Yakimon had its soft opening on 24 November so it’s one we are eager to check out this month. Japanese Head Chef Toshiki Takatsuki (whose experience is in Italian, French and Japanese cuisine) is serving up a a range of dishes such as Chicken Breast Skewer in Three Flavours ($35 per skewer), “YAKI CHICKEN ONIGIRI” in a Stone Pot with Rich Chicken Soup ($108), and Grilled A5 Wagyu Beef with Sukiyaki Sauce and Egg Bubbles ($388).
Yakimon, 3/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong www.facebook.com/yakimon
As we briefly mentioned last month, a new craft brewery has opened up on Staunton Street, and on a recent warm weekend day, we saw the outside tables already packed with customers. Featuring 15 beers on tap, it also has an extensive list of other spirits (including tequila and mezcals), along with wines. And when you’re feeling hungry, try out its ‘Baja’ Tacos ($165 for three), grilled prawns, Big Sur-izo, Baja sauce, and cabbage served on fresh flour tortillas, Big Sur Mixed BBQ Plate ($390), tri-tip, pulled pork, grilled Big Sur-izo, Memphis ribs, BBQ beans, coleslaw served with house-made Sichuan corn bread, or the California Burger ($170), a grilled patty of natural beef, California cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and onion (served with fries).
Big Sur, Ground floor, 22 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.bigsur.com.hk
Set to open mid-month, this new addition to the burgeoning Wong Chuk Hang neighbourhood is something to get excited about. Located in Ovolo Southside, its terrace is one that attracts us the most. With a 60-person capacity, its view is of HK’s gorgeous landscape, with a few peeks of the ocean as well. Although clearly a drinks spot, if you get peckish, it will be serving food by Chef Alvaro Ramos all day long
Komune, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong komune.com.hk
One of our favourite neighbourhoods has a new place to drink and dine! Tipsy is the latest addition to this hip HK spot, and its bar is serving up everything from wines, to cocktails to beer and more. Our mouths were drooling when we spotted the Spanish King Prawn Ravioli, with Hokkaido sea urchin and fennel foam, Sicilian Anchovy Spaghetti with Sakura Ebi & Candy Panko, and the charcoaled Australian Octopus, served with beetroot hummus, smoked paprika and sherry. We cannot wait to try it for ourselves!
Tipsy, 1/F, Little Tai Hang 98 Tung Lo Wan Road Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Read more: Sassy’s Neighbourhood Guide To Tai Hang
The stunning view of Victoria Harbour would make you think you were at a high-end restaurant, but luckily, this casual bar and resto is made for those who just want to kick back and relax while enjoying a drink and a meal (and that HK skyline!). The concept – a digitalised food hall with nine different restaurants and cuisines, bar and live music on the weekends – is being touted as a ‘relaxed urban space’. There’s even an outdoor area for alfresco dining.
Dockyard, The Kerry Hotel, Level One, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, www.dockyardhk.com
With the (slightly) cooler weather finally here, we’re often looking for a good hot pot to enjoy. Hero Shu has popped up in Causeway Bay to offer spicy Sichuan food to the delight of many. We hear the Red and White Mandarin Duck Pot ($138) is one to try. But if you’re wary of too much spice, you may want to try another spot – this is for those who like their meals hot as fire!
Hero Shu, Macau Yat Yuen Centre, 525 號 2 樓, 523-527 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay
Read more: Top 10 Hot Pot Spots In Hong Kong
Image Credits: Featured image and Image #3 courtesy of Komune; image #1 courtesy of Yakimon, image #2 courtesy of Big Sur; image #4 by @shell_we_eat, courtesy of Tipsy; image #5 by @emikotomochiko courtesy of Dockyard; image #6 courtesy of Hero Shu courtesy of Open Rice