“Eat what?” The most popular question asked by Hongkongers in all walks of life, from primary school students walking with their parents from school back home to hustling commuters WhatsApping their coworkers for quick lunch ideas. Find out the latest bites and sips in the month of September with our list below.
Named after the Korean word for food enjoyed with alcohol at neighborhood bars, ANJU Restaurant & Bar is an energetic spot for you to grab feel-good staple dishes. Merging western cooking techniques with traditional Korean ingredients, this latest addition to West Kowloon’s landmark Elements prides itself in innovative creations such as Galibijang & Jeonbogjang (HK$178), which brings Hokkaido scallop, abalone, dried seaweed and salmon roe together. And of course, don’t leave ANJU without exploring their vibrant drink menu!
Shop R004, Civic Square, Elements, Kowloon Station, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2196 8733
If your heart belongs to agave sprits, tacos, Trompo Al Pastor and everything authentic Mexican, Wan Chai’s El Taquero will definitely be your new go-to spot. Explore spice-infused, hearty staples with an equally diverse and vibrant cocktail menu to match. Our favorites include the Fish Sayulita (HK$56) house-made corn tortilla and the flaming hot Bell Pepper Margarita (HK$88). Craving for more? Drop by every weekend between 12 and 3pm for a two-course lunch (from HK$148 per person), with choices so vast to make the most determined ones indecisive.
Shops B-F G/F Yan King Court, 119 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, +852 2811 1998
People always brag about how their Italian nonna makes the best food, finally we have Penna to show us what it’s like to be a (overly) well-fed grandchild. Taking us back to the basics with family recipes older than you and me, this cosy restaurant keeps you stuffed with handmade pasta dishes such as Lobster Ricotta Cheese Ravioli and Green Asparagus Risotto with Buratta Cheese as well as homestyle staples such as Roasted Bone Marrow with Baked Oysters and Roasted Italian Escargot. And of course, no Italian dinner is ever complete without a spoonful of Tiramisu. Dig in!
Shop 314, 3/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo, +852 2886 3378
Omakase is synonymous with excellence, and make sure you dine with the best of the best at Kanesaka Hong Kong. To recreate the two Michelin-starred success of its flagship counterpart in Tokyo, this Central-based branch is helmed by Chef Seiji Taniguchi to put Edomae sushi craftsmanship and uncompromising quality on the forefront. Indulge in traditional omakase-style menus spotlighting exquisite ingredients such as Hokkaido hairy crab topped with caviar, aka uni, steamed abalone and even more. (From HK$2,000 to HK$3,500 + 10% service charge)
5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Central, +852 2117 1175
Ovolo Southside partners up with N.I.P Gin to present Informal Affairs, a pop-up rooftop gin bar overlooking the stunning views of the Southern district. Inspired by the golden era of Hong Kong, this trendy spot boasts a nostalgic dai pai dong-style setting and irresistible cocktails (all priced at HK$108) such as The Peppery Mule, a concoction of N.I.P Rare Gin with a bittersweet Rinomato Sucro, rhubarb and ginger topped with effervescent ginger beer, and SHE-SO-SEXY, a playful and zestful celebration of N.I.P Rare Gin, orange marmalade, peach and citrus, with a vegetarian snack menu for your consideration.
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 3460 8100
Chef Angelo Aglianó, director of The Ritz-Carlton’s one Michelin-starred Tosca di Angelo, invites his friend and mentor Chef Giuseppe Pappalardo for an exlusive four-hand menu called “Taste of Sicily”. From ingredients to cooking techniques, the duo goes all out to depict the authentic Southern Italian flavors with creations such as Lamb Shoulder with Eggplant Couscous and Pistachio and Mazara Red Prawns with Fennel Foam and Kaluga Caviar. Whether its noon or evening you’re there, this gastronomic experience awaits. (HK$1,380 for lunch, HK$2,088 for dinner; subject to 10% service charge)
Available from September 28 to October 1.
Level 102, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, +852 2263 2270
Modern Australian restaurant Hue Dining sits at the Victoria Dockside with views unmatched and delicacies to please. During the National Day firework spectacular, what more can you ask for than to enjoy a delectable four-course dinner (HK$1,380 + 10% service charge) and a front row seat to the show? Choose between Hokkaido scallops, Iberico pork and mushroom sago for starter, and between lobster tail, Wagyu sirloin and burrata ravioli for main. More canapés and sweet treats are on the horizon — RSVP now.
Available on October 1.
1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3500 5888
Night brunch! Join this one-of-a-kind occasion at aqua, where drinks are bottomless and the starters are unlimited. Italian and Japanese delights such as sushi, maki, sashimi, oysters, Paccheri alla Norma and “Cacciatora” roasted chicken are rolling out on rotation to keep you occupied, while DJs heat it up with electrifying beats. Choose from Prosecco La Gioiosa all the way up to Dom Pérignon — or none at all if you’re the designated driver — only available every Saturday night in September, 2023. (From HK$688 to HK$2,988, subject to 10% service charge)
17/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3427 2288
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