ARIRANG KOREAN RESTAURANT 11/F, Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay Telephone 2506 3298 Website www.arirang.com.hk Cuisine Korean Specialities Noodles, seafood, hotpot, barbecue Wine list Korean wine and beer Average food cost Lunch HK$80, dinner HK$100-HK$150 Opening hours 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm Remarks Operated by the family who opened it in 1964, Arirang offers traditional Korean food in contemporary surroundings. You cook your own dinner on the tabletop barbecue. BROWN G/F, 18A Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley Telephone 2891 8558 Website www.letsbrown.com.hk Cuisine Contemporary Continental Specialities Pasta, coffee, dessert Wine list International Average food cost HK$250- HK$300 Opening hours 11.30am-1am Remarks The best thing about Brown is the concept, namely whiskies, wines, cigars, coffees and cakes. Home to one of Hong Kong's largest single malt whisky collections, from all regions of Scotland. COVA CAFFE-RISTORANTE G/F, Shop G10, Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay Telephone 2907 3399 Website www.cova.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Seafood, salad, pasta and meat dishes Wine list A good choice of Italian wines, but also vintages from Australia, New Zealand and France Average food cost HK$400 Opening hours Mon-Sat 8am-midnight; Sun & PH 10am-midnight Remarks A well-balanced pan-regional Italian menu in a stylish outlet. Regulars try to leave room for dessert. EL CID SPANISH RESTAURANT Shop C, G/F, Florida Mansion, 9-11 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay Telephone 2576 8650 Website www.kingparrot.com Cuisine Spanish Specialities Seafood Wine list 20+ choices from France, Spain and Chile Average food cost Lunch HK$100-HK$200, dinner HK$250-HK$400 Opening hours Mon-Sun noon-11.30pm Remarks The interior here is cosmopolitan and urbane, with the warm glow from the glass wine cellar and live music adding a sense of intimacy to the feel. INDONESIAN RESTAURANT 1968 G/F, 28 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Telephone 2577 9981 Website www.indonesianrestaurant1968.com Cuisine Indonesian Specialities Rendang, satay, curry Wine list About 10 choices, mostly Australian Average food cost HK$110-HK$180 Opening hours Noon-midnight Remarks Established in 1968 with an emphasis on food rather than atmosphere, this group of restaurants has been smartened up. LANNA THAI 11/F, Times Square, Causeway Bay Telephone 2506 3303 Cuisine Thai Specialities Curry, seafood, salad Wine list A small selection, mostly from New Zealand and Australia, champagne Average food cost HK$250 Opening hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight; Sat & Sun noon-4.30pm, 6pm-midnight Remarks Specialising in royal Thai cuisine, Lanna Thai emphasises freshness and creativity in the ingredients as well as an interior that caters to different groupings. LAVILLA 38 38/F, Times Tower, 391-407 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay Telephone 3151 7125 Website www.lavilla.hk Cuisine French Specialities Buffet, seafood, dessert Wine list Fine wine from famous regions of France and the New World Average food cost HK$700 Opening hours 11.30am-3pm, dinner 6pm-midnight Remarks Excellent French cuisine served in a relaxed, elegant ambience at this private club with spectacular sea views and an emphasis on innovative, healthy food. LAWRY'S THE PRIME RIB 4/F, The Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay Telephone 2907 2218 Website www.maxconcepts.com.hk Cuisine American Specialities Steaks, prime ribs Wine list 160+ types, white and red from Lawry's private label Average food cost Lunch HK$180-HK$250, dinner HK$340 -HK$440 Opening hours Mon-Sun 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm Remarks Lawry's The Prime Rib is one of the most renowned prime rib restaurants in the United States and has been operating since 1938. Specially designed silver carts showcase the prime meat, which is hand-carved to order. OCEANNA 12/F, Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay Telephone 2506 3282 Website www.oceanna.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood, oysters Wine list Italy, France, Australia and the United States Average food cost HK$250 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Remarks Authentic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. Pizzas are not on the menu, but there is a good range of antipasti, pasta and risotto. Creative dishes and distinctive wines. OPIA 1/F, JIA Boutique Hotel, 1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay Telephone 3196 9100 Website www.jiahongkong.com Cuisine Australian freestyle Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood Wine list International Average food cost Lunch HK$180-HK$450, dinner HK$550-HK$600 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight Remarks Opia is being revamped and is closed until the end of the year. RED PEPPER RESTAURANT G/F, 7 Lan Fong Road, Causeway Bay Telephone 2577 3811 Cuisine Sichuan Specialities Seafood Wine list France and Australia Average food cost HK$300-HK$400 Opening hours 11.30am-midnight Remarks An oldie for Sichuan food, this restaurant is visited by locals and visitors alike. The interior has remained unchanged for years, making a visit here a nostalgic experience. TOTT'S Top Floor, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay Telephone 2837 6786 Website www.excelsiorhongkong.com Cuisine Contemporary Specialities Buffet, steak, seafood Wine list White and red from France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand Average food cost Lunch HK$300, dinner HK$500 Opening hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sun 11.30am-3pm, 6.30pm-10pm Remarks Contemporary decor and a menu of international flavours by young and talented Chef Samuel Lim. WASABISABI 13/F, Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay Telephone 2506 0009 Website www.aqua.com.hk Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sushi, seafood, sashimi Wine list 30 choices of red and white, plus 22 sake options Average food cost HK$300-HK$450 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Remarks All things Japanese are available here in a distinctly designer Zen environment, but the sushi is what lures the gourmets. A young trendy crowd patronises the bar. WATER MARGIN 12/F, Food Forum, Times Square, Causeway Bay Telephone 3102 0088 Website www.aqua.com.hk Cuisine Northern Chinese Specialities Seafood, spicy chicken, xiao long bao Wine list France, Italy, Australia and South America Average food cost HK$300 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Remarks Festooned with red lanterns and antique Chinese wood carvings, Water Margin may look like the set for a martial arts movie but diners come for the modern Northern Chinese food. YU JOY CHINESE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT G/F, 9-11 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay Telephone 2882 6001 Website www.epicurean.com.hk Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, noodles, seafood Wine list Chinese wines Average food cost HK$200 Opening hours Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-11pm Remarks Enjoy the best seafood in town and your favourite, authentic Cantonese cuisine and dim ZEFFIRINO RISTORANTE 31/F, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay Telephone 2837 1799 Website www.regalhotel.com Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, seafood Wine list 27 white, 44 red Average food cost Lunch HK$200-HK$250, dinner HK$400-HK$600 Opening hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm Remarks The Hong Kong branch of the 60-year-old Italian chain. Ingredients are flown in direct from Italy. Signature dishes include fine marinated lamb with black truffle sauce and seafood spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce.