Delish News: New Restaurants, Menus, and Pop-ups in Hong Kong Mar. 2023
March 02, 2023
Screw a summer body! With the mask mandate finally lifted, it’s time for us to stuff our faces full with all the new offerings that March has to offer. From Tung Chung, Tsim Sha Tsui, to the main Island – this month’s food line-up has never looked sexier.
With authentic concept restaurants such as newly opened Vietnamese diner An Choi, sleek Japanese teppanyaki restaurant Enishi, and upscale JJJ Korean Steakhouse, Hong Kong has only grown more ambitious when it comes to spotlighting Asian cuisines in all its glory. Innovative new menus this month include Venchi’s collaboration with beloved Italian dinery Cantina, Swedish ready-to-assemble conglomerate IKEA (surprise!), and sustainability focused fine dining restaurant Roganic.
Limited Time Venchi Chocolate Collab Dinner at Cantina
Venchi, a famous Italian luxury chocolatier, and Tai Kwun’s fine-dining Italian venue Cantina have come together to offer ‘The Chocolate Dinner’ (HK$888), a five-course meal curated with Venchi chocolates as a prime ingredient.
The meal has been created by Venchi Chocolate Master G.B Mantelli and Italian Executive Chef of Cantina Andrea Mura and will be served at the Cantina restaurant from Mar. 1 to Apr. 10. Dishes include sesame cones with mortadella and parmesan mousse, Sicilian red prawn tartare, chocolate agnolotti with wild boar and an Iberico pork course. Venchi strawberry sorbet, chocolate tuile, Piedmont hazelnut crumble and extra dark chocolate rounds off the meal.
Location: Cantina, Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2848 3000
Please Don't Tell Invites New York Owner Jeff Bell for Masterclasses and Guest Shifts
One of America’s finest bartenders and owner of Please Don’t Tell New York will make an exclusive week-long visit at his overseas franchised Please Don’t Tell Hong Kong to perform guest shifts from Mar. 3 to 6 and an interactive PDT Sunday School masterclass with partnership with Daniel Valencia.
In celebration of Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s 18th anniversary, Jeff flies to Hong Kong with 15 years of experience in bartending to mix favourite New York libations for the PDT family here, including Mezcal Mule, Paddington, and Benton’s Old Fashioned. The PDT Sunday School Class (HK$498pp) will take place on Mar. 5 from 4:30PM to 6PM.
Location: Please Don’t Tell, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2132 0110 / [email protected]
JJJ Korean Steakhouse Hitting Lan Kwai Fong with Stellar Steaks
A brand new fine Korean barbecue concept to hit Wyndham Street, JJJ Korean Steakhouse offers an upper scale, top-notch steakhouse dining experience. Featuring a menu that showcases the world's finest beef, sourced from esteemed supply partners from the United States, Korea, and Japan.
Simply cooked and presented in an aesthetically pleasing way, each beef steak is cooked on a Korean-style grill and paired with traditional delicacies like beef and white truffle Bibimbap (HK$430), fluffy Egg Souffle (HK$120), Ssam Wrap (HK$60) laced with crunchy raw garlic and tasty ssamjang. To elevate the experience, JJJ also offers a lavish selection of Caviar (starting from HK$780) and Sliced Black Truffle (starting from market price) to take it to the max.
Location: JJJ Korean Steakhouse, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2637 8978
Enishi Opens for Lunch and Dinner Teppanyaki Meals in Sheung Wan
Taking on the cornered unit at ground level of The Strand, Enishi is a sleek teppanyaki joint founded by husband-and-wife team Chef Toru and Chef Ami alongside Chef Shun Sato, who have worked together to bring this quintessentially Japanese experience to Central.
Coming onto the scene with an extensive 11-course tasting menu, the teppanyaki counter pays homage to the culinary roots of the Enishi team in the form of dishes like Oyster Sanbaizu, and Market Sashimi; alongside special dishes amongst the likes of Shirako Gyozo and Sichuan-style steamed fish, both of which were influenced by Chinese cuisines. The classy yet understated restaurant also offers a la carte dining.
Location: Enishi, G/F, 49 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2997 7009
U.K.’s Burger & Lobster comes to Ozone, The Ritz Carlton for Two Week Pop-Up
Burger & Lobster, the popular UK restaurant chain, is expanding its dominion east to Hong Kong for the first time, at the tallest bar in the world, Ozone. Located on the 118th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, guests at Ozone can try the two bestselling products Burger & Lobster is known for, from Mar. 1 to 18.
Including British classics like the Mayfair Burger, The Original Lobster, and Original Lobster Roll, along with Hong Kong pop-up limited Typhoon Shelter Lobster and Deep-Fried Bao with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Cream Sauce, this affair is one of East-meets-West deliciousness.
Location: Ozone, 118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2263 2270
IKEA Serving Up Classic Local Hong Kong Flavours and Snacks in Weekend Market
Triggering the basal nostalgia of Hong Kongers, IKEA bistro has put together a special menu of treats that have been adapted with a truly local twist. The ever-popular soft serve is now offered in a Hong Kong Milk Tea Flavour Cone (HK$6, plus egg waffle HK$19), plus the main dish options of a sizzling plate of Hong Kong Chicken Chop with Sausage, Ham and Fries (HK$53) in either garlic or black pepper gravy, versus the Minced Beef Spaghetti with Onsen Egg (HK$46). Share a cup of Typhoon Shelter Chicken Tenders (HK$16) for a flavourful and crunchy snack.
Also accompanied by a weekend flea market, the furniture franchise’s Kowloon Bay location has been transformed into an old-school Hong Kong carnival of crafts booths that you can browse while munching. Run by before Mar. 5 for this limited-time menu.
Location: IKEA Kowloon Bay, L4, MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
Contact: +852 3125 0888
Chicano Continues Industry Support with Hospitality Discounts
Latina founders Gabe Pérez and chef Edgar Vigo set up their La-influenced Mexican food eatery with the mission of bringing Vigo’s Mexican grandmother’s mouth-watering recipes over to Hong Kong. It’s menu is if full of brightly coloured tacos, tamales, and Birria sharing plates with braised beef cheek, spiced consommé, or a fiery Camerones a la Diabla.
As a special exclusive, Chicano is continuing their mission to give back to industry friends and family (even if you’re only a part-timer), offering 25% off the bill every Monday, whether you’re stopping by for lunch or dinner. Enjoy Chicano’s full-bodied menu of your choice – including Tasos de Pescado (HK158), Tamales de Pollo (HK$148), or Chille Verde (HK$208) to share. With Margaritas a-flowing, bring your F&B friends along and vamos!
Location: Chicano, G/F, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: +8852 5595 3334
Ăn Chơi Opens for Authentic Vietnamese Street Food in Sheung Wan
Chef-owner Lewis Dai and his Saigonese wife Kay have decided to bring real Viet comfort snacks to the dense food-loving neighbourhood of Sheung Wan. With its bright yellow paint job, plastic stools, and tacky awning, reminiscent of authentic food stalls Vietnam; the vibrant corner shop brings a certain charm to the otherwise ‘takes-itself-too-serious’ lunching street.
Serving up authentic Viet snacks such as Bò Lá Lốt and Dalat Grilled Rice paper, an extensive selection of Bánh mì, as well as daily lunch specials – Ăn Chơi is a must-taste venue for a journey into the lesser explored side of Vietnamese cuisine. Their daily lunch specials include classics and underrated dishes such as Bún bò Huế, Bún thịt nướng, Bún riêu ốc, Bún mắm, and Bánh canh cua for (HK$95) on all 5-days of the work week. Pop-by for a little pick me up with their authentic Vietnamese drip coffee, egg-coffee, or iced coconut affogato.
Location: Ăn Chơi, 15-17 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 5286 1517
Modern British Restaurant Shoreditch Unveils New Menu Crafted with Quality Ingredients
Tucked away in Kennedy Town lies the relaxed modern British eatery, Shoreditch. Hearty food made with globally sourced and sustainable quality ingredients is the name of the game – and Shoreditch is one hell of a player.
Named Hong Kong’s Best British Restaurant in The Loop’s 30 Best Eats Awards, Shoreditch is known across the island for serving innovate British cuisine with a twist. Rolling out a series of all-new dishes to add to its already popular repertoire, Shoreditch brings hungry customers succulent dishes such as the Beef Shin & Bone Marrow (HK$238), Suffolk Lamb Ribs with Thyme & Parsley Crust (HK$298), Silver Hill Duck Leg (HK$268), and Pan-Friend Chicken Breast (HK$188). In addition to two new cocktails to its menu, the classic Gin & Tonic (HK$68-98), which is made with a choice of seven craft UK-imported gins, and their signature Bloody Mary (HK$88) garnished with bacon.
Location: Shoreditch, 18 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2242 3777
New Tasting Menu at Aulis and Roganic by Oli Marlow and Ashley Salmon Celebrates 4th year Anniversary
Simon Rogan’s Roganic stands at the forefront of Hong Kong’s ‘farm-to-fork' fine dining movement, pioneering and inspiring other fine dining establishments to follow in their footsteps. In celebration of their fourth anniversary, Head Chef Ashley Salmon and Executive Chef Oli Marlow unveil a thoughtful new tasting menu for (HK$1,180+10%), showcasing the creativity of the award-winning kitchen.
Starting dishes such as the preserved beetroot leaf, fermented local cabbage, and steamed turbot fillet highlight the invaluable relationships with Hong Kong’s finest growers and supplies – setting a refined tone for the rest of the meal. Other notable dishes include the 35-Day dry aged rhug estate sirloin, line-caught giant grouper, and local dry-aged duck.
Location: Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 225 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2817 8383
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