Cool Old Nabe: Despite rapid gentrification taking place all over Hong Kong Island West over the past few years, PoHo has managed to retain a pretty laid-back vibe. And although it’s been some time since the tiny street gained a reputation as the hipster destination du jour, it’s still a pretty cool spot to hang out. Crit Room is the latest addition to the area: billed as a restaurant-slash art space offering Italian cuisine, it prides itself as “a place for opinions and ideas,” and “knowledge for art, wine and food.”
Look & Feel: This cozy space stands out among its surroundings thanks to its sleek, minimalist black decor. Expect mirrored walls and small tables for two. The space was designed by Hong Kong architect Barrie Ho, and is named after critiques designers receive while at school.
On the Menu: Italian crowd-pleasers like homemade squid ink taglierini, fresh egg pappardelle, Mediterranean red prawns and Boston lobster scallops.
Great For: Date night!
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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.