Check Out Hong Kong’s Newest Restaurants in August 2023
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Delish News: New Restaurants in Hong Kong this August 2023

Header Delish News August 2023 Photo by (LtR) Instagram/@pontycafehk , Treehouse , Onijum

Hong Kong’s quiet summer continues with people travelling like there's no tomorrow, but that doesn’t stop the city’s food scene from making movements this sweltering August.

Watch our space to get your news on great restaurants opening in Hong Kong this August 2023, including the much-anticipated Happy Paradise pop-up, Stumpy Bakery opening in Cyberport, Ponty Café reopening in SoHo, and Mam Amis officially serving Sheung Wan.

New Restaurants Opening in Hong Kong this August 2023

Treehouse Opens New Location in Causeway Bay

TREEHOUSE, the innovative plant-based restaurant, has welcomed its third location this Summer in Causeway Bay. The diner emphasizes using ethically sourced, unprocessed whole foods. The eco-conscious space, designed by Stefano Tordiglione Design Studio, creates a magical treehouse-like atmosphere using recyclable aluminium, renewable wood, and upcycled appliances.

The showstopper for the new store must be the Spruce Pho Soup, priced at only HK$58. Diners can also opt for the combo at HK$78, and complete you’re their meal with a lemonade drink and a sweet ginger bite.

Where: Treehouse, 7 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Indonesian Restaurant 1968 Makes Way for 50-Year-Long Family Food Business

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Beginning as a family business in Causeway Bay operating since 1968, Indonesian Restaurant 1968 opens its doors to diners in SoHo to serve their great Michelin-recommended familiar dishes with more Hong Kong residents.

Open for long lunches and dinners, the family business serves authentic nasi gorengs, rendang, skewers, gado-gado, rujak petis, laksa laut, and rotis to soak up juices from their famous kari ihan. Set lunches begin at HK$138.

Where: Indonesian Restaurant 1968, 37 Cochrane Street, SoHo, Hong Kong

Ask for Alonzo Relocates Original 14-seater Venue to Quarry Bay Taikoo Place

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Established by Deadly Rabbits Group, Ask for Alonzo is a chain of modern trattorias in Hong Kong that have found success in their heartwarming offerings that have been inspired by the beauty of Mediterranean Italian food. This Autumn will see the first-ever Ask for Alonzo location in Quarry Bay make a monumental move to a new space just a short walk away.

“We are going back to where we started our concept, happy to collaborate with Swire. Our current location with its 14 seats was too small to satisfy all our fans. QB’s new location will follow Soho and Wanchai size and will offer al fresco dining in Tai Koo 2 building,” says Deadly Rabbits co-founder Bart Szyniec. Now able to host over 50 diners, the new location is now able to expand its casual dining atmosphere that welcomes everyone, to an even bigger audience.

Where: Ask For Alonzo – Quarry Bay, Two Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Mam Amis Officially Opens Doors in Sheung Wan’s ‘Little Vietnam’

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New Vietnamese restaurant Mama Amis has just opened its doors, and it's a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the mouth-watering flavours of Vietnam. Located in Sheung Wan, this restaurant offers a wide range of authentic Vietnamese dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From the savoury pho (Starting from HK$108) to the crispy banh mi (HK$98), there's something on the menu for everyone.

But what sets this restaurant apart from the rest? For starters, they let you choose your own taste of Pho, from noodles, broth, to what herbs to add - it is all customizable. Also, the ingredients are always fresh and ensuring that every dish is bursting with Vietnamese flavour.

Where: Mam Amis, Shop A&B, G/F, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Ponty Café Reopens with Better Menu but Same Great Vibes

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The sister venue of Hong Kong’s legendary Pontiac bar in SoHo, Ponty Café is back to life with a new menu and same friendly approach to serving hearty Americana-inspired bites alongside a great bar programme to enjoy.

Get your fix of ice-cold Budweiser's and Bud Lights with your pork sausage biscuits, buttermilk pancakes, strong espresso coffees, and whiskey-soaked bacon strips you must try after your big night out to soak up the hangover.

Where: Ponty Café, 15 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, Hong Kong

Dining Pop-ups in Hong Kong This August 2023

Happy Paradise Comes Back for Exclusive Popup Event at Little Bao

Are you missing the funky neo-Cantonese resto bar, Happy Paradise, as much as we are? Well, we have some exciting news that'll surely make your taste buds tingle with joy! Happy Paradise is back once again, since its closure in 2022, for a three-night pop-up event at Little Bao’s Soho branch..

From Aug. 8 to 10, guests can indulge in a sharing menu that features chef May Chow’s unique modern takes on Cantonese classics, priced at HK$880 per person. The menu includes the signature sourdough egg waffle, beef tartare, Yangzhou Siu Mai, porcini spring roll, and salted ham. So, get ready to treat your taste buds with a burst of flavours that'll charge you with buzzing vibes straight from the streets of Hong Kong right outside.

Click here for more details.

When: Aug. 8 - 10

Where: Little Bao, 66 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong

Hansik Goo x Onjium x Mingles Collaboration Dinner

Hansik Goo is celebrating its third anniversary with a collaboration with Onjium, a highly acclaimed Korean restaurant in Seoul. This special event will feature a nine-course joint menu priced at HK$2,988 per person. The menu will showcase the beauty of "Hansik", meaning ‘Korean cuisine’ in Korean, and will feature fresh seasonal ingredients.

Onjium is well-known for its authentic traditional Korean flavours, while Hansik Goo offers a modern perspective on long-established recipes. By incorporating the best of both aspects in Korean cuisine, the collaboration aims to introduce the diverse possibilities of Korean cuisine and culture to international diners. The joint menu will include dishes such as "Suranchae", "Korean Surf & Turf", and "Haehwaban", all expertly crafted using the freshest ingredients.

Click here for more details.

When: Aug. 25 - 26

Where: Hansik Goo, 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

New Cafés Opening in Hong Kong This August 2023

Stumpy Bakery Serving Corgi-inspired Sweet Treats

Stumpy Bakery announces its soft opening in Cyberport, and it's more than just a bakery. Inspired by the adorable antics of owner Louis Lam's beloved corgi, Rambo, Stumpy Bakery celebrates the love for corgis and the art of baking, creating a symphony of cuteness and delicious goodies. The bakery is just by the main entrance of the pet friendly Cyberport mall, which makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a delightful experience with family and furry companions.

Stumpy Bakery takes pride in using premium healthy ingredients to create their made-to-order sandwiches and salads, breakfast and lunch sets, and signature Corgi Butt Bread. The beverage menu offers classic coffees and teas, along with the adorable dog friendly Stumpyccino. For those who can’t make up their mind, Stumpy Bakery offers catering sets for team lunches, afternoon tea, and corporate events, making it a convenient and delicious solution for busy office workers in the Cyberport neighbourhood and beyond.

Where: Shop 105, 2/F, Cyberport Mall, 100 Cyberport Road No. 100, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

Under the Roof Comes to Hong Kong for Great Coffee Roasting

Under the Roof is a joint venture between the Hong Kong-based coffee specialist, Noda Coffee, and hair salon, LOBBY by Hair Corner. It has opened its doors in the new mega mall, The Wai. The store celebrates the Japanese concept of "職人" (shokunin), meaning a master artisan or craftsman, and the dedication and passion that goes into perfecting a craft.

The store is a 4,000 square foot space, designed in the style of a traditional Japanese design, with wooden beams, pillars, and a calming water feature. Inside the store, Noda Coffee has created a "roasting laboratory", where customers can experience the art of coffee roasting.

Using over 90 different varieties of coffee beans from around the world, each bean is roasted to perfection in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment to create the perfect flavour. Customers can also try brewing their own coffee by a range of professional coffee apparatus and expert guidance from the Noda Coffee team.

Where: Under the Roof, Shop 325, 3/F, The Wai, 18 Che Kung Miu Road , Tai Wai, New Territories

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