Delish News: New Restaurant Openings, Pop-ups in Hong Kong this Feb. 2024
February 01, 2024
Love is in the air this February! And what better way to celebrate the month of love than by trying out new experiences with your SO? Step into the Prohibition era-inspired LOCKDOWN bar, dive into the world of sushi at Uogashi Nihonichi in Central, and explore the captivating coconut-themed café TEADAYE in Tsim Sha Tsui. Whether you seek laidback charm or a romantic atmosphere, Hong Kong's F&B scene has something for everyone this February!
New Restaurant Openings in Hong Kong February 2024
Bar visionaries Agung and Laura Prabowo Open LOCKDOWN
Step back in time to the illicit glamour of the Prohibition era as Hong Kong’s power couple and bar visionaries Agung and Laura Prabowo unveil their newest venture, LOCKDOWN. This new bar imbued the charm of the 1920s with subtle Asian influences, creating an intimate space for up to 30 guests to indulge in an immersive and exclusive experience. Divided into categories of Re-mastered Forgotten Classics and Vintage & Antique Cocktails, the menu offers 17 handcrafted concoctions, each with a story to tell.
Where: Lockdown, G/F 27 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Delve into Fresh Sushi at Uogashi Nihonichi’s Central Market Branch
After its successful debut in Kai Tak last September, Uogashi Nihonichi has rolled out its second standing sushi bar in Central Market, bringing the cozy and convivial atmosphere to life with colourful wall hangings and an inviting dark-wood panelled sushi bar. Delve into the winter's bounty with fresh and premium seafood meticulously crafted into authentic Edomae sushi and sashimi, showcasing the natural flavours and textures of Japan's coveted catches. Revel in the Omakase or Sushi Omakase Set, both complemented by the house's special slow-cooked miso soup, offering a rich and savoury accompaniment.
Where: Uogashi Nihonichi, G12, G/F Central Market, 80 Des Voeux Central, Central, Hong Kong
Teadaye Joins TST’s Café Hotspots
Thai coconut-themed café TEADAYE is the latest name to join Tsim Sha Tsui’s growing list of café hotspots, with the opening of its 20-seater outlet on Nathan Road. From the velvety texture of the Whole Coco Jelly to the fragrant allure of Coconado, each sip encapsulates the pure essence of coconut. The menu showcases various flavours, featuring mango, lychee, osmanthus, and more, all harmoniously blended with the aromatic essence of fresh coconut and premium tea leaves. Complementing these offerings are an enticing array of coconut-flavored coffee concoctions, each combining Vietnamese coffee beans with coconut, resulting in a refreshing and unique coffee experience.
Where: TEADAYE, Shop S11C&D, B/F, Heath, Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Vivant Teases New Brunch Menu
Central-based neo-bistro Vivant introduced a brunch menu that spotlights its classic dishes. Think of Grilled Monkfish in Smoked Clam Broth, Tete de Cochon Panés with Sauerkraut and Mustard Sauce, and Roasted Quail with Braised Kale and Creamy Polenta—all expertly curated to take your brunch experience to new heights. Priced at HK$350, the brunch menu consists of two small bites, two entrees, a salad, a choice of mains, and a dessert. It is available from 12 PM to 3 PM.
Where: Vivant, Shop 2, G/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Menu Refreshes and F&B Events in Hong Kong February 2024
Celebrate the Nostalgia of Happy Paradise at their Little Bao Causeway Bay Pop-up
Dive into a Neo-Chinese culinary adventure with Happy Paradise at Little Bao Causeway Bay that only lasts until tonight! Chef May, the creative force behind Happy Paradise and Little Bao, is resurrecting her unique culinary creations, showcasing 10 reinvented Happy Paradise classics, including the delightful “Sourdough Egg Waffle with Bottarga Whip & Onion Chives” and the remarkable “Mala Crispy Giant Grouper.”
An East-Meets-West Pop-up by NET-A-PORTER & MR PORTER with Dough Beings at BaseHall 02
Experience a fusion of luxury fashion and gourmet flavours at the collaborative pop-up between NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, and local bakery Dough Beings, located at BaseHall 02. From now to Feb. 3, savour their unique Peanut Ginger Mochi Bomboloni topped with ground peanut candy and gold flakes, and the Carbonara Bomboloni with creamy Parmigiano mornay sauce, offering innovative twists on Italian-Chinese fusion.
Tokyo Meets Hong Kong at the WHISK X CRONY 4-Hands Dinner in Tsim Sha Tsui
Join acclaimed Chef Michihiro Haruta from Tokyo's Crony and Chef William Lau for a unique dining event blending French Japanese cuisine with a 10-course dinner focused on sustainability and creativity. The chefs, committed to eco-friendly practices, will use local ingredients to craft a menu that marries French techniques with Japanese flavours.
Highlights include King Crab with Kuruma Prawn Tartlet, Scallop with Caviar, and a beautifully balanced Pigeon dish with Onions, Black Truffle, and Fukinoto. The meal concludes with a delightful Fukuoka Amaou Strawberry with beetroot dessert. Enhance your experience with a wine pairing option, featuring four carefully selected glasses to complement each course.
Celebrate Roganic’s 5th Anniversary in Hong Kong with Quintonil
Guaranteed to tickle fine dining enthusiasts pink, get ready for a special collaboration with Roganic featuring Chef Jorge Vallejo from Quintonil, a top culinary destination in Mexico City. Joining hands, the two have put together a six-course lunch and an eight-course dinner, merging Roganic's British cuisine with Quintonil's modern Mexican flavours.
Menu highlights include Roganic's Truffle pudding and May queen potatoes alongside Quintonil's specialties like Pani puri with aged kampachi and Crème fraiche with melipona bee honey. The dinner is a rare chance to savour the fusion of British and Mexican culinary excellence.
Four Hands Wine Dinner Featuring Chef Andy Beynon from London’s Behind at Feather & Bone
Feather & Bone presents their first-of-its-kind four-hands event featuring Michelin Star Chef Andy Beynon from Behind restaurant in London, alongside their Executive Chef James Oakley. The five-course menu will feature the finest ingredients, from premium meats to seafood.
Hosted by winemaker Jock Auld, Auld Family Wines's expertly curated wine pairings, including Riesling, Sangiovese, Grenache, and Shiraz, will elevate the dining experience, ensuring each sip harmoniously complements the dishes.
Delish Happenings You May Have Missed in February 2024
In the Chinese New Year tradition of gathering with your loved ones, usher in the Year of the Dragon 2024 with a festive feast that is sure to satisfy every seat at the table. From sumptuous banquets that showcase Chinese cuisine in its most supreme, to chic twists on modern Cantonese cooking, check out The Beat Asia’s handpicked guide to the best Chinese New Year menus to indulge in this year by clicking here.
Speaking of meals meant to be shared, foodies around the city can enjoy the best that Black Sheep offers, with the group’s annual Black Series dining campaign making a grand return. Click here to find out more.
For more thematic CNY dining that’s fit for celebration, with more of a casual vibe, check out McDonald’s latest beef-based Prosperity Burger and special accompanying Year of the Dragon menu, which boasts a stamp of approval from none other than the beloved Sanrio icon – Hello Kitty. For another snack with a little bit more of a fiery kick, Shake Shack offers the Hot Honey Chicken Burger and chicken bites.
While the first month of the year is hurtling towards an end, let’s take a moment for respite and reflection at the relaxing new Coffeelin location in Fortress Hill that brings Milanese charm to the city’s café scene, transforming into a laidback Italo cocktail den at night.
Or, if your idea of a refresh involves taking a(n imaginary) trip across the seas to the bustling capital of Seoul, the Sips;;Iban café with roots in Incheon allows you to experience some K-fan magic right here in Hong Kong. Of course, there is also the opening of Kebuke Tea shop, which caters to crowds that prefer a loaded bubble milk tea and its fruity or floral cousins.
If you’re looking for date night options – or if you’re at least looking for a romantic spot to test the waters with the cute match you’ve been talking to lately – Sai Ying Pun’s newly revamped Crushed Wine Bar has got you covered with their endless list of bottles and newly added upstairs space that’s great for intimate conversations. Or if you truly want to impress, try to catch Louis Vuitton’s pop-up in collaboration with Michelin-starred Belon, which serves up the restaurant’s signature neo-Parisian culinary treats in a glamorous gilded setting.
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