Must-visit new Hong Kong restaurants in July 2024

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Wakaran

9th July 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s dining scene continues to dazzle with a slew of new restaurant openings this July. From the harmonious blend of Japanese and Italian cuisines to innovative Korean dishes and unique ice cream flavours, the city’s culinary landscape is as vibrant as ever. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the hottest new dining spots in Hong Kong this month:

Wakaran
Wakaran brings a vibrant fusion of Eastern and Western flavors to Ship Street. The menu, curated by head chef Tommy Tsui, includes dishes like potato crab millefeuille and smoked pigeon, complemented by highball cocktails.

Address: Shop B, G/F, Pinnacle Building, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 2866 3681

Vesu Pizza Bar
For a modern twist on Italian cuisine, head to Vesu Pizza Bar atop Tsim Sha Tsui’s One Peking. The restaurant serves a range of Neapolitan pizzas and inventive cocktails.

Address:

30/F, 1 Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; vesupizzabar.com.hk

Tel: +852 – 3427 2018

Nine One
Chef Samaira Kavatkar offers a fresh take on Indian cuisine at Nine One, featuring dishes that blend her Indian-Portuguese heritage with modern culinary techniques.

Address: Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 3741 2990

Nadagogo
Inspired by Kobe’s historic Nada Gogo sake region, Nadagogo in Wan Chai serves up a Japanese dining experience with a variety of yakitori and robatayaki options.

Address: G/F, 18 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 5968 0586

Hanu
Specialising in premium Korean beef, Hanu promises a relaxed dining experience with dishes like 1++ grade Hanwoo beef and a variety of traditional Korean sides.

Address: Shop 1 & 2, G/F, The Oakhill, 16 & 18 Wood Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 5599 8133

Jee
Jee offers contemporary Cantonese cuisine crafted by chefs Siu Hin-Chi and Oliver Li. The menu features innovative dishes such as softshell turtle jelly with caviar and crispy sea cucumber with shrimp mousse.

Address:

2/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 2389 3288

Citrino da Yoshinaga Jinbo
Experience a unique fusion of Italian and Japanese cuisines at Citrino da Yoshinaga Jinbo. Chef Yoshinaga Jinbo, celebrated for his innovative vegetable dishes, serves up specialties like bagna cauda and Brittany blue lobster ravioli in a chic setting adorned with plush velvets and vintage textures.

Address: 

2/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 6366 2856

Rightsideup
For a taste of American comfort food paired with creative cocktails, visit Rightsideup. This new vintage bar and music room in Soho offers a retro vibe with dishes like fried pickles, buffalo wings, and spicy baked ziti.

Address: 53 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong

Digreen
Digreen’s flagship store in Mongkok introduces a delightful twist to traditional ice cream with flavors such as coriander, vita lemon tea, and blueberry cheese. This all-natural, preservative-free ice cream spot originated in Macau and is a must-try for dessert enthusiasts.

Address:

Shops 7C and 7D, 7 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 9613 8213

Snack Baby
Snack Baby in Central is the perfect spot for gelato lovers, offering a range of traditional, lactose-free, and dairy-free options. Don’t miss their signature cocktails and refreshing milkshakes.

93-95 Hollywood Road, G/F, Central, Hong Kong

208 Italian
Located in Sheung Wan, 208 Italian offers a vibrant menu featuring Neapolitan pizzas, homemade pasta, and a selection of wines in a lively orange-themed setting. 208 Italian has been opened by Epicurean Group, whilst Ramato and 208 Duecento Otto were led by JIA Group.

Address: G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 2866 0066

Alice Pizza (Central)
Building on its success since its debut in Hong Kong in summer 2023, Roman-style pizza specialist Alice Pizza has opened a new branch in Central. This location allows customers to pick their teglia (tray-baked) pizzas on the ground floor and enjoy them upstairs or take them away. The Central branch also features a vibrant mural by local artist Pei Chung, integrating elements from both Italy and Hong Kong. Exclusive to this location are five unique pizzas, including the salsiccia and porcini mushrooms and potato salsiccia.

Address: G/F, 18 Cochrane St, Central, Hong Kong

Le-Ta-Su
Le-Ta-Su, a Japanese solo shabu shabu restaurant, has opened its first Hong Kong location in New Town Plaza, Sha Tin. Following the model of its Japanese counterparts, the Hong Kong branch emphasizes fresh, seasonal vegetables sourced from local farmers and a variety of premium meats. Guests can choose from 10 hotpot sets, each including an appetizer, vegetables, a choice of meat, and a carb option. The gourmet broths available, such as kombu dashi, Chinese medicinal cuisine mala soup, or sesame tantan, add a flavorful touch to the dining experience.

Address: Shop 105, 1/F, New Town Plaza Phase I, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 – 26763688

Seoul Noodles (Mong Kok)
Seoul Noodles continues to expand its presence in Hong Kong with a new outlet in Mong Kok. Known for its authentic Korean dishes, the restaurant prides itself on using traditional Korean ingredients to craft high-quality meals. The signature hand-cut noodles, fermented for 24 hours for optimal texture, are a must-try, served in a rich umami broth. Other specialties include rice soup, bossam (boiled pork with green onions), and hand-wrapped dumplings with kimchi and pork fillings.

Address: 1 Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong

Meet Met Met
The latest addition to Wong Chuk Hang’s dining scene is Meet Met Met, a health-conscious eatery with a sleek, minimalist design. Offering a menu that features dishes like cauliflower ‘risotto’ with pan-seared Japanese scallops and lobster sauce, and customizable Power Bowls, Meet Met Met caters to those looking for nutritious yet delicious options. The restaurant also boasts a selection of unique beverages, including tiger nut with tea jelly and strawberry black tea, perfect for any time of the day.

Address: The Southside, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong