14 February, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Wagyumafia Opens In Hong Kong, Win A Trip To Naples With Motorino And More

14 February, 2019

Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork and rounded up everything you need to eat this month.

It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop-ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Restaurants
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Restaurants

Wagyumafia

Big news for meat-lovers, Wagyumafia (Wagyu expert Hisato Hamada’s celebrated Wagyu beef restaurant) is now open in Hong Kong! As its first and only location outside Japan, the 18-seat Hong Kong restaurant is located in Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, and serves an omakase menu specialising in Japan’s world-renowned beef. To experience Wagyumafia for yourself, sign up to become a member on Tock (with a one-time membership fee of $1,000) to secure your booking. Priced at $1,800 per person, the Wagyumafia signature tasting menu includes its world-famous Wagyu Chateaubriand Cutlet Sandwich, along with other seasonal small plates all focused around Wagyu and Kobe beef, with live, interactive cooking and butchering demonstrations.

Wagyumafia, Shop 1B, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.wagyumafia.com

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Roganic

Following on from the opening of Aulis last month, Roganic is acclaimed British Chef Simon Rogan’s second restaurant in Hong Kong. Opened previously as a two-year pop-up in London’s Marylebone (and later as a permanent fixture in 2018), much like Aulis, Roganic is known for serving forward-thinking and elegant dishes that let the produce do the talking. Roganic Hong Kong is set to continue this success story as the brand’s first international outpost in Asia. With its farm-to-table style of cooking, Roganic aims to carry over elements of Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume while adapting to the local palate in fun and eccentric ways. The restaurant will serve various tasting menus, including a three-course set lunch (available Tuesday – Sunday, $280), a short tasting menu (lunch and dinner, Tuesday – Sunday, $680) and a long tasting menu (lunch and dinner, Tuesday – Sunday, $980). Roganic will also be introducing its very own Dessert Bar, sure to lure in sweet-toothed diners. With a total of eight seats available at the dessert counter, guests can order the items a la carte (priced at $108 each) or as part of a tasting menu format ($480 for all five desserts). Signatures include Stout, Molasses and Burnt Milk; Yellow Beetroot Sorbet, Buttermilk, Mint, Apple Tart and Juniper Ice Cream; Yuzu Curds with Anise Hyssop and Raspberry Grains; and Rhubarb with Fermented Honey, Beetroot & Rose.

Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.roganic.com.hk

New Locations

% Arabica

After soft opening at the end of January, % Arabica in Kennedy Town is the coffee brand’s fifth location in Hong Kong. After quickly becoming a favourite amongst coffee lovers in the city, % Arabica is one of the top picks in the city for a good cuppa. With its own coffee farm in Hawaii, the pros here are dedicated to bringing you the very best, and it shows in the meticulous attention to detail that is given to each and every brew. The new K Town location is situated on the waterfront, complete with two-storeys of space in which to chill out, enjoy a coffee and take in the sea view. 

% Arabica, Shop 4, G/F, Grand Fortune Mansion, No. 1 Davis Street, Hong Kong, www.arabica.coffee

Special Menus and Offers

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Brickhouse

Lovers of Mexican food know that Brickhouse is one of the very best spots in the city for tacos, margaritas and more, and we’ll definitely be paying a visit soon for its February taco of the month. Inspired by the song “JAPAN” by Famous Dex, this Pork Tonkastu taco features pickled sesame cucumbers, chipotle fish caramel and mandarin coleslaw. Be sure to drop by on Tuesdays and enjoy two-for-one tacos, or enjoy a selection of 10 tacos for $280 any night of the week!

Brickhouse, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.brickhouse.com.hk

Motorino

As if we needed an excuse to consume more pizza, Motorino is giving us one this month. From now until 25 February, the pizza favourite is offering one lucky guest the chance to win a three day pizza-eating tour of Naples for two! When dining in at either Motorino SoHo or Wan Chai guests will receive a boarding pass with the special code, diners can then make an order from Motorino on Black Sheep Restaurants GO and enter the code in the special instructions section to complete their entry to the #MilePileClub!

Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Motorino, 14 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.motorinohongkong.com

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Commissary

It’s a new (lunar) year, new menu at Commissary, with a range of all-new American-inspired dishes on offer! Making use of its in-house Southern Pride smoker, St Louis Ribs served with buttery cornbread, pickles and beans will now be available, along with the Cubano sandwich – a toasted celebration of pork, ham, Swiss cheese and mustard. For lighter options, diners can go for the Cobb Salad, Crab, Avocado and Lime or Roasted Cauliflower, Apple and Grilled Kale. To end on a sweet note, don’t miss the new desserts, which include New Orleans style Beignets, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sundae and a half-baked Cookie Dough with ice cream.

Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.commissary.hk

Feather & Bone

Feather & Bone may be known to be a meat-lovers paradise due to its in-house butcher, but this month, it’s bringing a new selection of dishes to please meat-eaters and veggies alike. Vegetarians will love the Burrata di Buffala ($148) served with fresh figs, balsamic and basil, the Broccolini ($98), with Sriracha mayo, pickled red onion and Manchego cheese, and the Roasted Pumpkin ($158), served with barrel-aged feta, maple and pomegranate. While meat-lovers won’t be able to resist the new Not-Your-Momma’s Meatballs ($138), as well as the Linguine Bolognese ($158), made with a hearty mix of beef and pork mince in a San Marzano tomato sauce.

Feather & Bone, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.featherandbone.com.hk

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The Excelsior, Hong Kong

After 46 years of operation, The Excelsior, Hong Kong will be closing its doors at the end of March, but is throwing a lavish Fond Farewell party to celebrate on Saturday, 30 March. Guests can book in for special dinners at a selection of the hotel’s most-loved restaurants, and also enjoy a welcome reception in the hotel lobby, with unlimited drinks.

To enjoy the stunning city views, book in for the night at ToTT’s and Roof Terrace, and enjoy a six-course set dinner ($2,688 per person, including a complimentary glass of champagne), which features Passion Oyster, Smoked Crab with Oscietra Caviar, Robbins Island Wagyu Tenderloin and more.

For a more casual affair, British-style pub Dickens Bar is throwing one last Quiz Night, complete with a stand-up comedian playing quizmaster, live music and Dickens’ legendary curries. Priced from $888 per person, the buffet will feature favourites such as Lamb Vindaloo Curry, Beef Brisket Madras Curry and Braised Short Rib and Mini Yorkshire Pudding, along with free-flow draught beers. Diners will also receive a Master Dickens beer glass to take home.

At Café on the 1st, the farewell dinner will feature an opulent seafood selection and themed desserts comprising of Braised Abalone, Dried Conpoy and Sea Cucumber in Abalone Sauce, Grilled Oyster, Alaskan King Crab Leg, Jumbo Scallop, and Wagyu Beef. Priced from $988 per adult, dinner will include free-flow house wine and selected drinks from 7pm to 10:30pm.

Open since 1993, Yee Tung Heen will be serving up a Michelin-star Cantonese feast for one last time. Priced from $1,888 per person (minimum four persons per booking), the expert chefs will be crafting Barbecued Pork, Baked Crab Shell Stuffed with Crab Meat, Braised Whole South African Dried Abalone and more. Plus a face-changing performance, rainbow Chinese calligraphy and other traditional Chinese cultural entertainment will also all be staged.

For more information see here, or for details or reservations, call 2837 6737 or email [email protected].

The Excelsior, Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com

Featured image courtesy of Wagyumafia via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Roganic, image 3 courtesy of Brickhosue via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Commissary, image 5 courtesy of The Excelsior, Hong Kong

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