Edited by Susan Jang
Dong Lai Shun (Beijing and Huai Yang)
B2 The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Tel: 2733 2020
Open: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10.45pm
Signature dishes: Mongolian mutton hotpot, mutton shashlik, fried leg of lamb with spices, Beijing-style dumplings, steamed sweetened glutinous rice in baby pumpkin.
3/F Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2735 8211
Open: 11.30am-2.45pm (Sunday from 11am), 5.30pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Peking duck, steamed chicken wrapped in lotus leaves, fried shrimp with sweet and sour sauce.
Bo Innovation (modern cuisine with an Asian twist)
Shop 13, 2/F J Residence, 18 Ship Street, Wan Chai
Tel: 2850 8371
Open: Monday-Friday noon-2pm, Monday-Saturday 7pm-10pm
Signature dishes: Smoked quail eggs with taro crust and caviar, Wagyu beef with black truffle cheung fun, cauliflower risotto with black truffles, crispy duck with green salad, lemon sabayon tart.
Cafe Deco (Western and Asian)
Levels 1 and 2, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak
Tel: 2849 5111
Open: 11am-11pm (Friday and Saturday until 11.30pm, Sunday from 9.30am)
Signature dishes: Tandoori sea bass fillet, foie gras hand roll for two, creme brulee.
D Diamond Restaurant
Shop R001, Civic Square, 3/F Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2196 8126
Open: noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm (Friday and Saturday until 11pm)
Signature dishes: Barlotti bean and matsutake soup with rosemary, hamachi with chilli, apple-chive dressing and yuzu foam, amadai with pancetta-wrapped Hokkaido scallops, green tea panna cotta.
DAP JP.Wine.Dine (Japanese and European)
23/F QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
Tel: 2572 3228
Open: noon-2.30pm, 4pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Poached foie gras with homemade sesame tofu, pasta with sea urchin, chilli and prawn paste, sesame panna cotta.
Dragon-I (Japanese and Chinese)
UG/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central
Tel: 3110 1222
Open: Monday-Saturday noon-10.30pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Signature dishes: Truffle spring roll, deep-fried prawn uni ball, toro tartare, Peking duck, deep-fried chicken, string beans with Chinese black olives.
L'Eclipse (Chinese, Asian and western)
Upper Lobby Level, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2375 1133
Open: 6.30am-10.30pm (Friday and Saturday until 11.30pm)
Signature dishes: Lobster laksa, Peking wok-fried chilli lamb with scallions.
Fire (European with Asian accents)
11F W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon
Tel: 3717 2848
Open: Monday-Friday noon-1.30pm, nightly 6pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Barbecued pork belly with scallops, spiced pineapple with roasted marshmallow, cardamom cream and pineapple-Pernod sorbet, butterscotch tart with candied walnuts.
I Thai (Thai and Vietnamese)
13A-15 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2504 3930
(Branches in Sha Tin, tel: 2693 3128; Tsing Yi, tel: 2433 0848)
Signature dishes: Thai-style spicy beef salad, sweet and sour king prawns on sizzling platter, baked seafood rice in coconut shell, braised eggplant with minced pork and chilli sauce.
Ka Ma Do (Japanese and Italian)
Unit 802, 8/F One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2269 5051
Open: noon-2.45pm, 6pm-11.15pm
Signature dishes: Uni sashimi, goose liver sushi, spaghetti with uni sauce, raw tuna sushi, Ka Ma Do salad with sushi.
Shop 2004, Podium Level 2, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central
Tel: 2521 1117
Open: Monday-Friday from 11.30am-2.30pm and 6pm-10.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11.30am-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Thai beef salad, chicken satay, wheat- and dairy-free chocolate torte.
Lotus Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge (Thai-inspired Australian)
37-43 Pottinger Street, Central
Tel: 2543 6290
Open: noon-2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Seared scallops with pork, young coconut, Thai basil and lime leaf, crispy duck with yellow bean, ginger, tamarind and mandarin, Massaman curry of lamb shank with roasted shallot, potatoes, peanuts and tamarind.
Lumiere (Sichuan and South American)
Shop 3101-3107, Podium Level 3, Two IFC, 8 Finance St, Central
Tel: 2393 3933
Open: noon-2.30pm (Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm), 6pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Coxinha (spiced chicken rolled in mashed manioc and fried), tiger prawns in green chilli sauce with grilled baby asparagus, yucca and chive pancakes, stuffed rabbit loin with duck liver sausage, banana fritters.
1/F One Knutsford, 1 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2317 7887
Open: noon-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm
Signature dishes: Smoked duck breast with caramelised apple and strawberry timbale, Cajun chicken and prawn organic buckwheat pizza, double-thick pork schnitzel with wild mushroom and red wine sauce.
Pearl on the Peak (modern Australian)
Shop 2, Level 1, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road
Tel: 2849 5123
Signature dishes: Pearl meat with shiitake mushrooms, chive buds, ginger and soy, peppered sea bass with fresh green peppercorns and caramelised onion mashed potato, Valrhona chocolate souffl? with caramel tart and coffee bean ice cream.
The Place (Mediterranean and Asian)
Level L, Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok
Tel: 3552 3200
Signature dishes: Hainan chicken rice, lobster with tomato angel hair pasta, baked codfish with simmered fruits and balsamic reduction.
Prince Restaurant (Cantonese and Japanese)
11/F One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2366 1308
Open: 11am-4pm (Sunday and public holidays from 10am), 6pm-11pm
Signature dishes: Braised abalone in soy sauce.
San San Trois (Japanese and French)
4/F Citic Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central
Tel: 2104 5333
Open: Monday-Saturday noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Pan-seared foie gras sushi, horse mackerel with minced condiments, barbecued scallops.
Soho Spice (Vietnamese and Thai)
47B Elgin Street, SoHo
Tel: 2521 1600
Open: noon-2.45pm, 6pm-10.45pm
Signature dishes: Grilled beef tenderloin in red coconut curry with okra, seafood in green coconut curry with basil, grilled king prawns with garlic and fragrant tomato broth, deep-fried soft shell crab with coconut tempura.
Spice Restaurant and Bar (Thai, Indian and Malaysian)
2/F, 1 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2191 9880
Open: noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.45pm (Friday and Saturday until 11.30pm)
Signature dishes: Seafood pomelo salad, tandoori Pacific black cod tikka, five spice lamb shank, okra with green mango.
Suzuki Tokyo Caf? Bistro (Japanese-European)
Level 12, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Tel: 2392 3386
Open: noon-10.45pm (Friday, Saturday and public holidays until 11.15pm)
Signature dishes: Japanese pork and sliced ginger crispy pizza, pasta with mushrooms and chicken in teriyaki sauce, bite-size rice burger with fresh mushrooms, home-style black sesame tofu, Japanese scallops with squid ink sauce pasta.
Taj Bar & Restaurant (Indian and Western)
4-5 Wo On Lane, Lan Kwai Fong
Tel: 2522 6061
Open: Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm, nightly 6pm-11.30pm
Signature dishes: Chicken kebabs marinated in cashew nut garlic sauce, deep-fried marinated and battered fish, prawn curry, barbecued lamb chops.
Shop 2103-2104, 2/F Elements,
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Tel: 2204 3268
Open: noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Sesame and truffle tofu terrine, rose and truffle dumplings, chrysanthemum-smoked pomfret.
A Touch of Spice (Thai and Vietnamese)
1/F 10 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2312 1118
Signature dishes: Barbecued eel with lemongrass, baked curry chicken in fresh bread, charcoal-grilled pork.
Towngas Avenue (European fusion)
59-65 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2367 2710
(Branch in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tel: 2367 2713)
Signature dishes: French goose liver with cinnamon apple in balsamic reduction, crayfish bisque, lobster linguine with sun-dried tomato, wild mushrooms, bean sprouts in tomato pesto sauce, grilled Australian Wagyu beef with porcini gravy.
1/F The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2315 3169
Open: noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Signature dishes: Thinly sliced air-dried meat, traditional Swiss barley cream soup with vegetables and air-dried beef, raclette du Valais, traditional Swiss fondue with gruy?re and emmental, Toblerone chocolate fondue.
G/F, 12-14 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2191 9197
Open: noon-2.45pm, 6pm-10.45pm
Signature dishes: Saut?ed frogs legs in a saffron sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes and mixed rice, barley soup with air-dried meat, deer medallions with herb and mixed mushroom sauce served with spaetzle and red cabbage, traditional cheese fondue.