Hyaku

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There seems to be an obsession in Hong Kong at the moment with juice cleanses. Somehow people seem to like the idea of starving themselves for five days and consuming only a few bottles of juice during that time. Not me, thank you; I like my food. Hyaku, the newest juice cleanse on the scene, does things slightly differently – instead of replacing your meals with juice, they suggest you complement your balanced diet with juice. When I was asked ...
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Living in Hong Kong, we’re fortunate to be able to sit outside for the majority of the year - once we’ve acclimatised to the ridiculous humidity. That being said, I often struggle to think of restaurants that have a casual, relaxing atmosphere and alfresco seating that aren’t ridiculously expensive. Quayside Harbour Front Restaurant & Bar has just taken over the space that was formerly Quarterdeck in Wan Chai’s Fenwick Pier. The 7,000 square foot space has been completely transformed since ...
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I have always heard good things about Nicholini’s at the Conrad, even to the point of hearing that it is considered one of the best Italian restaurants in town. It has recently appointed one Michelin-starred chef Luca de Berardinis, formerly at Il Milione, so I was eager to put it to the test and see if it was in fact up there amongst the best. Like most of the Conrad hotel, the décor at Nicholini’s seems a little dated, yet ...
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As a big fan of Motorino’s Neapolitan-style pizzas, I was pretty excited when they started doing delivery. To make matters even more exciting, they also do a Date Night Special that’s only available for delivery orders. The thought of a night in on the sofa with a delicious pizza that can still be classified as a ‘date night’ was too good to resist! The Date Night Special includes a pizza of your choice, a bottle of sparkling red Gragnano wine ...
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In the four years I’ve been back in Hong Kong, Sheung Wan has steadily grown to become a super trendy area, with cool new restaurants appearing on streets I barely knew existed before. One of these is Upper Modern Bistro, a casual chic French restaurant with a modern Asian twist, which opened towards the end of last year. Upper Modern Bistro, named after Upper Station Street on which it stands, is the first restaurant opened by the former executive chef ...
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AMAZAKE

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If Hong Kong’s dining scene is huge, its nightlife scene is probably even bigger. Privé Group has taken both these things into consideration and brought us AMAZAKE, a crazy fun sake and izakaya bar in Central that replaces another of the group’s restaurants, Masu. The revamped space is completely unrecognisable. It’s modern, colourful and you immediately know that a night here is not going to be just an average, civilised dinner. The concept is inspired by the crazy nightlife and ...
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As Wan Chai’s Ship Street and surrounding streets continues to grow as a foodie destination, it doesn’t stop at quick, casual eateries. At the end of last year, two Michelin-starred chef Akrame Benallal opened the second branch of his eponymous Restaurant Akrame, the first of which is located in Paris. Chef Akrame himself was recently at the restaurant to introduce the launch of his summer degustation menu, which will be available throughout July and August. I was invited to try ...
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When a restaurant comes along with the name Ho Lee Fook, you just know you have to try it. When you then hear that the chef behind it is Jowett Yu, of Mr Wong and Ms G’s in Sydney, even if you haven’t ever been to either, there’s even more reason for trying it. When you then discover that it’s part of the successful Black Sheep Restaurants group (Boqueria, Chom Chom, La Vache and Motorino), well that’s just the cherry ...
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I’ve always been a fan of Jason Atherton’s 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry, both on Ship Street, yet I must admit I was getting a little bored of the Spanish (yet not so Spanish) theme. When I heard that he was opening a third restaurant, this time in newly refurbished PMQ in Central, and this time serving ‘modern British’ cuisine, this really got my attention and I have been counting down the days until Aberdeen Street Social opened, only ...
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The Mandarin Oriental’s M Bar, perched up high on the 25th floor, with a beautiful view of the city skyline, is running a series of events and special promotions, with guest appearances from internationally renowned mixologists throughout the course of this year. The most recent of these was Giancarlo Mancino who visited M Bar for one night only on 26th June. Giancarlo was formerly the mixologist at Otto e Mezzo and Il Milione. With his own brand of vermouth (predictably ...
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