Hottest new restaurants to try in June

by: Angie Kwon, Editor
26 May 2017

Tsuta, the Michelin “King of Ramen” has finally arrived Hong Kong. The 20 seat Hong Kong branch follows the usual system of Tsuta by limiting the supply to 400 bowls per day. So to provide the most exquisite ramen experience for their customers. The signature truffle oil blended with Shoyu Soba (soy-based sauce flavoured ramen) is the perfect east-meets-west crossover, rich yet delicate in both texture and taste: the umami broth is composed of Asari clams and chicken stock, cooked fresh for 9 hours everyday. Their signature soy sauce is brewed from two years’ fully-matured soybeans, and their truffle broth is made from a custom-made truffle oil. Tsuta Hong Kong also offers a small selection of shio soba (salt-based sauce flavoured ramen) and donburi. Shop 2, G/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, 3188 2639;

Man Tai 47
Check out Man Tai 47, Hung Hom’s latest restaurant offering that introduces a new Spanish menu to the neighbourhood with an Asian kick. The restaurant has a laid back atmosphere to settle in and enjoy their quirky food combos like their Pulpo a la Gallega, a traditional Spanish dish of octopus reinvented with lemongrass, thai peppers, lime and garlic (HK $188). We recommend the signature paella (HK $118), that marries seasonal market-fresh seafood with Chinese sausage for an East/West fusion that is already a hit with the locals. Make room for dessert with their Yuzu Tart ($58) showcasing chocolate soil and lemon foam, a satisfying way to cleanse the palate after a hearty meal. 47 Man Tai Street Hung Hom, 2388 8843;

The Sky Bar
Struggling to beat the heat? Stay cool this summer at The Sky Bar! To celebrate its grand reopening in Langham Place, The Sky Bar is having a special promotion on their Signature Oyster Platter (6pcs) accompanied with two complimentary white wine. What really caught our eye is their Pastry Chef Dessert Combination: Joy。Anger。Sorrow。Cheer - the ultimate sensual experience. The combo features four assorted speciality desserts, with refreshing summery flavours of Yuzu, Lemongrass and Ginger, and the classics, Chocolate and Apple to satisfy all palates. Shop 1, 13/F, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, 3514 4448;

Dan Ryan’s
Dan Ryan’s is back on the island, and they're bringing back their iconic toy train to their new opening. Dan Ryan’s holds a special part in our heart, especially for those who grew up in Hong Kong. To some, it was a nostalgic before-the-cinema hang out spot. For others, it was where they had their first ‘big’ birthday party. Dan Ryan’s is bringing back the same spirit to its first island location in years. The chilli burger is even better than before, and their portions are as big as we remember them. There are new more international menus such as their Hokkaido scallops to look forward to and a bigger selection of healthier options. Shop 311, 3/F, Phase 1, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo, 2845 4600;

Ssal Bori SSal
From the same people who brought you Momojein, Ssal Bori Ssal is their new Korean food venture centring on South Korean makgeolli (Korean rice wine) and Korean street/bar food. South Korea has a great focus on food pairings as part of their party/drinking culture. If you’ve never tried Makgeolli or Korean street food this is the place to go. It’s hard to explain what Makgeolli tastes like…while it is made from rice and rice alone, it has a unique taste that can only be explained as a mix of yoghurt, honey and champagne. Try it out yourself and you’ll know what we mean. 78 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2736 8444;

The steaks have been raised for steakhouses in Hong Kong and Wolfgang’s will surely meat your expectations (had to do it). Wolfgang Zwiener is bringing his forty years of steak know-how to Hong Kong this June. Expect authentic juicy no-frills no-nonsense steak, beautifully charred in the outside and gloriously pink in the middle, with a generous dollop of mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. 1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central;

Fang Fang
Something exciting is happening behind the curtains of Lan Kwai Fong where the stage is being set for the culinary delights of Fang Fang, Hong Kong’s latest contemporary Asian dining and bar concept with an operatic twist.  Prepare to be dazzled by the sensory spectacle, with a menu overseen by gastronomic maestro Chef Kent Lee (Hakkasan, Kai Mayfair, Song Qi)  who will be serving up exquisite dishes like roasted duck with caviar, alongside an enticing cocktail list prepared by renowned mixologist Gagan Gurung (Zuma). Set to make its grand opening this coming June at LKF Tower, we expect Fang Fang’s sumptuous menu and cocktail offerings will be hitting all the right notes. 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2983 9083;

Veronica & Hidy & Angie