Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever changing, we want to give you a heads up about all of the restaurants that are set to open in our city this October. From burgers, burritos and milkshakes, to new airport openings from Wolfgang Puck and Duddell’s, here’s where (and what!) we’re eating this month.
The long-awaited Soho House Hong Kong opened its doors in mid-September and offers up a range of food and beverage options for its members (and their lucky friends!). The exclusive members-only club features several lounge areas and a pool room, alongside an array of cocktail and coffee bars, a main brasserie and two private dining rooms. Diners can expect an all-day dining menu featuring many of the House favourites, including the famed Dirty Burger and fries ($148) and indulgent Mac & Cheese ($78). Hong Kong-exclusive dishes have also been added to the varied menu. Chef Chris Thompson shows off his Thai roots in the refreshing and light Khao yum rice salad with butterfly pea, pomelo, lemongrass and shredded coconut ($98), but dim sum classics, including king prawn har gao ($82 for four), wild mushroom dumplings ($62 for three) and baked char siu bao ($75 for two) are also available. Don’t leave without an order of traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert, and wash the whole feast down with a spicy Picante De La Casa cocktail.
Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.sohohousehongkong.com
Expanding his global empire, acclaimed Chef Wolfgang Puck has opened his first Hong Kong location with the arrival of Wolfgang Puck Kitchen at Hong Kong Airport. Now in its soft opening stage, travellers and visiting guests can dine in for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, late-night supper and cocktails. The menu focuses on Californian-inspired interpretations of global comfort, with breakfast offering hearty American-style dishes. Those just passing though can grab a slice of cake and a coffee or tea between 3pm and 6pm (including red velvet, cheesecakes and chocolate fudge brownie!), while main dishes on offer include contemporary twists on classic comfort dishes. The restaurant and bar also has a daily buy-one-get-one-free happy hour, running from 3pm until closing.
Wolfgang Puck Kitchen, Shop 5T 150, Level 5, Terminal 1, Arrivals Hall, Hong Kong International Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Wolfgang-Puck-Kitchen-HKG
Another HK Airport opening this month is Duddell’s. The popular (and Michelin-starred!) modern Cantonese restaurant is known for serving up dim sum favourites, barbecued meats and more. Open now, the restaurant will be offering 24-hour dining to hungry travellers with a range of Cantonese comfort food and drinks.
Duddell’s, Unit No. 7E161, Level 7, Departure East Hall, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok (Restricted Area), Hong Kong, www.duddells.co
Open now in J Senses on Wan Chai’s bustling Ship Street, Ruam boasts a menu of Thai market favourites and cocktails. Along with small dishes that include Gai Ping (grilled chicken skewers), Moo Dad Deauw (sun-dried pork strips) and hearty mains such as Pla Yang Smun Prai (grilled seabass in banana leaf) and Gaeng Phed Ped Yang (red duck curry), guests can enjoy ice-cold Singha beer or the refreshing Oh Yeah! Cocktail with notes of ginger. Featuring intimate bench seating and plush-patterned outdoor sofas, it’s sure to be a popular spot for alfresco casual dining.
Ruam, Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai (entrance on Ship Street), Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/ruam_thai
Sheung Wan Mexican eatery, Te Quiero Mucho is making its way to the Southside of the island, with the opening of Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria! Staying true to its Central flagship, but with a slightly more relaxed and social setting, TQM Taqueria is set to showcase fabulously authentic bites with a focus on tacos, burritos and more. Doors are open now, with the restaurant serving up delicious and authentic Mexican flavours, and a range of new dishes, including the Mexican Torta (pork milanesa sandwich) and Chicken Adobo Burrito.
Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.tqm.hk
After opening in Kennedy Town in 2017, Egyptian restaurant, AZIZA is now opening in Sai Ying Pun. Taking the spot of the recently closed Classified, AZIZA Sai Ying Pun is set to serve the same authentic Middle Eastern fare as its K-Town counterpart. Guests can expect dishes such as hot and cold mezze, beef kebabs, vegetable tagine and more.
AZIZA, Shop 1B, G/F, Upton Tower, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.aziza.com.hk
Coming in hot from the home of the soufflé pancake, Osaka favourite Micasadeco & Café lands in Hong Kong by way of Langham Place this month. On the menu? You guessed it, pancakes! The award-winning signature Ricotta Cheese is a must try, alongside the Matcha and Black Sesame options. We love that the menu also includes a range of savoury bites (including pasta, salads and sandwiches), making Micasadeco & Café the perfect option for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Micasadeco & Café, Shop B2 26-27, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/micasadecoandcafehk
Joining the ranks of restaurants and bars opening at the new K11 Musea, Elephant Grounds is the latest Hong Kong brand to open up shop in the mall. Known for serving up some of the most popular coffee in town, the café (which is now in its soft opening stage) features a spacious, dog-friendly outdoor sky deck, along with an all-day dining menu, complete with brunch favourites, rice bowls, speciality coffees, drinks and more. Don’t miss out on an icy treat from the branches in-store ice cream counter – best enjoyed alfresco, with your furry friends in tow.
Elephant Grounds, 7/F, Shop 705, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.elephantgrounds.com
Koji Charcoal Grill opened its doors in September and specialises in Japanese charcoal-grilled dishes – if the name didn’t already give that away! The izakaya-style restaurant serves a selection of expertly-grilled skewers, with signature dishes including chicken thigh skewers, chicken meat ball skewers, charcoal-grilled Japanese wild eel, beef chuck roll salad and more. For the full Koji experience opt for one of the restaurants Omasake menus. The Tamagasumi ($980) features a chef’s selection of appetiser, eight types of assorted kushiyaki (skewered chicken), clay pot rice, soup and dessert; while the Hoju ($1,580) features an even bigger selection of assorted kushiyaki.
Koji Charcoal Grill, Shop 6, G/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong, North Point, Hong Kong, www.koji.hk
Open now in TST, Shake Up is an American-style milkshake bar. Serving up seven signature milkshake creations (all made with MÖVENPICK® ice cream), the colourful and sweet creations are sure to take diners straight back to childhood and offer a much-needed pick-me-up. Flavours on offer include Chocolate and Salted Caramel, Vanilla Dream, Cookies and Caramel, and Mango, but Shake Up also offers a range of dairy-free smoothies. All milkshakes and smoothies are made fresh to order, with guests also able to customise and create their own picture-perfect drink with a wide variety of toppings, including chocolate, cookies, marshmallows, fresh fruits and more.
Shake Up, Shop D, G/F Kimbry Court, No. 58-60A Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/shakeup.hongkong