1/5 NUEVO 9 Star Street, Wan Chai, 2529 2300, www.elite-concepts.com Cuisine Mediterranean with Spanish influence Specialities Steak, seafood, coffee, dessert Wine A wide selection throughout the world Best for Casual bite Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$350 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-midnight 1/5 NUEVO is a special cocktail lounge with casual dining. AKITA TEPPANYAKI SPECIALIST 8/F, QRE Plaza, Queens Road East, Wan Chai, 2788 0012, www.mhihk.com/akita_shop.html Cuisine Japanese Specialities Teppanyaki dishes featuring lobster, abalone, prawns Kobe beef Wine More than 40 specially selected Japanese sakes and shochus, Japanese beers Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$300-HK$500 Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight This place offers culinary entertainment as expert chefs barbecue dishes in front of you. BO INNOVATION Shop 13, 2/F J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 2850 8371, www.boinnovation.com Cuisine Contemporary fine dining Specialities Deconstructed Chinese delicacies Wine International Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$500 Hours Noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight Among Hong Kong's most innovative restaurants, thanks to the tireless creativity of Chef Alvin Leung. Great set menus, ? la carte and chef's table options. C?PAGE 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, 2861 3130, www.lesamis.com.sg Cuisine French-Mediterranean Specialities Japanese egg confit, truffled oxtail gelee, Lomo Iberico, croutons Wine Over 2,400 labels worth HK$20 million Best for Romantic meal Average food cost Lunch HK$500; dinner HK$1,500 including wine Hours Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 7-10pm Cepage offers light and contemporary French-Mediterranean fare. CHEZ PATRICK DELI 3 Star Street, Wan Chai, 2527 1408, www.chezpatrick.hk Cuisine French Specialities Brioche, foie gras, chocolate Wine More than 15 by the glass. Best for Casual bite Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$350 Hours Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; closed on Sun A casual bistro serving hearty rustic French dishes and has a deli counter. CHILI CLUB 1/F, 88 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 2527 2872 Cuisine Thai Specialities Curry, seafood Wine French, Australian and Spanish Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$120 Hours Noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm More than two decades since it opened, the Chili Club is still packed nightly with spice-loving loyalists who don't really like to eat without sweating. A Wan Chai institution. COYOTE BAR & GRILL 114-120 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 2861 2221, www.coyote.com.hk Cuisine Mexican Specialities Fajitas, quesadillas Wine Three reds and three whites by the glass, tequila, margaritas Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$200-HK$250 Hours Noon-2am This Tex-Mexican place has the best premium tequila and margarita bar in Hong Kong, with more than 75 choices. DYNASTY RESTAURANT 3/F Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2584 6971, www.renaissancehotels.com/HKGHV Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Barbecue and roast meats Wine 50 white, 100 red Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$300 Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6.30-11pm; Sun and PH 11.30am-3pm Classic Cantonese cuisine, with a particular emphasis on barbecue and roast meats. GRISSINI 2/F Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588 1234, www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com Cuisine Authentic Italian Specialities Business lunch, Sunday buffet Wine Italian and vintage selection Best for Romantic meal Average food cost Lunch HK$250, dinner HK$450 Hours Mon-Fri, Sun noon-2.30pm, 7-10.30pm; Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm Traditional Italian food in stylish surroundings. THE HABITAT JAPANESE RESTAURANT 28/F, QRE Plaza, Queens Road East, Wan Chai, 2891 0876 Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sashimi, fried rice with sea urchin Wine Sake, shochu, plum wine Best for Casual bite Average food cost Lunch HK$100-HK$150; dinner HK$200-HK$400 Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-11pm; closed Sun This restaurant has an assortment of raw and cooked dishes. HEE KEE FRIED CRAB EXPERT Shop 1-4, G/F, 379 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, 2893 7565 Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Crab Wine No Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$200-HK$500 Hours Noon-4.30am One of the most famous typhoon shelter-style seafood places, frequented by showbiz personalities. KING LUDWIG BEERHALL Shop 1-2, G/F, Hopewell Centre, Queens Road East, Wan Chai, 2861 0737 Cuisine German Specialities Pork knuckle, Black Forest ham Wine More than 200 wines from around the world, German draughts, beers and schnapps Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$250 Hours Sun-Thu and PH 11am-1am; Fri-Sat and PH eves 11am-2am The traditional Bavaria d?cor inspires diners to enjoy Oktoberfest all year round. LA CUCINA ITALIANA 21-22/F, QRE Plaza, Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, 2156 9115 Cuisine Italian Specialities Grilled pork, pasta and pizza Wine Over 40 varietals of wine, including red, white, ros? and sparking wines Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$200 Hours Sun-Thu 11am-midnight; Fri-Sat, PH 11am-1am Enjoy some down-to-earth Italian cuisine in this homey eatery. LOUIS' STEAK HOUSE 1/F, Malaysia Building, 50 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, 2529 8933 Cuisine European Specialities Steak Wine French, Italian, Australian and New Zealand choices Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$250-HK$300 Hours Noon-10.30pm Established in Hong Kong for many years, Louis' continues to offer value for money and a friendly, nostalgic dining experience. MEGAN'S KITCHEN 5/F, Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, 2866 8305, www.meganskitchen.com Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Seafood, hotpot Wine French, Californian, Chilean, Australian, Japanese sake, Chinese wines Best for Value Average food cost HK$250 Hours Noon-3pm, 6-11.30pm Famous for its hotpot soup bases such as tom yum koong cappuccino and Cantonese classics. NHA TRANG VIETNAMESE CUISINE Shop 2, 2/F, Wu Chung House, Queens Road E, Wan Chai, 2891 1177, www.nhatrang.com.hk Cuisine Vietnamese Specialities Pho Tai, fried crepes Wine N/A Best for Value Average food cost HK$40-$100 Hours Noon-11pm This restaurant invites diners to sample traditional Vietnamese dishes to street food, resulting in a variety of influences and flavours. NINO'S COZINHA RESTAURANT & BAR 5/F & 6/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, 2866 1868, www.ninosgroup.com Cuisine Portuguese Specialities Roast suckling pig, seafood Wine Extensive Portuguese wine list Best for Business meal Average food cost HK$300-HK$500 Hours Sun-Thu Lunch 11am-1am; Fri 11am-2am; Sat 3pm-2am Portuguese home-style recipes that have been passed down for generations. ONE HARBOUR ROAD 7/F & 8/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588 1234 ext. 7338, www.hongkong.grandhyatt.com Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Double-boiled soup and dim sum Wine An extensive international list Best for Impressing guests Average food cost Lunch HK$300, dinner HK$800 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm; Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm Sample classic Cantonese dishes here. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 1/F, De Fenwick, 8-12 Fenwick Street, Wan Chai, 3101 0418, www.outback.com.hk Cuisine Australian steakhouse Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood, dessert Wine White, with a focus on Australian, Chilean and American chardonnays and reds Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$108-HK$198 Hours Sun-Thu noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm An Australian-themed casual dining restaurant with an emphasis on steaks. OVOLOGUE 66 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 2527 6088, www.ovo.com.hk Cuisine Chinese Specialities Dim sum, desserts Wine International wine list Best for Impressing guests Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$300 Hours Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 6.30-11.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am-4.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm Inspired by Chinese traditional house, dine in this 120-year-old building. THE QUEEN'S PALACE 27/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, 2591 6338, www.queenspalace.com.hk Cuisine Beijing, Sichuanese and Shanghainese Specialities Dim sum Wine Seven Chinese wines, including spirits Best for Value Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$250 Hours Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat, Sun & PH 10am-11pm A restaurant serving Beijing, Sichuanese, and Shanghainese dishes that have no MSG, and less oil and salt used. SCALA 11/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2802 8888 ext 6363, www.renaissancehotels.com/HKGHV Cuisine Contemporary Italian Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood Wine International choices Best for Romantic meal Average food cost Lunch HK$245; dinner HK$600 Hours Noon-3pm, 6-11pm; closed on Sun Adventurous contemporary European cuisine with occasional Asian elements and no particular national affiliation. TIFFIN M/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2588 1234 ext. 7223, www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com Cuisine European Specialities Lunch, dinner, tea and dessert buffet, Sunday ros? Champagne brunch. Wine A wide selection Best for View Average food cost HK$250-HK$350 Hours Noon-10pm Open for lunch and afternoon tea, in the evening the focus turns to dessert. Light piano jazz adds atmosphere. W28 STEAK HOUSE 9/F, QRE Plaza, Queens Road East, Wan Chai, 2803 5388 Cuisine Western steakhouse Specialities Grilled Black Angus, grilled Canadian T-bone steak and Dover sole Wine Over 30 wines from around the world Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$150-HK$200; dinner HK$300-HK$500 Hours 11.30am-midnight This French steakhouse has some of the finest cuts in town.