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By Michelle Chan | November 18th, 2023

We hope we’re not the only one, but the sudden plummet of temperature really make us craving the warmth of a piping hot dish all the time. Why not have a look at our pick of eight new restaurants in the Greater Bay Area below, so next time you’re hungry for a satisfying bite, you know exactly where to head to.

Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic

Looking for a truly brilliant dinner experience? You cannot miss Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie, a collaboration between world-renowned chef Anne-Sophie Pic and luxury lifestyle label Baccarat. Find the most impeccable French aesthetic and delicacies here, from the ethereal “Flou, je te vois flou” chandelier illuminating the airy, glamorous dining hall, to delightful culinary creations such as the iconic Les Berlingots ASP pasta and the aromatic Blue Lobster.

43/F Gloucester Tower, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central


Okay, maybe this isn’t the warm and soothing meal we talked about in the intro, but Yukimura’s exquisite seasonal ingredients and traditional craftsmanship will make it well worth the visit. With a massive menu of over 100 items ranging from omakase-style sashimi platters, hearty robatayaki to the moderately-portioned sashimi rice cups, this latest addition to K11 Art Mall is your go-to when all you can think about is thick, melt-in-the-mouth seafood bites.

Shop 106, 1/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Wav Rooftop Bar

Phase 2 of THE TRILOGY‘s bar venture, Wav Rooftop Bar officially lands at the heart of central to treat guests with an uninterrupted city view, tropical-reminiscent cocktails and well-curated live music performances. Indulge in vibrant house signatures such as the slightly spicy Tom Yum Cooler and the pineapple and pandan-infused Big Wave Bay, so the cold won’t bother you anyway. To really put the “happy” in happy hour, enticing shisha mixes await your selection.

26/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central

La Taverna

Originally launched in 1960s with a star-studded patronage of the likes of Anita Mui, Roger Moore and Madonna, La Taverna is Hong Kong’s oldest Italian restaurant with indisputable cultural significance. This local icon has undergone a renovation to restore its former glory, welcoming a relaunch to impress guests with its time-honored Italian classics and intimate ambience. First-timer or not, don’t miss out on La Taverna’s mastery of pasta perfection with Spaghetti alla Milionario and Spaghetti alla gran carbonara served in a pecorino romano cheese wheel, alongside way more authentic dishes.

G/F, Astoria Building, 36-38 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Yeda Coconut Chicken (椰大椰子鸡)

Photo: Dianping

Yeda Coconut Chicken not only lets you sample its mouth-watering namesake, but it also further tempts you with a simultaneous hot pot experience. Pick you coconut chicken soup base from the bamboo fungus or water chestnut varieties, then order your favorite ingredients from plump, fresh oysters and giant grouper slices to beef and whole chicken pieces. If you don’t want a drop of the stock to go to waste, get a bowl of rice and water it with a ladle of coconut chicken soup.

1/F, Phase 2, Shuiwei Shopping Arcade, Gintian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区金田路水围村趣坊商场二期一楼商场内)


Photo: Dianping

When it comes to savoring lamb, Mongolians are the expert. A boiling lamb stew with ice cubes in it may sound newfangled to us, but it’s a tried and true cooking method that brings out the freshness and distinct smell of the meat, making every bite irresistible even when the soup base is simply seasoned with onions, dates and other greens. Head to 內蒙古阿拉善冰煮羊, and see for yourself how such a subtle change in the stock can create such a delectable difference.

Bagualing Industrial Zone Building 619, Bagua First Road, Futian District, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区八卦一路八卦岭工業區619棟)


Packed with layers of flavors from spices and a butter-heavy stock, Chongqing hot pot is arguably one of the best dishes to share with family and friends — you get beef slices, fish, vegetables and more, and the best part about it? They are all skewered up so you can dip them in, wait a minute or two, then pick it up without getting oil all over your hands. Enjoy this authentic and convenient hot pot experience at 川签里·重庆火锅串串, Shenzhen’s newest Chongqing hot pot specialist.

1/F, Building 31, Houlang West Street, Dalang Commercial Center, Dalang Residential District, Longhua District, Shenzhen (深圳市龙华区大浪街道大浪商业中心后浪西街31栋1楼)


Want to feel better about your diet by indulging in something light? gqga’s got you — spotlighting a roster of salads (oozing grilled meat optional), juices, smoothies and brunch staples, this locals’ favorite restaurant makes sure you walk away with satisfied tastebuds and a bellyful of fiber. Having a flavorful cleanse is the last on your to-do list? Try the signature BLT, tiramisu cake and fish and chips. At gaga, everyone gets what they want.

Shop L1C-025, 1/F, COCO Park, 1 Yabao Road, Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳市龙岗区梅坂大道雅宝路1号星河COCO Park商场一楼L1C-025号商铺)

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