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 January edition.
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