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Top Tables 2

Top Tables 2

By HK Magazine (updated on 20 May 2016)

In honor of one of the most exciting and vibrant dining destinations in the world, we have picked out some of Hong Kong’s top restaurants for you to try while you’re in town. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Dig in!

La Vache
La Vache

Eat steak frites, and steak frites only, at the loud and busy La Vache, where rib-eye slivers are served with a walnut salad and unlimited fries.

Address: 48 Peel St., Central
Tel: +852 2880 0248
Little Bao
Little Bao

This hipster joint serves some finger-linkin’ bao, or steamed buns, stuffed with meat of all sorts. The pork belly bao is a standout, and the chicken bao with Sichuan mayo is another must-try. Even the desserts come squashed between two buns!

Address: G/F, 66 Staunton St., Central
Tel: +852 2194 0202
Locofama
Locofama

Stop by Locofama in Sai Ying Pun and sample some of their fresh organic bites. Designed by chef and nutritionist Justin Chan, Locofama serves up affordable, clean and super fresh meals. Try their scrumptious oolong tea soba noodles, or their truffle-topped eggs. Also browse Locofama’s grocery store for a range of healthy and organic goodies for the home.

Address: G/F, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun
Tel: +852 2547 7668
Mama San

Aussie chef Will Meyrick’s popular and uber-trendy Mama San comes from Bali to Central. Not as roomy and high-ceilinged as the mothership, Mama San HK still remains faithful to the original décor, complete with MS Bali’s signature wall mural. Southeast Asian dishes with a contemporary touch are the name of the game here.

Address: 1/F, 46 Wyndham St., Central
Tel: +852 2881 8901
Mott 32
Mott 32

Mott 32 is restaurant group Maximal Concepts’ first foray into Chinese cuisine, and like its other restaurants, it’s dark, dramatic and exclusive. There are two popular signature dishes at Mott 32: the Peking duck, and the Iberico pork char siu.

Address: B/F, Standard Chartered, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd. Central
Tel: +852 2885 8688
Nur
Nur

At the helm of Nur is chef Nurdin Topham, whose illustrious resume includes a stint on the Noma houseboat in Copenhagen, aka the Nordic Food Lab. Chef Nurdin focuses on a very particular type of fine dining here, sourcing as many local ingredients as possible from Hong Kong’s very own farms, and creating delightful dishes that, among other feats, really highlight the versatility of plant-based produce.

Address: 3/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Tel: +852 2871 9993
Paradise Dynasty

Singaporean chain Paradise Dynasty is a spacious and popular xiaolongbao restaurant whose claim to fame is its multi-colored, multi-flavored dumplings. Expect to queue, although hopefully not for too long, as there are plenty of seats inside. The foie gras, truffle and crab roe dumplings are our favorites.

Address: 6/F, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival St., Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2177 0903
Restaurant Akrame

Restaurant Akrame on Ship Street is headed by chef Akrame Benallal, of the rave-reviewed, two-Michelin-starred Akrame in Paris. The décor here is rather austere: minimalist black and white are the main motifs. Restaurant Akrame offers a gentle glimpse into a new generation of chefs who continue to pay tribute to classical French techniques, but are at the same time actively carving out their own paths.

Address: G/F, 9 Ship St., Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2528 5068
Seasons by Olivier Elzer
Seasons by Olivier Elzer

Chef Olivier Elzer, formerly of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, now has his own brand in a sprawling space at Lee Gardens Two. It’s part of a new breed of restaurants trying to tone down the uppity factor of fine-dining with a laissez-faire, casual approach.

Address: 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 2-38 Yun Ping Rd., Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2505 6228
Serge et le Phoque

Serge et le Phoque might’ve opened without much fanfare in a local corner of Wan Chai last summer, but the restaurant is backed by hotshot restaurateurs and chefs from Paris’s top establishments (Le Chateaubriand and La Bigarrade, to be precise). Enjoy delectable modern French dishes in casual surroundings.

Address: Shop B2, G/F, The Zenith Tower 1, 3 Wan Chai Rd., Wan Chai
Tel: +852 5465 2000
Vasco
Vasco

Taking up a corner of the beautifully revitalized PMQ building, Vasco offers Basque Country fine-dining in fancy surrounds. Be sure to eat light prior to trying their tasting menu, which starts with bread and multi-colored butter, and progresses to seafood and pigeon and irresistable desserts.

Address: 7/F, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central
Tel: +852 2156 0888
Town

Chef Bryan Nagao is jazzing up Causeway Bay’s fine-dining scene with Town, a modern French outfit with Japanese influences. Enjoy a red prawn carpaccio paired with yuzu, or black ink udon instead of black ink pasta.

Address: 10/F, The Cubus,1 Hoi Ping Rd., Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2568 8708
Zen Too
Zen Too

Zen Too is from the Zen Chinese Cuisine Restaurant Group, which originated in London and now operates branches in Mexico City as well as China. Zen Too is a flashy, spacious resto with very reasonably priced dishes. The menu reads like a novel, with dim sum, small plates and larger portions for sharing. You can get everything from har gau to fried rice to nose-to-tail Chinese stews to an awesomely aromatic truffle fried rice.

Address: 8/F, Soundwill Plaza II–Midtown, 1 Tang Lung St., Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2845 4555

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