New Hong Kong Restaurants To Try In April, 2021
~Nothing beats an incredible meal~
If you tried to keep up with every new restaurant opening in Hong Kong, you’ll go a bit insane! That’s where we step in.
Whether you’re looking for sea-facing, al fresco meals or a brand new restaurant for weekday takeouts, Nest Property’s culinary crew has scoured the 852 for the newest places to eat, drink and then eat some more.
Great new spots for your April dining and drinking scene below:
1. Belon 2.0
Exuding timelessness and sophistication, Belon, an elegant place in the midst of bustling Central stands out with its deep tones, rich textures and Parisian charm.
Having worked at a litany of world’s most renowned Michelin-starred French establishments, Baltimore-native Chef Matthew Kirkley, brings his passion for fine food and culinary mastery of over two decades to the kitchens of Belon. Exemplary focus is paid on cooking techniques, precision and sourcing the most premium ingredients from around the globe; some signature dishes are created after four days of labour!
Classy, creative and so French, favourites on the menu include a Turbot with Beurre Cancalaise, foie gras, black truffle and haricots vert and a reinvigorated version of the Pigeon Pithivier, amongst others.
Belon, 1st Floor, 1-5 Elgin Street, SOHO, Hong Kong; +852 2152 2872
2. Hungry Pal
A post-work stiff drink, an expertly designed cocktail with a plate of re-imagined pub-grub classics – now that’s a combination we love in a ‘dive’ bar.
Joining the ranks of Shady Acres, Honky Tonks and The Last Resort is the newest gastropub in SOHO, Hungry Pal. Brainchild of three Nepalese industry veterans, Bikal Ghale, Ashok Lama and Ganga Gurung, the place opens from lunch but picks up the vibes later in the evening. That’s when it really thrives!
Dig into crowd-pleasers like, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Cajun Fried Chicken, Grilled Cauliflower Steak or the Caprese Salad of Burrata and definitely try a round of Oolong Sours from the drinks menu.
Hungry Pal, 11 Lower Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong; +852 2635 4555
3. Cabana Breeze
Casual get-togethers, al fresco dining, rattan furniture, ample parking space, delightful rum cocktails, wood fired pizza, seafood bites, cosy cabanas, spring breeze- what’s not to love about this newest waterfront place in Tung Chung.
Moroccan Executive Sous Chef Faycal El Moujahid has helmed kitchens across several luxury Michelin-starred restaurants in the world and at Cabana Breeze, he offers a brilliant Mediterranean take on comfort classics. This Tiki-inspired, all-day dining place is a good idea for a day-out with pets in tow or a delicious meal at the end of a Lantau hike!
Cabana Breeze, T-Bay, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung; +852 2777 8980
4. Katsumoto Sando Bar
Following the success of Katsumoto, a Japanese Izakaya restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, the parent group Bistro Concepts, has opened another Sando Bar in Central.
The newest eatery spins out a variety of tasty Sandos (off-course), omni pork or pork Katsu, mains with edamame, miso soup, gyoza amongst others. We are all for the funky interiors at this place – Japanese wall art, samurai artefacts and an overall fun setting make for a lively afternoon meal. Four-legged furry pals are whole heartedly welcome.
Katsumoto Sando Bar, Basement, 67 Hollywood Road, Central; +852 2511 6860
5. Amalfitana (Central)
An artisan pizza bar in the heart of Central.
After the beachside success of its Repulse Bay location, Amalfitana is now serving deliciously flavourful pizzas all-day for in-house dining, takeouts and deliveries.
Soak in the flair and flamboyance of the Amalfi Coast without as much as dusting your passport with their southern- Italian cocktails, gourmet pizzas, sumptuous salads and elevated bar menu. Friendly service, great vibes and hearty food- a steady contender for our new favourite place in Central!
Amalfitana, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2688 2001
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’ or salt and ‘terra’ for Earth. A formal reveal is due in mid-April 2021 but we do know the place will have the classy, minimalist interiors of The Upper House and be all about bringing people together with good food and exemptional wine!
Find out more details here.