Va Bene restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong was once regarded as one of Hong Kong’s finest Italian restaurants, but popular dining scenes in the city come and go quickly. Photo: SCMP
Andrew Sun
Opinion

Opinion

Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

When it comes to Hong Kong and restaurants, nothing lasts forever – Viceroy and JJ’s were the in places, then Lan Kwai Fong, then SoHo. Now look at them

  • Restaurant owners gravitate to neighbourhoods popular with diners, which enjoy success until landlords spoil the fun. Soon boarded up shopfronts multiply
  • There’s nothing new, or surprising, about the trend – it has a relentless logic. After all, every generation wants something new to call their own
Va Bene restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong was once regarded as one of Hong Kong’s finest Italian restaurants, but popular dining scenes in the city come and go quickly. Photo: SCMP
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