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Tung Chung area on Lantau island offers a diversity of cuisines, including Thai, Japanese, Italian, Indian and Western

Tracey Furniss

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 June, 2016, 11:11pm
UPDATED : Monday, 20 June, 2016, 11:11pm

Airport Izakaya

Regal Airport Hotel, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

Walking to the Regal Airport Hotel from the arrivals hall takes about five minutes. From the hotel lobby, go down two levels on the escalator to find Airport Izakaya.

The à la carte menu is extensive. The chef's tasting menu (HK$988) is a good choice as it features a bit of everything with assorted sashimi, and the signature cutlets - king prawn, scallop and oyster, Australian M8 wagyu teppanyaki, chilled bean curd with sea urchin, teppanyaki asparagus and mixed mushrooms, miso with clams and a dessert - we tried green tea ice cream. It also comes with house sake. If you are not so hungry, the seafood teppanyaki set (HK$488) is a good choice with king prawns, scallops, cuttlefish and salmon and includes vegetable salad, stir-fried vegetables, fried rice, miso soup and dessert. The food is good and the staff friendly and helpful.

 

SkyCity Bistro

SkyCity Marriott, 1, Hong Kong International Airport Marine Cargo Terminal, 20 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong, 3969 1888

The SkyCity Bistro has all-day dining and offers international and themed buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has an open kitchen and a sea view. It also serves certified halal cuisine. The extensive à la carte menu has all-day breakfast, soups and sandwiches, pasta and pizza, Western, Asian and local choices, and dessert. It serves an Amazing Taste of Thailand dinner buffet until the end of the month with dishes such as yellow curry with prawn and potato, fried soft shell crab with black pepper sauce and stir-fried spicy seafood with basil. (HK$508 adult, HK$298 child).

 

Amante Bar and Restaurant

Shop 1 G/F Fu Tung Plaza, Tung Chung, 2907 6808

Fu Tung Plaza is across the road from Tung Chung MTR exit A and Amante is on street level facing the road. It has a bar, small dining area and good Italian fare. The set lunch is under HK$100 and includes a starter, main course and drink. The à la carte menu offers pastas, pizzas, risottos, seafood and oysters, burgers and salads. You can add seafood, avocado or chicken to your salad for a little extra charge. Main courses range from around HK$88 to HK$128, and the seafood paella is HK$198. Interesting burgers on the menu include tandoori chicken burger HK$108), and cheese and beef with truffle HK$128). Diners can pair a dessert and drink for HK$48, desserts include key lime pie and soufflé served with vanilla sauce.

 

My Thai Bar and Restaurant

12 Tung Chung Waterfront Road, 2907 6918

Across the road from the Novotel Citygate, My Thai is a cosy 50-seat restaurant and bar, packed at lunchtimes with such deals as noodles in tom yum soup with tiger prawn (HK$98) and noodles in soup with Thai sausage (HK$58). Other menu items include seafood, meats, curry, soups, salads, vegetables and rice with signature starters of prawn and fish cakes (HK$88 and HK$78, respectively) and vegetable spring rolls (HK$48) and a must-try main of steamed grey mullet with minced pork and spicy and sour soup which is finished off on a stove (HK$188). We tried a light pomelo with prawns and crispy shallot salad in chilli tamarind sauce (HK$88). Three dessert choices are mango with two kinds of sticky rice (HK$68), sago pudding with coconut milk and fresh coconut jelly (both HK$48). The Thai-inspired cocktails look fun: Thai Mojito with Bacardi, lemongrass, fresh lime and soda and mango, and My Thai with Malibu, Amaretto, mango juice and pineapple (both HK$78 glass, HK$258 jug). Bar and draught beers are also available.

 

The Tavern

Tung Chung Waterfront Road, 2907 6822

A few doors down from My Thai, is the Tavern gastro-pub. It has only been open since February, but at lunchtime was packed with diners enjoying set lunches ranging from HK$78 to HK$108 with such dishes as pan-fried grouper fillet with saffron butter sauce and grilled New Zealand sirloin steak, both served with potato and vegetables and asparagus truffle risotto. Sets come with soup or salad and tea or coffee. Dishes change weekly. The à la carte is available all day and has bites to share or light bites. For the hungry, there are big bites with signature burgers (from HK$108 - HK$148) and New Zealand steak sandwiches (HK$168). Diners can also have breakfast for dinner (HK$118) or pasta, pizzas and curries. A favourite "guilty pleasure" is the New York cheesecake (HK$68). There is a full bar with a good wine selection.

 

Kimos Turkish and Indian Cuisine

Shop L, G/F, Seaview Crescent, No 8 Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, 2886 3646

There are several restaurants in the Seaview Crescent complex, nearby the Novotel Citygate. Kimos is a casual eatery that opens onto the path. It has a full bar and great selection of kebabs and curries. It is set up as casual dining with takeaway and delivery services. Kebab choices include doner (HK$88) and chicken kebab (HK$78) and for vegetarians falafel kebab (HK$72). It also makes tandoori kebabs such as tandoori garlic chicken tikka (HK$98) and tandoori mixed grill (HK$130). It also serves biryanis, naan, salads, burgers and a chef's selection, which includes fish and chips (HK$116) lamb and chicken quesadilla (HK$88) and chicken schnitzel burger (HK$78).

 

Resto Restaurant

G/F, Seaview Crescent, Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, 2886 3156

Around the corner from Kimos is Resto, serving Western fare from fajitas, quesadillas and nachos to tenderloin, Norwegian salmon and king prawns. The menu is extensive and offers family-style casual dining. It includes a children's menu with dishes such as spaghetti Bolognaise and chicken fingers. The desserts include "guilty pleasures" such as chocolate sundaes and Mars Bar cheesecake. The drinks menu includes draught beers and cocktail pitchers of margaritas, sea breeze and majito, mocktails and spirits. There is an outside sitting area too. The restaurant also has outlets in the Gold Coast and Sham Tseng.