Check out the latest specials HK has on offer this week
In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we want to keep you notified of all the new lunch specials, menu items and drink deals in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And because we want you to find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
Hong Kong’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta, has just opened its doors in Causeway Bay. Known in Japan for being so popular its patrons waited in a 5-hour queue just to eat there (let’s hope we don’t have to endure those here in HK!), this delicious ramen place is quite a treat. The broth is exceptionally tasty (with absolutely no MSG!), and because it’s brewed for nine hours, you can taste the flavour-packed deliciousness in each bowl. Treat yourself to the custom-brewed Shoyu Soba and Shio Soba (made with truffle).
Tsuta, Shop 2, G/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TsutaHongKong
Bringing the Japanese cuisine of robatayaki to the 852, Akikan Robatayaki has just opened in Causeway Bay. With Chef Kenji Sugihara coming all the way over from Japan, expect a menu filled with grilled meats, seafood and veggies and (hopefully!) lots of Sake.
Akikan Robatayaki, 27/28F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/akikan.robatayaki.hongkong/
A new resto is popping up in California Tower! Set to open in late June, Fang Fang will serve up contemporary Asian fare, with Executive Chef Kent Lee (formerly of Hakkasan), serving up dishes such as Roasted Duck with Caviar, Short Ribs and Chilean Seabass, along with Asian inspired cocktails.
Fang Fang, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/FangFangAsian
The first-ever Korean makgeolli restaurant in Hong Kong opens today! Featuring authentic Korean dishes paired with a variety of makgeolli (a slightly sweet alcoholic beverage native to Korea made from rice or wheat). With three different categories – original, flavoured and premium – the dishes on hand include Ji Pyung Fresh Makgeolli, ong Myung Sub Fresh Makgeolli, and Boksoondoga Makgeolli.
Ssal Bori Ssal, Shop B, Brilliant Court, 78 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ssalborissal
Hung Hom families, go check out the new kid in town. MAN TAI 47 brings the fusion of Asia and Spain to your area, offering hearty dishes such as its Signature Paella ($118), a slowly cooked rice dish enhanced with fresh, seasonal seafood and rich Chinese sausage, or Pulpo a la Gallega ($188), a centuries-old, Spanish Galician dish with just four ingredients: octopus, olive oil, paprika and salt. And good news for the breakfast-all-day lovers: it has a set breakfast for $88 and set lunch from $53.
Man Tai, 47 Man Tai Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/mantai47
Fans of The Cakery pop up shop will be thrilled to discover the arrival of its permanent new store in LANDMARK. It will be serving its homemade bread and jam options, and a Wellness Lunch Set with a variety of sandwiches, cupcakes, fruit juices and teas, and other delights.
The Cakery at LANDMARK, Shop 301, LANDMARK, Central, Hong Kong, www.thecakery.com
A newly opened resto in Causeway Bay, this Japanese Kitakata-style ramen place is perfect for those seeking a new type of lunch (or dinner!). A twist on the traditional Chinese noodle soup, Mensakaba BILL offers 100% pork bone soup that is golden and transparent (not thick like its Chinese cousin) with flat noodles that should appeal to the Japanese ramen lovers.
Mensakaba Bill, 3/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Runway, Hong Kong’s first 1950’s vintage flight concept bar has opened its doors on Wyndham Street. Get ready to sample a range of international drinks inspired by ingredients from all over the world. And because sometimes we need a little something to munch on while we sip those yummy cocktails, the culinary team here offers sharing plates from eight different countries. Enjoy Wing Flaps Pide Beef from Turkey, Chicken Bahn Mi from Vietnam, and Hong Kong’s own Crispy White Fish Fillet. And if you fancy something sweet, the Booming Coconut Pudding with Chia Seeds and Truffle Ice Cream is an organic pudding served in a coconut shell.
Runway, Shop B G/F Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/runwayhongkong
Lunchtime poke lovers will be delighted to hear Aloha, which closed its Quarry Bay doors, has moved to Central! Get a rice, salad, with fresh fish or protein bowls for lunch or a light dinner.
ALOHA, 51 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, helloaloha.co
Special Menus and Offers
For just five nights, chef Pierre Gagnaire will return to his two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Pierre, at Mandarin Oriental. From 6 to 11 June, Chef Gagnaire and Chef de Cuisine of Pierre, Jacky Tauvry, will use fresh, seasonal ingredients to develop the five-course menu, and will also pair prestigious French wines with each meal. Dishes include Crab Meat with fennel jelly, fava bean, rocket and chiseled chervil; Roasted Duck Foie Gras, Abalone and Red Mullet in Chef Gagnaire’s signature “Eriang” sauce; and Roasted Whole Bresse Chicken. The meals are priced at $1,998 per person, alongside the seasonal à la carte menu. The renowned chef will be present for both lunch and dinner throughout his whole visit. For an additional $1,500, guests can add three French wines selected by the hotel’s Head Sommelier, Hubert Chabot, to their meal.
Pierre, The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong
Helping us get set for the new season, hot pot resto The Drunken Pot is offering up its new “Summer Happy Hour” menu. Featuring an array of appetisers and an exotic new “Best of the Four Nations” hot pot. For just $328 you can munch on appetisers such as Deep-fried Chicken Wings with Fermented Bean Curd before moving onto the new hot pot. Opt for free-flow Spanish red wine, white wine, beer and soft drinks for just $40 extra, or $60 for Japanese Sake! The new menu is available Monday to Thursday, from 6pm to 8:30pm and from 10:30pm to 1am, on Sundays between 10:30pm and 1am, and on Friday and Saturdays from 10:30pm to 2am, until 31 August 2017.
The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay, 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The Drunken Pot Tsim Sha Tsui, 2/F, No.8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thedrunkenpothk
The city’s go-to premium steakhouse, Shore, is launching Brunch By The Shore, available at $680 per head every Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Make sure you head over with an empty stomach – there’ll be free flow delectable steaks, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, cocktails, homemade lemonade, Young Coconut and more! Brunch is complimentary for kids under 12 and is $480 for 13-17 year olds.
Spoil your papa with its specially crafted brunch this Father’s Day (Sunday, 18 June) where there’ll be free flow craft beer and special prizes for the first 10 #brunchbytheshore bookings.
Shore, 3-4/F, the L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2915 1638, shore.com.hk
Get your fill at KITCHEN this season with W Hong Kong’s summer buffet. Indulge in gourmet Popcorn Chicken and Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Dragon Rolls with avocado and cucumber before getting your fill of Beef Tacos with sesame soya cacao marinated hanger steak and other delights. Be sure to save room and take a chance on the Las Vegas dessert counter to see which flavour tart you get!
The lunch buffet is available Monday to Friday, between 12pm and 2:30pm and is priced at $318 and on Saturdays, between 12pm and 2:30pm, at $458. The dinner buffet is available Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 10pm, for $608 and on Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays, between 6pm and 10pm, for $678. Available from Thursday, 1 June, until Thursday, 31 August.
KITCHEN, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West,Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2299, www.w-hongkong.com/summer
French American Bistro (known as F.A.B) launched a lunch and dinner menu incorporating signature ingredients of the Champagne region, with dishes that include Andouillette de Troyes and Baked Brie in Puff Pastry, (prices from $168).
French American Bistro, G/F 30 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.french-creations.com/fab
Metropolitain has a few great deals this month, starting with a new breakfast dictated by the customer’s liking! The Build Your Own Eggs set lets you pick from a range of sides to mix-and-match with three eggs served with sourdough. There are also meat-free options, including Scrambled Egg Whites served with Chunky Avocado and Spinach are just one of many vegetarian options, with Roasted Tomatoes, Portobello Mushrooms, Bell Peppers and more available. For Le French GourMay, it has a lunch and dinner menu, which includes Braised Andouillette with Chablis wine and Fruit Gratinée, served with Champagne Sabayon (priced from $88).
Metropolitain, G/F, 46 High street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.french-creations.com/metropolitain
Eiffel Bistro in Taikoo Shing is featuring a 4-course set with Mushroom Consommé and Foie Gras Terrine with Cranberry Jelly, a choice of Canard à l’Orange or Steamed Mussels with White Wine Broth as a main, and a Classic Lemon Tart (priced at $528).
Eiffel Bistro, Stage 5, Shop G514, Tai Yue Avenue, Hing On Mansion, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, eiffel-bistro.hk
Using seasonal fresh ingredients, Executive Chef Wong Wing Kei will be serving up tofu dishes from now to 30 June. He and his team will be serving up Steamed Tofu Cube stuffed with Shrimp, BBQ Pork and Fish Fillet, Deep-fried Bean Curd Roll with Seafood and Salty Egg Yolk. Prices from MOP 42. If you’re hoping to sample more but don’t want to overload on calories, try the Tofu Cuisine Set Dinner which has eight savoury, health-conscious tofu dishes.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, www.pacificplace.com.hk/en/dine/Man-Ho
Launching its specially crafted four-course menu, The Manor features an array of fusion cuisine made from ingredients sourced from around the world, including Foie Gras Mandarin, Jerusalem Artichoke, Pancetta & Beluga Caviar Soup, Wagyu Beef Duo, and Tuna Sushi (from MOP 950 per person). It will pair the dishes with Pol Roger Champagne, from MOP 688 per bottle.
The Manor, at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel on Level 5, Macao, www.stregismacao.com
The new seasonal set menu has been launched at Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant and we can’t wait to dive in. We’re talking citrus flavoured crab meat and carabinero prawn roulade, truffle and porcini mushroom Cappuccino, baked Chilean sea bass fillet or a pan-fried crispy risotto with seared Boston lobster and Hokkaido scallops or sous vide Wagyu flank steak glazed. All that for $498 per person. Yum!
Shelter Italian Bar & Restaurant, 718-719 (al fresco patio), 7/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.shelterhk.com
Because it was so popular, Urban Kitchen is bringing back its “Taste of Tradition – Macanese Cuisine” from last year. From now to 30 June, diners can enjoy more than 10 sets of traditional Macanese food served during lunch and dinner, including crowd favourites Portuguese Chicken and Tacho.
Urban Kitchen, 1/F, JW Marriott Hotel, Macau, www.galaxymacau.com/urban-kitchen
Now this is news – Beef & Liberty’s newly launched wine deal guarantees a bottle mark-up of only +$180 from original wholesale prices. That means your favourite bottle of wine will only be $180 more than its normal price, and we think that’s something to toast to! Also, starting 16 May, order a Beef & Liberty’s signature vegetarian burger ($98) and $8 will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, which the burger joint has partnered with to raise awareness on environmental conservation. And now that summer is around the corner, get ready for the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich ($116), which has the Sassy seal of approval (it’s de-lish!) and is exclusively available from 16 May to 10 July.
Beef & Liberty Lan Kwai Fong, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com/hk/
Beef & Liberty Wan Chai, Star Street Precinct, 2/F, 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com/hk/
Beef & Liberty Stanley, G04, G/f, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley Plaza, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com/hk/
Indulge yourself with a dinner buffet at Gateway Hotel featuring a vast array of fresh and scrumptious delights. Three on Canton will be serving up Alaskan king crab, Japanese hairy crab, soft shell crab… basically a crab fest! The chef incorporates a variety of healthy seasonal ingredients in his cooking, and we’re especially excited for the chilled Crab Meat Couscous Salad.
Three on Canton, Level 3, Gateway Hotel, Harbour City, 13 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.marcopolohotels.com/en/marco_polo
Head down to Commissary, the Southern Californian joint in Pacific Place, for its popular Commissary Double Cheeseburger and Fries ($158) and the Southern classic Shrimp and Grits ($158). Alternatively, Kale, Roasted Pumpkin, Spanish Onions with Tahini Maple Dressing ($108) or Fish Tacos with Green Goddess and Cabbage Slaw ($138) are also available for those who just want something light. Finish with a drink as an add-on option for $35, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of desserts (add $40), such Chocolate Pudding or Red Velvet Cake.
Commissary, Shop 405, Level 4, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.commissary.hk/
Donburi aficionados shouldn’t miss DONDONYA’s latest rich and meaty Towada Barayaki Don ($78), prepared using grilled beef brisket, Aomori rice and Aomori Prefecture’s signature sauce. The donburi specialist has also launched six new mini donburis and udons, including the Mini Assorted Seafood Donburi ($48) and Mini Beef Udon ($38). Be sure to keep an eye on its four new set combos complimenting its a la carte donburis, such as the Salad Set (an additional $20) and the Deep-Fried Chicken Set ($38).
DONDONYA North Point, Shop Nos U8-9 & U30, UG/F, Fitfort, 560 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong, www.dondonya.com.hk
DONDONYA Mongkok, Shop No. 8, G/F & 1/F, Hung Wai Building, 3-5 Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, www.dondonya.com.hk
Zuma is unleashing new dishes for its spring menu, with Chef Samuel Wilkes’ dry aged Galician Striplion Tataki with ginger ponzu ($190), along with a new addition to its famous list of robata grill, the Spiced Baby Omega Lamb Cutlets with Hatcho Miso ($185). The restaurant is also adding the Crispy Avocado Temaki with homemade chilli sauce and Yuzu Pearls ($95) to its menu (following its success as the bestselling dish at Taste of Hong Kong!). There is sure to be something in the diverse menu for every taste!
Zuma, Levels 5 & 6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
We all know and love this boozy brunch package, and this month, there’s a bonus for the boys. CÉ LA VI is teaming up with Selvedge Grooming for a Father’s Day Special, bringing us cocktails, a decadent dessert and pampering products. Dads who brunch on Father’s Day (Sunday, 18 June) get a complimentary goodie bag from Selvedge Grooming. The new cocktails are available throughout the month of June.
CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, 37002300, www.hk.celavi.com
Head to the big bustling café at EAST to bring special treats to fathers on their special day. With a scrumptious semi-buffet, an exclusive gift from Gentlemen’s Tonic, and a signature wet shave all available on the special day, you’re guaranteed to put a smile on your dad’s face! To complete the feast, there’ll be a variety of Father’s Day desserts.
Brunch available on Sunday, 18 June for at $488 and dinner on Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 June for$528 per person. Children aged 12 or under will receive a 50% discount.
EAST (Food by EAST), 29 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay, www.east-hongkong.com
Thinking one glass of bubbly with that Sunday brunch isn’t enough? You’ll love the Dom Pérignon Ultimate Brunch at Ozone, which features a complimentary flow of champagne! Guests will be able to savour creations prepared by culinary maestro, Chef Rafael Gil, while enjoying spectacular views of Hong Kong’s iconic harbour at the highest bar in the world. And what goes best with champers? Why, shucked Pacific oysters, of course, and guests will be welcomed with these upon arrival! There is a varied selection of appetizers at the buffet including cold cut platter, foie gras terrine and weekly soup choices, alongside an assortment of sushi, sashimi, cheeses and salads. There is a carving station, seafood station and grill station to satisfy any craving. The brunch experience will be capped off with an extensive dessert spread prepared by the hotel’s talented pastry team. Guests are invited to design their own creations of ice cream, freshly prepared pancakes, profiteroles and waffles with a range of delicious toppings of their choice. The brunch will be available every Sunday from 12om to 3pm, priced at $1,348 per adult (with free flow Dom Pérignon Champagne) or $2,198 per adult (with free flow of Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne).
Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/dining/ozone
Lobster Central now has a lunch deal just for its Causeway Bay patrons. New seafood menu items include Spiced Popcorn Shrimp ($58),Crumbed Oyster ($68), and Mac & Cheese with Lobster XO Sauce ($68). The super affordable lunch deal is a choice of roll, a side, and a drink for just $99!
Lobster Central,Shop D, G/F 36-48 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, lobstercentralgroup.com
Had a bit too much to drink on a Saturday night? Your Sundays won’t feel so bad with DiVino’s Weekend Recovery Brunch. Cure that hangover with a ‘nutritional super food,’ and recover from the week’s indulgences! The brunch integrates all natural, organic super foods alongside its existing Italian mains, including: oven-baked beetroot, cottage cheese and fresh watercress with 24-year balsamic and basil oil; chef’s ‘Healing Bowl’ – poached DHA pasteurized egg, organic quinoa, Scottish salmon, avocado, capers, baby spinach and pesto sauce; parfait of Greek fat-free yoghurt and granola with berries, passion fruit, chia seeds and bee pollen sprinkles, and more. There will also be a variety of ‘detox’ drinks to choose from! Available Saturday and Sunday and public holidays.
DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant, at G/F, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. www.divinogroup.com/restaurants/divino
Olé has launched a 16-course brunch, available on Saturday’s and Public Holiday’s, to pay tribute to the most memorable items from the past 18 years (for just $380 per head!). We were treated to a delicious free-flow brunch (think cava and sangria!) that kept us full way past dinner. We were served an incredible array of dishes, including a tasty and traditional Spanish Omelette, Sautéed Chorizo with Garlic and Parsley, an incredibly delicious Grilled Spanish Octopus with Paprika and Aioli, mouth-watering Spanish Seafood Paella, Clams Andalusian Style (the broth was so good I almost drank it from the bowl!) Suckling Pig, and much, much more (trust me, you’ll be more than satisfied and will be dreaming about these dishes for days to come). My mouth is watering just writing about how good these all were! You’ll understand why, in this city where restaurants come and go, Olé is here to stay.
Olé Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.olespanishrestaurant.com.hk
Calling all fans of the buzzing tapas bar! 22 Ships is now accepting bookings for lunch, so you won’t have to worry about queuing (and you’ll get a complimentary dessert for making a lunch reservation for the weekdays!). Be sure to check out the blackboard for Chef Aaron Gillespie’s daily specials too.
22 Ships, G/F, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.22ships.hk
This new neighbourhood Italian bar is the perfect place to get your pasta fix! Check out Pici’s new three-course set lunch menu ($148) served Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2:30pm, which offers quality Italian Cold Cuts crafted by Chef Andrea, freshly tossed Radicchio Salad with goat cheese, and Burrata Cheese from Puglia (additional $28). You’ll also have a taste of Pici’s signatures, Pici Amatriciana with pork cheek and Pappardelle with Duck Ragu.
Pici, 16 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.pici.hk
Chef Nate Green has recently launched a new lunch menu ($118) available from 12 noon to 2:30pm at Rhoda, offering its most-loved Wild Hereford Ox Heart Tartare, Egg Yolk Puree, French fries and Mangalica Meatball Sandwich. Chef Nate is also offering his own take on the classic Croque Monsieur, using smoked Mangalica ham and cheddar cheese. Finish off your hearty lunch with one of its mouth-watering desserts for an additional $38.
Rhoda, G/F, Upton, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, rhoda.hk
If you fancy authentic Spanish tapas, look no further than Ham & Sherry. Its lunch menu ($158) starts off with a complimentary aperitivo, and is then followed by a para picar (small bite), a vegetable side and a main. The mains cater to every appetite, offering a choice between Pan-fried Red Snapper with truffle mushroom sauce, classic Spanish Meatballs with bravas sauce and Manchego, and more! The team constantly introduces innovative additions to its lunch menu, ensuring a unique tapas experience for each visit!
Ham & Sherry, 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.hamandsherry.hk
It may not be at traditional brunch time, but Zuma’s new night brunch is sure to be just as popular as the day time affair! Meaning “midnight snack”, the new “Yashoku” brunch combines all that Zuma HK is known for, with exquisite flavours, top quality drinks and a magnetic atmosphere, it’s set to be the spot to kick off your Saturday night. From 8:30pm-11pm every Saturday, the brunch will include dishes such as Fried Softshell Crab with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Tuna Tartare with Miso Wasabi and Lotus Crisps and Hokkaido Scallops with Ume Butter. Priced at $880 per person, indulge in Zuma’s finest fare, along with free flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, sake, seasonal infused sochu and beer, or $650, for the drinks package only.
Zuma, Levels 5 & 6, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com
208 Duecento Otto is known for its authentic Italian fare which won’t break your bank! The upstairs restaurant serves a two- ($168) or three- ($208) course lunch menus, featuring pastas, pizzas and secondi dishes like Eggplant Parmesan and Grilled Hanger Steak with salsa verde. You can opt for the downstairs lunch menu ($148) for a more laid-back meal and the antipasti buffet bar. Also, every Wednesday, it will be hosting “Highballs & Meatballs” nights; think $50 cocktails, plump meatballs ($48) and more!
208 Duecento Otto, G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.208.com.hk
The Lunch Social weekday set menu at Aberdeen Street Social has a wide selection of dishes such as the Cauliflower and Apple Soup with Roasted Walnuts, Seaweed Baked Sea Bass, and White Clams, Shimiji Mushrooms and Gem Lettuce. You have a choice between two courses ($248) and three courses ($298), and the menu is available from 12 noon to 2:30pm, Monday to Friday. The British Beer Battered Cod and Triple Cooked Chips with Minted Peas and Homemade Tartar Sauce ($215) is also available every Friday.
Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
Fuel up for the day with the Isaan Thai lunch ($138) exclusively crafted by the lovely team at Chachawan. Choose from a choice of seven mains, which includes Som Dtum, Green Papaya Salad, and (the delicious!) Gai Yung, chicken thigh marinated and grilled till crispy. You can add an additional dish for $68, and the lunch menu is available on the weekdays from 12 noon to 3pm.
Chachawan, 206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/chachawan.hongkong
Mak Mak in the Landmark Atrium creates delicious, punchy Thai-to-go lunch boxes for only $88. We love how the selection of dishes change every week, and how the restaurant constantly comes up with fresh and exciting menu ideas to spice up your takeaway routine! Just a heads up – if you want to dine in on any of the weekdays, be sure to make a booking well in advance as the place gets extremely busy during lunch.
Mak Mak, Shop 217 A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.landmark.hk/en/dining/mak-mak
This popular Indonesian restaurant offers a flavourful lunch menu packed with delectable dishes including Gado Gado Lontong ($95), assorted blanched garden vegetables tossed in a peanut dressing, served with egg, rice cake, garlic crackers & fried shallots, and Nasi Kuning Komplit, steamed yellow rice with fried marinated chicken, crispy tempeh, long beans, sweet corn fritters and prawn sambal ($130). You’ll be able to experience long-forgotten, authentic cooking techniques paired with rare, exciting condiments.
Potato Head, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.kaum.com
Looking for a business lunch spot? Duddell’s, conveniently located in the heart of Central, features an executive lunch set priced at $360 which they rotate on a daily basis. Be it the Dum Sum Platter, Braised Seasonal Vegetable with Bamboo Pith, or Fried Rice with Minced Beef, you’ll surely have your Cantonese food cravings satisfied. Alternatively, you can opt for Duddell’s fine selection of a la carte dishes for a two-Michelin-star experience!
Duddell’s, Levels 3 & 4, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, duddells.co
TokyoLima’s newest Omacasa Brunch ($398) promises to be a staple of your weekend circuit. The vibrant Nikkei joint is cheering the weekend crowd up with four courses of small plates, ranging from Nikkei-style soba salad with avocado and sesame, to its sought-after Ki-mo-chi Fried Chicken with a spicy soy tare sauce. Our favourite pick is definitely the Ceviche Clasico, seabass marinated in tiger’s milk with Peruvian choclo corn, and H&M, thinly sliced raw Hamachi and Maguro Tuna with a shoyu citrus. Add $180 per person for free flow booze to complete your feast, which includes Nagano Sake, Prosecco, Asahi beer, wine and the extra special Flower in the Rain brunch cocktail, prepared using lychee, Earl Grey syrup and rose lemonade.
TokyoLima, 18 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.tokyolima.com
Pomegranate Kitchen, a catering and events company based in Wong Chuk Hang, has recently launched its new lunch menu, using fresh, in-season produce carefully sourced by its team. You’ll find Chargrilled Sumac Marinated Chicken & Chorizo Salad with Butter Lettuce, Arugula, Piquillo Pepper and Quinoa ($90), as well as the Zataar seared Tuna on Shaved Fennel, Orange, Kalamata Olives with Dukkah Pistachio Dressing ($100). With the eatery tapping into the creative genius of its team, you no longer have to sacrifice flavour for nutrition! (Pomegranate Kitchen will soon be joining Deliveroo, which means your healthy and yummy lunch will only be one click away!)
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, 44 Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, www.pomegranate.com.hk
Le Garçon Saigon is jumping on the lunch menu bandwagon this season! Launched on 1 May 2017, the hip Vietnamese joint will serve its lunch menu ($188) weekdays from 12 noon to 2:30pm, refreshing your palate with its Vermicelli Noodles Bun Bowls and combating the Summer heat with Green Papaya Salad. Meat lovers, be sure to check out the Mayura Beef Tri-Tip and Kurobuta Pork Chop! Located in the Start Street neighbourhood, and featuring large floor-to-ceiling patio doors, we think it’s the ultimate ideal place for a breather on your busy workday!
Le Garçon Saigon, 12-14 Wing Fung Stret, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.legarconsaigon.com
Cocktails, Happy Hours and Drink Specials
The popular neighbourhood Italian bar Stazione Novella is bringing back to SoHo the much-loved Summer of Spritz this summer. Starting Monday, 22 May, it will be offering both Aperol Spritz and Americano Spritz on tap, which means our favourite Italian aperitifs are only a handle pull away. They are available all day everyday at $88, and are only $48 all day (and night) long on Mondays!
Be sure to check out it’s Aperitivo for a choice of spritz and unlimited bar snacks every Monday to Saturday, from 5pm to 7pm.
Stazione Novella, 52-56 Staunton Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.stazionenovella.com
Sai Ying Pun locals, you’ll be happy to hear your beloved Winston’s coffee shop has its liquor license back and is serving cocktails again! With a nod to its coffeehouse roots, its speciality is the espresso martini, but it has plenty of other spirits and beer on hand as well.
Winston’s, Fu Kwok Building, 213 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.winstonscoffee.com
Every Tuesday until 29 August, Sugar will transform its space into a Mediterranean island and serve eight special cocktails in jars to be shared by two people (think date night!). And if you love the cocktails so much you end up ordering four (um, who doesn’t?), you’ll get a complimentary Mediterranean pizza! If afternoon tea is more your bag, check out Sugar’s tea set, where you can munch on Layered Super Food Salad, Cherry Tomato Gazpacho, Pea and Mint Mousse. From 2:30pm to 6pm on Sundays.
Sugar, The 32/F of EAST, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, www.sugar-hongkong.com
Time for Luxe Hour! Each Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 till 10:30pm, Bar De Luxe guests who order two cocktails will receive a complimentary Mini Iberico Grand Cru Huelva-Jabugo. Considering the refreshing cocktails offered, including the Mojito and Pina Colada, we think getting two won’t be a stretch for most of you!
Bar De Luxe, 29-30F, 8 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, attire-house.com/bar
Can’t wait for Friday to let loose? Stone Nullah Tavern kicks off its weekend fun on Thursdays and continues through the weekend! Beginning 16 May, every Thursday night at 10pm until closing will be Game Night featuring classic and new board games and cards. A selection of local or US brewery craft beers will be just $50 per beer, and if you want, you can order a hot dog (HK$70) while answering music trivia by Mic McGirk. The first person to answer all three songs correctly will win free beer and prices.
If you can’t stay out late on a weekday night, the De Niro Hour may be more your gig. Happy hour here starts at 5 pm to 8 pm and you can get $50 Aperol Spritz or $40 bottled Peroni while you chill out with friends and enjoy some music.
Fancy a good whiskey? Check out its Whiskey Socials, which will be held monthly starting 17 May. From 8pm to 10pm, it’s the VIP Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting ($300 per person). Need more? Get the Wild Turkey Tasting Flight. Priced at $150 per flight, try the Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey Rye and Russell’s.
Stone Nullah Tavern, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.stonenullahtavern.com/en/hongkong
Coming up on 29 May and only until 10 June, Stockton will reveal the brand-new Secret Garden, a new gin drink for gin lovers. On Tuesdays it’s Ginvent for those who fancy learning how to make gin cocktails. Join the mixologists as they guide you through creating the perfect cocktail. On Wednesdays, it presents Gin and Jazz where guests can enjoy live jazz music while they kick back and relax on the comfy chairs and sofas. On Thursdays it’s Hendrick’s Deconstruction Tasting Masterclass where you can learn about the non-traditional liquor, and finally, on Saturdays, kick up your heels and get ready to party, because it’s DJ night.
Stockton, G/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.stockton.com.hk
We at Sassy HQ happen to love us come champers, so when we found out about dragon-i’s Oyster & Caviar Happy Hour we got super excited! Beginning Wednesday, 17 May, and recurring each week from Wednesday through Friday, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, guests can enjoy free-flow Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial paired with all-you-can-eat fresh oysters and decadent caviar. Priced at only $328 (plus 10% service charge) per guest, dragon-i, we think this is one hour that will be more than a little happy!
dragon-i, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/dragonihongkong
Potato Head has launched a new drinks menu, created with sustainability and conscious drinking in mind, and we’re pretty excited to try one (or three…). So how does this work? They create drinks using all the elements of an ingredient to minimise waste. Eco-friendly cocktails? Sign us up! Those who get a bit peckish can also enjoy some nibbles, as it’s now serving bar snacks (woop!).
Kaum, at Potato Head, 100 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.kaum.com
Veuve Clicquot’s Yellow Hours
Veuve Clicquot is here to amp up your happy hour experience this season! The luxury champagne connoisseur and 25 partnering chefs present delicately created dishes paired with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, meaning bold, innovative and exciting flavour combinations! We have our eyes set on Dining at Murasaki’s Purple Sweet Potato with Rock Salt and Homemade Chilli Powder ($168 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label), Bungalow’s Hand Battered Truffle Gouda Fries ($188 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label / $680 with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label), Bitters & Sweets’ Spam Fries and Homemade Sriracha Mayo ($180 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label), and more! See the full list here.
Dining at Murasaki, Shop 8, UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, diningatmurasaki.com.hk
Bungalow, G/F, The Centrium, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, bungalow.hk
Bitters & Sweets, 1/F, Somptueux Central, 52-54 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bittersandsweetshk
Dom Pérignon Ultimate Tasting Experience
Complete your fine dining experience with a Dom Pérignon pairing for extra finesse. Dom Pérignon is collaborating with six of Hong Kong’s top dining hotspots: Arcane, China Tang, Lobster Bar & Grill, ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, Ozone, and Seasons by Olivier. Each will feature its iconic Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006 alongside exquisite dishes prepared by some of Hong Kong’s best chefs.
Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.arcane.hk
China Tang, Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium,15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.chinatang.hk/central_en
Lobster Bar & Grill, Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining/restaurants/lobster-bar-grill/
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/F,18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.ontop.hk
Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/dining/ozone
Seasons by Olivier, Shop 308, 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.seasonsbyolivier.com
Get ready for “Cheers at Taikoo Place,” a cocktail pop-up bar opening 12 to 15 June. Tong Chong Street will be transformed into a cocktail paradise, and will set the stage for the final World Class cocktail competition, which is the lead up to the global final of the world’s largest cocktail competition and the annual search for the world’s best bartender of the year. Mr & Mrs Fox, Brickhouse and VEA will be on hand serving cocktails featuring Bulleit bourbon, Don Julio tequila and Johnnie Walker scotch whisky alongside casual lunch and dinner created just for the week and the week’s cocktails.
Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.taikooplace.com
Sushi lovers get ready! From Friday, 9 June, to Sunday, 18 June, chef and owner, Yosuke Imada, of Ginza Kyubey will showcase his world-acclaimed crafts at the Ritz-Carlton’s Chef’s Table. Seating only 18 people, the exclusive pop up will treat HK foodies to the enjoyment of meticulously fine sushi in the cozy and elegant setting.
Throughout the limited pop-up period, guests can taste Chef Imada’s much-coveted omakase menu. Priced at $1,080 per person, the lunch menu will comprise of an assortment of zensai (appetisers), along with sashimi, sushi and desserts. For a more extensive selection of delicacies, as well as yakimono (grilled dishes), guests can opt for the dinner menu instead, which is priced at $1,880 per person. A range of hand-picked chilled and hot sakes and Japanese teas will also be available to pair with the menu. For bookings and enquiries, call 2263 2270 or email [email protected]
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong