Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever changing, we want to give you a head’s up on all the latest restaurants that have opened in our beloved city this month. From a taste of the Italian coast, to meat filled feats, here’s what’s new in the 852.
Just opened on 9 October, this new Italian joint with an Asian influence looks like something we can get excited about. Featuring everything from pizza, pasta, risotto, soups and appetisers, it has our mouths watering at the menu items, such as Risotto with Garlic, Herbs and Tomato Sauce topped with King Prawn ($188), Roasted Pumpkin Salad ($108), Linguine with Clam and Chilli in White Wine Fish Broth ($138). YUM.
Uncle Pizza, 25 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong 2683 2188 www.facebook.com/Uncle-Pizza-Pasta-Grill
Vegans, this newly opened place is for you. All items on Veggi Monster’s menu are 100% vegan, with not an animal product in sight! Veggi Monster’s menu looks pretty tasty as well. Its ‘burgers’ (ranging from $58 to $78), salad boxes ($38 to $48), wraps and more are affordable and a great fast food option for those hoping to stay healthy and meat-free.
Veggi Monster, G/F, Shop 1B, Cheungs Building, 1 Wing Lok Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2886 0325
Carnivores, get psyched! MEATS, the latest addition from Pirata group, will open its doors in October to the delight of meat eaters everywhere. Touted as the first “meat bar,” it is a no reservation, no service charge place catering to those who love all meaty dishes. Executive Chef Paddy McDermott will be heading the kitchen at MEATS, and will be preparing plates meant to satisfy those who want to try it all. The sharing plates include porchetta, lamb shoulder, home-made sausage, rotisserie chicken, as well as the chef’s choice meat of the day board. Using creative ingredients from coffee, jalapeños and Szechuan peppercorns, the cuts on hand will be both traditional and unconventional.
MEATS, G/F 28 – 30 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
The beloved young adult series Harry Potter has finally found its way to HK, and more than a few Sassy girls are excited about it! Named after the famous King’s Cross platform, 9 ¾ Café serves up western cuisine ranging from pasta to salads and more. It was in its soft opening at time of publication, but hopes to be in full swing come October. Rife with memorabilia and everything Potter, fans can finally get their butterbeer locally brewed.
9 ¾ Café, Room 404, Hing Fat Commercial Building, 9 Yan Chuen Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong 9432 6555
German native Chef Uwe Opocensky heads this new resto on Hollywood Road, and if he brings what he did at Mandarin Grill and Beef & Liberty, we think we will be pleasantly surprised. Accepting bookings now, dishes will feature local organic produce and have wine pairing options. The six-course tasting menu is $1,088 per person.
UWE, 252 Hollywood Road, Ground Floor, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.uwe.com.hk
Famed British Chef Jamie Oliver will be bringing Jamie’s Deli to the 852 next month. Asia’s first Jamie’s Deli will be opening in October and will offer fresh, seasonal delights that are for the on-the-go crowd but won’t be full of all those “fast food” ingredients. Opening in the same building as Jamie’s Italian in TST, this new addition is meant to be “grab-and-go.” It will offer “top-quality salads, hot deli items, artisan pizzas, sandwiches and pastries that you can eat on the fly if you’re in a rush,” or even enjoy at a table if you want a leisurely meal.
Jamie’s Deli, Shop 412, 4/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.jamieoliver.com/italian/hongkong/restaurants/tsim-sha-tsui/
Take a culinary tour of Italy’s seaside by simply tasting the dishes on hand here. Situated on the ground floor of the Fleming Hotel, the beautifully designed (yet cosy!) restaurant has a varied and tasty menu, and Head Chef Luca Marinelli works his magic creating salads, pastas, mains, a raw bar and more. Stay tuned for our review…
Osteria Marzia, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3607 2253, www.osteriamarzia.com.hk
Another Japanese restaurant will its doors in HK next month, and this 30-seater aims to be a no-frills resto in TST. Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients flown in from Japan on a daily basis, it will offer both lunch and dinner menus. There are three omakase selections ($800, $1,180 and $1,580) as well as lunch (starting at $180). Omakase dinner menus begin at $800.
Although cosy, it has a sushi bar (with seven seats), main dining area and a private room. Set to open mid-October.
Sushi Taki, 17/F, 17-19 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Although not totally new (it quietly opened this summer), this modern-day Italian joint is getting some buzz. Led by Executive Chef Zero Yu, people like the pizzas at ZERO, its relaxed atmosphere and, best of all, reasonable prices. Guests can choose from the more than 60 toppings and customise personal pizzas, but if pies aren’t your thing, there is also antipasti, full-sized pastas and main courses on the menu.
ZERO, Shop 05-09, Level 12, Langham Place, Mong Kok, Hong Kong 2918 1234