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By The Loop HK Staff | September 13th, 2021

We’re so excited to see the F&B scene pick up with a bang this year, which made our job of finalizing the shortlist for our annual 30 Best Eats 2021 dining awards series such a rewarding endeavor. We take pride in curating what we believe is the most comprehensive dining awards shortlist in Hong Kong, giving everyone – no matter how fancy (or not); affordable (or not); and new (or not) – a fair and fighting chance at claiming a 30 Best Eats title.

Without further ado, here is the shortlist for 30 Best Eats 2021, covering 30 different categories.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES NOW! Voting closes September 25, 2021, and winners for each category will be announced in October on this very website, as well as in our first-ever Fall Dining E-Guide.

Stay tuned and best of luck to all of our 30 Best Eats shortlist finalists!

VOTE FOR 30 BEST EATS 2021 HERE

1. Best New Restaurant

  • Roji
  • Radical Chic
  • TMK Rap & Rolls
  • Whey
  • CENSU

2. Best New Bar

  • The Diplomat
  • Barcode
  • Kyle & Bain
  • ARGO
  • Wood Ear

3. Best Restaurateur

  • Pirata Group
  • Black Sheep Restaurants
  • JIA Group
  • ZS Hospitality
  • Tastings Group

4. Best Chef

  • Vicky Cheng @ WING Restaurant
  • Li Yuet Faat @ Ming Court
  • Richard Ekkebus @ AMBER
  • Manav Tuli @ Chaat
  • Olivier Elzer @ L’Envol

5. Best Mixologist

  • Alvin Ching @ Sugar
  • Mackenzie Ross @ Cruise
  • Veronica Lam @ Hugger Mugger
  • John Nugent @ Kyle & Bain
  • Leo Ko @ Alibi- Wine, Dine, Be Social

6. Best Rooftop Bar/Restaurant

  • SKYE
  • Red Sugar
  • Terrible Baby
  • Sugar
  • Cruise

7. Best Chinese

  • Ming Court (Mongkok)
  • Yat Tung Heen
  • Sha Tin 18
  • Man Ho Chinese Restaurant
  • Mott 32

8. Best East Asian (excl. Chinese)

  • Obp.ㅇㅂㅍ
  • The Aubrey
  • Yokai
  • Sushi Kuu
  • Hansik Goo

9. Best South / Southeast Asian

  • Whey
  • Rajasthan Rifles
  • Bibi & Baba
  • Chaat
  • J.A.M

10. Best French

  • Louise
  • BELON
  • Caprice
  • LPM Restaurant & Bar
  • Batard

11. Best Italian

  • Pirata
  • Frank’s Italian American
  • Mostaccioli Brothers
  • Grissini’s
  • Octavium

12. Best Spanish

  • Quiero Mas
  • Ando
  • The Optimist
  • Rubia
  • La Rambla

13. Best Middle Eastern / Mediterranean

  • Artemis & Apollo
  • Maison Libanaise
  • ACME
  • BEDU
  • FRANCIS

14. Best Fine Dining

  • L’Envol
  • Amber
  • Arbor
  • Caprice
  • HAKU

15. Best Casual Dining

  • Sichuan Lab
  • The Commune
  • La Creperie
  • DiVino Patio – Ristorante Bar Pizzeria
  • Lady Nara

16. Best Brand

  • Pici
  • La Vache!
  • Classified
  • Green Common
  • The Butchers Club Burger

17. Best Date Night

  • Divino – Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • Mirage Bar & Restaurant
  • Wooloomooloo (Wan Chai)
  • WHISK
  • Zuma

18. Best Family-Friendly Affair

  • Pizza Express (North Point)
  • El Charro Mexicana Cantina
  • Oolaa (Tseung Kwan O)
  • Hapi
  • The Salted Pig (Sai Wan Ho)

19. Best Lunch Deal

  • Pici (Wan Chai)
  • Sushi Nyoi
  • 11 Westside
  • CIAK
  • Yu

20. Best Brunch

  • Cruise
  • Honjo
  • Zuma
  • CATCH (Quarry Bay)
  • Holt’s Cafe

21. Best Afternoon Tea

  • GREEN
  • The Butterfly Room
  • SEVVA
  • Garden Lounge
  • Palm Court

22. Best Dim Sum

  • Dynasty
  • Yat Tung Heen
  • Social Place (Central)
  • Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai)
  • Duddell’s

23. Best Vegetarian / Vegan

  • TREEHOUSE
  • Soil to Soul
  • Ma…and the Seeds of Life
  • MANA! SoHo
  • Gaia Veggie (Causeway Bay)

24. Best Cafe (Tea / Coffee)

  • Tealosophy
  • Teakha
  • OMOTESANDO KOFFEE Hong Kong Lee Tung
  • % Arabica (Kennedy Town)
  • Cafe Sausalito Studio

25. Best Baked Goods / Desserts

  • Bakehouse (Wan Chai)
  • Pane e Latte
  • Passion. Bakery Cafe (Wan Chai)
  • DANG WEN LI by Dominique Ansel (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  • Levain at PMQ

26. Best Buffet

  • The Market
  • Cafe Renaissance
  • FEAST (Food by EAST)
  • The Astor
  • Cafe TOO

27. Best Design

  • MONO
  • Hutong
  • Mott 32
  • Interval | Farmacy
  • Salisterra

28. Best Takeaway / Delivery

  • GO by Black Sheep Restaurants
  • JIA Everywhere
  • R&R Bagels
  • The Pizza Project
  • NOSH

29. Best Drink

  • Irish Coffee @ The Diplomat
  • Paloma de Oaxaca @ COA
  • Argo Martini @ ARGO
  • Hobnail @ The Pontiac
  • A Moveable Feast @ Penicillin

30. Best Dish

  • Carnaroli Risotto @ Radical Chic
  • Unagi Paella @ CENSU
  • Lemongrass Roasted Chicken @ Lady Nara
  • Corn ˚ Salicornia ˚ Seawater ˚ Sudachi ˚@ AMBER (vegetarian menu)
  • La Langoustine de Loctudy @ L’Envol (2020 menu)

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