- Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Address: 5/F,18 Salisbury Road,Tsim Sha Tsui
- Website: https://www.chaat.hk/
- Open Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, Dinner
- Open Since: May 30th, 2023
- Phone: 5239-9220
- Rating: 3.5
- Cuisine: Asian, Indian
- Ambience: Fancy
Elevated Street Eats: Chaat joins Bayfare Social and Henry on the fifth floor of Rosewood Hong Kong, serving up upscale takes on classic Indian street foods.
Look & Feel: Chaat is decked out in greens and bronzes, with gilt accents referencing traditional Indian brass bowls and cutlery and jars of spices lining the walls. A wall mural by Indian artist Kandi Narsimlu depicts typical Indian street life, reminding diners of the restaurant’s culinary inspirations while also infusing a playful, lively air into the elegant surrounds.
On the Menu: Chaat’s menu is divided into small plates, mains, sides, and desserts. Many of the mains are whipped up in the restaurant’s three authentic tandoor ovens: black pepper chicken tikka ($158), lamb seekh kebab ($178) and lobster tikka ($858), for instance. Appetizers include raj kachori ($88), a lentils and chutney dish, and pav bhaji ($98), created from the chef’s family recipe. The slow-cooked palak paneer ($148), featuring homemade paneer created from scratch, is definitely worth a try, too.
Meet the Chef: Having appreciated food from a young age, chef de cuisine Manav Tuli kicked off his career in Kerala, India, before working in the kitchens of luxury hotels across India and Mauritius. He then went on to work at Chutney Mary, one of the best Indian restaurants in London, before re-opening Tamarind, one of the first Indian restaurants in London to receive a Michelin star.
FYI: The restaurant’s list of Portuguese and Indian wines is curated by director of wines, Nicholas Deneux, while its cocktail list takes inspiration from India’s colonial history and is spearheaded by director of bars Arcadius Rybak.
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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.