BAZAAR Shop 1, G/F King Ho Building, 41-49Aberdeen Street, Central, 28518555 www.bazaar.com.hk Cuisine Middle East and Egyptian Specialities Coffee, mezzes Wine Three white, five red, one sparkling Average food cost HK$100 Hours Tue-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Weekends noon-11pm Cosy venue with outdoor seating area where people smoke shisha. Great place to hang out after work or on a lazy weekend afternoon. BOCA TAPAS & WINE 65 Peel Street, SoHo, 25481717 www.boca.com.hk Cuisine Spanish Specialities Tapas Wine 80 Italian, Australian, Chilean, Spanish, Argentinian and North American options, cocktails Average food cost HK$300-HK$400 Hours Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am-2am Spanish tapas, but also small Asian dishes ranging from dim sum to satay, accompanied by fine wines from an extensive list and a good selection of professionally mixed cocktails. CAFE DECO Levels 1 & 2, Peak Galleria, The Peak, 28495111 www.cafedecogroup.com Cuisine International Specialities Sushi, pizza, pasta, steak, curry, seafood Wine 24 white and 42 red from around the world Average food cost Lunch HK$185, dinner HK$250 Hours Mon-Sat 11.30am-midnight; Sun and PH 9.30am-midnight Imaginative east-meets-west cuisine coupled with unrivalled views from The Peak and a distinctive art deco ambience make this a perennial favourite for visitors and locals alike. CECCONI'S ITALIAN 43 Elgin Street, SoHo, 21475500 www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood Wine 100, a third of which are Italian Average food cost HK$320-HK$350 Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm Blending traditional Italian favourites with modern and delightfully innovative dishes, this restaurant aims to create a dining experience to savour. CHEDI 38 Elgin Street, SoHo, 28684445 www.chedithai.com Cuisine Thai Specialities Authentic Thai favourites Wine 30, including award winners, and six by the glass, champagne, cocktails Average food cost HK$250 Hours Mon-Wed noon-midnight; Thu-Sun noon-2am Excellent Thai food with friendly service in this restaurant and bar. Vegetarians like the spicy tom kha hed, and the party crowd likes the cold Thai beer. CHEZ PATRICK G/F, 26 Peel Street, SoHo, 25411401 www.chezpatrick.hk Cuisine French Specialities Foie gras, pasta, seafood, venison Wine A selection of fine French options at prices much friendlier than usual. Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$600 Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm; closed Sun Homely experience with an atmosphere of a typical Parisian apartment with wooden flooring and white wall panels. CRAFT G/F, 29 Elgin Street, SoHo, 25260999 www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine New York Specialities Steak, seafood Wine Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California and France Average food cost HK$300 Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm- 11pm; Sat, Sun & PH noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight Open kitchen and theatrical open-fire cooking on a charcoal-fired broiler, custom-made for the restaurant. A warm homely spot in SoHo, with rustic brick, wood and glass decor. CZARINA G/F, 33 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, 25402874 Cuisine Russian Specialities Steak, seafood Wine No Average food cost HK$150 Hours 10.30am-10pm An old-timer of more than 40 years, this restaurant serving Russian dishes on Bonham Road is still frequented by residents of the neighbourhood. FAT ANGELO'S G/F, 49A-C Elgin Street, SoHo, 29736808 www.fatangelos.com Cuisine Italian-American Specialities Pizza, pasta Wine Four white and six red (Italian); five champagne including Dom Perignon Average food cost HK$150 Hours Noon-midnight Family-style and value-for-money Italian food; free bread and salad with any order of a pasta or main dish. Known for its vast servings, but more modest portions are now available. KYO HACHI Level 2, The Peak Tower, The Peak, 29072888 www.kyohachi.com Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sushi, teppanyaki, sashimi Wine Chilean, Italian, Spanish, French, Australian and New Zealand reds and whites, Champagne, sake Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$300 Hours 11.30am-11.30pm This restaurant with a view offers traditional Japanese dishes marrying local produce with that of Japan and around the world. LA COMIDA G/F, 22 Staunton Street, SoHo, 25303118 www.lacomida.com.hk Cuisine Spanish Specialities Tapas, paella and sangria Wine Spanish Average food cost HK$200 Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat, Sun and PH noon-11pm Right in the heart of SoHo, La Comida is an elegant yet casual restaurant that tries hard to make you feel you are in Spain. Regulars go for the tapas, Iberian ham and paella Valenciana. LA PAMPA G/F, 32 Staunton Street, SoHo, 28686959 www.lapampa.com.hk Cuisine Argentinean Specialities Steak Wine A well-chosen South American selection Average food cost HK$250 Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-11 pm; Sat, Sun and PH 6pm-11pm This is the place to go for Argentinean beef. Known for tasty tender steaks, but the black cod and grilled provolone cheese are good too. LA TERRASSE G/F, 19 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, 21472225 Cuisine French Specialities Steak, seafood, foie gras, coffee, dessert Wine 30+ mostly French Average food cost HK$380 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm With soft lighting and background music, this is a cosy and romantic spot for intimate wining and dining. A popular SoHo wine bar and restaurant with a loyal clientele. LE TIRE BOUCHON Basement, 45 Graham Street, SoHo, 25235459 www.hkdining.com/letirebouchon Cuisine French Specialities Souffl? au Roquefort, tournedos Rossini Wine 160, mostly French Average food cost HK$250-HK$350 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.45pm-10.30pm Traditionally minded but creative French cuisine from Chef Marlon Merlin and a fine selection of French cheeses. LIFE ORGANIC HEALTH CAFE 10 Shelley Street, SoHo, 28109777 Cuisine International Specialities Vegan and vegetarian cuisine Wine Fine certified 100 per cent organic wines from around the world. Average food cost HK$160 Hours 8am-11.30pm An organic vegetarian cafe serving raw food. The organic deli on the ground floor offers takeaways. MAKUMBA B/F, Garley Building, 48 Peel Street, SoHo, 25220544 Cuisine African Specialities Fufu, attieke, futu Wine South African, French, Australian and Italian Average food cost HK$200 Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-midnight A little bit of Africa in the middle of Central, Makumba serves great cocktails alongside home-cooked food that tastes best eaten with your hands. MAN YUEN NOODLES 68-70A Hollywood Road, SoHo, 22910308 Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Noodles Wine No Average food cost HK$30 Hours Mon-Sat noon-12.30am Once an 80-year-old noodle stall on the street, this place is continuing its tradition in a shop across the street from its original location. The noodles are still tasty. MCSORLEY'S ALE HOUSE 55 Elgin Street, SoHo, 25222646 www.mcsorleys.com.hk Cuisine Irish Specialities Burgers, pies Wine Five, plus the famous ales Average food cost HK$150-HK$300 Hours 11am-2am A comfortable and unpretentious place to enjoy good food and drinks, meet friends and watch your favourite sport events on the many screens. NEPAL G/F, 14 Staunton Street, SoHo, 28696212 www.nepalrestaurant.com.hk Cuisine Nepalese and Indian Specialities Nepalese curry and barbecue Wine Seven white, 10 red, one champagne Average food cost HK$200 Hours Noon-2.30 pm, 6pm-11pm Casual venue best known for its Royal Nepalese cuisine based on centuries of tradition. Light aromatic sauces and subtle use of herbs and spices are the hallmarks of the house style. OLIVE 32 Elgin Street, SoHo, 25211608 www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine Greek, Middle Eastern Specialities Crispy rabbit and Greek sausage hot pot, Moroccan spiced mushroom stack, barbecued chicken shish kebabs Wine France, California and the southern hemisphere Average food cost HK$300 Hours Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm; Fri & Sat 6pm-11pm Famous Australian chef Greg Malouf helped open this exotic but modern restaurant, serving Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine with an Australian influence. Romantic dining spot. O SIP HAH G/F, No 15 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, 36223222 Cuisine Contemporary Thai Specialities Pasta, noodles, steak, curry, seafood Wine French, Italian, Argentinian, Chilean, Australian and New Zealand, white, red, sparkling, champagne Average food cost HK$200 Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6 pm-midnight; Sat-Sun noon-6pm, 6pm-midnight Amid the romance of antique furniture and opulent chandeliers, O Sip Hah combines contemporary Thai cuisine and fresh seafood, as well as herbs and spices with European ingredients. PANEVINO 11 Mosque Junction, Mid-Levels, 25217366 Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta Wine Assorted Italian Average food cost HK$250-HK$300 Hours Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm; Sat, Sun & PH noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm An institution of the Mid-Levels dining scene, this venue has a cosy ambience well-suited to the Italian home-style cooking it serves.Child-friendly venue. PEAK CAFE BAR G/F, 9-13 Shelley Street, SoHo, 21406877 www.cafedecogroup.com Cuisine International Specialities Pizza, pasta, steak, curry, seafood Wine Seven white, eight red Average food cost Lunch HK$130, dinner HK$160 Hours Mon-Fri 11am-2am; Sat & PH 9am-2am; Sun 9am-midnight A recreation of the old Peak Cafe in the heart of SoHo, right next to the Mid-Levels escalator, which makes it ideal for people-watching. Reasonably priced food and drinks. PEARL ON THE PEAK Shop 2, Level 1, The Peak Tower, The Peak, 28495123 www.maxims.com.hk Cuisine Modern International Specialities Seafood, dessert Wine 150+ from around the world Average food cost Lunch HK$250, dinner HK$600 Hours Sun-Thur 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Fri-Sat & PH 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-12.30am A fine dining experience with 270-degree views of the city, cuisine designed by Melbourne celebrity chef Geoff Lindsay and a rare wine list. PHUKETS SEAFOOD GRILL CLUB 51 Elgin Street, SoHo, 28689672 Cuisine Thai Specialities Seafood Wine Including French, Chilean and New Zealand choices Average food cost HK$150-HK$200 Hours Noon-11pm Friendly, unpretentious restaurant serving generous portions of value-for-money Land of Smiles favourites. If you can't go to a beach restaurant in Phuket, this is the next best thing. POP BITES UG/F, No 3-5 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, 25254141 Cuisine Gourmet coffee shop Specialities Pasta Wine French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Argentinian, Chilean, South African, American, Australian and New Zealand, white, red, sparkling, champagne Average food cost HK$48 Hours Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11am till late; Sat & Sun 10am till late Freshly baked homemade bread, pastries and cakes provide comfort food for the masses. Pop Bites also has a walk-in wine cabinet and fabulous range of cheeses from Europe. RICOS 51 Elgin Street, SoHo, 28400937 Cuisine Spanish Specialities Tapas, paella Wine Spanish and others Average food cost HK$150-HK$200 Hours Noon-3pm, 3pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm Usual Spanish favourites at a casual, reasonably priced restaurant and bar with a steady clientele that seems indifferent to the vagaries of fashion. SCIROCCO MEDITERRANEAN 1/F, 10-12 Staunton Street, SoHo, 29736611 www.stauntonsgroup.com Cuisine Mediterranean Specialities Spanish tapas, Italian antipasti, and meze from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt; tajine and hotpots from Morocco and Algeria Wine 15 white, 15 red Average food cost HK$250 Hours Noon-3pm, 5pm-2am Dishes from all the major cuisines of the Mediterranean, plus Portugal. Monthly promotions focus on individual countries. SIFT G/F, 46 Graham Street, SoHo, 25304288 Cuisine Western Specialities Creative desserts Wine No Average food cost HK$64-HK$80 Hours Wed-Sun 3pm-11pm; closed on Mon & Tue Stylish place for the stylish people who love sweets. Classic desserts with a creative touch and accents of seasonal fruits. SHUI HU JU G/F, 68 Peel Street, SoHo, 28696927 www.aqua.com.hk Cuisine Northern Chinese Specialities Noodles, curry, seafood Wine Range of choices, champagne, Chinese rice wines, standard drinks, beers and spirits Average food cost HK$300-HK$500 Hours 6pm-midnight Named after a mystical mountain in an old Chinese fable, Shui Hu Ju serves rustic Northern Chinese dishes with a modern twist, imaginatively presented in an environment filled with antiques. SIMPATICO Shops No 19-21, Level 1, The Peak Galleria, The Peak, 28490001 www.epicurean.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pizza, pasta, seafood Wine New and Old Worlds, champagne, liqueur, beer Average food cost HK$300 Hours Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11am-midnight; Sat 10.30am-midnight; Sun 10.30am-11pm Alfresco dining with authentic, fresh southern Italian ingredients in all dishes, creating an exciting blend of traditional Italian cuisine. SOHO SPICE G/F, 47B Elgin Street, SoHo, 25211600 www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine Vietnamese and Thai Specialities Contemporary favourites including duck breast, pork loin, lamb rack, king prawns, Vietnamese game hen, vegetarian tofu with cashew nuts Wine Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the US, France, Chile and Italy Average food cost HK$250 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm Spicy experience in trendy SoHo, peppered with style. SoHo Spice is a modern looking restaurant serving contemporary versions of traditional dishes from Thailand and Vietnam. THE FLYING PAN G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, 21406333 Cuisine Western Specialities Wide array of breakfast choices, eggs Benedict, omelettes galore, cereal, fruit, bagels and muffins Wine No Average food cost HK$80 Hours 24 hours The city's only 24-hour breakfast spot, Flying Pan has a bubble-gum diner ambience that seems to go down well with partygoers and the brunch crowd that packs this place on Sundays. THE OYSTERMAN G/F, 39 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, 28152208 www.oysterman.com.hk Cuisine International Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood, fresh oysters Wine Semillon chardonnay from Chile and Los Cardos Syrah from Argentina Average food cost HK$260 Hours Noon-3pm, 5pm-midnight Co-owner John Stewart has devoted his life to oysters, and here he indulges in his passion as he shucks away and serves up fresh molluscs and seafood to appreciative customers. THE PHOENIX G/F, 29 Shelley Street, Mid-Levels, 25462110 www.hkdining.com/phoenix Cuisine Western Specialities Pasta, salad, fish and chips Wine 25 international choices Average food cost HK$300 Hours Mon-Thu 6pm-11pm; Fri noon-11pm; Sat, Sun & PH 9am-11pm A British-style gastronomy pub serving quality western food. Diners can bring their own wine for a modest corkage charge, waived on Mondays and Tuesdays. WILDFIRE 3 Bonham Road, Mid-Levels, 25406669 www.igors.com Cuisine Western Specialities Thin crust pizza Wine International choices of white, red and champagne Average food cost HK$150 Hours Mon-Sat Noon-midnight; Sun noon-11pm Authentically Neapolitan-style thin crust pizzas made with good quality ingredients are the speciality of these restaurants operated in Hong Kong and Singapore by the Igor's Group.