Mediterranean restaurant Kaznova opened last month in the pedestrian area of Knutsford Steps in Tsim Sha Tsui. Manager Yuri Bayanin says the name of the restaurant is a play on the name of the famous philanderer, Casanova, and also refers to Kaz (a Mediterranean island) and Nova (a rising star). Glittery stars hang from the ceiling in the 120-seat space, which has been divided into a bar, restaurant and lounge area, with a stage for the band that plays each evening from 10pm. The menu offers a mix of some of the Mediterran-ean's best dishes, including Moroccan duck salad ($85), grilled sardines with chickpea and avocado salad (above; $90), braised lamb shank in white wine and herbs with artichoke mash and pickled eggplant ($175), pork souvlaki with caramelised onions and harissa-flavoured yoghurt in pita bread ($165) and tiramisu ($60). Tapas platters (from $85 to $140) are served in the bar and lounge, while a brunch menu is available on weekends from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Kaznova is at shop 1, 1/F, Knutsford Steps, Miramar Plaza, Kimberley Road, tel: 2377 2666.