Hottest new restaurants in February 2018
We’ve got exciting new restaurant additions for you to add to your ever-growing list of good food. See the latest openings in February right here.
Why not have the best of Japanese food before partying? Located at the party central of Hong Kong, FUMI can show you how it’s done. with both omakase menus, kaiseki dinners and more! Ramen? Sashimi? Yakitori? They’ve got it! And it’s guaranteed to be fresh since they’re flying their seasonal ingredients to Hong Kong daily. If you want to start the night early, FUMI even has tons of great Japanese sakes to choose from that you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Hong Kong. If you’re lucky, you might catch a Japanese dance performance or calligraphy demonstration. With all the excitement around FUMI, it’s going to be had to leave without learning a thing or two about Japan’s food culture. 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30 - 36 D'Aguilar St, Central, 2328 3302; fumihk.comFU RONG
You’ve probably tried the bold and HOT flavours of Sichuan cuisine. But have you ever tried the more mild but delicate Chengdu-style?Being a Chengdu native himself, the founder, Mr Ren Tao, brings the forgotten elegant flavour of Chengdu back to life from the overpowering Heat of the Chongqing style. The beautifully plated Bon Bon chicken is already making us hungry. You’d be surprised how colourful Sichuan cuisine can really be with the ancient Chongzhou Vegetable Rolls. Then cleanse your palate with the Shredded Winter Melon or end your meal with a sweet note with the traditional Fried Rice Cake. You can even take along that friend who doesn’t take spice too well. 201, 2/F,Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2388 2008 Wako Teppanyaki
If you like friendly chefs that like playing with fire and food, you’ve got to check out Wako Teppanyaki. With an informal after-work atmosphere of a traditional izakaya, Wako invites you to unwind and watch your food dances on top of the iron plate. Then bite into some of the most mouth-watering meaty flavours like Wagyu Hamburger Steak and the Iberico Pork Yakitori. Even their signature Wako Carta Fata Signature Soup is cooked on the iron plate! With an award-winning and just as amicable Sake Sommelier at the bar, this might just become your favourite place to go to after a particularly long day of work. 2/F, South Pacific Hotel, 23 Morrison Hill Road, Wanchai, 3460 4498; wako.hk Blue Supreme
Craft beer bars and microbreweries have proliferated through Hong Kong in recent years, and this is certainly a good thing. Blue Supreme Beer Purveyors is the newest shot in the arm for Hong Kong’s beer aficionados. They specialise in bottle conditioned beers, where the secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle, improving flavour and mouthfeel. The food’s a treat too, featuring an oft-overlooked selection of US dishes, a menu that changes every week. Check out our review of the place here. 21 Tung St, Sheung Wan, 2323 3633 ; bluesupreme.liveKomune
With an artsy little terrace, some retro tunes, and Asian-inspired contemporary tapas, Komune is the hip new tapas joint at budding food destination Wong Chuk Hang.. that we think is bound to become a popular hangout spot in the area. Komune features creative drinks such as the Longevity Tree Sap, their sweet answer to the Old-Fashioned featuring pine needle, black tea syrup and oregano. Accompanied with some contemporary tapas bites such as their “21st century” deconstructed tortilla that comes in layers of foam over a base of sweet caramelised onions. Find out why we rated it 9 out of 10 stars here. Komune, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, 3460 8157; komune.com.hkPAPI
So perhaps it’s not the most authentic of Italian places, but it’s a stylish and chic family-style Italian restaurant with some surprising hits (and misses). A good spot for low-carb dieters, the pizzas have a cracker-thin crust, the escargots are spot on and the fishcakes are really refreshing. The whole restaurant has a light gotta-wear-a-sundress-here café vibe with its super large windows and light eats. G/F, 8 Cleveland, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, 2808 0820; papi-hk.comThe Vegvolution Kitchen
The vegan scene is growing in the 852 so any news of a new vegan-friendly restaurant will always cause a buzz. Vegvolution Kitchen serves a variety of pizzas with toppings that change seasonally using all-vegan ingredients (including the cheese). While the actual choices aren’t particularly unique, vegan tortillas and chips, veggie lactose-free pasta, vegan burgers, for those looking for a reasonably-priced vegan meal, The Vegvolution Kitchen might be your next fav dig. Flat C, 3/F, Bo Ming Building, 2-6 Fu Ming Street, Causeway Bay, 6010 4487; fb.com/vegvolutionHK/
Fishman Fukuoka is a Japanese import that just opened in the corner of Wanchai, serving up a unique style of omakase dining. Omakase is an exquisite Japanese dining concept where each course is decided by the whims of the chef, and in a certain order that maximises its flavour and flair. Fishman’s Fukuoka (why is not 'fisherman'?) is a family-friendly restaurant serving up a chef-less version of omakase. Which might sound odd at first, until you realise that it really does check boxes: firstly, you don’t get to choose your sushi, and secondly the order in which each course is eaten is self-explained by the ornate placements of the food itself. What we mean by that is that each course is placed on a unique staircase, with the first course starting from the bottom. So even without the chef, you’d know how to continue. So technically… we suppose it could be considered an omakase… right? G/F, 221A, Wanchai Rd, Wan Chai, 28613001; fb.com/Fishman-Fukuoka-165235644091309Amber’s Table
If you can’t agree on one cuisine on a night out with your friends (let’s be honest, that happens a lot.), Amber’s Table is the place to go. Opened in Whampoa, with the best of the east and west, Amber’s Tables offers favourites from their signature Amber’s burger with Australian Wagyu beef to Hainanese Chicken Rice. It’s always fun to watch chefs in an open kitchen. Even with the surprisingly extensive menu, we hear that the food and service are top-notch. Shop G27, Pebbles World Site 3, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, Hung Hom, Kowloon; 3689 9175; fb.com/AMBERSTABLEHongKong10 Shanghai
Opening at the end of January, 10 Shanghai is coming soon to Causeway Bay in Lee Garden Two offering Huaiyang cuisine. And it looks GOOD! Stay tuned for our review!
Shop 101, 1/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay