From Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town, the district has seen a raft of new restaurant openings. We've reviewed five places recently, and all have much to recommend. With the MTR Island line extension making it more accessible, there's no excuse not to venture west and try something new. Click on headlines to read our reviews in full. Ina Hotpot by Inaguku - robust Chinese-style fare Handmade beef balls weren't what we expected ... these were ... fluffy, and seasoned with dried tangerine peel. Neighborhood - comforting French-Italian fare We couldn't fault the handmade pasta; the tagliolini was eggy and al dente. The sea urchin spaghetti also delighted my Italian guest Chino - refreshing blend of Mexican and Japanese fare White fish ceviche with yuzu lime and cashews wasn't cured for long ... but it was bright and refreshing. Shiba, Kennedy Town - Japanese skewers We especially liked the miso pork ribs — the .. meat was fatty, rich and slightly sweet ... Shiso minced chicken was soft and moist Stack, Sai Ying Pun - pancakes Our favourite savoury dish wasn't a pancake: it was the comforting, homey hash with scraps of duck meat For dozens more restaurant reviews see our page Hong Kong restaurant reviews . For meals under HK$100, see our Hong Kong budget eats page. If you like what you see, why not add the pages to My Topics in the scmp.com mobile app .