With Dinner Back On, Here’s Where To Dine in Hong Kong
We’re going to go out on a limb and say there’s no better feeling than knowing that dining out post 6pm is back on again. If you’re one the few people who are in need for some restaurant recommendations to navigate this ‘dinner is back’ haze, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of worthy places to try that surely won’t disappoint.
OBP stands for Old Bailey Pocha, pocha referring to those street side tent vendors perfect for late-night food binges or a casual place for drinks. The team behind 11 Westside has now brought the eating and drinking culture so ingrained in the hearts and minds of all Koreans to Hong Kong. OBP serves elevated versions of classic Korean dishes like kimchi-jeon (kimchi pancake), bossam (pork belly), and galbi-jim (braised short-rib). Make sure to pair everything with some soju or makgeolli (rice wine), or if you’re up for it, try a somaek (soju bomb).
Lucciola Restaurant & Bar
Located inside the newly opened luxury hotel, The Hari, this new Italian joint is worth salivating over. Their menu isn’t overly large, giving you a short but sweet selection of beautifully crafted dishes that will leave you wanting more. From the fan favourite of Hong Kong, a burrata dish, to one not commonly seen, a Mediterranean sea bream baked in a salt crust, you can’t go wrong with ordering anything on their menu. If you have a bit of time before your dinner booking, definitely check out their bar for some drinks that don’t break the bank.
A bit of a hidden gem tucked away on a small street near Austin station, Hara is a restaurant that showcases contemporary cuisine with a touch of Japanese fusion. Don’t let fusion scare you off though, their food is thoughtful and most importantly, tasty. A special shout out to their brown crab risotto served with a crab meat pate as well as their pot of Tua Tua clams, which can be cooked in 3 different ways. The ingredients used are fresh and well selected, especially for its price, which will surprise you with how reasonable it is.
If music and friendly service is your vibe, then check out Honky Tonks. This restaurant and bar is from the same group behind Shady Acres helmed by well-reputable individuals from across the F&B scene in Hong Kong. Expect nostalgic pub grub like their hot fried chicken and crafty cocktails like their “Barley Legal”. Delicious food and delicious cocktails surrounded by dedicated staff, what more could you ask for?
You can’t talk about the best vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong without thinking of Veda. If veg is what you fancy, then this is the spot to go to. Located in Ovolo Central, walk through their iconic panelled entrance into an intimate and cosy interior before digging into their comforting and indulgent food that’s sure to make you wonder why you ever even needed meat. Make sure to finish your meal off with their Suite Dessert, HK’s most expensive dessert that comes with a room key.
Te Quiero Mucho
Do we dare to say TQM has the best Mexican fare in Hong Kong? We do. They are the first and only Mexican joint in HK that has tortillas made from blue corn flour straight from Oaxaca, then hand-made up to the chef’s standards. Not only do they serve up amazing tacos, but they have showcased a wide range of authentically Mexican flavours, like their various molcajetes, aguachile, and more. They’ve also got a great selection of large sized cocktails for 4-6 people a