Recently updated on January 16th, 2023 at 02:21 pm
Reading Time: 9 minutesHong Kong is never short of new restaurant openings, new menus, food related exhibitors, new pop ups, you name it. Check out all the latest food news around Hong Kong NOW…and bookmark this page for the latest updates.
The Pizza Bar on 38th
February sees an exciting new pop-up restaurant at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. The hotel’s Private Dining Room will be transformed into a pop-up pizza bar serving gourmet pizza. The original Pizza Bar on 38th is located in Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo and has won numerous accolades and has been recommended by Michelin Tokyo for six consecutive years. The Hong Kong pop-up, which runs 14-26 February 2023, will offer freshly baked gourmet pizzas with seasonal flavours and top class ingredients. It will serve lunch from 11:30am to 1:30pm and 1:45pm to 3:45pm, and dinner from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and 8:30pm to 10:30pm, with a signature ‘degustazione’ menu priced from $798 per person which includes one starter, seven slices of signature gourmet pizzas, and one pizza dessert. (added 16 Jan 2023). For reservations
Pirata’s Latest Restaurant: Calle Ocho
Say “olá” to new Spanish restaurant Calle Ocho, the latest offering from the Pirata group. Located on Fashion walk in Causeway Bay and split across two floors, the tapas restaurant is inspired by one of Madrid’s historic neighbourhoods. The menu boasts delights such as a squid ink Paella, clams clay pot, grilled cuttlefish, croquetas, Spanish suckling pig terrine and 48 months Iberia ham. Visit on a Saturday or Sunday between noon and 3:00pm to enjoy the special brunch menu. (Added 15 Jan 2023)
Dough Bros NEWS
How much do you love Dough Bros artisanal sourdough pizza…and generously filled, freshly made indulgent doughnuts? Now there’s even more to love with a new location and some new flavours. Their newest (and 10th) location is on the Tseung Kwan O waterfront. Along with the new location, they’re introducing some new flavours – The Italian (HK$158), packs a kick with spicy Calabrian sausages and the Festive Feast Pizza (HK$148) is topped with tomato, mozzarella and brie cheese, turkey ham, bacon-wrapped sausage, cranberry sauce and toasted rosemary. Dough Bros will also be launching a Chocolate Bailey’s Doughnut (HK$38, HK$98 for three) with Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur. YUM!
Vive Cake Boutique Pop-up @ Landmark
Just in time for holiday celebrations, the new Vive Cake Boutique pop-up will be at Landmark Prince’s Building until 31 December 2022. Check out the artisan cakery’s latest black sesame temptation and the complete collection of edible art, from buttercream and chiffon signatures to imaginative seasonal and festive offerings. The bespoke cakery offers a personal delivery service that allows your beautiful cake to reach you in immaculate condition. The service is priced from HK$200 according to location (outlying islands excluded). Order three days in advance of the expected delivery or date of collection (recommended).
Taco Pizza: The Pizza Project x 11 Westside
Come experience the taco-inspired pizza, only available until 31 October. It’s a combination of everything you love about tacos and enchiladas on a pizza created by executive chefs of The Pizza Project and 11 Westside. The Chicken Enchilada Pizza is colourful and bursting with bold Mexican and Italian flavours. Featuring freshly made 11 Westside enchilada sauce on The Pizza Project’s pillowy handmade soft dough, the pizza is layered with marinated hand-shredded chicken, mozzarella, pickled onions, cotija, sliced avocado, coriander, sour cream and fried corn tortillas, with a squeeze of fresh lime juice to finish it off. The Chicken Enchilada Pizza is available all-day with the brunch menu or tasting menu for dinner at both Peel Street and Star Street Precinct Pizza Project venues.
Pici Opens in Taikoo Place
Pasta lovers rejoice! Popular pasta bar, Pirata Group’s Pici, debuts its largest venue to date at Taikoo Place. With huge indoor and outdoor space to hold 155 seats, bring the whole family and tuck in to one of four exclusive dishes made just for Quarry Bay-bound guests. Indulge in traditional hand-rolled Italian pastas while soaking in the breezy atmosphere.
After all that pasta, you might consider joining the Pici Pasta Run on 23 October. Grab your friends and enter as a group of four via runnerreg.com. Journey through the first ever Pici venue in Wanchai all the way to the newest venue at Taikoo Place. All teams will be rewarded with Pici souvenirs, free food and a medal. The best costumed team will also get a chance to win free pasta for an entire month. Don’t miss out while tickets (HK250 per person) are still available and with all fees being donated to Mind HK.
FINI’s Open For Al Fresco Dining @ Elements
Italian American restaurant FINI’s adds a fabulous new rooftop restaurant in Elements mall. The generous space has capacity for 150 people including outdoor seating, and is the perfect place for family gatherings or large parties. This new FINI’s location is the 5th for Red Sauce Hospitality Group under Chef Vinny in Hong Kong and gives all you’ve come to expect from FINI’s – great food, farm-to-table dining, and community pride with its support of neighbourhood artists, local sources and organic producers. Don’t miss the Italian American homemade “red sauce” classics like New York style pastas, pizzas, and house-cured meats and sausages. Exclusive for Elements, Chef Vinny is premiering ‘Pasta on Pizza’ entrées to celebrate the new opening.
FINI’s Italian American NEW location: R001, 3/F & Roof, Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon
Contact: 2736 4887
New Japanese Izakaya: Ozakaya
Focusing on the cuisine of Osaka (Japan’s food-paradise), this new dining hotspot OZAKAYA is a vibrant contemporary Japanese-inspired concept. The lively new izakaya stands out for its innovative but approachable dishes, most of which are the creations of young and talented head chef Jason Luk. Using jet-fresh ingredients from Japan, Luk has created dishes that feature complexity, depth and layers of flavour. With an upbeat and fun atmosphere, OZAKAYA offers a range of imaginative cocktails, wines and sake, including an extensive list of premium sake from Osaka’s Daimon Brewery. To celebrate the first two months of opening, OZAKAYA is offering an opulent caviar delight with premium French caviar from Caviar House & Prunier.
Address: 1/F, 74-80 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Fashion Walk Happy Hour Fun
From now until December 15, Fashion Walk is launching its “Happy Hour Fun” wine and dine promotion in collaboration with a variety of restaurants and F&B merchants. Participate in the hello Hang Lung Malls Rewards Program to enjoy exclusive privileges like half-price on your second cocktail, half-price signature drinks, buy one get one free beer and a discount on the “Oktoberfest Beer Pass”. There are 30 restaurants to choose from, offering a wide variety of cuisines. Offers are launched on the Hang Lung Malls App so don’t miss out.
Terrace by LQV launching in Stanley
Unwind with a relaxed bottle of wine and a French Mediterranean menu at Terrace whilst you experience the French en terrasse way of life right here in Hong Kong. Offering an ideal alfresco experience with stunning panoramic views, Terrace will offer a selection of French artisanal spirits, wines and signature dishes like vegetable tian, grilled French sea bass and pastis flambée grilled prawns served with linguine and Provencal tomatoes. Terrace by LQV highlights the lighter side of French cooking, preparing high-quality ingredients (sourced directly from France) fresh with olive oil instead of butter. The extensive À La Carte and children’s menus are available every day from noon while simple breakfast is served from 10am during the week and from 8am on weekends. They will also have a retail space with a range of specialist French produce including artisanal cheeses, wines, cold cuts, jams, fresh baked bread and pastries.
Terrace by LQV will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week from 14 October 2022. You can make a reservation online and find their location here.
Good Fortune Club Dim Sum Afternoon
On 9 October from 12pm, savour an opulent afternoon spurred by Chef ArChan’s homage to the city’s most beloved dining tradition and let Good Fortune serve up never-ending delectables dim sum-style. All paired with a bottle of Champagne of your choice from their collection of eight distinctive Champagne vintages and producers.
New Menu for Umami Japanese Izakaya
Explore the revamped menus this September at the Japanese Izakaya, Umami for lunch, dinner and even Japanese brunch. Relax in the simple elegance of the outdoor Japanese garden, complete with a petite fish pond. The garden is a lovely location for a refreshing late afternoon drink or snack and you can bring your pet. Umami is located in Cyberport at Le Meridien Hotel.
Summer Pop Up at Osteria Marzia
On 15, 22, and 29 September, OSTERIA POSITANO will pop up at Osteria Marzia, bringing the Amalfi Coast experience back to Hong Kong for a limited time as part of Black Sheep Restaurants’ 10-Year Anniversary Summer Festival celebrations. The venue will evoke warm nights in Amalfi, and will serve up a traditional ocean-inspired menu celebrating the diverse cuisine found in the seaside regions of Italy. Priced at $988 per guest with a total of ten dishes.
Butter now at K11 Musea
Hong Kong’s favorite cake shop Butter crosses the harbor to set up its brick and mortar shop at K11 MUSEA this September 2022. Nine of Butter’s most popular cakes and pies will be available by the slice seven days a week. In addition to classic line-up there will be three exclusives for K11 MUSEA including the new Lil’ Checkerboard Cake, Itty-Bitty Banana Cream Pie and Kitchen Sink Bar.
The Matcha Tokyo
Offering a vast range of matcha-based food and drink options, The Matcha Tokyo offers foodies the taste of high-quality matcha alongside a range of options such as soup, salad and cloud eggs. Originally hailing from Omotesando, Tokyo, all four branches of The Match Tokyo have, until now, been located in Japanese hot spots. But now Matcha Tokyo can be found at The Mills in Tsueng Wan, Hong Kong. Visitors on a Friday or Saturday can enrol onto a Matcha Experience Workshop in which a tea master will lead you on a journey through a tea ceremony. The workshop lasts 30 minutes and costs $98 per person.
Address: G01, G/F, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan
Looking for a fun new brunch to try with friends? Cruise at Hyatt Centric has stepped up its brunch offering this summer with its Cruise Brunch. Held on Saturdays the brunch offers two and a half hours of bottomless punch, Mumm Champagne, unlimited appetisers and grazing main courses, alongside drinking games, best dressed competitions, and a DJ playing top summer tunes. The brunch costs $788 per person for a minimum of two persons.
Address: 23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Ln, North Point, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 3896 9898.
CRUST Italian has expanded with the opening of CRUST Amalfi in K11 Musea. Offering Neapolitan style decedent cakes such as Neapolitan Baba, a show stopping baba using aged rhum or limoncello; Bellini Millefoglie, a gorgeous combination of peach chantilly, peach puree and puff pastry; and Bronte’s Pistachio Cheesecake, which features noted ingredients, Sicilian pistachio and Amarena cherries. In addition to delectable cakes, the intimate, colourful space also displays and sells a range of unique, handmade ceramics, radiating the colours of the Amalfi Coast.
Address: B201, Basement, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside.
Porkcentric in Tai Hang
A new venture from the team behind Ask Alonzo, Porkcentric’s menu will focus on Central European offerings, taking inspiration from street food vendors from Germany, Hungary, Poland and more. It will be home to Hong Kong’s biggest dine-in selection of cold cuts, and the only place in the city offering Polish cold cuts complemented by a diverse range of European cheese. Main courses offerings will be a variety of grilled meats, alongside seafood and vegetarian-friendly dishes.
Address: Porkcentric is located at G/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong Island, 9169 0298
benko by nüte at Basehall
Following the success of their residency last year, nüte is returning to BaseHall to showcase their modern “Japaneasy deli”, benko by nüte, serving hearty and healthy Japanese-inspired bento bowls designed to be eaten on the go. Since early 2021, the brand has established itself in Hong Kong’s wellness scene with a range of innovative products including Icebar Smoothies along with their sweet and savoury granolas and zero plastic packaging.
Address: LG9 Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Kicho opens in Central
Kicho, the celebrated omakase-style Tori Kappo restaurant Kicho that first launched in Tokyo, has arrived at Manning House, Central. Offering an authentic dining ritual from Japan, the culinary team, who all hail from Japan, specialise in serving Kuro Satsuma chicken with a tempting array of delicacies. The multi-course ‘omakase adventure’ is priced at HK$1,000 per person and spans soup, appetisers, creative yakitori skewers, vegetable dishes, rice or noodles, and dessert. Currently the restaurant is in its soft opening. Alcohol is currently not available and opening hours are 6pm – 10pm.
Address: Kicho, Shop 2A, 1/F, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central
For reservations, visit www.kicho-ushidoki.com.hk.
For Coca-Cola Fans
‘Coca-Cola’ and the Bottle of Secrets”, is an exhibition that explores the evolution of the iconic “Coca-Cola” glass bottle. The glass bottles and the now retired red crates used to store them have been upcycled by students of The Hong Kong Plytechinc Universsity School of Design to create artwork and to raise awareness of
Ho Lee Fook Introduces NEW Seasonal Menu
Ho Lee Fook began a new chapter with newly appointed Head Chef ArChan Chan and a renovated space. The restaurant will offer a new seasonal menu to reflect the new energy of the restaurant, featuring creative new additions by Chef ArChan. Dishes include Raw Hokkaido Scallop, Shredded Mushroom Salad, Rolled Pork Belly, and classic Cantonese dishes like Wok-fried Jade Tiger Prawns, Wok-fried Clams with garlic, ginger, and a vegan stir-fry of Three-Cup Fried Chinese Zucchini. The menu will also feature the new Ho Lee Duck, a succulent early addition which undergoes a days-long marination and preparation process.
BluHouse opens at Rosewood Hong Kong
Bringing a taste of everyday life from the streets of Italy, BluHouse opened at Rosewood Hong Kong on 9 June 2022, with Italian Chef de Cuisine Giovanni Galeota at the helm. BluHouse is named after the Chinese translation of the former Holt’s Wharf (‘Blue Funnel Wharf’), where Rosewood Hong Kong is located. Whether you are after a more laid-back Italian meal or something bit more special at The Dining Room, the BluHOue has you covered. From by BluHouse. Expect high-quality Italian-sourced produce, authentic Italian starters, casual bites and hearty main courses and the Pizza Al Taglio station, which houses eight types of authentic Roman-style pizzas by the slice.
Address: G/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, No. 18, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3891 8732
New Tasting Menu at MEATS
A delightful spread for meat lovers, with Meats signature carnivorous classics, and some new surprising dishes. The tasting menu kicks off with a trio of small plates featuring crispy Fish Tacos, Ultimate Fried Chicken U.F.C and Duck Salad. Following that guests van tuck into a Sausage Platter featuring A grilled special Chorizo and Blood Sausage from Argentina. The Meats Platter hits the table next with Ribeye, Flank, and feather cut pork, Pluma Iberico. There will be plenty of condiemtns to hand, as well as sides, and a fudge brownie to end! The menu is priced at $498 per person.
Address: G/F Soho 28, 30 Staunton St, Central, 2711 1812
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