Food & Drinks

Eight Hong Kong restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner – takeaway or dine in

Are you after a festive feast but don’t feel like cooking? Then let these places do the hard work for you, whether you’re dining in or eating out

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 November, 2017, 6:01pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 November, 2017, 6:01pm

For Americans, Thanksgiving is bigger than Christmas – they will go to great lengths to gather their family over a roast turkey with all the trimmings ... before settling down to watch American football on TV.

In the past few years, more restaurants in Hong Kong have started offering Thanksgiving dinners and there are options aplenty. Dine in or takeaway, the choice is yours. Here are three places to put in your order for takeaway, and if you’d rather eat out, five suggestions for where to dine. Just be sure to order or book ahead.

Thanksgiving feasts to go:

Main St. Deli at Langham Hong Kong

Main St. Deli has Thanksgiving ready to take home with its Turkey-to-go Combo. A US Tom turkey (up to 10kg) is packed in a carton box and includes stuffing, gravy, cranberry-orange sauce to feed up to 20 people. The feast also includes pumpkin soup and a choice of dessert from pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, cherry pie, and Christmas pudding. The combo for 6-10 people is HK$2,138, for 16-20 people it’s HK$3,588. The offer runs until December 31. Order here.

Main St. Deli at Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Big Sur Restaurant & Bar

This recently opened restaurant in SoHo already has Thanksgiving organised for you. There’s a whole smoked turkey that comes with gravy, jalapeño baked twice potatoes, sourdough and apple stuffing casserole, grilled kale and broccoli salad, and a six-inch home-made pecan pie. The price is HK$2,200 for six to eight people. Put in your order at events@woollypigconcepts.com.hk. Available from November 23-26.

Big Sur Restaurant & Bar, G/F, 22 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central

How to cook a Christmas turkey so it won’t poison anyone: four easy rules

Jamie’s Italian

Neither Jamie Oliver, nor his restaurant chain, are American, but what the heck – they’re offering a healthy-sounding Thanksgiving meal for diners to take home. For HK$1,200 for takeaway, the feast includes a 6kg free-range, organic roasted turkey, gravy, spiced cranberry sauce, bacon and walnut stuffing, along with Brussels sprouts shredded with garlic and sage, spicy roasted squash and cauliflower, apple and sweet potato, and glazed carrots. Make an order by calling either the Causeway Bay location (3958 2222) or Tsim Sha Tsui (3758 3333). Available from November 20-26.

2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, or Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Thanksgiving dining-in delights:

Commissary

At the Commissary in Pacific Place, guests can tuck into a buffet-style evening for HK$388 per person. This includes roast turkey served with cranberry sauce, slow roast pork shoulder with duck fat potatoes, or smoked brisket with chipotle mayo. Delicious sides include mac and cheese, cornbread and buttermilk biscuits, as well as fried chicken and waffles.

For dessert, there’s a choice of pumpkin, pecan or key lime pie, croissant and brown butter pudding, as well as the indulgent triple chocolate fudge brownies. Sounds like a food coma already.

Commissary, Shop 405, Level 4, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, tel: 2602 0707

Shore Steak Lounge Terrace

While Shore is known for its steaks, Thanksgiving here will be a treat from November 20-24. A three-course meal features dishes like coffee-smoked venison, whole herb roasted turkey with the trimmings like sweet potato purée with candied pecans, lump crab mac and cheese gratin, honey glazed heirloom carrots, and to finish, either pumpkin pie or ricotta cheesecake brûlée. It’s HK$468 per guest.

Shore Steak Lounge Terrace, 3/F & 4/F, the L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, tel: 2915 1638

Jinjuu

For a Korean twist on Thanksgiving dinner, head to Jinjuu in Lan Kwai Fong from November 20-26. The menu is inspired by celebrity chef Judy Joo’s Korean-American upbringing. The five-course set menu starts with a hearty pumpkin and rice cake soup, and walnut and pear salad , followed by a family-style platter that includes bulgogi-marinated beef skewers and smoked baby back ribs.

If you’re only showing gratitude to friends and family this Thanksgiving, you’re forgetting someone important

The bird here is prepared in different ways. The breast meat is doenjang-glazed and roasted, the legs pressure-fried and wings deep-fried. The secret to the tastiness of the meat is the addition of vodka in the batter to enhance the crunch factor. The turkey will be accompanied with potato mash, pickled radish, roasted corn salsa, and Korean slaw. The set menu is HK$595 per guest.

Jinjuu, UG/F, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, tel: 3755 4868

Employees Only

Head to Employees Only for a Thanksgiving meal on November 24 and 25. For HK$268 per person, guests can tuck into roasted turkey breast, pork sausage stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, sautéed haricots verts and candied sweet potatoes. Cranberry relish and gravy will be served on the side. If you have enough room for dessert, the pumpkin custard crepe cake with a honey pumpkin glaze is available for HK$108.

Those not wanting to indulge too much can try the Staff Meal: Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition, which features roasted turkey with sausage stuffing, cranberry relish, gravy and mayo on a baguette for HK$168.

Employees Only , 19 Lan Kwai Fong Central, tel: 2468 2755

Limewood

Why don’t you hang out by the beach for your Thanksgiving dinner? Limewood at The Pulse in Repulse Bay offers a free-range Hunter Valley turkey with achiote marinade served with smashed potatoes, roasted carrots, turkey gravy and for dessert a passion fruit and caramelised pineapple tart. It’s good for four very hungry people or comfortably feeds six for HK$1,580. The offer runs from November 23 to December 25.

Limewood, Shop 103-104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, tel: 2866 8668