorgeous interiors designed by Hong Kong-based architecture and interior design studio Brash Atelier (Quality Goods Club, Crust Italian, Shady Acres). Food-wise, expect flavour-loaded Italian-Mediterranean cuisine courtesy of Jordi Vallés Claverol (who also helms JUNO’s sister venue Chueca).
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm
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World-renowned for its trademark blend of Japanese cuisine infused with Peruvian influences, Nobu makes its anticipated return to Hong Kong, opening at Regent Hong Kong with Executive Chef Jason Au at the helm. Set against the dazzling backdrop of Victoria Harbour, Diners can indulge in Nobu’s signature dishes, including the famous Black Cod with Miso, Yellowtail Jalapeño and Toro Tartare and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce, alongside newer Nobu-style South American dishes inspired by Chef Nobu’s the in Peru. Reservations are now open for dinner starting from Thursday, 19 October.
Opening hours: Daily, 6pm to 10pm
Nobu, 2/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, noburestaurants.com/hong-kong
The recently revamped Pondi’s new sister restaurant, Shop B was born out of owner and operators Chef George Kwok and Natalie Ngan’s love of dai pai dong. With a focus on wok-fired dishes, expect to be hit with that quintessential “wok hei” when you dig into the “Shop B” Fried Rice, “Gwai Lo” Pork Ribs and more.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 10pm
Flat Iron Steak Pop-Up
This pop-up stars, you guessed it, the flat iron cut, also known as the oyster blade cut — starting at just $150 for a 7oz steak and a side of fries or salad for lunch. We love that the meat is grain-fed and sourced from small, humane farms in Australia (not to mention Halal-certified). Dress your steak with one of the house-made sauces and pair with a glass of wine (which will only set you back $45!). The pop-ups are open now at Macelle in Soho and Steak King’s Tseung Kwan O post, until the end of the year.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 10:30pm (Flat Iron Steak SoHo); Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm (Steak King Tseung Kwan O)
Macelle, LG, Sharma Soho, 9-11 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, 5607 4860, www.macelle-steak.com
Steak King Tseung Kwan O, Shop G23A, G/F, Monterey, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, steak-king.com
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Another recent LUBUDS Group opening spearheaded by Chef Shao, YUAN focuses on Chinese vegetarian cuisine but perhaps not as you know it. Expect modern fine dining interpretations of traditional Chinese dishes dreamed up by Chef Shao together with new-generation Head Chef Law Chak Kei. The nature-centric, allium-free tasting menus feature highlights such as The Emerald Plate, a classic Sichuan cold dish that was notably a favourite of the late Empress Dowager Cixi, and the 9 Sweet Grid (pictured above), which comprises three marinated fresh fruits, three Chinese pastries, and three Western desserts in cube-shaped morsels.
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm
Gu Liang Cai
We love the retro vibes at this new Chiu Chow eatery in Central Market. Think vintage movie posters, neon-lit signage, rooster bowls and large round tables. LUBUDS Group’s Executive Chef Ronald Shao has partnered with native Chiu Chow chefs to bring you delicacies from the region, including marinated goose platters, oyster pancakes, pickled vegetables and plenty of chilled beer. Clink your drinking bowls and enjoy the flavours and ambience of an old daa laang-style open-air food stall.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30am to 4:30pm and 5:30pm to 10pm
For expertly executed crispy thin-crust pizza, head to Wan Chai’s hot new Alice Pizza. This is the first Asian outpost of the famed Roman pan pizza specialist, hailed as one of Italy’s best pizza chains. Pies here are baked in large, rectangular tins, sliced to order and sold by weight. The menu covers classic flavours and more innovative creations such as Carbonara, Truffle and Salmone. Be sure to leave room for some Nutella Pizza!
Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 10pm
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