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Food & Drink Section
By Andrea Lo | October 9th, 2015
  • Bar, Restaurant
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: 64 Staunton Street, Central
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/thewalrushk
  • Open Hours: Monday-Saturday, Dinner, Drinks
  • Open Since : August, 2015
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Fusion, Oysters, Western
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Oyster Bar: If you love oysters but hate stuffy pretentious types, The Walrus is the place to be. Opened by the sisters behind cocktail joint The Woods, The Walrus is an oyster bar that promises to put a fun spin on the seafood favorite.

Look & Feel: The place is decked out with a nautical theme with plenty of hipster credentials thrown in for good measure — like rope lights made in Brooklyn hanging from the ceiling. Situated just behind PMQ, it’s not quite in the deep throngs of Soho, so you’re more likely to encounter devoted foodies than drunken crowds.

On the Menu: It’s an oyster-lover’s heaven here at The Walrus. There are more than 20 bivalve varieties on offer, all with interesting presentations and plating. Oysters are sourced from all over the world, and The Walrus aims to serve ’em all as fresh as possible. Try the signature raw oyster Oompa Loompa, served with blood orange sorbet, salmon and cucumber; or cooked oyster Miso Cool served with miso sauce and crispy fried kale.

The Walrus
Pioneering the ocean chic look

Service: Service is extra attentive, which you’d expect, given the tiny space.

Jeng: The three signature oyster shooters are all worth a try. Pop an oyster into the shot and down it in one. Our favorite was the Red ($48), made with a house Bloody Mary mix. The Green shooter ($48) is made with avocado, celery, green pepper, cucumber and jalapeño, as well as vodka.

Not so Jeng: The Walrus po’ boy ($88) — a New Orleans-inspired sandwich made with deep-fried oysters, cucumbers, house pickles, and kimchi sauce — was a little on the heavy side.

Great For: Casual bites over drinks or a full-fledged dinner.

FYI: The oyster bar is named after “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” a poem by Lewis Carroll. Read a book!

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