Listings - Central / Lan Kwai Fong

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 October, 2010, 12:00am


7/F The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, 21320066

Cuisine Modern European

Specialities Steak, seafood, cheese, foie gras, bluefin tuna, kurabota pork, New Zealand langoustines

Wine International

Average food cost Lunch HK$450, dinner HK$800

Hours 6.30am-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm; Sun closed

Features cutting-edge interior design by world-acclaimed Adam Tihany, and contemporary dishes by the talented Richard Ekkebus.


35 Hollywood Road, Central, 31055055

Cuisine Thai

Specialities Seafood

Wine Six white and red wines by the glass and new and old world wines by bottle

Average food cost Lunch HK$88, dinner HK$340

Hours Mon-Sat noon-midnight, Sun 5pm onwards

Inspired by the trendy lounges and restaurants in Bangkok, Ayuthaiya exudes Thai chic. Authentic dishes are prepared by Thai chefs with fresh ingredients served on small plates for sharing.


1/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 28400898

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Thin-crust pizzas, pasta

Wine House white and red wines from Italy

Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$150

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Mon-Thur 7pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 7pm-11.30pm

Best-known for its southern Italian style thin-crust pizzas, this casual chic eatery now offers house-made pastas in a new venue.


4/F Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, 29710001

Cuisine Indian

Specialities Chef's platters, curry, vegetarian dishes

Wine 16 from Australia, New Zealand, the US and Italy

Average food cost HK$340

Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm

Stylish restaurant with a bright, airy atmosphere, appreciated by lovers of seriously spicy food served in exotic surroundings. The menu features dishes from the north and south of India, as well as Goa.


1/F The Landmark, Central, 25264200

Cuisine International

Specialities All-day dining featuring vegetarian, gluten-free and health-conscious options

Wine 10 white, 15 red

Average food cost Lunch HK$240, dinner HK$250

Hours Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun & PH 9am-9pm

Good lunch or snack spot noted for its commanding views of the Landmark's atrium. Have a glass of wine and watch the world go by.


Podium 6, 8 Finance Street, Central, Four Seasons Hotel, Central, 31968860

Cuisine French

Specialities Seafood, fish, pigeon, cheese platter

Wine International

Average food cost HK$800

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm

Caprice eschews the conventional formality of French cuisine, offering a fresh and innovative take on classics in a comfortable and inviting environment.


8/F, LKF Tower, 55 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 29051168

Cuisine Portuguese

Specialities Portuguese and Macanese dishes

Wine Portuguese white, red and green wines, Port

Average food cost Lunch HK$138, dinner HK$350

Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6.30pm-midnight

The colonial atmosphere invites diners to sample traditional Portuguese dishes, such as seafood from Lisbon, meats from Porto, and stews from the central south area.


3101 podium level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, 23933933

Cuisine Cantonese

Specialities Abalone, snake soup (served in winter only), barbecued pork

Wine 150+ from around the world, cocktails

Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$600

Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun & PH 11am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm

With contemporary decor and breathtaking harbour views, this Michelin-star restaurant exquisitely mixes a surprising combination of traditional and nouvelle Cantonese cuisine.


Basement 4, Prince's Building, Central, 28106988

Cuisine Continental

Specialities Seafood

Wine 57 white, including Champagne and sweet wine, 38 red

Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$400

Hours Mon-Sat 7.30am-midnight; Closed Sunday

Reminiscent of a smart city bar in London, featuring great seafood, good oyster selection and extensive wine list. Try the cod Florentine, the whitebait or the skate.


2016, Podium Level 2, ifc Mall, 2 Harbour View Street, Central, 22954848

Cuisine Salads

Specialities Shrimp scampi, Cobb, Po'boy salads

Wine No

Average food cost HK$70

Hours 11am-9pm

Diners can eat in or take-out a variety of salads, wraps, drinks and soups, making this eatery the place to go for a quick bite to eat.


G/F Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, 21678200

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Roman-style crispy pizza, homemade pasta tossed in a Sangiovese marinated rabbit stew-style ragout,

steak, seafood

Wine 600+ Italian and French

Average food cost HK$400

Hours Noon-midnight

Gaia ('happy' or 'positive' in Italian) is a sophisticated, contemporary Italian restaurant with indoor and al-fresco dining.


Shop 4008, Podium Level 4, IFC Mall, Central, 28050638

Cuisine Italian and Mediterranean

Specialities Buffet, pizza, pasta, steak, curry, seafood

Wine 450+ international, 70 per cent Old World and 30 per cent New World

Average food cost HK$800

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Chic and contemporary, this 11,000 sqft restaurant focuses on fashionable international dining ranging from signature grills and rotisseries to Italian and Mediterranean dishes.


1/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 25446198

Cuisine Authentic Egyptian/Middle Eastern

Specialities Seafood, tagines, mezze, grill

Wine To pair with the superb Middle Eastern fare, Habibi offers a solid list of established and lesser known wines, notably from Egypt and Lebanon.

Average food cost HK$100 per person (lunch); HK$250 per person (dinner)

Hours Lunch: 11am-3pm (Mon-Fri); Dinner: 6pm till late (Mon-Sat); Closed on Sunday

A relaxed setting where diners can enjoy fine Middle Eastern cuisine.


2/F Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central, 25377060

Cuisine Hakka

Specialities Traditional dishes with less oil and fat

Wine French, Chilean, Australian, and New Zealand choices. Two house whites, two house reds.

Average food cost HK$180

Hours Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm

A change from the usual Hakka fare that tends to offer excessive portions of oily and fatty foods.


2/F-4/F, The Plaza, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 28677399

Cuisine Vietnamese

Specialities Seafood, noodles

Wine More than 50 options from around the world

Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$380

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun-Thu 6.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm

Opening in its new venue at the end of this month, this restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Vietnamese food. The interior design evokes the French colonial era in Vietnam.


1/F, Island Pacific Hotel, 152 Connaught Road West, Western, 21315908

Cuisine International

Specialities Buffet

Wine N/A

Average food cost Lunch HK$140, dinner HK$290

Hours 7am-10pm

International dining options abound, from the buffet to set breakfast and lunch. The selection of dishes give a good balance of East and West.


1/F Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, 3105 5311, 31055300

Cuisine Indian

Specialities Tandoori

Wine Eight to 10 international choices of white and red.

Average food cost HK$150

Hours 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm

Indian fine dining in an opulently appointed restaurant which serves regional dishes from the north and the south. Live entertainment helps to build the exotic atmosphere.


G/F, 8 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, 25434008

Cuisine Singaporean

Specialities Noodles

Wine No

Average food cost HK$36-HK$68

Hours 11.30am-9pm

Sheung Wan is seeing an influx of Malaysian noodle places, and this one is worth a try. The signature laksa is naturally the focus here.


2/F-3/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 28046800

Cuisine Japanese

Specialities Sushi, seafood, noodle

Wine Wide selection of international wines, premium sake, beers, liqueurs & cocktails

Average food cost Lunch HK$160, dinner HK$300

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun-Thu 6.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm

This informal venue with sake, sushi and robatayaki bars opens in its new location at the end of this month. Fresh seasonal produce simply presented in a relaxed atmosphere.


Shop401, 4/F The Landmark, Central, 21669000

Cuisine French

Specialities Degustation menu; la noix de Saint Jacques, le langoustine

Wine About 1,300 labels

Average food cost HK$900

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

A casual dining outlet of 'chef of the century' Joel Robuchon, L'Atelier is best experienced by being seated on a high stool by the showcase kitchen and enjoying the 10-course degustation menu that sums up the master chef's genius.


4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, 25259493

Cuisine Moroccan

Specialities Mezze, tagines, couscous and other staples

Wine Red and white from around the world

Average food cost HK$200-HK$300

Hours 6.30pm-11.30pm

The cuisine of the Maghreb, well reproduced in an atmospheric restaurant.


160-164 Wellington Street, Central, 25444556

Cuisine Traditional Guangdong

Specialities Traditional Guangdong dishes

Wine No

Average food cost HK$100

Hours 6am-10pm

Best known for its dim sum, although the restaurant serves a fair range of Cantonese dishes. An old-fashioned yum cha place which appeals to a traditionally minded clientele.


77 Wellington Street, Central, 28543810

Cuisine Chinese noodles

Specialities Noodles

Wine No

Average food cost HK$50

Hours 11am-10pm

Internationally famous for its won ton, this is one of the most popular noodle shops in town, although you'd never know it from its appearance. It's the food that counts.


25/F Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 28254025

Cuisine Cantonese

Specialities Dim sum, steamed crab claw with ginger and rice wine, poached pear in tangerine tea.

Wine 91 white and 210 red from around the world.

Average food cost HK$800

Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am-3pm

The hotel's signature Cantonese restaurant and one of the best in town.


39 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, 28176626

Cuisine Japanese

Specialities Sushi, sashimi, oysters seafood

Wine White, French, Chilean, Australian. Japanese sake; French champagne

Average food cost HK$200

Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm

Tucked away at the west end of Kennedy Town, this eatery serves a range of Japanese dishes.


4/F, Two IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 81298882

Cuisine Californian

Specialities Seared organic salmon fillet with fingerling potato puree, asparagus and shellfish broth, braised veal cheek with wild mushroom and spinach risotto

Wine RED offers a wide selection wines and a liquid diet menu

Average food cost HK$350

Hours Mon-Thu 11.30am-midnight; Fri-Sat 11.30am-3am; Sun & PH 11.30am-10pm

Great views of Victoria Harbour and a large al fresco dining and entertainment area.


25/F Princes Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 25371388

Cuisine Chinese and international

Specialities Signature dishes and cakes

Wine Rare vintages, New World labels, organic wine and fine Champagnes, beer, spirits, fruit-infused cocktails and organic vegetable juices

Average food cost Lunch HK$450, dinner HK$650

Hours Mon-Thu noon-midnight; Fri, Sat and public holiday eve noon-2am; closed on Sunday

A special Hong Kong dining experience with traditional Asian cuisines intermixed with western fine dining and 360-degree city views.


Shop 402, 4/F Exchange Square Podium, Central, 21807288

Cuisine Shanghainese

Specialities Braised lion head minced pork balls, braised bean curd rolls

Wine N/A

Average food cost HK$500

Hours 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm

Seasonal ingredients are used in this restaurant to present the best of Shanghainese cuisine. No MSG added in the dishes.


G/F, 37-39 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, 25437794

Cuisine Chiu Chow

Specialities Seafood

Wine Two reds, beer

Average food cost HK$150- HK$200

Hours Noon-3pm, 6-11pm

An institution in Chiu Chow food, this place is patronised by everyone ranging from showbiz celebrities to political heavyweights. Many who come here know the staff well.


41 Wyndham Street, Central, 2576-9886

Cuisine Contemporary creperie

Specialities Sweet and savoury crepes

Wine New World varieties available by the glass or by the bottle, drink in or takeaway

Average food cost HK$58

Hours Mon-Thurs 8.30am-12am; Fri 8.30am-4am; Sat 10.30am-4am;

Sun 11.30am-8pm

This relaxed cafe serves crepes including The Hong Kong (with char siu) and the popular Snickers Crepe. Also available are pressed sandwiches, soup, coffee, and late-night snacks.


G/F, 16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 25251889

Cuisine Japanese

Specialities Sushi, seafood, noodle

Wine 10+ New and Old World wines, sake

Average food cost Lunch HK$160, dinner HK$300

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sun 6.30pm-11.30pm

Tokio Joe's simple decor and friendly staff provide a relaxed and casual alternative to formal Japanese dining. The menu features traditional favourites and innovative creations with an emphasis on fresh sushi and sashimi.


2/F New World Tower, 16-18 Queen's Road, Central, 25242012

Cuisine Cantonese

Specialities Honey-glazed barbecue pork, crispy chicken, fried rice

Wine 60+ varieties of Old and New World wines and Chinese spirits, including Shaoxing wine, Moutai and Wu Liang Ye

Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$300

Hours Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm; Sat 11am-11:30pm

Specialises in traditional home-style and contemporary Cantonese cuisine since 1974.


Shop 1009, 1/F IFC Mall, Central, 22951808

Cuisine American

Specialities Steak, seafood, burgers, ribs

Wine 20+ international choices, cocktails and beer

Average food cost HK$200

Hours Sun-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight

Casual American venue serving dishes from New York and Boston.


17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 28455577

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Pizza, pasta, steak, seafood

Wine Impressive cellar of regional Italian and French wines, Champagne and grappa

Average food cost HK$400

Hours Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm; Fri, Sat and eve of public holidays 6.30pm-midnight; Sun & PH 6.30pm-11pm

One of the Hong Kong's most well-established Italian restaurants, Va Bene ('going well') is styled after a typical Italian trattoria and serves authentic cuisine. Good for leisurely dining.


W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, 67685252

Cuisine Simply Italian

Specialities Pasta, salad, steak

Wine Predominantly Italian wine list, from major wine-producing regions, range of varietals, plus New and Old World wines

Average food cost HK$420-HK$790

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm; open only for private parties Sundays

Set over three floors, the design is warm, light, and contemporary; signature dishes include golden crispy stuffed artichoke hearts with Pecorino cheese and herbs.


Star Ferry, Central Pier 7, Central, 21677251

Cuisine Contemporary Continental

Specialities Steak, seafood

Wine A huge selection covering the best wines wines from around the world, including Sommelier's Reserves

Average food cost Lunch HK$250, dinner HK$400

Hours 11am-12.30am

Watermark offers unparalleled waterfront dining with dramatic harbour views. A skylight lets in natural light, while the terrace offers fine views.