Big Sur

big-sur-hong-kong-bbq-baramundi-1 Amongst the list of hot restaurant openings of 2017 was Big Sur, a cool Californian restaurant and bar on Staunton Street that serves West Coast-style barbecue dishes in a casual setting. Big Sur is the creation of Chris Woodyard andRead more

Picada

picada-hong-kong-latin-american-food Given my Venezuelan heritage, can you imagine my excitement when I heard that a new Latin American restaurant serving Venezuelan arepas had opened in Hong Kong? This was back when Picada was just a pokey little place on Elgin Street.Read more

TokyoLima

tokyolima-hong-kong-sticks-sake I was pretty devastated when Hong Kong lost its only Peruvian restaurant last year, particularly during those times, of which there were many, when all I wanted was an authentic Peruvian Pisco Sour. So when I heard that Pirata GroupRead more

Porterhouse by Laris

porterhouse by laris hong kong Any restaurant in the relatively new and ever so swanky California Tower is guaranteed to be pretty special, even if only for the views from up high. Porterhouse by Laris, on the seventh floor of the building, is no exception.Read more

Verde Mar

verde mar hong kong Ask any Mexican which is their favourite Mexican restaurant in Hong Kong and they will most likely answer that there are none that are worthy of this vote. Yet, every time a new one opens, it claims to serve “authenticRead more

El Loco Gringo

el loco gringo hong kong If you’ve been to Missy Ho’s in Kennedy Town, you’ll know what I mean when I say that it is possible for Castelo Concepts restaurants to break away from the cookie cutter mould. Co-owner Persi has yet again worked hisRead more

XOCO

xoco-hong-kong-exterior Once the quiet, purely residential area, Mid-Levels has seen a number of restaurants opening over the past few years, giving it more of a villagey feel. Mosque Street, in particular, now has a row of little restaurants and takeaway spots,Read more

CHINO

chino-hong-kong-tostadas Kennedy Town is on a roll at the moment, opening cool new restaurant after cool new restaurant. The latest of these is CHINO, a funky modern Mexican restaurant with an Asian twist that’s still in soft opening but is alreadyRead more

Gaucho

gaucho hong kong steakhouse If you read my ‘sneak preview’ of Gaucho on Friday, you’ll know that I was so excited about this London-born Argentinian steakhouse that, after sampling some steak and empanadas at the media preview, I simply had to return a mereRead more