It’s no secret that Hong Kong is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. And the city’s locals have been fortunate in that, for the most part, restaurants have remained open in at least some capacity during the pandemic. Although we’ve had to bid farewell to many favourite eateries in the last two years, many fantastic new spots have opened during this time as well. 3 hot new dining experiences in Hong Kong – from gin pairings to ‘bistronomie’ So with travel restrictions still being a thing, eating out has become even more of an obsession than normal. It’s become almost impossible to go on a night out without reservations in advance, and for the hottest restaurants the bookings date all the way into 2022 – and that is only on the back of domestic demand! Here are the six hardest tables to book in Hong Kong right now. Chaat Chaat opened in June 2020 , right at the crest of the pandemic’s first wave in the city. Chef Manav Tuli brought his brand of elevated Indian street food to the sophisticated palates of Hong Kong. It’s the combination of innovative touches, like baked jackfruit samosas, to excelling in classics like tandoori, that has charmed the pants off the town’s foodies. The restaurant takes reservations online through the Sevenrooms system … and is chock full until November. 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui The Chairman The Chairman was popular with the well-heeled crowd in Hong Kong even before it received its many accolades. The modern Chinese restaurant uses traditional ingredients and methods in brand new combinations, making it a winner for both classicists as well as more adventurous diners. It wasn’t an easy restaurant at which to get a table at the best of times, especially around red-letter days such as Lunar New Year or Mid-Autumn Festival, but since it grabbed the top spot on the Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants list the bookings have already gone beyond 2021, and they aren’t taking reservations for 2022 yet. 18 Kau U Fong, Central Which Hong Kong and Macau restaurants just got their first Michelin star? Batard Tucked away inside the Fine Wine Experience cellar in Sai Ying Pun, Batard was a hot destination as soon as it opened. Among its contemporary cuisine made with exquisite ingredients, the roast chicken with rice became the must-try item among foodie circles right off the bat. The eatery takes bookings at the beginning of each month for that month, but word is that they’re already fully booked until November. Shop E, Viking Court, Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun Ando With only 30 seats, Ando is one of the hardest places to get a table at. Chef Agustin Balbi combines ingredients from Japanese and Spanish cuisine in some of the most creative ways, making Ando one of the most avant-garde restaurants in town. The tables are released a month in advance at midnight, and savvy diners have found themselves sitting up night after night to make a booking. Speed typing has never been a more valued skill. 1/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington St, Central Sushi Mamoru This quintessential omakase establishment is already booked out until January 2022! The fact that it only has eight seats has a lot to do with the exclusivity, but foodies around town are definitely willing to wait. Behind the counter is chef Hirofumi Chiba, a third-generation sushi chef who pledges to safeguard Edomae sushi traditions by executing his craft with the utmost of integrity. 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai How to make the best home-made ice cream – according to top dessert chefs Wing With his contemporary Chinese concept VEA proving itself a success story in Hong Kong, chef and owner Vicky Cheng took on the challenge of opening a traditional Chinese restaurant – and it’s getting much praise. So much so that it’s been an online feeding frenzy to book a table, that can only be done up to a month in advance. 29/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .