Best new restaurants in Hong Kong right now

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Looking for something different to try and tell all your friends you did? New restaurants are a dime a dozen in the city of gastronomes, Hong Kong. The relentless wave of restaurants making their grand debuts in Hong Kong every month can leave one breathless. So, we’ve gathered the best of them in this checklist of the “where?” and “why?” of Hong Kong’s hot-ticket tables. 

From an Omakase restaurant with high polish and good vibrations to a ramen bar, we’ve picked out the best of the new bunch of restaurants in Hong Kong. The only question is: where should you book first?

Make sure you pin the tab as we refresh the page every month with what’s new and noteworthy in Hong Kong’s dining scene.

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – July


new restaurants hong kong july 2023 aera

Aera, a contemporary restaurant specialising in New Nordic cuisine, opens its doors in Wan Chai. Its name means honour and era in Danish and pays homage to young, talented chefs in Hong Kong. The culinary team, led by head chef Chevalier Yau, takes inspiration from the New Nordic cuisine philosophy, which emphasises sustainability, ecological awareness, and ethical considerations in food production. As such, the team is committed to discovering local and natural ingredients and preparing them through Nordic cooking techniques. The best way to experience what Aera offers is through its ten-course Tasting Menu, available exclusively for dinner.

Address: G/F, 6 Stewart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2389 9901


new restaurants hong kong dolos

Twin entrepreneurs Joshua and Celeb Ng of Twins Kitch join hands with Chef Sean Yuen for a new French-Japanese seafood restaurant, dolos. The restaurant’s name is inspired by the interlocking pathways of “dolos”, the wave breakers that protect Hong Kong’s shares from the ocean’s force. True to its name, dolos reflects the city’s rich maritime history, the connection between the land and sea, and the pristine flavours of seasonal seafood worldwide. The twins also tap into their gastronomic ambitions of bringing together food, city, and people. Meanwhile, Chef Yuen matches the cosy, unpretentious place with a solid menu on which he has put his stamp. Don’t miss the rich, frothy Red Prawn Bisque and Crispy Grilled Eel. At the moment, dolos is only open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday.

Address: G/F, 60 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
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new restaurants hong kong longtail

Longtail is a fun Thai eatery in the middle of Food Street in Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay. It serves all your Thai street food favourites in addition to innovative cocktails. You can dine in the cosy colourful dining room or spacious outdoor terrace. The menu features phad Thai, various house-made curries, refreshing pomelo salad, and deep-fried local sea bass, amongst many other choices. Before you tuck into the mains, though, try a few snacks like spicy Thai Pork Sausage, Fish Ball Skewers or Deep-fried Crispy Pork Belly. These are all perfect for your cocktails, like the Tom Yum Bloody Mary or the gin-based Purple Haze.

Address: Shop C, G/F, Towning Mansion, 50 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2838 0819

1st & Beaudry

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1st & Beaudry is the newest addition to Wong Chuk Hang’s (growing) culinary scene. The restaurant is owned by Westside Hospitality and led by Chef Esdras Ochoa, promising to transport diners to a corner of 1st Beaudry Avenue in Los Angeles. It’s the same place where Chef Ochoa started his culinary career 16 years ago! Come and experience the vibrant vibe of LA through the menu, which reflects the melting pot of cultures of the place. You’re spoiled for choice here: Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, and more! The standouts include Chef Ochoa’s own take on famous brunch-style fare, Sunset Boulevard; warm and comforting M.B. Chowdah; and innovative taco creation, Roy Garcia. The LA experience isn’t complete without the classic off-menu Smash Burger, served on “In-N-Out” trays.

Address: 7/F, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
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Vie Won Won

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Vie Won Won’s relocation to the buzzing Shek Tong Tsui neighbourhood marks a refreshing chapter for the restaurant and residents. The new space takes an exciting turn but keeps the same experience of intimate fusion dining. Spearheaded by Chef Alfred Leung, the brand-new menu showcases seasonal dishes that draw inspiration from local and global comfort food. You can’t miss Chef Alfred’s signature Matcha Lamb Chops, which marries two unlikely ingredients together. The chef’s love for seafood manifests in the menu, where you’ll find coveted ingredients like sea bass, calms, and lobsters on various dishes.

Address: 8 South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 5920 2838


new restaurants hong kong tsukanto

What do you get when the beloved Japanese tonkatsu receives the star treatment? Tsukanto is the answer. The new restaurant specialises in tonkatsu, and while that might not sound like a lot, you’ll be pleased to know that its founder is Naotaka Ohashi. He boasts a solid culinary portfolio, including three Michelin-starred Quintessence in Paris. The tsukanto uses imported Rindo pork from Kumamoto Prefecture, known for its rich flavour. Meanwhile, a combination of French and cooking methods preserves the juiciness and tenderness of the meat. The dish may look simple, but it takes almost three hours to prepare! You’ll never see tonkatsu the same way again.

Address: 1002, 1/F, Fire Zone, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2331 3822

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – June


new restaurants hong kong niras

Niras is the latest venture from the same team behind the award-winning restaurant Le Du in Bangkok. Helmed by chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn and business partner Rungroj “Tao” Ingudananda, Niras is their first outpost beyond Thailand. The name derives from an ancient Thai tradition in which poets travel around the world and chronicle their journey through poetry known as Niras. Drawing on the success of the Le Du brand, Niras offers a Thai fine dining experience with a menu that showcases the flavours, textures, and aromas of Thai cuisine. Relish the signature dishes like Duck with Potato in Massaman Curry, Banana Prawn with Seaweed and Spicy Beetroot, and Grouper with Thai Kale in Choo Chee Curry.

Address: Shop 704, 7/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 11 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3905 3022

Sukiyaki Isekuma

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Sukiyaki Isekuma presents an elevated take on the family-favourite sukiyaki, making it a gastronomic omakase-style dining experience. The new restaurant embraces the best of the subtler Kansai sukiyaki style and the stronger flavours that later evolved into the Kanto region of Japan. Paying homage to the history of sukiyaki, the restaurant is named after the country’s first sukiyaki eatery which opened in Yokohama in 1862. Sukiyaki Isekuma marks chef Koichi Kuga’s first foray abroad after leading five-star hotels in Yamaguchi and Nagasaki. Whether you opt for lunch or dinner, expect melt-in-your-mouth marble meat. The rice specialities are also a must try and of course, the two special egg dips using eggs from Yamaguchi.

Address: G13, Harbour Pinnacle, 8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2109 1155

The Praya

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The Praya is a new restaurant at the One-Eight-One Hotel in Shek Tong Tsui, offering refined Hong Kong dishes by marrying the old and the new. The name “Praya” in Portuguese means land reclaimed from the sea. It references the name of the waterfront promenade at Shek Tong Shui where the restaurant sits. But its more symbolic meaning is to seek inspiration from places near and far. As such, you can expect the restaurant to recreate traditional Cantonese delicacies in a modern style using fresh ingredients, a majority of which are sourced locally. Hong Kong-born and Australia-raised Chef Samuel Ng draws on his own multi-cultural background to blend Western and Asian cooking techniques with local ingredients. Among the exciting dishes to try are the Claypot Vegetable Rice with Chargrilled Stock Chicken, Grilled Three-finger Threadfin, and Sourdough Spring Onion Pancakes. Make sure to try some of the signature cocktails based on the five elements such as Flower of Life (earth), Dragon & Phoenix (wood), and more.

Address: Level 3, 181 Connaught Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3181 1666

Moments Together

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Moments Together showcases a mix of classic Shanghai and Huaiyang cuisines that are reiterated with a modern twist. Just as its name suggests, the restaurant champions providing an unforgettable dining experience. It starts with a relaxing ambience complete with upscale touches of earth tones. Chef Andy Lau prepares familiar ingredients like goose, duck, beef, and chicken with additions like pomfret, abalone, and sea cucumbers. Dig into innovative creations like Braised Pork Balls and Crab Coral with Dried Shrimp Roe, Mandarin Fish with Lobster in Sour Soup, and Crab Coral Stone Pot Rice.

Address: Shop 1103, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2321 6833

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – May

Kaen Teppanyaki

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Kaen Teppanyaki is the latest opening at Forty-Five, the hottest new dining destination in town. Its name Kaen, means ‘flame’ or ‘blaze’ in Japanese and as such, the steakhouse features both teppan and binchotan cooking in an open setting. Match that with stunning views of the city for a complete dining experience. Under the hands of Chef Yoshiyuki Sato, expect high-quality ingredients, traditional cooking techniques, with a bonus of his intricate knife skills. The dishes use a wide selection of wagyu sourced directly from farmers and auctions—with all cuts of meat traceable to the farm and the slaughter. Meanwhile, seasonal seafood and vegetables are hand-selected and flown in daily from Japan and Europe.

Address: 43-45/F, Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong


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Calling all pizza lovers—Black Sheep Restaurants’ (BSR) Falcone is opening this month. The pizzeria is inspired by the chaos and beauty of travelling through Napoli, Italy. As with most BSR ventures, Falcone also comes with a story. It is a deep dive into the “frenetic energy, animated streets, and simple food” made in Campania’s capital. So, what you get is a colourful, energetic, and flamboyant restaurant, with an uncomplicated menu exploring the culinary traditions of the Campania region. Think pasta and neo-Neapolitan style of pizza—yum!

Address: Atrium, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong


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This new restaurant is pushing boundaries to bring high-quality vegetable dishes to the dining table. Feuille, which means ‘foliage’ in French, is a collaboration between ZS Hospitality Group, French chef David Toutain, and chef Joris Rousseau. The vegetable-driven menu celebrates seasonality and fully explores the possibilities of local ingredients. It also highlights Toutain’s attention to detail and French cooking techniques. The entire team is passionate about sourcing sustainably grown local ingredients and supporting Hong Kong farmers.

Address: 5/F, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Cafe Roma

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Cafe Roma might not be new, but the Italian restaurant just completed a major renovation project! What’s special about this al fresco destination is that it’s located near the beachfront in Ma Wan. The concept takes inspiration from food and family gatherings, which are integral parts of Italian culture. You can see that reflected in the design concept, which uses warm colours, natural materials, and rustic elements that feel like you have been transported to Italy. Indulge in a variety of pasta dishes, crispy-crust pizzas, and hearty main courses, all prepared with traditional Italian techniques and flavours.

Address: L1, Shop 7 & 8, Beach Commercial Complex, Park Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3446 1226


best restaurants in Hong Kong - carver

Sink your teeth into the finest and most succulent beef steaks from all over the world, courtesy of Carver. The new contemporary steakhouse at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong serves steaks from the US, Australia, and Japan complete with fascinating sauces and sides for the ultimate steakhouse experience. The new gourmet destination boasts a showpiece bespoke cabinet for beef dry-ageing right by the entrance. And from there, leads to an oasis of spacious and refined dining. Hong Kong beef aficionados will love the 20-Day House Dry-Aged Us Striploin with Coffee Grounds or the Bavette M9 from Australia. Yes, you read that right! They have coffee-infused steaks!

Address: 1/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 5978 5971

Match 2

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Match 2 is welcoming hungry Hongkongers to relive the magic of Taiwanese dishes. The restaurant doesn’t just serve comfort food-style food, it also comes with added visual flair and creativity. The menu leaves you nostalgic with the food found in Taiwan’s night markets, including small dishes bursting with flavours, spices, and colours. Dig into the tantalising assortment of braised beef noodles, gua bao, hotpots, and popcorn chicken. You’ll also love the fact that the hotpot selection includes ingredients such as stinky tofu, Taiwanese sausage, quail eggs, and more. When it comes to drinks, Taiwan is known for its rich, milky, and creamy refreshers! You’ll get the same quintessential flavours of bubble milk tea, as well as ice teas, and cheese milk tea!

Address: B226-227, K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2321 2881

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – April

The Merchants

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The Merchants is among the first restaurants to open at the new food and hospitality destination in Hong Kong, Forty-Five. It serves classic dishes from Shanghai and the surrounding provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Diners can expect traditional flavours with a contemporary touch. Besides the gastronomic delights, the restaurant also offers sweeping views of Victoria Harbour.

Head chef Chen Tian Long of Jade de Jardin spearheads the Merchants. He brings classic recipes from Shanghai, reinterpreted with a modern flair. The design is a collaborative effort between Sean Dix and Victoria Tang-Own. It pays homage to belle époque Shanghai, highlighting elegant features with custom cherrywood banquettes and vibrant jade onyx detailing.

Address: 45/F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2155 4141

Cafe Bau

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Cafe Bau is the brand-new farm-to-table concept from renowned chef, Alvin Leung. Its name, Bau, pays homage to the Bauhinia flower, a rare hybrid plant that is native to Hong Kong. It’s also the iconic symbol of the city. The new restaurant opens in the former location of Leung’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Bo Innovation. As a farm-to-table dining concept, the restaurant uses local ingredients and serves a smorgasbord of bold, creative dishes with a local spin.

During the initial phase, Cafe Bau will be open for dinner, offering three-course and seven-course tasting menus. Kicking off the appetisers is the refreshing Salt Roasted Beetroot with Pat Chun Vinaigrette, Candied Walnuts and Charred Corn. Also, indulge in the Slow-cooked Oxen Brisket before digging into the desserts. The palate-cleansing Sugarcane Juice Jelly with Seasonal Fruit is exclusive to the tasting menu.

Address: Shop 8, Podium 1/F, J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2126 7212


new restaurants april 2023 - francis west

The team behind FRANCIS—restaurateur James Ward, chef Asher Goldstein, and sommelier Simone Sammuri—is opening another outlet in Soho, FRANCIS west. The new restaurant is bringing fragrant species and smoky flavours of the Maghreb to Central. They offer cuisines from North African countries including Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Morocco, Maghreb. Here the chef marries the culinary heritage with Mediterranean and African flavours. 

Goldstein, who hails from Tel Aviv, draws whips up contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine. The menu highlights include Mashwiya (Tunisian grilled salad), Stoned Baked Frena (Moroccan flatbread), and Lamb Merguez. You can also expect a quality selection of wines, exclusively sourced from coastal regions of the Mediterranean.

Address: Felicity Building, 42 & 44 Peel Street, Central


new restaurants april 2023 - pleka

Chef Ken Lau who is behind Pano in West Kowloon and Palco in Ocean Terminal, is at the helm of PLEKA. The new Italian restaurant is designed to extend Pano and Palco’s concept of a ‘chef’s table’ by showcasing the cooking process right in front of guests. The floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate the overall dining experience, complete with a panoramic sea view, and an outdoor al fresco area.

The eight-course tasting menu is the highlight here as it’s inspired by chef Ken’s travels around the world. Embark on a gastronomic adventure starting with the amuse-bouche, then handmade pasta, juicy meat, and lip-smacking desserts. The dishes use fine ingredients from Japan and Europe, filled with rich and decadent flavours.

Address: Shop 4010, 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2889 3839

Bino N Booze

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For a change of scenery in Hong Kong Island’s bustling new restaurants, head over to Bino N’ Booze. This hotpot eatery in Sham Shui Po pays homage to traditional Hong Kong flavours with a creative touch (think alcohol-infused soup bases). The boozy dining experience is rooted in flavour, friendship, and fun and offers exclusive items like hand-wrapped dumplings and fresh hand-cut steer meats.

The four signature soup bases highlight quintessential local flavours. While the Signature Red Wine Oxtail and Tomato Soup is a blend between beef broth soup and classic borscht, the BnB Seafood Soup is infused with Japanese Nanshan Sake, bringing out an umami flavour. Other soup bases are the Hua Diao Chinese Herbal Soup and Pig Tripe and Chicken in Beer Soup. Finally, those not keen on the alcohol-infused soup, can still opt for the Vegetarian Mushroom Soup.

Address: Shop A, G/F and 1/F, 205 Hai Tan Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 6353 5519

Bistro Hoi An

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Bistro Hoi An opens its doors in Tuen Mun, bringing fresh flavours of Vietnam to the seaside neighbourhood. The new restaurant at Gold Coast Piazza is adorned with vibrant ceiling lanterns and photos, reminiscent of old Vietnam. Fish sauce or nuoc cham takes centre stage at Bistro Hoi An. It’s often described as the national essence of Vietnamese food. Guests can try three types of sauces, all made in-house to bring unique flavours to the dishes they’re paired with.

Highly recommended on the menu is Sauteed Frog Leg, a rarity at many Vietnamese restaurants in Hong Kong. Also, don’t miss the Chargrilled Pork Belly, Vietnamese-style Sauteed King Prawns, and Hoi An Suckling Pig. They also offer some classic cocktails like gin-based Blossom, vodka-based Amy’s Martini, and Negroni.

Address: Shop 1A, Gold Coast Piazza, 1 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3421 0060

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – March


New restaurants in March - Enishi

Enishi is the newest teppanyaki restaurant in town and is helmed by three Japanese chefs: Shun Sato, Toru Takano, and Ami Hamasaki. The restaurant’s name means ‘fate’ in Japanese, which reflects the bond between people who are destined to meet, much like the three chefs who met while working in Australia. Their dream of bringing Japanese cuisine to the world culminates in Enishi’s 23-seating with two distinct dining experiences: teppanyaki (11 seats) or à la carte (12 seats).

Diners can enjoy a “home away from home” teppanyaki experience. Treat yourself to dishes like Oyster Sanbaizu, a nod to chef Shun’s hometown, with fresh oysters from Miyagi Prefecture. For the Market Sashimi course, you’ll be reminded of a Tsukiji-like dining experience. Other highlights include Ezo Awabi and Wagyu Tenderloin.

Address: G/F, 49 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2997 7009


New restaurants in Hong Kong March - Lucale

Italian restaurant Lucale is reopening under the ownership of chef duo Alessandro Angelini and Luca De Berardinis. The re-launch sees the beloved Sai Ying Pun ristorante with a revitalised menu of new dishes. The chefs are focusing on exquisite seafood dishes that celebrate the best of the Italian coast. Expect creative plates like thinly-sliced Warm Baby Cuttlefish or Green Cappelletti filled with Sea Bass for the starters.

Over at the mains, the pan-fried Seabass Fillet or hand-cut Tagliolini Pasta with Lobster, Prawn, and Scallop Ragout will fill you up. In addition to the menu, the interiors also get a fresh look with soft blue and grey tones, punctuated with warm hues. It creates an environment where diners can sit back and relax, just like a little Italian holiday.

Address: Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3611 1842

Snow Garden

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Founded by prominent Huaiyang (Shanghainese) cuisine figure Chiang Biu, Snow Garden is the latest addition to Hung Hom’s culinary scene. It’s the newest outpost of Snow Garden, which follows the footsteps of the original North Point branch which closed doors in 2009. Chiang is working together with his disciple of many years, chef Long Chi Fai, to bring back the brand’s nostalgic flavours to a new generation of foodies. 

Some of the signature dishes include the pan-fried Pork Buns and the double-boiled Jinhua Ham Soup with Chicken and Tientsin Cabbage, which may take some diners on a trip down memory lane. Must-try dishes at the Hung Hom branch are the Yangzhou Crispy Bean Curd Skin Rolls, Shangsong Style Spring Chicken, and Ox Tongue Marinated with Rice Wine Sauce.

Address: Shop 101, 1/F, Y83, 83 Wuhu Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3897 9686


new restaurants hong kong march vivere

This restaurant’s name means “to be alive” in Italian and that’s exactly what it sets out to be. Vivere opens its doors in the bustling Causeway Bay with elevated Italian food and mesmerising views. Indulge in a ravishing menu filled with Italian specialities. The flavourful seafood dishes and the succulent meat-based plates will transport you to the coasts of Italy. Take advantage of the monthly promotions here including the 2-for-1 cocktails on Tuesdays, 2-for-1 main courses on Wednesdays, or the HKD 200 free-flow for two hours on Thursdays.

What’s more, the DJ plays hit tracks every Friday and Saturday. Also, do not miss the exclusive Sunday brunch with a drag show where the drag queens of Hong Kong take over the stage.

Address: 11/F, Sugar+, 25-31 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2186 6404

Man Mano

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The slew of new Italian restaurant openings continues with Man Mono by Wolly Pig Hong Kong. With an outlet in Tung Chung, the restaurant takes inspiration from a traditional Italian family kitchen where everything is made from scratch. As a result, diners can expect a menu filled with house-made artisan pasta. The 4,000 square-foot space is dressed in pastel and soft earthy tones, complete with Italian countryside courtyard-inspired decor in rustic stone and brick. However, the showstopper is the pasta-making counter, where the culinary team puts on a theatrical touch on hand-rolled pasta. So, keep your eyes peeled and your stomachs ready for the Pappardelle, Maccheroni, and Risotto.

Address: Unit 418, Citygate Outlets, 18-20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung
Phone: +852 3500 5885

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – February


New restaurants in Feb - Macelle

From the minds behind meat and seafood purveyors Steak King, comes this new Italian steak restaurant. Macelle, inspired by the Italian word for ‘macelleria’ which means butcher, entices diners with its counter-to-plate steak offering. The 50-seat trattoria-style dining has both indoor and alfresco options. Sink your teeth into their signature items like the Angus Fiorentina Steak or Iberico Pork Chops. Also on the menu are seasonal meat and fish items cooked in Macelle’s wood-fired grill for extra flavour with every bite.

Address: LG, Sharma Soho, 9–11 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 5607 4860


New restaurants in Hong Kong Barkada

This is the newest addition to Hong Kong’s growing number of Filipino restaurants. Barkada, which means a group of close friends in Tagalog, is helmed by food influencer and cookbook author Jen Balisi of Indulgent Eats. Championing bold flavours through contemporary Filipino cuisine, the menu celebrates the savoury, sour, sweet, and spicy palette that characterises the Philippines. Diners can expect modern takes on the classics such as the Adobo Popcorn Chicken and Brown Butter Pancit Canton. A vegetarian version of the Sizzling Sisig is available with other plant-based options. Be sure to pair the food with cocktails created by the award-winning bartender, Gagan Gurung. His creations fuse Filipino and Southeast Asian flavours.

Address: UG, FOCO, 46–48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 2663 0238


New restaurants in Hong Kong Yurakucho

Yurakucho is bringing the timeless energy of Japan’s izakaya water-hole culture to Hong Kong. Expect sake, a live robatayaki open-kitchen grill, Japanese highballs, Japanese-style bites, and DJ-spinning soundtracks. Head chef Vicky Mau and chef Matthew Chan are bringing to life dishes that represent the hidden streets of Yurakucho. Indulge in small plate offerings such as the Katsu Sandos, Garlic Butter Edamame, and Chicken Kaarage, all created fresh from the open kitchen.

Address: G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43–55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 2663 0068


New restaurants in Hong Kong kushi

With roots in Tokyo, Kushitei marks the kushiage eatery’s first outpost in Hong Kong. The omakase-style restaurant offers the well-loved exponents of deep-fried, skewered-led cuisine. The wood-clad interior has a nine-counter seating with surrounding tables accommodating another 12 for an intimate dining experience. The farm-to-table skewers are freshly cooked, made with free-range Kurosatsuma chicken from Kagoshima, purse sunflower oil, and a special kneading powder. To complement crispy specialities, make room for the tempting selection of Japanese sake and fruit wines.

Address: Shop G04–05, G/F, Grand Centre, 8 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: 2688 6150


New restaurants in Hong Kong harbourside

Harbourside is one of the four new restaurants at Regent Hong Kong. Perfect for picky eaters and those with a big appetite, Harbourside offers a vibrant dining experience complete with stunning views of Victoria Harbour. With a focus on Asian and Western cuisine, let yourself be transported to various food destinations across the globe. The menu changes every week to provide new experiences each time. Be sure to catch different exclusive items which are available at different time slots. Some of the must-haves include different varieties of pizzas, bread, pastries, and sushi.

Address: G/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: 2313 2313

Best new restaurants to try in Hong Kong – January

Calle Ocho

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This new space is inspired by Spain’s historic Madrid de Los Austria’s neighbourhood, Calle Ocho. Encompassing over 2,500 square feet, the tapas bar and restaurant overlooks Victoria Park and Fashion Walk. The menu travels the length and breadth of Spain, from the humble Pan con Tomate to the playful Uni-Cone featuring tuna tartar. Their selection of indulgent Charcuterie with traditional cold cuts and cheeses is particularly enticing. Don’t forget to try the slightly salty Candela Manchego Cheesecake before calling for the cheque.

Address: Fashion Walk, 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: 2638 8895

Gogyo Returns

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Love ramen? Gogyo, the Japanese ramen gastropub, is back in town after it shut its doors in 2019. With a traditional Japanese izakaya and a bar, Gogyo offers the best of both worlds. Everyone’s favourite Kogashi Miso Ramen and yakitori dishes are making a comeback. Additionally, the selection of craft beer and drinks will spoil you for choice.

Address: B1/F, Alexandra House, 16-20 Chater Road, Central
Phone: 3568 5833

69 on Jervois Bar and Grill 

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Overseen by Culinary Director Danielle Giambattista, the diverse menu promises a taste of British homestay classics, comfort foods, and an occasional local twist. Signature dishes include Crispy Haggis Balls, the sinfully juicy Jervois Burger, Charred Broccoli Rabe, crispy Chicken Schnitzel, oozy 69 Macaroni and Cheese, and a nostalgic Baked Apple Crumble. This brand-new venue also comes with a speakeasy bar curated for intimate get-togethers. The So Hong Sinner, The GoDown and Fragrant Nullah are just a few tipples you must try here.

Address: 69 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Phone: 9752 6715

Hiru Omakase

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Hiru Omakase is a Japanese concept inspired by the tranquillity of the day. The zen space features bright, all-white walls with muted tones. Executive Chef Ronald Liang, who is at the restaurant’s helm, promises an exclusive gastronomic expedition with Omakase courses featuring excellent seafood and fine ingredients. Omakase lovers have great things to say about their Monkfish Liver from Hokkaido and Wild Tuna from Hachinohe-shi. For a premium dining experience, take advantage of the Hiru Omakase premium tailor-made experience. 

Address: G/F, No. 21 Lan Fang Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong,
Phone: 9017 9352

Yoru Teppanyaki

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Based on the Japanese concept of night, Yoru Teppanyaki welcomes you with a warm, welcoming ambience that feels authentic in every way. Here, Teppanyaki techniques using Sakura Wood and Bincho Charcoal create perfect harmony, texture, and flavour. In addition, Yoru Teppanyaki’s unique ‘colourful sauces’ enhance the taste. The restaurant reinvents the teppanyaki cuisine with modern sensibilities with fresh and seasonal ingredients. You can book the VIP rooms to enjoy a private, higher and more comfortable experience. 

Address: G/F, No. 17-19 Forest Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Phone: 5331 3978

We hope you’re hungry, Hong Kong.

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