- 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 5th, 2023
- 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.
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.
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