As the wining and dining culture keeps growing and bringing amazing new options for foodies, we bring you New Restaurants in Hong Kong we can’t wait to try out! A blend of some which are a couple of months old, or some which might have new outlets and some are simply just reopening their doors.
1. Ham & Sherry – on Ship Street
Bringing Sherry back in vogue and with a bang, say hello to Ham & Sherry, sister to famed 22 Ships. Entrepreneur Yenn Wong and Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton join forces to bring one of the world’s greatest fortified wines to the table, alongside the tastes of Spain.
The 35-seater jamón and sherry bar will be serving a range of specially aged Spanish ham, including 48 month aged Iberico, Lomo and Sobrasada to pair with one of 50 sherries on the menu. The hip venue is the perfect spot for both pre- and post-dinner drinks and para picar with dishes such as Goats curd and jamón croquettes ($75), Paella arancini, chorizo and pepper puree ($58) and Salt and pepper ‘chipirones’ with squid ink aioli ($68) ! The bar will also offer delicious Salads, a variety of Pan Con (“On Toast”), Dessert and Spanish cheeses. Mmm.What we look forward to? Their jamón bar (which is a meeting place of sorts that every Spanish neighbourhood has). Also, the general manager and manager are vowing to guide customers through their sherry experience – making each visit both enjoyable and educational. Ham & Sherry has a no reservations – no service charge policy.
Ham & Sherry | 1-7 Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2555 0628
2. Fish & Meat:
Fish & Meat, a restaurant that specializes in ingredients that speak for themselves and also in food that you crave week in, week out is on our list with good reasons. Pairing back ingredients, each component of their dishes have been carefully sourced and cooked in an honest and rustic way. Salt that is packed full of minerals, olive oil with that peppery hit in the back of the throat, the finest whole sea bass that could be found, a handmade porchetta stuffed with Italian fennel sausage…the list goes on and so does our drool factor! Staying true to its real fundamentals, the restaurant is spearheaded by Culinary director, Malcolm Wood, and head chef, Russell Doctrove who are the creative forces behind the honest and ingredient focused menu. Greatly talked about are their mixologists who promise to spin up delicious concoctions! With dishes designed to be shared, family style, we look forward to a meal cooked by a talented team!
Fish & Meat | 2/F 32 Wyndham street, Central, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2565 6788
3. Zahrabel Dining Club (Lebanese)
For all the Lebanese fans, Zahrabel offers a generous spread of authentic, robust and colourful Lebanese mezze dishes (both hot and cold), accompanied by authentic Lebanese condiments, freshly baked Lebanese bread, and traditional rice! Their set menus seem quite interesting and are well paired with perfect accompaniment of refreshing home brewed mint tea or traditional Lebanese coffee to further awaken the senses! Zahrabel strives to offer its members a unique and refreshing dining experience whilst always upholding the essence of Lebanese cuisine – passion, love, generosity, and richness of flavour! So, who loves passion more than us?
Nestled on the 25th Floor of Hennessy Road’s newest building, in an intimate and exclusive setting, we can already feel our senses awakened.
Zahrabel | 25/F, 235-239 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Tel: + 852 2838 4597
4. La Vache
Maybe you can say Bonjour as La Vache! comes to Hong Kong’s vibrant Soho district. A neighborhood steakhouse that provides a distinctively Parisian dining experience, it is inspired by classic Parisian bistros we hear. A French expression for ‘Holy Cow!,’ the place follows a theme expressed by a series of playful Parisian scenes that cover the walls and tabletops. Dinner starts with a house baked baguette and French butter, followed by a mixed green salad with walnuts and a zesty mustard vinaigrette. When the steak arrives, two thirds of the prime rib eye will be served with a special La Vache! sauce and pommes frites, with one third held back to be served warm with freshly fried frites when the diner is ready. A dessert cart carrying an array of traditional French pastries such as Oeufs à la Neige (HK$ 78), meringues floating in crème anglaise, and Mille Feuille (HK$ 98), layers of puff pastry and cream, offer a satisfying way to end the meal. The wine program consists of a carefully curated list of approachable Old World wines, including a private La Vache! blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Mouvèdre and Cabernet-Sauvignon made specially to pair with steak. A full bar is stocked with cordials, spirits and aperitifs from which the seasoned bar staff creates classic French cocktails with modern twists for you to enjoy.
La Vache! offers a taste of Paris in one of Hong Kong’s most exciting neighborhoods, where locals and visitors alike can revel in their shared affection for steak frites. Well, La Vache! then!
La Vache! | G/F, 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2880 0248
5. Kyo-Shun (Japanese)
Kyo-Shun, the sister restaurant to lively tapas bar TAPAGRIA and Spanish restaurant ZURRIOLA is attracting people with its spectacular views over Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour from outdoor terraces. The ‘must-go’ experience combines glamour, fine dining and the barfly buzz of Barcelona all in one enticing, ultra-trendy rooftop location attracting a buzzing crowd to this speciality restaurant in Hong Kong.
Charcoal-grilled barbecue specialties seared at intense heat to retain delectable flavour are new on the menu at this modern Japanese restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. Getting your palate rolling, they have also raised the bar with smoke and chemical-free Japanese ‘binchotan’ charcoal that burns 300 to 600 degrees higher than traditional charcoal – preserving flavourful juices for delicious taste! What’s more? Taking a leaf from its two sister restaurants, Kyo-Shun incorporated Spanish ingredients such as Iberico pork, Palamos Red King Prawn and octopus; while other select imports include Australian lamb chop, as well as French ox tongue and foie gras. Vegetarian grill options include Kyoto green pepper, pumpkin, asparagus with Mentaiko paste, sweet potato, eggplant with truffle paste and shiitake mushroom.
Kyo-Shun | Level 18, The ONE, No.100, Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2426 6111
6. Papi – Wan Chai
The renowned Italian cicchetti restaurant Papi has expanded to Hong Kong Island. Following the tradition of Italy’s Cicchetti (small-
Papi | 26/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Rd East, Wan Chai, Tel: +852 2151 2868
7. AMMO (in Asia Society)
AMMO, a restaurant and bar, offers a cross-cultural blend menu comprised of Asian and Mediterranean dishes. “AMMO,” a slang term for ammunition, is also an acronym for Asia, Modern, Museum, and Original. It is said that the place acknowledges Asian roots and identity with its thoroughly modern continental cuisine, its unique position within a heritage landmark museum, and its original concept! Their menu looks extensive and if the images of the food are anything to go by, we are okay starving ourselves for a day just to fit in all that scrumptious food in our bellies. Their tapas sound delicious, literally, while we cant wait to get our hands on their Ravioli stuffed with zucchini, buffalo mozzarella and red prawns and Chilled Perrini Tomato Soup with blood orange and burrata cheese! The restaurant serves an all-day menu from 12:00pm until 9:30pm with three-course set lunches, tapas at cocktail hour, and dinner service.
AMMO at Asia Society Hong Kong Center | 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2537 9888
8. Tandoor Indian Restaurant (Re-opening in 1 1/2 Month)
Who doesn’t love Indian food? One of the finest in Hong Kong, Tandoor has always been well loved and remembered for its service, delicious food, friendly service staff and cocktails! With rare spices that add to the exotic taste of the food, it also serves Halal food that will make most people happy, us included. With a commitment to enhanced levels of food and service, it strives to give you that homely taste and comfort food with a classic twist. No second call required to go there! We are on our way.
Tandoor | 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong, +852 2845 2262
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