If you're on the hunt for the best new restaurants in Hong Kong in 2020, then this is the right place to be
We’re all about food here at Honeycombers, and we know you are too! From the finest Japanese restaurants in town to our rundown of tastiest Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong and the best brunches to get boozy at, we promise to always stay on top of the fast-moving world of food in HK. That being said, here’s where to tuck into new restaurants in Hong Kong in 2020 – the June edition.
New restaurants in Hong Kong 2020 – June
Mamma Always Said
Coming this June from Meraki Hospitality Group–the brains behind Uma Nota and Bedu–comes Mamma Always Said, a restaurant set to serve up comfort food from around the world. This all-day kitchen and bar concept in SoHo offers a menu perfect for sharing with signatures such as Homemade X.O Fried Chicken Wings, King Prawns with chorizo and Manchego, Country style ham pressed sandwiches with scamorza cheese and a tomato relish, and piled high plates of Potato Crisps and Jamon. Enjoy happy hour here and try their selection of signature cocktails too.
Mamma Always Said, 42 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Brando’s Burger Joint
Ooh ahh, just a little bit, ooh ahh just a little bit more! That’s how we feel about Brando’s Burger Joint, a Wednesday-night pop-up from ex-Bread Street Kitchen Head Chef Brandon Tomkinson. You’ll need to book ahead for this hip and happening joint that serves a select menu of really ace burgers conceived and made with love. Try delights such as So Spicy La: featuring a juicy patty alongside homemade chorizo, chilli jam, and topped with sriracha mayo to bring the sizzle, or perhaps you’d rather the Chicken Little: a breaded chicken breast wedged in between creamy coleslaw and pickled red onions? Veggies will love the Who’s that Fun Guy which comes with portobello shrooms, zucchini, grilled halloumi and tarragon mayo, plus you can finish off your feast with a slice of Milk Bar-inspired Crack Pie.
Brando’s Burger Joint pops up every Wednesday from 1pm inside Mama Malouf, G/F, 93 Catchick St, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. To book, slide into their DMs on IG @BrandosBurger
Newly opened on level five of Rosewood Hong Kong, Chaat–a hindi term meaning ‘to lick’–brings bold Indian street food to Hong Kong. Chef de Cuisine Manav Tuli reimagines his favourite traditional snacks from a childhood growing up in Central India and elevates them on an upscale menu that will have you salivating in no time. Sample delights such as Pav Bhaji, Dal Makhani, and Lamb Samosas at this beautifully designed spot.
Chaat, Level Five, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 5239 9220
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WE ARE OPEN! Introducing Hong Kong’s newest vegan eatery! BIG DILL: indulge, without the guilt! From the people who brought you the vegan block parties, comes a new casual dining experience. We are focused on making delicious, mouth-watering meals in-house with high-quality all vegan ingredients! Check out our facebook page for our opening hours and complete menu (link in bio). Can’t wait to see you all there!
Did you ever make it to one of the vegan block parties last year? Well, we’re excited to share that the awesome team behind those bangers now has its very own resto in SYP. Head on over and devour sinful delights like burgers, gyros, and hot dogs – all in tasty meat-free form.
Big Dill, 123-125 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Head over to the top of Elements Mall Civic Square for a taste sensation at District Eight. Offering a selection of prime cuts from the best free-range farms across Australia, their signature steaks are served with Café de Paris sauce, charred onions and frites.
District Eight, Shop R009, R/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2537 7555
The Tea Room at Tell Camellia
It’s not just cocktails that hit the spot any longer at Tell Camellia. With the recent opening of The Tea Room concept, tea lovers can now head into the space in H Code and sample selection of exotic brews from across the globe. Favourites here include the Turkish Rize Tea and the Uji Matcha Latte.
The Tea Room at Tell Camellia, H Code, LG Floor, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9821 5501
Brought to you by Moonzen Brewery, Moonkok is the latest tap room to open in Hong Kong. Featuring stylish design and plenty of beers, this is the coolest new hangout in town, so be sure to get along ASAP.
Moonkok, 88 Shantung Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
If sandwiches are your bag, then you’ll be wanting to head along to Hand3ag, a newly opened concept in K11 Art Mall. Offering a range signature flavours like Continental Iron House, which comes with Provencal meatballs in ratatouille with tomato sauce, assorted vegetables, macaroni, fried egg, and a mixture of cheeses, these are sarnies on fleek and not for the faint of heart.
Hand3ag, Shop B226-B227A, Basement 2, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3907 0188
If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves up damn good views alongside its great food, then Harbourside Grill is your spot. Offering 180-degree of Hong Kong Island and the harbour, here, you can enjoy alfresco dining as you sample a grill-centric menu from Executive Chef Armand Sablon. Enjoy a selection of beef dishes alongside a selection of seafood such as Atlantic cod served with bok choy and shiitake in a clear ginger broth; and char-grilled cauliflower with coriander, mint salsa and toasted hazelnuts. This is the perfect spot for sundowners after a long day of work (or shopping.)
Harbourside Grill, Shop OTE401, Level 4, Ocean Terminal Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2619 9100
New restaurants in Hong Kong 2020 – May
The Blind Pig
The latest venture from Shore Hospitality is now open in Sai Wan Ho. The Blind Pig is a sports pub that offers a casual drinking environment on the Lei King Wan waterfront, and we’re sure it will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. Catch the televised sports as you enjoy craft beers and classy pub grub inspired by the group’s sibling brand: The Salted Pig. This is where you need to be if you’re in the mood for an epic burger, home-made pies, loaded nachos or a weekend roast dinner with all the trimmings.
The Blind Pig, Shop B12-14A, 45 Tai Hong St, Lei King Wan, SOHO East, Hong Kong, p. 2707 0002
Go for the food, and stay for the views at Pano. This new opening in West Kowloon Cultural District offers a menu that takes influences from East and West. Sample a handcrafted set menu created by Chef Ken Lau and enjoy dishes such as Allspice Maltose French Pigeon and Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Two Ways.
Pano, Unit 1F-01, 1/F and Rooftop, 24-26 Museum Drive, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong, p. 2361 9600
The Southside Pizza Co.
Get excited Southsiders, as there’s a new pizza company delivering exclusively to the Southside of Hong Kong Island. If you live between Wong Chuk Hang and Pok Fu Lam, then get on Deliveroo and enjoy the virtual kitchen that is The Southside Pizza Co. You can expect New York-style pizzas from this joint, with toppings such as, Margherita, Butter Chicken, and Hawaiian. Don’t forget to throw in a tiramisu or a slice of New York cheesecake to ease those sweet cravings.
Order The Southside Pizza Co. on Deliveroo.
This new little joint in Sheung Wan brings cheap and cheerful Thai cuisine to the table. Try their selection of dishes, including Pad Thai, skewers, Tom Yum Goong, plus their mango sticky rice is a steal at just $40.
Mookie’s Kitchen, 29-31 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
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Contemporary cuisine, as promised. – We slow cook and roast our Angus Beef with traditional Chiu Chow barbecue sauce and herbs – this is the next level that we have been talking about. – 尖沙咀海港城海運大廈OT310 OT310, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui – #gaginang #飯館 #chiuchow #cantonese #food #restaurant #harbourcity #hongkong
One of the new openings inside Harbour City in TST, Gaginang puts an innovative spin on traditional Chiu Chow classics. Enjoy dishes such as Baby Oyster Congee with Dried Flounder and Minced Pork and Marinated Goose Fillets with Supreme Soya Sauce in elegant surroundings.
Gaginang, OT310, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Off Town Kitchen
Sai Ying Pun has a new restaurant/bakery to enjoy thanks to Off Town Kitchen. Sample classic French dishes such as blanquette de homard or duck a l’orange or pick up a selection of baked goods to devour at home, including baguettes, croissants and a range of tarts and pastries.
Off Town Kitchen, G/F, 21 High St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2988 8124
New restaurants in Hong Kong 2020 – April
Hidden away in Sai Ying Pun is a delightful new Italian eatery that will fulfil your every food need. This cosy bar and restaurant allows you to escape from the busy streets and try some authentic Italian cuisine, brought to you by Alessandro Angelini, who most recently led the kitchen at Shangri-La’s Angelini, and Luca De Berardinis of Conrad fame.
Enjoy an Aperol Spritz or a glass of Italian wine before tucking into premium appetisers or pasta dishes like Cappelletti Di Bolognese Bianca, filled with white bolognese sauce and premium Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 24 months and topped with a Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 18 months crumble. We hear that the tiramisu is the best in town too!
LucAle, Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3611 1842
Hot ‘n’ Meen
From the team that brought us the totally delicious Chilli Fagara comes Hot ‘n’ Meen, a new delivery noodle company that brings the yum. Sample delights such as Noodles with Pork and Vegetable Dumplings in House-Made Sichuan Chilli Sauce, Braised Five-Spice Sliced Beef Soup Noodles, or Dan Dan Noodles (we love that there’s a veggie option) from the comfort of your own home. They have affordable lunch sets available Monday-Sunday and deliver through Deliveroo to anyone in Admiralty, Central, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan or Sai Ying Pun.
Order your noods today from Hot ‘n’ Meen.
Another new restaurant for Sai Ying Pun, Lobster Shack celebrates all things from the sea and is brought to you by Bistro Concept Group. Sample dishes such as lobster sliders, grilled lobster or lobster linguini, or opt for scallops, crab or cod. If you can’t choose, don’t miss the three-tier seafood tower that’s stacked with oysters, smoked salmon, potted crab, whole lobster, mussels and shrimp.
Lobster Shack, 6-8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2381 8138
DeTour Sheung Wan
Everyone’s favourite Sai Ying Pun cafe has a new outpost in Sheung Wan – hooray! Perfectly located across the road from Fusion (so you can pick up a coffee after you’ve finished shopping), expect the same great brews and friendly service here.
DeTour, 379 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
New restaurants in Hong Kong 2020 – March
From the same team that launched Pica Pica, Rubia has opened on Hollywood Road in Central. The main star of the menu is Northern Spanish hand-reared beef and there’s also a selection of exceptional meat cuts on offer that are served with patatas fritas and sweet smoked piquillo peppers. Enjoy a range of seasonally inspired tapas on the ground floor, such as classic patatas bravas, and cured white anchovies on potato chips as you sip on a selection of Spanish red and white wines, Cava and Corpinnat.
Don’t miss happy hour from 3-7pm where you’ll enjoy 2-for-1 drinks or dine-in from 6-7pm to get selected bottles of wine at half price.
Rubia, UG/F and 1/F, C Wisdom Centre, 35-37 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2889 1199
Ask for Alonzo Tai Hang
Following the success of this Italian fave in Quarry Bay, Ask for Alonzo has opened a second, and much larger venue in the heart of Tai Hang. The 35-seat trattoria brings a warm and welcome dining experience with a menu packed full of Italian dishes inspired by home cooking.
Indulge in dishes such as the Deluxe Spaghetti Carbonara crafted with Italian wheat pasta and topped with shavings of Roman guanciale pork or try the Deluxe Rigatoni Amatriciana made with fresh tomatoes and chopped onions that complement the thinly sliced guanciale pork. Each week, there’ll be a special dish available from the ‘Specials Bible’ to keep you coming back for more. Of course a range of great cocktails, wines and beers are on offer too, with happy hour from 3-8pm.
Ask for Alonzo Tai Hang, 11 Lin Fa Kung Street West, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, p. 3101 8045
Cinnabon Hong Kong
Calling all those with a sweet tooth! American chain Cinnabon has finally made its way to Hong Kong with the launch of its first outlet in Olympian City. Feast on classic Cinnamon Rolls, Chocobon and Caramel Pecanbon, each of which come in three sizes: classic, minibon and bonbite. Grab a cup of coffee or try the MochaLatta Chill or Chillatta frozen blended beverages and you’ll be living your best life in no time.
Cinnabon Hong Kong, G06, G/F Olympian City 2, No.18 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Mixologist John Nugent has recently launched his first speakeasy concept inside H Code in Central. The Diplomat is an inviting space where Nugent hopes to share his passion for classic and reimagined cocktails alongside their history. Featuring just 18 seats, the intimate bar’s menu draws from the experience of a range of interesting state leaders, ambassadors and historical figures.
Pearl is inspired by the late American socialite and renowned US Ambassador to Luxembourg Perle Reid Mesta who was known for her lavish parties and the inspiration for the first ever Black Russian. Crafted from black coffee amaro, Campari, green chartreuse, pineapple, ginger, and almonds, at The Diplomat, an infusion of herbaceous and bitter elements add a twist on the finish.
Go for the cocktails, and stay for elevated pub grub such as a Suckling Pig Cubano, Black Truffle Mac & Cheese, and Pommes Frites with Espelette Pepper.
The Diplomat, LG/F, High Block, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3619 0302
Minden Concepts has opened its glamping theme restaurant at K11 Atelier Quarry Bay. From the same team that brought you Brick Lane and Om Tapas, Campsite serves up a selection of campfire culinary dishes with a strong focus on sustainability, seasonality and provenance.
Guests can sample dishes such as Flame Burnt Dungeness Crabmeat, Wagyu Steak with Wagyu Bone Marrow, and Dutch Oven Wild Rice before moving on to sweet treats including Campfire S’mores.
Campsite, Shop 5, G/F, K11 Atelier King’s Road, 728 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Feather & Bone Tsuen Wan West
Feather & Bone has opened its newest and largest outlet at OP Mall in Tsuen Wan West. With a 1400 sq-ft shop, a 2000 sq-ft restaurant and a 2900 sq-ft waterfront terrace, it’s the perfect place to shop, dine and watch the world go by.
Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, or simply pop-in for a coffee before picking up some fresh delights from the butcher’s counter, including homemade sausages.
Feather & Bone Tsuen Wan West, Shop G09, G/F, OP Mall, 100 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan West
New restaurants in Hong Kong 2020 – February
From the team that brought us Foxglove and Dr. Fern’s, welcome Mr. Ming’s to the HK dining scene. Set inside K11 Musea, here, you can sample a range of elevated dim sum offerings, including cordyceps flower and shrimp cheung fun and Hokkaido scallop open top dumplings. A selection of soups and roasted meat are also available, alongside mains like golden prawns with salted egg yolk and deep fried szechuan spicy chicken.
Mr. Ming’s, 1F, 113A, 18 Salisbury Road, K11 Muséa, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2119 2949
The Pizza Project
Located smack-bang in the heart of Central, The Pizza Project is the latest offering from Pirata Group – home to Pici, Chaiwala, TokyoLima and more. Specialising in all things pizza, this is the relaxed joint you want to hang at for catch-ups with your crew over dishes like Mozzarella Fritta and Porchetta Tonnata before moving onto the main affair. Pizzas here are crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle, with toppings including Margherita, Carbonara and Rustica. You can even add additional toppings from the list of condimenti to add your own spin on things.
The Pizza Project, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2311 1815
Ming Court, Wan Chai
Just opened this month, Ming Court, Wan Chai is the fine dining Cantonese restaurant you’ve been looking for. Blending traditional flavours with modern cooking techniques, the space is helmed by Culinary Director, Tsang Chiu King, the same chef who ran Ming Court at Langham Place Hotel and won two Michelin stars.
Sample dishes such as: Sautéed Tiger Prawn Slices with Asparagus; Steamed Scallops stuffed with Minced Shrimp and Crab Roe; and Braised Winter Melon, Carrot and White Fungus in Superior Broth, or try the set lunch.
Guests can also enjoy an interactive experience at the multisensory Chef’s Table, where 8-10 people will look directly into the kitchen and have chefs explain more about different ingredients.
Ming Court, Wan Chai, Level 2, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2878 1212
Samsen Sheung Wan
Following its roaring success in Wan Chai, Samsen has opened its doors to feed the hungry people of Sheung Wan. Chef Adam Cliff’s new hang continues his passion for Thai street eats packed with flavour, placing an emphasis on Khao Soi, curried beef with fresh egg noodles. Be sure to order a steaming hot roti to go with your noods and curries.
Samsen Sheung Wan, 23 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2234 0080
New restaurants in Hong Kong 2020 – January
Shaka Rolls Pololi’Ona
Next time you’re in CWB, be sure to stop by Pololi’Ona to try their brand new jumbo sushi roll concept: Shaka Rolls. These fat rolls come in a range of tasty flavour combos, including the Dragon Bomb Roll with shrimp tempura, unagi, avocado, cucumber, tempura crunch and spicy tobiko mayo – yum! Alongside the rolls, you can also grab a protein-packed Shaka Don crafted with unagi, tuna, salmon or scallops.
Pololi’Ona, Food Street @ Fashion Walk, Shop C, G/F, 58-64 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2794 1499
Get ready for the first ever Fortnum & Mason restaurant in Hong Kong. Located inside K11 Musea, Fortnum’s 181 offers sensational views over Victoria Harbour in an elegant and refined setting. Enjoy lunch, dinner or afternoon tea here, with a seasonal menu offering classic dishes such as Beef Wellington, Welsh rarebit and Knickerbocker Glory.
The 7000sq-ft space is split over two levels, with a shop on the ground floor so you can pick up a little something to go home with on your way out, including a special Musea Blend tea crafted from Keemun and aromatic Yunnan Golden Buds especially for the new opening. Guests will also be able to enjoy the freshly baked in-store biscuits alongside an array of preserves, and fresh food such as salmon and cheese.
Fortnum’s 181, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Paulo Airaudo makes his first restaurant debut in Asia with Amelia, the second outpost of the famed San Sebastián Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name. Opening in Harbour City, guests can expect a contemporary European selection imbued with Asian flavours. Offering views of the harbour, this fresh concept is definitely one to watch out for in 2020.
Amelia, Shop OTG63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Another new opening to enjoy in Causeway Bay, Kura serves modern Japanese fare that looks amazing. Importing quality ingredients directly from the Japanese fish markets daily, guests can enjoy a tranquil and five-star environment where the fine flavours speak for themselves. Enjoy innovative lunch sets or go for dinner and try the full dining experience.
Kura, 1/F, 482 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3125 3133