- Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Address: GW 3209A, Level 3,,Tsim Sha Tsui
- Website: https://www.savvyhongkong.com
- Open Hours: Daily, Lunch & Dinner
- Capacity: 120
- Open Since: November 26th, 2023
- Phone: 2113 6188
- Rating: 4
Look & Feel: Let’s face it—mall restaurants aren’t exactly known for being super chic. But SAVVY has a few visually appealing surprises up its sleeve. The restaurant’s discreet entrance blends easily into the rest of the mall and is a bit of a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it proposition. But step inside, and you’re greeted by the sophisticated, design-forward bar. Clad in white marble and featuring a full-length backlit showcase, the bar is easily the standout feature of SAVVY. However, venture into the restaurant’s other two zones and you’ll find plenty more surprises. The main restaurant features an open kitchen, while the garden-like lounge is flooded with light. Throughout, tactile design features like wood and stone floors, wood panels, smoked mirrors and etched glass offer visual interest, will bell-bottle wall lamps and pops of teal, yellow, and brick red add a bit of playfulness to the decor.
On the Menu: SAVVY offers a little bit of everything for everyone. At the bar, guests can sample a full wine list and signature drinks by the resident mixologist and at the lounge, Pastry Chef Jeff Lo plates up decadent desserts and afternoon tea sets. The main offering though, is the restaurant, which offers an array of cuisines overseen by a team of chefs.
Signatures here include Australian Wagyu Beef Steak, Lobster Tom Yum Kung Rice Noodles, Coconut Beef “Rendang,” and Tiger Prawns, all of which can be enjoyed individually or family-style. The weekday lunch menu ($268-$408) begins with appetisers from a cold table that features everything from salads and cold cuts to spring rolls. Guests then have a choice of mains, including North Indian Chicken with traditional condiments and baked naan, Australian Wagyu with sautéed zucchini, purple potato and pepper sauce, and Bento Box with miso cod. I opt for the Coconut Beef “Rendang” with prawn crackers, deep-fried egg, and samba balado, and was rewarded with a deliciously authentic dish. Hardly surprising, since the chefs here hail from Indonesia, Thailand, and India. The lunch set also includes a dessert from the SAVVY trolley, though I ran out of time and had to leave before digging in.
With an eye to sustainability, SAVVY has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong to ensure all its seafood is ethically sourced. The restaurant uses farmed salmon from Norway, wild-caught seabags from the Antarctic Ocean, and farmed King Prawns from Vietnam on its menu.
Jeng: The food was surprisingly good and pretty authentic.
Not So Jeng: At the end of the day, SAVVY is still a mall restaurant and as such, is a little lacking in ambiance.
Great For: Casual lunches, afternoon teas, and drinks.
FYI: There are two private dining rooms if you’re looking for a more intimate/private experience.
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