Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever changing, we want to give you a head’s up on all of the latest restaurants that are opening in our city this month. From burgers, shakes and fries to dining with a view, and dumplings galore at Pirata Group’s latest opening, here’s what’s new in the 852.
We’ve been counting down the days, and it’s finally time! After teasing us for months with news of its opening, Shake Shack has finally confirmed it’s official opening date! From Tuesday, 1 May you’ll be able to tuck into the best burgers, shakes and cheese fries in the heart of the 852. Excited? Of course you are!
Shake Shack, Shop 4018, Podium Level 4, International Finance Center Mall, 8 Finance Street, Hong Kong, www.shakeshack.com.hk
Read more: Your First Taste of Shake Shack Hong Kong
Opening this month, Chifa is the latest venture from Pirata Restaurant Group. With the likes of Pirata, Pici and Tokyolima (to name just a few!) already under its belt, we’re sure that the upcoming venture is going to be a hit with the city’s foodie crowd! Set to serve a unique combination of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine, Chifa will specialise in all things dumplings, with wrapped dumplings and soft, fluffy bao forming the heart of the menu, along with the likes of traditional chifa noodles, rice, meat and seafood dishes.
Chifa, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.chifa.hk
A second new opening from Pirata Group this month is Madame Ching. Set to be located on Star Street (where the pop-up BALLS was situated earlier this year!), Madame Ching is a modern Chinese resto, bringing a bold and fresh approach to traditional flavours. Along with roasted delicacies such as Char Siu and Roast Goose featuring on the menu, the new spot will also offer a range of inventive cocktails, using Asian flavours such as Sichuan peppers, cardamom, ginger and goji berries.
Madame Ching, G/F, No.5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.madameching.hk
Newly opened by Le Comptoir Group (the people behind Bibo, The Ocean, Cabana and more) is ECRITURE, a French fine-dining resto situated in HQueens. Taking the top spot in the new Central landmark, ECRITURE boasts city-wide views and a chic and minimal decor. Helmed by French Executive Chef Maxime Gilbert, the restaurant is set to unite French cooking techniques with refined Japanese ingredients, with dishes on the menu that include Hokkaido Scallops contisée with Black Truffle and Cauliflower and White Chocolate Mousse, with Schrencki Caviar. A tasting menu will be available for $1,488 and will feature the best dishes that the season has to offer, along with a lunch menu, priced at $488 per person.
ECRITURE, 26/F, HQueens, 80 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.lecomptoir.hk/ecriture
With a home already on the shores of Stanley, Pinot Duck has now made its way further onto the island, to set up shop in Wan Chai. Open now, the new restaurant’s menu is (unsurprisingly!) duck-focused, with dishes that are guaranteed to delight, including Classic Peking Duck, Peking Duck Tacos and Mini Duck Burgers. The bar is also sure to become a popular after-work drinks spot, featuring a selection of old and new world wines, over 60 percent of which are from the pinot grape – along with beers on tap by Hong Kong brewer Moonzen.
Pinot Duck, G/F, 18 Lun Fat Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.pinotduck.com
Opened just last week (on Thursday, 26 April), Elia is a restaurant-cum-bar space inspired by the vintage nautical Spanish scene, where South-eastern Spanish bites are served alongside designer cocktails. With its iconic views of the harbour, Elia is set to tempt in diners with its indoor and al fresco seating, along with the exciting food, drinks and music. The Spanish-inspired menu is served nightly for dinner from 4pm until close, featuring a comprehensive tapas selection, small bites, big bites and sweet bites!
Elia, G/F, Shop 1 Wing On Plaza, TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Featured image courtesy of Chifa. Image #1 courtesy of Shake Shack via Instagram, image #2 courtesy of Chifa, image #3 courtesy of Madame Ching, image #4 courtesy of Ecriture, image #5 courtesy of Pinot Duck, image #6 courtesy of Elia