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 have opened in our city this month. From the famed Japanese desserts and the best pizza outside of Italy, to the world’s most expensive gyukatsu sando, here’s what’s new in the 852.
Opening this Autumn, Artemis & Apollo is the latest concept from Black Sheep Restaurants. A Greek tavern, that will offer Hong Kongers a taste of unhurried Mediterranean life, Artemis & Apollo will be a breath of fresh air, with its unpretentious style of cooking. The menu will be filled with sharing style plates, including the likes of Taramasalata ($98); Chicken or Pork Souvlaki with pita and yoghurt ($88) ; Steki tou Ilia Lamb Chops ($648 per 1,000g) and Calamari ($88). The wine list at the restaurant will also showcase some of the region’s less-appreciated wines, complete with minerally whites from sunny volcanic islands like Santorini, or velvety Merlots from Macedonia, all poured from metal carafes. With its laid-back fare, white-washed walls, and leafy courtyard, you’re sure to feel worlds away from the busy Wan Chai streets.
Artemis & Apollo, GF, 9 & 11 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/artemisandapollohk
Yet another newcomer to Tai Kwun, Aaharn is the latest concept from celebrated chef, David Thompson. Opening on the top floor of the historic Armoury building, the restaurant will overlook Tai Kwun’s open-air Parade Ground, and offer Hong Kong an elevated Thai dining experience. Championing the integrity and bold flavours of Thai cuisine, comprehensive research and technical skill have been combined to create a menu that is sure to make Aaharn unique in Hong Kong.
Aaharn, Shop 02, 1/F, Tai Kwun, , 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/aaharnhk
Read more: Your Guide to Tai Kwun: Where to Eat & Drink in The Newly Opened Heritage and Arts Centre
Also opening this Autumn, Wagyumafia is set to bring the world’s most expensive gyukatsu sando to the 852. Chef Hisato Hamada was in Hong Kong earlier this year for a one-night dinner at La Rambla, and again just last week for a preview at Elephant Grounds, but this time, he’s here for good. The Wan Chai space is still under wraps, but the restaurant is slated to open before the end of the year, and the immensely popular Wagyu beef sandwich is sure to bring in the crowds.
Wagyumafia, G/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.wagyumafia.com
September is set to be a great month for the foodies of the city, as the award-winning, Geneva-based Italian restaurant, KYTALY will also be opening its doors on Wyndham Street. Renowned for serving “the best pizza in the world outside of Italy”, and co-owned by the legendary pizza chef Franco Pepe, the Hong Kong restaurant will feature 19 pizzas, from classics to Pepe’s signature creations, as well as a range of Italian salads and classic desserts. The restaurant will also debut Hong Kong’s first Campari Bar, where guests can enjoy a classic Italian cocktail on the gorgeous terrace overlooking Wyndham Street.
KYTALY, 5/F 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.kytaly.hk
Opening in September, PIQNIQ is the latest outlet to open in Central’s H Queen’s, and is the city’s newest rooftop destination. Suited to day-time or evening al fresco dining, and complete with a stunning view of Central Hong Kong, it is the latest venue from the award-winning hospitality group Le Comptoir. PIQNIQ’s international menu will feature PIQNIQ baskets comprising of dishes from around the globe, including Chinese, Japanese and Mediterranean favourites.
PIQNIQ, 27/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/PiqniqHK
Brought to us by the renowned Brazilian Chef, Israel de Freitas “Isy”, hEat will be bringing the chefs pioneering approach to Mediterranean cooking to Hong Kong when the restaurant officially launches this month. Self-proclaimed as “The Ultimate Grill Experience”, hEat will feature dishes such as premium in-house dry aged steaks and fresh seafood, all cooked on the state of the art Josper Grill. Housed on the bustling Lee Tung Avenue, the restaurant will offer an intimate dining experience, with chic industrial touches such as reclaimed wood, marble and copper throughout the venue, and will also offer a secret VIP room for guests.
hEat, 23/F, QRE Plaza building, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.heat-hk.com
Unveiled last month, the newly designed Yan Toh Heen is now open within the InterContinental Hong Kong. Recognised as one of the world’s finest Chinese restaurants specialising in Cantonese cuisine, the new restaurant preserves the restaurant’s rich heritage and elegant jade theme – while showcasing a unique series of spaces inspired by a jade jewellery box which opens to reveal layers of treasured collectibles and discoveries of Cantonese culinary arts. Along with the stunning harbourview, guests can look forward to enjoying a modern twist on Cantonese cuisine, with dishes such as Wok-seared Chilean Sea Bass with Yuzu Sauce; Wok-fried Lobster and Black Truffle with Crispy Taro Net; Crispy Fried Rice with Seafood, Kimchi and Scrambled Egg and more.
Yan Toh Heen, Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/yan-toh-heen
Just opened, Te Quiero Mucho is the latest Mexican restaurant to hit Hong Kong, and will be finding its home in the newly launched Mojo Nomad hotel. The two-storey resto promises a buzzing atmosphere, along with vibrant sharing-style plates and zingy margaritas, alongside a broad selection of artisanal tequilas. Helmed by Guadalajara-native Chef Jose Alfonso Rodriguez, the TQM kitchen will serve well-sourced, modern Mexican fare that combines innovation and authenticity. Diners can expect to feast on the likes of Classic guacamole with a charred onion powder ($78); along with mouth-watering ‘Te Quiero’ tacos, including the Green taco with peppers, corn, bean purée and fried kale ($35) and the Trump Taco ($40), featuring ‘a lot of beef tongue and a wall of crispy chicharron’— perfect for a shared feast with friends.
Te Quiero Mucho, G/F & 1/F, Mojo Nomad, 288 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.mojonomad.com
Opening in Causeway Bay this September, Yukinoshita is a Japanese desserts specialist hailing from Japan. With seven award-winning shops in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, the café is sure to draw in dessert lovers citywide, with Yukinoshita’s acclaimed signature items, such as its legendary atsuyaki thick-fried pancakes and Japanese-style kakigori shaved ice.
Yukinoshita, 1-5 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Yukinoshita