Hong Kong is one of the food capitals of the world, boasting abundance of local and international cuisine. The dining industry is constantly evolving, with restaurants, cafés and fine dining venues opening every week. Stay up to date with what is hot and new with our list of all the new restaurants 2021.
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Located on floor 25 of the Mandarin Oriental, escape to an eccentric Japanese izakaya at The Aubrey. From world-class sushi, sashimi and robata grilled ingredients, the menu showcases the finest array of dishes from Japan. Paired with a cocktail menu with seasonal and chess-inspired drinks, indulge on a culinary experience like no other.
The Aubrey, 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, 2825 4001
Tung Chung is home to a new tiki-inspired restaurant with a Mediterranean twist. Sit in the alfresco area and let the mixology team shake up a drink tailored to your preferences. Expect fresh seafood, woodstone oven-baked pizzas and even a whole slow-roasted suckling pig. Desserts get an international and tropical flair with churros and chocolate and the pineapple rum cake with coconut icecream.
Cabana Breeze, Shop G12-G15, T Bay, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, 2777 8980
The casual yet chic Parisian bistro has opened its second location in Tseung Kwan O. With views of the harbour, relax in its alfresco seating area whilst devouring French classics. The venue is complete with a cocktail bar, ice cream trolley and walk-in wine cellar.
District 8, Shop 10, G/F, Greenwich Village, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, 3500 5860
Moving up from its last pop-up in K11, Cookie Vission has opened its first flagship store in Tai Hang. Famous for its 150 gram cookies, the new venue lets it expand its product range. Opening with its latest invention, the pookie, try a cookie wrapped in caramelised puff pastry. Other new items include a monthly milkshake special, hot chocolate and a cookie ice cream sandwich.
Cookie Vission, Shop D, 6 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, 9155 5185
A premium sushi bar experience has opened with prime views of the city. With either a lunch or dinner sitting to choose from, executive chef Masataka Fujisawa gives diners an authentic omakase experience. Hosting only 21 seats and using the freshest and most seasonal ingredients, you can expect the highest quality and premium service. Dishes may include sea urchin, Kyushu squid and fatty tuna.
Masa, 5/F, CCB Tower, 3 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2131 1303
The Last Resort
Peel street is home to a new SoHo dive bar that marries cheap and cheerful drinks with fried chicken. Showcasing chef Jowett Yus perfected recipe, try the original or hot fried chicken with a range of dipping sauces. Other dishes include fried scarmorza, potato wedges and a hot chicken sandwich.
The Last Resort, 52b Peel Street, 2442 2440
The Instagram famous Japanese cafe has opened its second venue in Wan Chai. It serves a mix of savoury and sweet sandos, pastas and side dishes. An impressive range of drinks is on offer with speciality coffees, mixed coffee cocktails, chocolate drinks and teas. Make sure to try the match red bean monaka that is a Wan Chai exclusive dish.
Between Coffee, Shop G03-04, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
A new yakiniku restaurant, one that specialises in grilled meats, showcases prime Wagyu meat and Japanese barbecue. Importing most of its beef directly from Tokyo, this high-quality concept venue serves A5 wagyu with its “golden ratio”.
Yakiniku Jikon, Shop 603, 6/F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2868 0929
J.A.M Joint Asian Market
Four Asian chefs are now representing their local cuisine and passion in the new food hall inspired by the hustle and bustle of food markets around Asia. Featuring a Korean, Vietnamese, Singaporean and dim sum speciality, J.A.M is a fun and modern concept that delivers flavour. Each chef has curated a menu that showcases some of their best dishes so you can trust you’re going to be getting an authentic and high quality meal.
J.A.M. Joint Asian Market, Lobby, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central, 2808 1086
Izakaya by K
Inspired by Tokyo’s after work hotspots, Michelin-trained Japanese chef, Yusuke Kitade is debuting his signature haute modern Japanese cuisine. With fresh seasonal ingredients, this izakaya cooks various skewers and hot and cold specials. Signatures includes the chicken wing karaage and wagyu beef pot rice.
Izakaya by K, Shop G07, The Parkside, 18 Tong Chun Street, Tsueng Kwan O, New Territories, 3618 8211
Aussie Grill by Outback
The international fast-casual brand has opened its new venue in Central with crowd-pleasing favourites at affordable prices. From steaks, burgers, snacks and desserts, each dish has been made with bold flavours and Australian fare. Vegetarians are catered for with Impossible™ loaded kettle chips, the signature bloomin’ onion and an Impossible™ melt sandwich.
Aussie Grill by Outback, G/F & 1/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, 2399 0309
With yakiniku specialists and the finest cuts of Japanese wagyu beef, Yakiniku Ishidaya is brining Hong Kong an authentic Japanese wagyu beef experience. Guests will be able to see the high quality cuts of meat from a display cabinet in the shopfront before entering the dining room. There are 15 premium cuts of A4 and A5-grade Japanese wagyu beef, chicken, seafood and salad options to complete your meal.
Yakiniku Ishidaya, 3/F, Century Square, 1-13 D’ Aguilar Street, Central, 2983 6838
Da Filippo Trattoria
Lead by executive chef, Andrea Alimenti, and his 20 years of Michelin-star chef title in Italy, Da Filippo offers a traditional Italian family taste. The menu brings flavours and dishes from all Italian regions, showcasing Alimenti’s sourdough starter that makes its pizza chewy and unique. Fresh pasta is also made daily with sauces like carbonara, bolognese and a luxury lobster tagliatelle being on offer. A grab-and-go counter is also available with sweet and savoury baked goods.
Da Filippo Trattoria, Shop 3202-3204A, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2117 1984
Baan Thai has opened its second venue in Sai Wan and the modern restaurant even has a little outdoor space for pets. Run by a team of Thai chefs, savour traditional dishes from satay, pandan chicken, curries and various seafood dishes. Pair the flavourful cuisine with one of its fresh and tropical signature cocktails.
Baan Thai, 1 South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Sai Wan, 2739 9188
TMK Rap & Rolls
Opening its second venue in the Starstreet Precinct, TMK Rap & Rolls will be serving its signature temakis in nori bowls from February 10. With the idea of living life the fun way, this contemporary restaurant is an edgy and hip venue that will bring enjoyment to every meal. Try its wide range of snacks, sushi, sashimi and creative temaki rolls for a meal you won’t forget.
TMK, 17A Moon Street, Wan Chai
Vie Won Won
A peculiar and unique furniture shop is home to a fusion restaurant that cooks creative dishes sure to wow. Make sure to order the show-stopping buffalo cheese balloon salad, where a cheese balloon covers a salad of avocado, tomatoes and other colourful ingredients. A contemporary carbonara made with udon, lobster soup and a spicy clam dish are some of the dishes available.
Vie Won Won, 1/F, Lok Sing Centre, 8 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay
Maka Hiki Lounge
Honi Honi has turned The Upper House into an island getaway with its new collaboration, Maka Hiki Lounge. Until May 31, be transported to a tiki paradise with tropical bar bites and signature cocktails. Snacks include poké miso cones, Jamaican jerk chicken skewers and a barbecue pineapple mini beef burger.
Maka Hiki Lounge, The Lawn and Level 6, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, 9836 7461
Specialising in gluten free pancakes, this new dessert parlour puts its spin on the signature Japanese pancakes. Watch as the chefs use the special Saori technique to top pancakes with a stringy chestnut topping. Make sure to try the visual and interactive spring snow blossom dessert where you release a thick cream over a cake for a fun and tasty experience.
Saori Pancake, G/F, Hoi Wah Biolding, 57 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
Gochi means “treat by food” in Japanese and is the concept behind this fusion Japanese Italian in Lok Fu. With hand-made fresh pasta and authentic Italian pizza dough, Gochi makes treats to transport you away from your stresses and life. Try the wagyu meatball, mushroom and truffle or Siciliana pasta with zucchini and eggplant. Pizzas include a pepperoni cheese, quattro formaggi or classic margherita.
Gochi, G/F, Lok Fu Place, 198 Junction Road, Lo Fu Ngam, 2662 2969
Grain of Salt
This healthy eatery is inspired by ingredients that add nutrients, taste and texture whilst blending Asian and Western cultures together. Acting as a nutritional hub come eatery, it wants to help teach its diners about food and nutrition to kick start healthy habits. Try its signature GOS salad with kale, avocado and quinoa topped with other flavourful and healthy ingredients or the chia pudding with house-made almond milk and fresh berries.
Grain of Salt, 47 Gough Street, Hong Kong
Inspired by Korean drinking alcohol houses, OBP puts food and drinks together and brings Korean flare to Soho. Created by Westside Hospitality, this new venue offers six exclusive cocktails inspired by soju, makgeolli and baeksaeju. To line your stomach, try one of its 17 sharing dishes with dishes like kimchi pancakes, fried chicken or spicy seafood noodles. Watch in awe as braised pork rib is topped with raclette by your table.
OBP, 3-5 Old Bailey Street, Central
Masamitsu Sumimoto curated the famous Japanese milk bread, Shokupan, for his daughters who are allergic to eggs and milk and has now brought it to Hong Kong. The bread is made with butter and honey for a melt in your mouth smoothness and sweetness. Top your toast with its creative range of 15 Japanese jams with flavours such as black sesame, matcha, condensed milk or earl grey milk tea.
SAKImoto Bakery, Shop 3208, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3590 8297
The second co-venture from Agung Prabowo and Roman Ghale is a cheap and cheerful new restaurant bar in Lan Kwai Fong. Pair one of its signature cocktails or pitchers with its grilled hot dog topped with chilli and cheese. Combo meal deals are also on offer, meaning you can get wings and drinks for an afternoon pick me up. Available for take out or delivery.
Dead&, G/F, 18 Wo On Lane, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 9886 5711
Leaves & Liberty
For the month of January only, Beef & Liberty’s sister brand, Leaves & Liberty, will be offering their 100% vegetarian menu in Lan Kwai Fong. Partnering with Impossible™ Foods, this pop-up will include the Impossible™ double smashed burger with cheese, a pulled jackfruit burger and it’s signature beetroot burger with whipped feta cheese. Starters include mac & cheese bites, charred cauliflower and a rocket and candied bamboo salad.
Leaves & Liberty, 3/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2450 5778
Passepartout is a boutique café with outdoor seating that is happy to host diners with dogs. With fresh pastries like cinnamon buns, hojicha financiers and praline gianduja knots, there are bakes suitable for every palette. The café puts an international spin on classics with dishes like Yokohama, a wagyu gyudon and Hong Kong, a contemporary spam and egg rice bowl.
Passepartout Coffee, Shop 2, G/F, Chung Wai Commercial Building, 447-449 Lockhart Road
The Alp is a modern yet cosy lodge that is inspired by the Japanese philosophy, Ikigai. It wants to be the reason why people get up in the morning, so offers caffeine fixes in an inviting wooden lounge space. A fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine is served, like its yuzu honey wings, beef donburi and avocado toast with lotus chips.
The Alp, Shop 302, G/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 2111 1707
Gram The Gourmet
Situated in the heart of LKF, Gram The Gourmet is a new restaurant slash club that will be the place to go once restrictions are raised. For now, it offers modern Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences. Seafood is a great go-to choice with its innovative sea urchin carbonara and signature cold angel hair pasta with kombu and Imperial Osietra caviar.
Gram The Gourmet, Shop 1, LG/F, LKF Tower, 55 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 2338 2020
Sheung Wan is home to a new Instagram approved coffee shop. Try its seasonal drink, homemade strawberry slush, that showcases its strawberry syrup brewed for over 12 hours. Its signature is french toast topped with torched marshmallow and your choice of sauces. Diners can choose classic dishes like its Brewed big breakfast or try something new with like the baked sweet potato with arrabbiata meat sauce.
Brewed, Shop E, G/F, Fu Fai Commercial Building, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, 6135 8882
The Coffee Academics
The Coffee Academics is now host to 22 shops in Hong Kong with its latest retail store concept in Harbour City. The dine-in café is inspired by glamping and urban hortology, offering both indoor and outdoor seating. It also hosts roasting experience workshops that teaches the theory of roasting to suit your preferred coffee beans. Its menu features contemporary brunch dishes like buttermilk pancakes and a sunny-side-up egg, wagyu and black truffle sandwiches and Korean fried chicken with egglettes.
The Coffee Academics, Shop 4201K, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Following its brick and mortar shop in Central and pop-up in Kennedy Town, Chickepea has opened its third venue in Wan Chai. Serving authentic, flavourful and healthy dishes—great for office lunche. Try its homemade hummus, served in bowls with various toppings or saucy fries topped with lots of flavourful sauces.
Chickpea, G/F, 101 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai