La Kasbah B/F, 17 Hollywood Road, Central 2525 9493 The fare North African dishes in an exotic, elegant presentation. The ambience Intoxicating. In a city like Hong Kong that is obsessed with harbour views, it?s a refreshing change to be in a windowless restaurant. The lighting is mostly red, with brass lamps. The breezy Middle Eastern music completes the package. The cost About $300 a person without wine. Turn-ons The harira soup is a satisfying concoction usually served after Ramadan. The sea bass fillet tagine has chunks of fresh, moist fish, and the two pieces of lemon confit offset the slight oily texture. The couscous with lamb kebab is served with a delicious spicy sauce made of cayenne pepper, harissa and olive oil. The chef?s Moroccan pastries are recommended. Turn-offs Some of the portions were a bit small. Extra There is a range of Middle Eastern wines here, but not all the choices work. The Egyptian sauvignon blanc is rather thin and lacking in bouquet, but the Moroccan syrah is of good quality.