While 2020 has been a very tough year for restaurants and bars all over the world, Hong Kong’s resilient dining scene has graced us with some remarkable new concepts. From French comfort food to elevated Indian cuisine, here’s our selection of Hong Kong’s best new restaurants that opened their doors throughout the past year.
One of the latest additions to the Rosewood Hong Kong’s vibrant culinary offering, CHAAT celebrates the bold and authentic flavours of India’s street food, accompanied by cocktails influenced by spice traders. Celebrated Chef Manav Tuli’s elevated family-style feast includes a wide selection of snacks, curries, biryanis and tandooris, served in a chic and trendy environment.
CHAAT, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8732
Helmed by Argentian Chef-Founder Agustin Balbi, Andō’s name and menu are a tribute to Balbi’s culinary heritage and experience. In Spanish, the word acts as the present participle – the act of doing, while in Japanese the word alludes to a sense of comfort. The dual meaning reflects the concept behind the restaurant, in which the chef masterfully fuses Japanese inspiration with his ancestral roots. Dishes like the Hamachi with leche de tigre, baby paprika and coriander perfectly represent Andō’s unique soul.
Andō, 1F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington St, Central; +852 9161 8697
This year, Cobo House reopened as a fine dining establishment helmed by seasoned chefs Ray Choi & Chef Devon Hou at K11 Musea. The concept blends art and gastronomy through seasonal thematic tasting menus. The word Cobo is emblematic of Bohemian lifestyle, and reinforces an unconventional experience where edible art is served and art pieces are showcased for guests to experience and appreciate. Dishes like the a reinvented and elevated version of the classic Peranakan dish Laksa, part of the Spices and Aromas tasting menu, are an examples of the eatery’s vibrant and international influences.
Cobo House, 6/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2656 3088
Newly-refreshed Spanish restaurant 22 Ships, helmed by veteran of modern Iberian cuisine Antonio Oviedo, serves rustic and refined recipes that don’t compromise on authenticity. From the traditions of the Basque Country to Andalusia, the hearty selection of tapas and main dishes fuses the the homey and bold flavours of a Spanish taverna and the refined plating and service of a cosmopolitan eatery.
22 Ships, 22 Ship St, Wan Chai; +852 2555 0722
Helmed by chef Tiffany Lo, jean may explores and elevates casual dining à la Français to new heights, finally gracing Hong Kong with a trendy and memorable bistro. At jean may, cosy and insta-worthy interiors are combined with fragrant dishes like the razor clams with parsley and garlic, which showcases its team technique and experience.
jean may, Shop A, 14 Gresson St, Wan Chai; +852 3590 6033