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Best Bites: New Hong Kong Restaurants To Try In May

Nest Property

 

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and exciting restaurant capitals in the world. From the old-school classics to brand new game-changers, the foodies at Nest Property try to keep up with every promising new cafe, restaurant or bar opening in town. So you don’t have to!

Take a look at this unmissable list of restaurants that will have you chomping at the bit.

 

1. Can Lah

 

Adding a Southeast Asian flair to IFC Mall!

 

The name is hoots!

Not many details are known about this snazzy new Singaporean restaurant at IFC Mall, but we gather their menu is inspired by the flavourful Malay-Singaporean cuisine.

The award-winning celebrity chef Francis Chong Wui-choong is a renowned name in the culinary circles, having helmed the kitchens of the famous Marina Mandarin Singapore (now called PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay) and other well known establishments.

Classic Singaporean dishes- Hainanese chicken, dry laksa with lobster and seafood- are cooked with a twist for the Hong Kong palate. But you’ll still get a dose of authentic Singaporean flavours – the chef insists on importing ingredients and secret sauces from Singapore itself.

Can Lah, Shop 3075, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2802 9788, book online

 

2. Cut Sando Sound Bar

 

Snackable and ‘grammable, jump on the sando-wagon!

 

What rules the menu at this latest Japanese place? Mouthwatering sandos (Japanese-style sandwiches) stuffed with tomato, egg and bacon (classic), brisket or vegetables. In Japan, sandos are often found in convenience store shelves, but in Hong Kong it’s hard to find a yummier selection than at Cut! They have a deliciously humble filling pressed between Hokkaido’s famous milk bread with a swipe of tonkatsu sauce. It may sound simple but the rendition is oozing Asian flavours!

The restaurant is definitely making a mark with its edgy vibes, natural wines and live music scene that will make you coming back for more. Their Spotify playlist is available online.

Cut Sando Sound Bar, 8-10 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, Instagram

 

3. Studio City By Cali Mex

 

The food, flavours and the tipples- guaranteed good night out!

 

You’re probably living under a taco if you haven’t eaten at one of Cali Mex’s multiple outlets in Hong Kong!

Fan of their easy, comforting menu? Book yourself a spot at their latest upscale eatery in Causeway Bay’s Fashion Street. A laid-back Southern Californian atmosphere awaits you with an all new, refined range of Mexican classics. Al fresco dining makes it an ideal hangout place to chill, down a tequila (or four!) and enjoy the food.

And brace thy liver, Studio City has the largest range of tequilas and mezcals in Hong Kong – perfect for a girls night, a dinner date or a wild evening with friends.

Studio City by Cali-Mex, Fashion Walk, Shop C, Ground Floor, 50-56 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 6050 9332

 

4. Roji

 

 

Tucked away on an unassuming path in the backstreet of Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) is a new Japanese Izakaya with a French twist. Roji, the Japanese translation of which is literally alleyway hideout, is a refreshing welcome from the chaos that is LKF.

Taking over the old Brickhouse venue, this intimate Izakaya lives up to its hype and is reserved for only those who can find it! Whilst the location might be tricky, the menu is simple yet stellar. Dishes are served in small bites, hot plates or rice boxes. Menu highlights include salmon roe, the fresh and sweet oxheart, grated bottarga and crispy garlic chips, sustainable sourced vegetables and an elevated list of tipples.

Roji, G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

5. Salisterra

 

 

Salisterra, the eagerly awaited crowning glory of The Upper House, is replacing the iconic Cafe Grey Deluxe on the 49th floor. The new restaurant will be a luxury bar serving sweeping views of the city with fresh, vibrant Mediterranean flavours in food and drinks!

Helmed by UK-based Chef Jun Tanaka, the name Salisterra comes from two Latin words- ‘salis’ for salt and ‘terra’ for Earth. The place has formally opened just last week and we can’t get enough of their classy, minimalist interiors! It’s all about bringing people together with good food and exeptional wine at the Salisterra!

Salisterra, 49 F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; +852 2918 1838