If you're looking for a cool spot to hang at when you're in Central, then Tiger Room will probably soon be on high rotation for you and your crew
You know that we’re all about eating only the best food in the city. From luxe French restaurants to vibing Mexican cantinas and the tastiest dim sum in town, there’s just no time for mediocrity in the food department. So we’re happy to share that we’ve tried and tasted Tiger Room, and we’re more than just a little happy about our favourite new hang on Gough Street. Let us tell you why…
What’s special about Tiger Room?
Quite frankly, there’s a lot that’s special about Tiger Room. But if I have to pull just a few reasons, I’d say that it’s really special for the following:
- It offers completely unpretentious dining in the heart of Central, but still has good vibes
- The food is priced for all budgets, so you don’t have to kill your wallet for a good night out
- There’s a super cool mural by Hong Kong artist Moon Casket to brighten up your mood
- And the music is really fun (think mix of classic top 40 with some banging hip hop numbers thrown in for good measure)
But let’s really talk about that food
Being a vegetarian at Japanese restaurants doesn’t always work out well, but Tiger Room does things differently. From the beautiful tofu salad (make it vegetarian by ordering it sans bonito flakes) to the grilled onigiri that are made to order, you’ll be able to get full here no problem, as it’s yakitori done right.
The skewer situation is legit, with traditional delights that will hit the spot for everybody. While the meaties at the table chowed done on classics like chicken gizzards and salted ox tongue, I was all about the corn, okra and the juicy fat mushrooms – so good.
As the hip young cousin from the Tiger San family, you can also grab a Japanese curry if you’re feeling really hungry, or even opt for some braised beef onsen egg udon. And katsu lovers will want to try the tiger golden Kurobuta pork chop curry rice for sure.
Pescaterians will DEFINITELY want to order the cod that is cooked to perfection, and comes complete with obligatory dollop of Kewpie mayo – yum! Another fave around the table was the grilled squid, that was exceptionally fresh and great for sharing.
Wash it all down with a few Asahis or one of their hand-picked sakes or whiskeys and you’ll be the happiest tiger in the room.
Tiger Room, 24 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2110 1163, 上環歌賦街24號地舖