New restaurants to try in Hong Kong in April 2024

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1st April 2024 – (Hong Kong)  As Hong Kong embraces a new wave of dining experiences, let’s dive into the April 2024 selection of the finest new restaurants in the city.

Jimmy’s Kitchen

Step into the nostalgia of Old Hong Kong as the renowned Jimmy’s Kitchen reopens its doors at Pedder Building. Executive Chef Russell Doctrove pays homage to Jimmy’s rich legacy while introducing classic continental cuisine to a new generation. Indulge in signature dishes like Chicken Supreme ‘Kiev’ and Jimmy’s Chicken Madras, or explore new delights from the crudo bar and the impressive 24oz Cavalier Wagyu Sirloin.

Address: M/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central.
Tel: +852 – 2526 5293

Chicken Supreme ‘Kiev’

Óna

A Culinary Adventure of Southern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Flavors: Embark on a journey across the Southern Mediterranean and Middle East with Óna. Indulge in the diverse specialities of coastal regions, from Southern Spain and Italy to Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece. Savor Slow-Cooked Lamb, Prawn Saganaki, and Spanakopita Filo Stuffed with Feta and Spinach on the expansive outdoor deck adorned with rustic decor and palm trees.

Address: Shop G09, DB Plaza, 1 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay.
Tel: +852 – 3619 0937

Ciclo

At Ciclo, experience a harmonious blend of East and West, where Italian cuisine reaches new heights with Asian influences. Delight in modern fusion dishes such as Hokkaido Uni and Lobster Arancini, Drunken Crab Pasta, and Crispy Beef Brisket. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and stunning smoke art installations that symbolize the rhythm of breath while sipping on homemade cocktails.

Address: 4/F, Oliv, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay.
Tel: +852 – 5501 0697

Ciclo

BKK Thai Street Food

BKK brings the vibrant flavours of Thai street food to Hong Kong. Operated by Chess House Restaurants, the F&B group behind popular establishments like Chutney and Shahrazad, BKK offers an authentic Thai dining experience in a colourful and funky space. The menu features must-try dishes such as the crab omelette, a Thai street food favourite, and khao soi, a northern Thai curry noodle dish rarely seen in Hong Kong.

Address: Shop SG09-SG14, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 – 2330 0306

Caligari

Caligari, a popular Japanese chain, has made its way to Central, Hong Kong. Renowned for its curry dishes, Caligari won the number 1 spot in Japan’s Kanda Curry Grand Prix. You can choose from two varieties of curry: Caligari curry with the sweetness of coconut milk, and the premium spice curry, which is even more spice-rich and aromatic. Pair your curry with protein options like tatsuta chicken breast or Wagyu meat cutlet.

Address: Shop F, 2/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central.
Tel: +852 – 6058 6216

Wagyu Kappo Oda

Formerly known as Ushidoki, Wagyu Kappo Oda is a Japanese restaurant in Central that focuses on premium A4-grade Odagyu beef from Kagoshima Prefecture. Executive chef Tomiya Yu takes centre stage in the open kitchen as he meticulously prepares each dish. The lunch and dinner omakase sets feature a curated selection of dishes showcasing the best of Odagyu beef, including roast beef carpaccio, Wagyu sushi, grilled ribeye steak, and smoked Wagyu tartare.

Address: Shop 2B, 1/F, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central, Central.
Tel: +852 – 9849 0112

Here Thai Market

Here Thai Market in New Town Plaza brings the culinary expertise of renowned chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn to Sha Tin. Chef Ton, known for his fine-dining establishments like Le Du and Nusara, collaborates with chef Man Wai Yin, a Hong Kong native with a background in promoting Cantonese fare in Thailand. The menu offers a mix of specialities from both chefs, including chef Man’s Thai-style pork knuckle rice and chef Ton’s boat noodles. You can also find a wide selection of authentic Thai dishes, including charcoal-grilled skewers and tom yum kung.

Address: Shop A216, 2/F, Phase III, New Town Plaza, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin
Tel: +852 – 3108 2197

Bambino

Bambino is a relaxed and chilled French-Italian restaurant and bar located in Soho. Founded by Matthieu Maury, who previously opened the popular Soho bakery FRENCHIES, Bambino combines his French roots with his love for Italian cuisine. Chef Andy Mast crafts seasonal dishes that highlight the best of France and Italy, including spinach fritters and ricotta, green pesto gnocchi, and the playful Ménage à Trois dessert. The beverage program, curated by Penicillin Bar alum Lee Morris, features a selection of 40 French and Italian wines.

Address: 45 Peel Street, Soho, Central.

Bambino

Sage & Salt

Sage & Salt is a new addition to Quarry Bay’s dining scene, offering a pan-Asian dining experience. The restaurant features a tiki-style bar, wooden furniture, rattan light fixtures, and an upside-down hanging garden, creating a unique and relaxed atmosphere. The menu specializes in classic dishes from Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine. Start your meal with appetizers like keema pav or Malaysian roti canai, and then explore entrees such as Tandoori chicken, Singaporean style chili crab, or beef rendang.

Address: Shop 5, G/F, PCCW Tower, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay.

The Mistral

The Mistral is an Italian restaurant located on the 1st floor of the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui. Offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour, The Mistral serves a semi-lunch buffet, a seasonal evening à la carte menu, and a Sunday brunch. Chef Fabio Guaglione creates a menu that combines timeless classics with creative modern twists. Signature dishes include black ink taglierini with Mazara Del Vallo red prawns and multicoloured tortelli with blue Boston lobster. Don’t miss the wide selection of Italian wines and the Grappa and Amaro served tableside from the trolley.

Address: 1/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Tel: +852 – 2731 2870