Hottest New Restaurants to Try in Hong Kong 2024
If you’re tired of the same old plates, get ready to discover the city’s hottest new eateries offering bold culinary experiences. From ritzy debuts to casual creative spots, we’ve got the insider scoop on the most exciting tables bringing innovative bites to the table ending the year off with a bang!
01. Sabatini Ristorante Italiano (ifc mall)
After 31 successful years at The Royal Garden, Sabatini Ristorante Italiano expands its authentic Italian fare to ifc mall. Under Chef Li Voti’s expertise, the new outpost serves hand-crafted classics like ravioli in veal jus, cavatelli with Sicilian prawns, and sole fillets in white wine sauce. Don’t miss the Discovery Corner’s made-to-order charcuterie and premium cheese selections, sliced right before your eyes. Savour these tastes of Italia at the city’s newest home for Sabatini’s quality approach honed over decades.
Sabatini Ristorante Italiano, Shop 4008, Podium Level 4, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
AOAO brings a dazzling modern izakaya experience to Central, infusing Japanese cuisine with artful design in a 5,000 sq ft jewel box setting. Handcrafted resin wall art evokes luminous gemstones, while the lively bar pours creative cocktails. The main dining room focuses on contemporary shared plates, but the real gem is AOAO’s innovative fusion of food, drinks and visual flair in one brilliantly executed destination.
AOAO, 14/F, Manning House, 38 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Tucked in the World Trade Centre, Bochord’s refined tasting menu showcases beef dishes from around the globe. Savor exotic flavors in a retro library setting with sweeping harbor panoramas. Nightly live music accompanies this thoughtful culinary experience that activates all the senses. For an elevated night out, Bochord’s eclectic beef-focused cuisine, vintage atmosphere and views create a one-of-a-kind destination for celebrations.
Bochord, Shop 1101, 11/F, World Trade Center, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
04. House of Culture
Led by Chef Gavin Chin, formerly of Brut, House of Culture transports diners to Australia through immersive interiors recalling Ayers Rock and Margaret River. The cozy ambiance complements Chin’s signature fusion dishes like Prawn Doughnuts in Laksa Broth with Coffee Oil and Mum’s Chicken Curry. With creative plates that blend Australian and Malaysian flavours, House of Culture offers an experiential culinary getaway right in Hong Kong.
House of Culture, Shop B, G/F, Kenbo Commercial Building, 335–339 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong