15th October 2019 – (Hong Kong) Located at ELEMENTS on top of Kowloon Station, Cafe Deco Pizzeria has always been popular for its wide range of traditional and creative Italian cuisine with affordable prices. Entering its sixth year, Cafe Deco Pizzeria has taken a step further and proudly revamped the restaurant with a new location next to the Premiere cinema at ELEMENTS. The restaurant recently opened in August is with chic design and comfortable ambience. It offers around 120 seats with an open environment.
One of the signature pizzas that is now being introduced includes Japanese Free Range Egg with Smoked Tuna Belly (HK$168). The pizza is created with various ingredients from Japan, such as smoked tuna belly, shiitake mushrooms, mizuna and shichimi spice. The smoked tuna belly is filled with a smoky scent, giving an unexpectedly beautiful aroma and delicious flavours. If you wish to create your favourite special pizza, you can also pick the “Build your own” pizza (HK$118 up) by choosing from around 20 ingredients.
For starter, we ordered Roasted Octopus (HK$125) and Steak Tartare (HK$138). Both dishes were served in generous portions and they could almost pass off as dishes you can only taste in fine-dining restaurants. Not only they looked beautiful as both dishes were meticulously garnished, they were also packed with flavours. The Steak Tartare was prepared with multiple layers of different seasonings while the Roasted Octopus had a scorched aroma and a tender texture inside.
For main course, we decided to build our own pizza with smoked salmon, crabmeat, prawns and mozzarella cheese and it was full of seafood flavours. We also ordered the braised pork belly and pumpkin risotto even though we are not an ardent fan of pork meat. Somehow the richly flavoured risotto that takes on the very colour of autumn blended well with the braised pork belly.
The restaurant has also carefully crafted a variety of other new dishes i.e. USDA Prime Striploin Steak (HK$298)that goes perfectly well with a homemade garlic butter made from 20 types of ingredients and herbs. Last but not least, Pork Cheeks Cavatelli (HK$165) prepared with a slow-cook process for 8 hours should not be missed.
Another highlight of Cafe Deco Pizzeria is the “Build your own dessert” menu including Brioche Bun (HK$48), Gelato Cup (HK$65) and Soufflé Pancake (HK$98). After diners choose an item, they can customize the dessert with their personal preferences. There are 9 different flavours of 2/3 Dolci artisan gelato and sorbetto (including: pistachio, gourmet 85% chocolate, HK style milk tea, Kyoto Uji matcha, etc.), along with a selection of 4 sauces and 12 different toppings for diners to choose from. We opted for the Matcha Soufflé Pancake which was extremely fluffy and not too sweet and it could definitely rival other Japanese pancakes in town. The salty caramel ice cream is especially good paired with a bite of the fluffly pancake, pistachio nuts and crispy yoghurt.
Steak Tartare (HK$138)
Value for money : 4/5
Taste : 4/5
Ambience : 4/5
Service : 3.5/5
Cafe Deco Pizzeria
Address: Shop 2133, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Business Hours: Monday to Sunday (12 noon to 10 pm)
Reservation: +852 2196 8099