AZURE RESTAURANT 29/F, Hotel LKF, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Telephone 3518 9330 Website www.azure.hk Cuisine Modern Specialities Buffet, steaks, seafood Wine list Wines from Australia, California, Chile, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and France including champagne and some rare fine wines from Bordeaux. Prices range from $390 to $40,000 Average food cost $400-$500 Opening hours Mon-Thu & Sun 7am-1am; Fri-Sat 7am-3am Remarks A breathtaking 270-degree view of the city and incomparable settings have made Azure a hit for business and private functions, over healthy yet creative cuisine by chef Hogan. BACI 2/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central Telephone 2801 5885 Website www.LKFE.com Cuisine Modern Italian Specialities Pizzas, pasta, seafood, coffee, desserts Wine list Wide selection of international wines, Italian liqueurs and grappa Average food cost Lunch $180, dinner $350 Opening hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm (lunch); Mon-Thu 7pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 7pm-11.30pm; Sun 6.30pm-11pm Remarks A contemporary Italian restaurant, Baci features homely food and New York chic. The thin-crusted pizzas and homemade pasta are popular. BALALAIKA M/F, LKF Tower, 55 D'Aguilar Street, Central Telephone 2312 6222 Website www.kingparrot.com Cuisine Russian Specialities Pasta, seafood, coffee, desserts Wine list More than 40 types of vodkas and 20 wines Average food cost $300 Opening hours Mon-Thu 11.30am-2am; Fri-Sat 11.30am-3am; Sun & PH 5.30pm-2am Remarks This Russian gem of Lan Kwai Fong serves tasty food with live Russian music and a visit to the Siberian Vodka Room with more than 40 types of vodkas is a must. CAFE DES ARTISTES 1/F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central Telephone 2526 3880 Cuisine French Specialities Pasta, coffee, desserts Wine list More than 70 choices Average food cost Lunch $150, dinner $300 Opening hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm; Sun 7pm-10.30pm Remarks Having moved up a floor and changed chefs, Cafe Des Artistes has undergone something of a transformation. Superb Provencal-influenced classical cooking. FINDS 2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central Telephone 2522 9318 Website www.finds.com.hk Cuisine Modern North European Specialities Steaks, seafood, coffee, chocolate truffle cake Wine list Excellent wine and champagne selections from different countries, with a choice of more than 150 wines Average food cost Lunch $80-$200, dinner $350 Opening hours Lunch Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm; dinner Mon-Sat 7pm-10.30pm; happy hour Mon-Fri & Sun 5.30pm-8pm Remarks With a chic interior inspired by the Scandinavian winter, FINDS brings flavour from the Arctic region to tropical Hong Kong, as well as a private Urbane Terrace providing a rare outdoor space for lounging and dining. INDOCHINE 1929 /F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central Telephone 2869 7399 Cuisine Retro Vietnamese Specialities Noodles, coffee, spicy chicken, salad Wine list More than 100 options Average food cost Lunch $100-$130, dinner $250-$300 Opening hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm Remarks The interior design takes you straight back to the French colonial era in Vietnam, and the menu offers a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese favourites. Great soft shell crab. LUX UG/F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central Telephone 2868 9538 Cuisine Contemporary grill Specialities Steaks, seafood Wine list Adequate international wine list Average food cost Lunch $80, dinner $360 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm Remarks A highly fashionable restaurant and bar serving reasonably priced Continental cuisine and an extensive list of wines and cocktails. DJs and dancing until late. TOKIO JOE G/F, 16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central Telephone 2525 1889 Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sushi Wine list More than 10 wines and more than 20 types of sake Average food cost Lunch $160, dinner $360 Opening hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sun 6.30pm-11pm Remarks Traditional Japanese cooking gets a twist in this well-established Lan Kwai Fong outlet, now in its 10th year. Good sushi, sashimi and rock shrimp salad. Try the beef tataki.