GBA Lifestyle News
Food & Drink Section
By Kate Springer | September 14th, 2015
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island, Shek Tong Tsui
  • Address: Flat 22, 1/F, Yip Cheong Building, 4-16 Hill Road, Shek Tong Tsui
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Dinner
  • Capacity: 20
  • Phone: 9863-2270
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Western
  • Ambience: Casual, Intimate

Private Spanish Kitchen: A private restaurant run by a husband-and-wife duo, Comilonas is one of the most authentic spots to dig into Spanish food in town. 

Comilonas dessert. Photo: Razlan/Flickr
This dessert is divine.

Look & Feel: If you’re walking into a mutsy old residential building then you’re in the right place. Head up the nodescript elevators and find the flat: once you’re inside, it’s like stepping into the living room you’ve always wanted. Impeccably furnished, warm and inviting with a big communal table that can seat about 10-20 people.

Meet the Chef: Chef Carrie Fung, who is actually from Hong Kong, helms the kitchen here and learned all her tricks from her husband’s Spanish mom during trips to Barcelona.

On the Menu: It’s one of those eat-what-you-get scenarios — but everything is incredibly edible. Before dinner, the couple will ask you about dietary restictions, and then it’s all a big surprise. You can expect rotating flavors depending on the season but a few staples: a big, crispy paella, garlic shrimp and stuffed piquillo peppers. At every course, Fung introduces the dish to give you some context and a little lesson in Barcelona culture.

Jeng: Besides the mains, we’re also in love with the caramelized orange filled with vanilla ice cream.

Not so Jeng: Not sure if it’s fair to complain about this, but you have to book like a month in advance. Who plans that far ahead in Hong Kong?

FYI: It’s BYOB and there’s no corkage if you bring a Spanish wine. So load up on tempranillo!

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