logo
The Best Of Hong Kong
Lifestyle News
By Gayatri Bhaumik | November 8th, 2018
  • Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: 23/F,80 Queen's Road Central,Central
  • Website: http://dingskitchen.hk
  • Open Hours: Daily, Lunch-Dinner
  • Capacity: 50
  • Open Since: September 5th, 2018
  • Phone: 2327 1398
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Cantonese
  • Ambience: Traditional, Trendy

Traditions with a Twist: Tucked into the dining destination of H Queen’s on Queen’s Road Central, Ding’s Club is a chic spot for delicious Chinese dishes done with a twist, and fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Look & Feel: Think traditional Chinese courtyard homes rendered with a luxe twist. Wood accents and velvet coverings are balanced with classy Chinese-inspired motifs. A modern color palette of white, grey and brown are enlivened with artsy pops of color and dramatic lighting.

Lobster two ways with Sichuan spicy sour sauce and Thai sweet sauce served with Ficoïde Glaciale
Lobster two ways with Sichuan spicy sour sauce and Thai sweet sauce served with Ficoïde Glaciale

On the Menu: The a la carte menu is ably seconded by lunch ($398/$498/$598) and dinner sets ($688/$988), all focusing on quality Cantonese dishes made with traditional recipes and modern sensibilities. Lobster two ways with Sichuan spicy sour sauce and Thai sweet sauce served with Ficoïde Glaciale is a dramatically plated standout dish, but other signature dishes include wok-fried Australian crab with foie gras paste and sweet potato soup with ginger. The classic Cantonese dish of sweet and sour pork is given a unique twister here with dragonfruit and pineapple, and is a delightfully flavorful surprise.

Meet the Chef: Chef Steve Lee Ka Ding is known for serious Cantonese fine-dining at his first restaurant, Ding’s Kitchen.

Jeng: The food elevates Cantonese fare to a fine art, and while the space is classy, it’s also cozy and casual.

Not So Jeng: Service is attentive, but perhaps a little overly so – does your teacup really need to be refilled after every sip?

Great For: Family meals and big groups of friends.

FYI: There’s a private room in the back for more intimate occasions.

Check out Hong Kong’s newest restaurants and bars here.

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