Casual Weekends: If you’re out and about on TKO waterfront, BACABA is a great place to stop grab a meal between activities. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so take your pick.
Look & Feel: When we say casual, we mean casual. The open-air diner sits on the waterfront between restaurants including District Eight and Cafe Bohème. It’s a buzzing atmosphere at all times of the day, particularly weekends, and almost feels like you’re on holiday thanks to its breezy appeal.
On the Menu: The menu is a mix of Western and Asian dishes, which is great when you’re in a group if everyone wants different things. Or, get the best of each cuisine by sharing everything in the middle. The slow-roasted pork belly lollipops (HK$140 for six pieces) is a delicious starter to go with the KFC Korean fried chicken (HK$130) to munch on and dip with sweet chilli garlic sauce. Get the chicken fajitas (HK$170) for a hefty main or the Nasi Goreng (HK$140) for a kick of Singapore nostalgia. We’ve also got our eyes on the Bacaba house special pizza (HK$135) for our next visit.
Jeng: The staff are friendly and helpful. Dishes arrived quickly so we didn’t have to wait long even on a busy day.
Not So Jeng: Considering the casualness of the restaurant, we were surprised at the prices of the dishes. Plus, since its location isn’t convenient (TKO is quite far from the city), we weren’t impressed that a meal per head can add up to HK$300-500 per person if you include drinks too. Nonetheless, it remains a popular option for its food and the district’s recent popularity.
Great For: Families, friends.
FYI: Like all the TKO restaurants on a Friday night, or Saturday/Sunday, you’ll need to book in advance. Spaces fill up!
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