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By Andrea Lo | November 29th, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: Shop G35, G/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/BlueBrickBistro/
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Open Since : February, 2016
  • Phone: 2865-0355
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Western
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Fancy, Trendy

 Japanese Western: Lee Tung Avenue has been opening new concepts left, right and center over the past year. At the heart of the new neighborhood is Blue Brick Bistro, which offers western-style cuisine with a Japanese flair. Run by Japan-based hospitality group YOKU MOKU, the restaurant is all about fresh ingredients and strict culinary standards — so strict that chefs in the Hong Kong branch follow recipes from Japan to a T.

Look & Feel: Sleek and sophisticated, Blue Brick Bistro comes complete with a modern décor: think cool lighting, an exposed brick wall and comfortable seating. There’s a spacious balcony with views of the bustling avenue below, and on our visit, most diners have taken advantage of the breezier weather to enjoy their meals outside.

Blue Brick Bistro
Blue Brick Bistro

On the Menu: The signature Japanese-style chicken liver pâté ($158) is made with sake and miso. Generously sized, it makes for a great starter to share between two or three. There’s also the signature lobster bisque ($158), and heartier mains like mushroom risotto with uni ($188) and Hokkaido scallops with king prawns.

Service: All of the servers are incredibly friendly and chatty, almost anticipating our needs before we even realized them.

Jeng: The Japanese-inspired western thing is easy to get wrong, but at Blue Brick Bistro the dishes are well-executed. The chicken liver pâté is thick and full of flavor — the sake and miso work well here too. The mushroom risotto with uni is fantastic — it’s creamy, with a great porridge-like consistency, while the flavors of the mushroom cut into the aftertaste of the uni.

Not So Jeng: The crabmeat and green apple salad with curd mango and avocado foam ($128) doesn’t really provide any surprises.

Great For: Special occasions (on our visit, the VIP room is poppin’), a long dinner with fine conversation.

FYI: Blue Brick Bistro has its very own in-house magician (!). Prepare to see your jaw drop at his incredible tricks.

This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.