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Delish News: New Restaurants, Menus, and Pop-ups in Hong Kong Feb. 2023

Delish News Feb 2023 header Photo by The Landmark Oriental

Don’t let the post lunar new year feasts slump weigh you down. With springtime around the corner and Valentine’s Day ahead, there are tons of new eats to explore. Venture hand in hand with your significant other for a sweet bite at Butter’s new bakery truck tuckshop, or bring along your whole group of friends to the latest spacious tapas venue to hit Causeway Bay. There's so many new restaurants in Hong Kong to try this February 2023!

The Pizza Bar Pop-up at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The Pizza Bar on 38th, a world-renowned restaurant from Tokyo, is bringing its highly anticipated pop-up to The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong from Feb. 14 to 26. Executive Chef Daniele Cason helms the talented team to serve authentic gourmet pizza straight from the oven, featuring seasonal flavours and ingredients like premium cold cuts from Italy, fresh mountain vegetables, king crab and sea urchin from Hokkaido, and the irresistible Red Pearl strawberry from Ehime prefecture.

Lunch and dinner services will be available, with a signature ‘degustazione’ menu priced from HK$798 per person and a Valentine’s Day menu priced at HK$1,198 with a complimentary glass of Italian Sparkling Wine. The Pizza Bar on 38th is recommended by MICHELIN Bib Gourmand for a consecutive six years.

Location: The Pizza Bar, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2132 0086 / http://sevn.ly/x6VP1iRe

Baan Thai Branches Out to Causeway Bay

Baan Thai Branches Out to Causeway Bay
Instagram/baanthaihk

The popular Thai restaurant chain Baan Thai opened its third branch restaurant in Causeway Bay in mid-January, after the success of its Sai Wan and Central locations. Situated in the luxe Biz Aura Building on Pennington, the new will offer a wide selection of signature dishes, starters, snacks, salads, stir-fries, and vegetarian options.

With its contemporary Thai-inspired themed décor, comfortable lighting and two attractive terraces overlooking Pennington Street, expect signature dishes such as such as Yellow Salmon Curry, Massaman Lamb Curry, Lobster Phad Thai, Baan Thai Basil Pork, and Baan Thai Spicy Prawns.

Location: Baan Thai, 4/F, Biz Aura, 13-15 Pennington St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2838 3878

Butter - Cookies

Butter - Cookies
Butter

Honk if you love cookies! Classic American desserts concept Butter are parking at Pacific Place with a brand new, hot pink (stationary) food truck selling the latest creation in the brand’s product line – cookies.

The adorably decorated stop-shop introduces three signature cookie flavours; including the nostalgia-inducing Chocolate Chunk, the chunky and rich Peanut Butter, as well as the sweet zinging Lemon Crinkle. Available for HK$25 a piece, or in sets of half-dozen (HK$125) and a dozen (HK$250), the latest Butter station is one that you’ll want to make a pitstop at. Keep your eyes peeled (and stomachs empty) for when their Ginger Molasses, Butter’s Classic, M&M and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin varieties drop!

Location: Butter - Cookies, LG1, 88 Queensway, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2810 0660

F.I.G.S Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar Opens in Quarry Bay

F.I.G.S Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar Opens in Quarry Bay
F.I.G.S

Taikoo Shing is now home to an innovative drinking and dining establishment, F.I.G.S. Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar, a captivating new concept referencing the cuisines of France, Italy, Greece, and Spain, headed by Chef Gary Batra and Chef Javier Perez.

Diners can expect an artfully curated yet extensive menu, ranging from opulent French seafood stews to freshly made Italian pastas, Greek-style grilled meats, Spanish tapas and hearty mains. Highlights include the peppered Tuna Tartare on home-baked macarons, Scallop Ceviche on Mango & Beetroot with Lemongrass-Vinaigrette, Crab Cannelloni, Truffle Ricotta Ravioli, Chicken Souvlaki, Slow-cooked Lamb Shank in Thyme and Oregano, White Chocolate F.I.G.S. Tart and crunchy Churros served with Gelato and Chocolate Dip.

Location: FIGS Bistro Mediterranean & Apero Terrace Bar, Shop 601, 6/F, 1111 King's Road, Cityplaza One, Taikoo Shing, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2126 7357

ARTIFACT Brings Caviar Dining to Basehall 2.0

ARTIFACT Brings Caviar Dining to Basehall 2.0
ARTIFACT

New modern Japanese counter-dining experience ARTIFACT has opened in Central offering a four-course lunch menu and eight-course dinner menu with a focus on caviar. With premium ingredients flown in from Japan, the Basehall 2.0-located eatery celebrates the history and decadence of caviar in all its forms, opened by Michael Larkin, Beckaly Franks, Ezra Star, and Chef Kiyoshi Sato.

For the ultimate dining experience, head to ARTIFACT at night to savour a contemporary eight-course tasting menu with the option of adding on extra caviar HK$788. The menu highlights dishes such as Namerou – Goma -Kaluga caviar, Takoyaki - rakkyo green onion-Ossetra caviar, Carabineros-smoked miso cream-baerii caviar, and Kinmedai-Kabu-Yuzu, among other delectable courses.

Location: ARTIFACT, No, 1 & 2, Shop 5 & 7, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Contact details: https://www.sevenrooms.com/experiences/artifact

Macelle Delivers the Steak in New Staunton Street Spot

Macelle Delivers the Steak in New Staunton Street Spot
Macelle

Make sure to check out Macelle, the new trattoria-style restaurant that is offering unparalleled quality and value. Inspired by the Italian word ‘macelleria’, meaning butcher, Macelle is the new affordable Italian steak concept from the masterminds behind Steak King.

With signature items like a 1kg Angus Fiorentina Steak (HK$695 for two people) and a 1.5kg M5 Wagyu Rump Cap/Picanha (HK$995 for 3-4 people), there is something for everyone. Enjoy freshly baked complimentary Focaccia and desserts like Frozen Italian Custard (HK$35) and an Express Set Lunch for only HK$165 per person. With a selection of wines available by the glass, carafe, or bottle; Macelle is the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner.

Location: Macelle, L/G, Sharma Soho, 9-11 Staunton Street, SoHo, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 5607 4860

N+ Burgers

N+ Burgers
Pc – Instagram/nplusburger

We all love a burger with bite, and there’s no taste that can replace quality patties hot off the griddle. Stepping up as the city’s first farm-to-burger concept that harvests fresh fillings from their own pastures while vowing to only use premium Angus beef and sourdough buns, N+ Burgers has made its debut at Wan Chai.

At their casual yet aesthetically marvellous storefront, decked out in deep emerald tiling and smooth concrete finishes, tuck into their juicy offerings. Chill out and munch on the N+ Classics with Bacon (starting from HK$85) that boasts a four-ounce Angus swathed in melted cheese, bacon, and zesty veggies, or ball out on the N+ Limited Truffle Burger (starting from HK$100) wedged with a decadent six-ouncer.

Location: N+ Burger, G/F, 32 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2529 9991


Pet Friendly Café MOOJOO Comes to Sai Ying Pun

From the team who created Pacific Coffee, MOOJOO Lifestyle Café launches between Sai Ying Pun’s hip art-lane hood for pet-friendly and Instagrammable all-day dining in the quieter west-side of the island.

Open for dogs and cats to frolic alongside their owners both inside and outside the cute corner-side eatery, MOOJOO offers a wide range of Western and Cantonese starters, mains, desserts, and coffee drinks for all eaters. For our recommendations, we suggest you order the signature Lobster Bisque (HK$68), English Breakfast with Egg Waffle (HK$108), and Slow-cooked Pulled Pork Burger with Potato Wedges (HK$138).

Location: Moojoo Lifestyle Café, Shop 1, 2 & 22, G/F, Two Artlane, 1 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 3619 5779

Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho
Pirata

The latest venture from powerhouse Pirata Group, Calle Ocho is a tapas-focused restaurant set amongst a 2,500 square feet venue in Causeway Bay’s Fashion Walk shopping mall. Designed by Executive Chef Víctor Caballé Molina, the menu features a variety of Spanish classics for the revered pass-around ritual of sharing tapas and vino.

The menu encompasses delights like the Iberico crispy pig ear (HK$80), the marine delicacy of Grilled Cuttlefish (HK$160), contrasted against the sharp and savoury picks of Manchego cheese dusted pickled green chilies and kimchi aioli, grilled baby corn (HK$100), alongside Arroz Negro (HK$280) for an impressive main.

Location: Calle Ocho, G/F & 1/F, Fashion Walk, 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Contact details: +852 2638 8895

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