Looking for some dining inspiration? Here are the best new restaurants in Hong Kong to know this month…
If you’re tired of eating at the same places every time you go out — we’ve got all the newest restaurants and recently-opened eateries to make a stop at. This is our ultimate guide to the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the latest bites our city has to offer. From the highly anticipated new opening from Chef Tom of Bangkok’s award-winning Le Du to a beachside eatery in Lantau, a new laid-back Aussie cafe and more, here are the restaurants we’re heading to this June.
The Best New Restaurants In Hong Kong: June, 2023
New to One-Eight-One Hotel in the west of Hong Kong Island, The Praya is all about championing fresh local ingredients, prepared with modest finesse. The new contemporary Chinese restaurant serves elevated iterations of multi-generational family recipes by Hong Kong-born, Australian-raised Head Chef Samuel Ng. Signature dishes include Master Stock Beef Quintet with Grandma’s Chilli Oil, Sourdough Spring Onion Pancakes, and Grilled Threefinger Threadfin made with salted lemon preserved by Chef Samuel’s grandfather some 30 years ago.
Opening hours: Daily, 7am to 11pm
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This hot new contemporary Thai fine-dining restaurant is the first overseas expansion of acclaimed Thai Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn and business partner Rungroj “Tao” Ingudananda, the masterminds behind the award-winning restaurant Le Du in Bangkok (which earned the number one spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list). Renowned for his deep understanding and unique brand of Thai Cuisine, Chef Tom aims to carry through the same cooking philosophy and standard as Le Du. Highlights include the Grouper with Thai Kale in Choo Chee Curry, River Prawn served with rice and Tom Yum, and Duck with Potato in Massaman Curry.
G’Day Cafe and Restaurant
If the name didn’t give it away, G’Day Cafe is a new Australian eatery in Sai Ying Pun, with a pet-friendly terrace and private room for intimate gatherings. Brekkie runs until 6pm daily, so you won’t have to rise too early to enjoy the G’sanga, an Aussie-inspired take on the classic bacon and egg sandwich, or the G’Day Yoghurt Bowl. If you’re in the mood for an all-you-can-eat feast, tuck into the limitless Aussie BBQ for $268 on Tuesdays or the unlimited Australian Mussels and Striploin Steak for $468 on Fridays.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 10pm
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Lantana Beach Club
Chill out at this laid-back seaside eatery set on Lantau’s Lower Cheung Sha Beach. This newest member of the Pastis Group is a great spot for some casual Mediterranean fare (think Greek Salad, Croque Monsieur, Linguine Agilo e Olio, Quattro Formagio Pizza) and an aperitivo or two. Free-flow party packages are also available for some serious fun in the sun.
Opening hours: Daily, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 9pm, Wednesday, 11am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 9pm
Who’s egg-cited? The famed LA sandwich chain Eggslut is set to hatch its seventh Asia outlet later this month at Fashion Walk, bringing its generously stacked breakfast sandwiches featuring cage-free eggs to Hong Kong.
Eggslut will open in Mid-June.
Eggslut, Shop 2 and F-1, Fashion Walk, 11-19 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.eggsluthk.com
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New Restaurant Openings You Might Have Missed
The latest of the many anticipated openings from Black Sheep Restaurants this year, Falcone paves the way for a new generation of pizza-makers. Its no-fuss menu embodies the culinary traditions throughout the Campania region in the forms of pasta and authentic neo-Neapolitan style pizza.
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 9:30pm
Falcone, Shop 1082, Level 1, Main Atrium, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.pizzeriafalcone.com
New to Peel Street, Uncle Miguel serves up classic taqueria fare with street-style flair. The menu covers Northern Mexican cuisine with offerings like Quesadillas and Fajitas, alongside popular dishes from the Central region such as Enchiladas Rojas and Ceviche. Wash your meal down with an authentic Horchata and don’t forget to order a Taco Platter (or two!) for the table, which features five different flavours, including Al Pastor, Carne Asada and Baja Fish.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 11pm (before 15 May); Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 1am
Sumac Restaurant & Lounge
After closing for renovation in October, Sumac has re-opened its doors with a refined menu and chic new interiors. You’ll find a range of cold and hot mezza, as well as signature dishes like Shrimp Fatteh, butterflied Charcoal Grilled Chicken and Sayadieh (roasted seabream on basmati rice). Be sure to also check out Sumac Lounge, the adjoining cocktail lounge and bar with its own large outdoor area – a great spot for pre-dinner cocktails.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm (for lunch); Tuesday to Saturday, 6pm to 11pm (for dinner); Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm (for brunch)
This brazen new farm-to-table concept, spearheaded by “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung, inherits the former location of Chef Alvin’s two-Michelin-starred Bo Innovation. Drawing its name from Hong Kong’s iconic floral emblem, the restaurant focuses on produce grown, nurtured and sublimated locally, with a mission to reduce its carbon footprint.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 11pm
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FRANCIS west is the first of two Middle Eastern ventures being launched this year by restauranteur James Ward, chef Aster Goldstein and sommelier Simone Sammuri (you can expect FRANCIS east to pop up in late 2023), offering a taste of North Africa’s Maghreb region spanning Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco.
Sassy Tip: Unlike its Wan Chai counterpart, FRANCIS west takes reservations!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 5:30pm to 11pm
FRANCIS west, Felicity Building, 42 & 44 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.francis.com.hk/francis-west
Bino N’ Booze
Hot pot and beer are a classic pairing. But have you thought to add your beer into your hot pot? At Bino N’ Booze, this is the name of the game. At this unique hot pot spot, you can choose from four signature spiked soup bases: a red wine oxtail and tomato broth, a Hua Diao Chinese herbal broth, pig tripe and chicken in beer broth and the BnB seafood broth. Be sure to also try out the speciality hand-wrapped dumplings, which come filled with either drunken chicken on abalone or black truffle.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 12am
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Hitting the ground running with over 35 years of experience working at acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, Chef Fabio Palombini launches his first venture on Hollywood Road. KONTRASTO is a culmination of his tremendous breadth of experience and serves as a stage for his bold and innovative interpretation of classic Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner tasting menus, each featuring a selection of seasonal and signature dishes.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Landing in Hong Kong from Japan, Sukiyaki Isekuma presents an elevated take on the sweet-savoury simmering beef hot pot pastime bringing the finest, well-marbled beef from Kawaga and Kyoto and its own signature sukiyaki sauce. With Chef Koichi Kuga at its helm, the omakase-style restaurant strikes a balance between the subtler Kansai sukiyaki style and the stronger flavours that evolved in the Kanto region to the east.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Bistro Hoi An
Adorned with hanging paper lanterns and photos paying homage to old Vietnam, this new addition to Tuen Mun’s Gold Coast Piazza will transport you to the quaint villages of Southeast Asia. Head here for regional delicacies such as Hoi An Suckling Pig and Shaken Beef & Bone Marrow, alongside less commonly found Vietnamese staples like Sauteed Frog Leg and Beef Tartare served with fried dough sticks.
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 10pm