Looking to spice up your next date night or perhaps you need a unique venue to hold your next dinner party, or special celebration? One of the best private kitchens in Hong Kong may just be the thing for you. Usually spread via word of mouth, these unique secret venues offer a chance to dine in somewhat unusual and surprising settings.
Segreto Private Kitchen
Segreto Private Kitchen in Hong Kong offers an authentic Italian dining experience curated by Chef Ermanno Lelli. With a rich family tradition of Southern Italian cooking, Chef Lelli brings his passion and expertise to every dish.
The restaurant’s intimate setting and open kitchen allow guests to witness Chef Lelli’s culinary skills firsthand. Using traditional techniques and the finest ingredients, he transforms simple elements into extraordinary creations. From golden fried sardines with marinated red onions to hearty rigatoni ragout, each dish showcases a harmonious blend of flavours.
The five-course meal at Segreto Private Kitchen takes diners on a sensory journey. The carefully curated menu highlights the best of Italian cuisine, with each course thoughtfully complementing the others. Guests can also enjoy a selection of fine Italian wines to enhance their dining experience.
As the meal concludes, Chef Lelli prepares a live sorbet, followed by a special moka coffee infused with almonds and a touch of sambuca liqueur. To complete the experience, guests are invited to indulge in Chef Lelli’s signature homemade limoncello.
Segreto Private Kitchen is more than a restaurant; it’s an immersion into Italian culture and the joy of sharing exceptional food. Whether you’re a connoisseur of Italian cuisine or simply appreciate fine dining, a visit to Segreto Private Kitchen promises an intimate and unforgettable culinary adventure. Let Chef Ermanno Lelli guide you through the vibrant tapestry of Italian flavours.
Contact: 6711 0582 phone call and whatsapp; 6711 0822 whatsapp only
At Pomegranate Kitchen, food reflects love and the comfort of home. Mediterranean and European cuisines made from the finest ingredients are matched with exceptional service for truly memorable experience. Chef and owner Maria Bizri’s culinary journey is deeply influenced by her Middle Eastern and North African heritage which means abundant flavours and captivating presentations.
The venue itself is beautifully exquisite and ideal for an intimate indoor gathering or a splendid outdoor celebration under the stars. The heart of the venue is the open plan kitchen where chefs prepare your meal. If you’re having a special event there, you can opt for styling service to get the right look and feel for your event with a range of decor and accessories.
Address: 4B, Sing Tech Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Contact: Lunch Bookings: +852 2580 0663; Events Executive: +852 6192 2014
Loft Stories was created 5 years ago as an interior design showroom space, showcasing unique artwork, bespoke furniture, vintage lighting, antiques, and an eclectic collection of objects, each with a story. Now also a stunning and curious private kitchen, Loft Stories serves bespoke Catalan cuisine from family recipes passed down generations. Think aromatic paella and Sangria, taken with a spectacular sunset from Loft’s breathtaking view of the South China Sea.
You’ll find Loft Stories on the 23rd floor of an industrial building in the heart of a super cool up-and-coming creative design hub not far from South Horizons. They take just one private party dinner booking per day (up to 22 people), allowing for a tailor-made experience. The open kitchen makes for a social and interactive meal. Choose from full waiter service or a buffet-style dinner with drinks and food stations.
They also host cocktail parties of up to 40 guests with a bar/drinks reception, warm or cold food buffet stations and a service area. If you’re there for a special occasion, decorations or themes can be personlised. Also note that all the remarkable items in their showroom are for sale.
Address: 2305 Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 3529 2980; [email protected]
That Yellow House
Set within a tranquil Sai Kung village, That Yellow House (it actually is painted yellow) is a beautiful private kitchen offering up Malaysian/French fusion cuisine with an incredible selection of wines to pair it with. Chef Juliana brings her Malaysian heritage to the table while husband David delivers his love of wine as a certified Level 3 WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust).
Their signature menu includes fried prawns and deep fried calamari, Gado Gado, and a selection of mains. Choose from Beef Rendang, Chicken Curry Kapitan, Nyonya Asam Pedas Fish or Vegetarian Green Curry, followed by a delectable cheese plate and choice of desserts. All of this is to be savoured with a sunset view over Hebe Haven Yacht Club.
Contact: WhatsApp for enquiries and booking: 9106 4020
Olive Leaf HK
From Ayelet Idan’s humble home kitchen nestled amongst her garden on Lamma Island, the most amazingly delicious and unique vegan Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours come together. A meal at Olive Leaf is a truly unique experience. Relax in the garden, take in the village life’s slower pace and savour every moment. And by all means bring your appetite!
Aylet’s multiple courses are delicious, colourful, vibrant and plentiful! Ingredients like cauliflower, lentils, eggplant, sesame, nuts, dates and pomegranate are presented in ways you couldn’t dream up. Do your very best to save a little room for dessert, sweetened naturally with just the right amount of decadence. Top it all off with aromatic Turkish coffee.
Ayelet also offers cooking classes, social dining and catering events. Guests are welcome to BYOB, with no corkage charges.
Address: Olive Leaf, Pak Kok San Tsuen, Lamma Island Pak Kok Tsuen Pier, Hong Kong, Contact: 9723 0459
In an elegant French cottage-inspired setting in the Star Street Precint, you’ll find model-turned-Chef Esther Sham’s upmarket, creative, cuisine-driven menus and unique cooking style. Choose from an extensive range of sophisticated Japanese, Shanghainese, New American, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and European cuisines. The Melting Onion Duck is one of Chef Sham’s most iconic creations and a staple of Ta Pantry. Be sure to try it.
The refined menus at Ta Pantry are a tribute to Sham’s Michelin starred training – from her apprenticeship at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong and Relais Louis XIII in Paris and Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, France. She also spent time at Amber (The Landmark Mandarin Oriental) under the tutelage of renowned chef Richard Ekkebus.
Ta Pantry is a stunning place for private dinners, cooking classes, unforgettable events, photoshoots, a product launch event, board meetings or even a small wedding.
Address: 1A Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (enter through Maison ES)
Contact: 2521 8121, [email protected]
Yin Yang Costal
While Ying Yang Coastal is seeking a new location with a more exciting format, celebrity Chef Margaret Xu Yuan is having herself some cooking adventures in crazy locations around Hong Kong: different districts, experimenting with different facades of Hong Kong flavours.
Chef Yuan works with local farms to bring fresh ingredients to the table. Inspired by her adventures with old Hong Kong fishing village cuisine, menus are subject to what produce is available at the time of booking, creating a truly unique and memorable dining experience. Her last pop-up was on Knutsford Terrace. Keep an eye out for the next private kitchen pop-up.
Wherever you find her, be sure to try the signature Yellow Earth Chicken! Chef Yuan has a workshop at the Sai Kung waterfront where she continues to the make her legendary chicken and organic homemade sauces. Yin Yang Coastal has previously won the Essence of Asia award and Best Female Led Restaurant in Asia’s 50 best.
Contact: what’s app 97842280; 2866 0868, [email protected]
Dine Art seamlessly intertwines art gallery, private event space, and upscale dining destination within a single, exclusive venue. Their curated dinner menu showcases a five-course culinary journey crafted with ingredients sourced from Italy and around the globe. To guarantee an unforgettable experience, a minimum booking of 10 guests ensures complete exclusivity of their space.
Dine Art’s cuisine embodies deep respect for tradition, using the freshest produce and a staying dedicated to the preparation of each dish. Thoughtfully designed seasonal menus are released monthly, featuring seasonal ingredients that can be tailored to your preferences upon request. You will love Dine Art where art, ambiance, and gastronomy converge to create a truly unparalleled dining experience.
Contact: 2805 8555
Specialising in contemporary Mediterranean Cuisines using traditional cooking methods, M Cuisine is all about fine dining soul food that’s fresh and abundant. Their seasonal menus use only selected organic and premium sourced ingredients.
Executive Chef Michael Erlik spent his formative years in Lyon, France with the grandmaster Paul Bocuse and Pastry Chef MOF Pascal Molines, among other greats. Following his work at the two Michelin starred “La Belle Otero” in Cannes, Boston`s award-winning Clio, and Israel`s luxurious Carmel Forest Spa Resort, he soon became the chef of choice for embassies, diplomats, and some Forbes list billionaires.
Go for an exclusive dinner, book a canape and cocktail reception or check out the tasting menu with or without free-flow wines. M Cuisine can also help with party planning, weddings and floral arrangements, corporate events, customized chocolates and gift boxes, charity events, bar services & barista coffee stations and team building cooking class workshops.
Contact: +852 81767170, [email protected]
From its humble beginnings as a catering company, Relish has since grown to include a beautiful indoor and spacious rooftop area for private events. Relish creates extraordinary food to which you can add a generous drinks package for an event to remember. Everything can be customised and decorated to suit your needs. Whether you’re hosting a company event, launch party, birthday, after party, movie night, or any other special occasion, they can make their venue your second home for 40 – 60 seated or 75 – 120 standing.
Located in the industrial area of Wong Chuk Hang, this gorgeous hidden gem is among the bricks and just a few minutes away from the MTR (Exit A2)
Contact: 3481 1924, [email protected]
Other Private Kitchens you may want to explore
Da Ping Huo – Sichuan
Sijie Sichuan, 10/F, Bartlock Centre, 3 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2802 2250
Masala Bay – Indian
Masala Bay, Clearwater Bay, 9306 3967
Le Saveurs – French
Main photo courtesy of Shutterstock; photo 1 courtesy of Segreto Private Kitchen, photo 2 courtesy Olive Leaf HK; photo 3 courtesy of Ta-Pantry