BELGOS EAST G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay Telephone: 2250 5020 Website: www.elgrande.com.hk Cuisine: Belgian Specialities: Seafood, desserts Wine list: International Average food cost: $300-$450 Opening hours: 11am-midnight Remarks: The first restaurant to bring Belgian dining to Hong Kong, this Island East restaurant offers Belgian beers, delectable Belgian waffles and mussels, among others. KIN'S KITCHEN G/F, 9-11 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau Telephone: 2571 0913 Website: www.yellowdoorkitchen.com.hk Cuisine: Cantonese Specialities: Seafood Wine list: More than 15 wines mostly from the New World, including rarities such as Carmenere Gran Reserva and Portal del Alto Average food cost: $160 Opening hours: Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm Remarks: Established by Hong Kong columnist and gourmand Lau Kin-wai, this restaurant strives to provide authentic Cantonese cuisine with fresh ingredients bought daily and cooked without MSG. PIZZAEXPRESS SAN MARZANO G517 Ko On Mansion, 9 Tai Yue Avenue, Taikoo Shing Telephone: 3150 8800 Cuisine: Italian Specialities: Pizza and pasta Wine list: 7 red, 5 white, 1 sparkling, mostly from Italy. 1 champagne Average food cost: $110 Opening hours: 11am-11pm Remarks: The Hong Kong branches of the successful British chain of pizza restaurants reproduce the original style, with a few dishes showing more local and regional influences. Generally good value. SUSHI TOKI G1014-1015, Yiu Shing Mansion, Taikoo Shing Telephone: 2186 6969 Cuisine: Japanese Specialities: Sushi, seafood Wine list: Over 20 Japanese sake Average food cost: Lunch $120, dinner $200 Opening hours: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Remarks: Jet-fresh seasonal seafood is this restaurant's speciality and prices are surprisingly reasonable, particularly for the imaginative set lunch menus. Excellent sushi and sashimi. THAI ORCHIDS CAFE & BAR G/F, 39 Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay Telephone: 2856 9848 Website: www.thaiorchidshk.com Cuisine: Thai Specialities: Noodles, curries, seafood, hotpot Wine list: 10 red, 10 white, 2 sparkling, champagne Average food cost: $120 Opening hours: Noon-1am Remarks: A relaxed informal restaurant and meeting place in Quarry Bay, serving many of Thailand's most popular dishes. Try the chicken curry served in a whole coconut. THAT LITTLE TOWN G1019, Kam Sing Mansion, 3 Tai Fung Avenue, Taikoo Shing Telephone: 2513 8886 Cuisine: Taiwanese and Sichuanese Specialities: Noodles Wine list: No Average food cost: Lunch $60, dinner $120 Opening hours: 11.30am-11pm Remarks: That Little Town is a popular neighbourhood restaurant in Taikoo Shing - one of only a few in the area serving Taiwanese cuisine. For those who like spicy food, there are also Sichuan dishes. THE JADE 1/F, Citiplaza III, Taikoo Shing Telephone: 3156 1222 Website: www.maxims.com.hk Cuisine: Cantonese Specialities: Dim sum Wine list: Yes Average food cost: Lunch $65, dinner $133 Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11.30pm; Sun & PH 10am-11.30pm Remarks: Traditional Cantonese food, simply prepared, with the emphasis on freshness of quality ingredients. A family group-oriented restaurant, popular with Taikoo Shing residents. TONKIN VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT Shop 512-513, G/F, Shun On Mansion, 3 Tai Yue Avenue, Taikoo Shing Telephone: 2569 7928 Cuisine: Vietnamese Specialities: Noodles Wine list: No Average food cost: $60 Opening hours: 11.30am-11pm Remarks: Patronised mostly by office workers by day and families by night, Tonkin serves some of the best Vietnamese vermicelli in town and offers both good food and great value.