Shiki Zen

shiki zen hong kong When it comes to Japanese cuisine, we are pretty spoilt for choice here in Hong Kong, with restaurants all over the city specialising in each and every kind of Japanese dish you can imagine. Until the recent opening of ShikiRead more


ce la vi hong kong Amongst the most anticipated openings of this year was the world-famous nightclub and restaurant group, KU DE TA. After keeping us waiting with bated breath for the better part of a year, the group, now owned by Asian private equityRead more

Sunday’s Grocery

sundays grocery hong kong We have recently discovered yet another good thing about living near Kennedy Town: Sunday’s Grocery. I don’t know how it took us so long to finally try it, but since then we have been making up for lost time andRead more


shiba hong kong Since we moved further west to a solely residential area, Kennedy Town has become our new ‘hood and we’ve been doing our best to explore all its hidden treasures. Shiba, a cosy little kushiyaki restaurant on Smithfield, is just oneRead more


toritama hong kong As much as I appreciate fine dining, there’s something about the simplicity of meat on sticks and watching it all sizzling right in front of you that gets my taste buds tingling. Toritama, Tokyo’s famous and ‘most authentic neighbourhood yakitoriRead more

Hige Izakaya

hige izakaya hong kong When I come across an excellent restaurant that few people know about, I sometimes find myself in a bit of a cunundrum: do I tell people about it, or keep it a secret? Then I realise that people deserve toRead more


sama-curry-hong-kong-facade The ability to tolerate (and enjoy) spicy food inevitably brings with it a fair bit of arrogance. We all know that if we’re able to scoff an entire chilli without wincing, whilst our friend sweats buckets and cries, we’re boundRead more


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

Chotto Matte, London

chotto-matte-london-sushi Two of the tastiest and most popular cuisines around the world have got to be Japanese and, most recently, Peruvian. Merge these together and you have Nikkei cuisine, which is being served at funky London restaurant Chotto Matte on Soho’sRead more

Sushi To by Harlan Goldstein

IMG_8230 Harlan Goldstein is quite a character around town, known mainly for his steakhouses, affinity to American cuisine and no-nonsense personality. He’s now trying his hand at Japanese cuisine with the opening of Sushi To, one of two of his restaurantsRead more