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By Andrea Lo | June 14th, 2016
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: Shop G02-03,200 Queen's Road East,Wan Chai
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/labolahk
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Open Since: May 1st, 2016
  • Phone: 2871-1711
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Casual, Trendy

Fusion Touches: New watering holes are opening up on Lee Tung Avenue faster than you can say “gentrification.” Lá bò lá, a French-Vietnamese-style tapas bar, is the latest to join the fray.

Look & Feel: Lá bò lá is tucked into a corner away from the bright lights of Lee Tung Avenue and comes complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and an alfresco space.

Meet the Bartender: Head bartender Vincent, who previously won an International Bartenders Association award, came up with a host of creative cocktails for lá bò lá, inspired by Vietnamese flavors.

Lá bò lá
The bar at lá bò lá

On the Menu: Here you’ll find cocktail creations like the Viet’spresso Martini ($88), a recreation of the classic Vietnamese iced coffee with the addition of vodka and coffee-flavored liqueur Kahlúa; and Miss Saigon ($88) made with kaffir lime leaf-infused vodka with lychee, hibiscus and soda. There are also comfort foods like ox tongue with rice ($98, available at dinner only), piping hot bowls of US prime raw beef pho ($68) and signature boneless chicken wings ($88).

Great For: Shooting the breeze with friends over great food and drink.

FYI: In Vietnamese, “la” means ‘bay leaf’ and “bo” means beef. So… ‘Bay Leaf Beef Bay Leaf?’ We might be missing something here.

This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.