Eating out in Hong Kong is possible again now that social distancing has been relaxed a little, with restaurants now permitted to keep serving evening meals up until 10pm. It’s just in time, then, that the city has several newly-opened restaurants to get excited about. The latest additions to Hong Kong’s eating out scene include a glut of Japanese concepts, including an omakase sushi specialist and two izakayas. We’re particularly excited about the return of Cobo House at K11 Musea, where the pairing of two new executive chefs at the helm is producing truly exquisite dishes. Meanwhile, Umami at Le Méridien Cyberport has taken the concept of “pet-friendly” to the next level by providing a menu especially for your precious pooch. And there’s a divine afternoon tea collaboration between The Upper House’s Cafe Gray Deluxe and home-grown tea specialist Teakha. Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant deliveries head-to-head Read on to discover what else is new. New opening: Cobo House Cobo House is back – and it’s bigger and more sophisticated than ever. Newly-housed inside K11 Musea, the updated premises offer a stunning, panoramic view onto Victoria Harbour to enjoy from the space’s smart interior. At the helm are chefs Ray Hou and Devon Choi, two culinary masters with experience at some of the most exclusive restaurants in town, including Tate Dining Room, Mandarin Grill + Bar, Arbor and Amber. In the name of sustainability, the restaurant has eschewed paper menus for a table-top cube sporting different QR codes for each menu. What comes out of the kitchen can only be described as exquisite. This is beautiful cuisine that is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Shop 602, 6F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui New opening: Smoke & Barrel Hong Kong was always in need of a good smokehouse barbecue, and here to rise to the challenge is Smoke & Barrel, set to open its doors in early October. The new eatery will serve up Texan-style barbecue and has its very own imported wood-fired smoker that promises to deliver authentically smoked meats that just fall off the bone (and hopefully melt in your mouth, too). 1/F-2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham St, Central 12 new Hong Kong restaurants and menus to try New opening: Wasyokuya Yamaichi Opening up inside brand-spanking new mall The Lohas is glitzy but down-to earth izakaya Wasyokuya Yamaichi. The chefs promise to use only the best ingredients in their homestyle approach, in a restaurant where even the sauces and marinades are made in-house. Signature dishes include Yamaichi’s special sashimi set, tuna scallion rolls and deep-fried Japanese Hakata chicken, fresh off the plane from Fukuoka, Japan. Shop 319, 3/F, The Lohas, 1 Lohas Park Rd, Tseung Kwan O New opening: Sushi Haru After the success of its Fukuro izakaya on Wyndham Street, the prolific Black Sheep Group has opened its third Japanese concept in Central. Sushi Haru sits right beside its latest teppanyaki venture, Crown Super Deluxe, in the LKF Tower. An omakase establishment (one where you leave your meal up to the chef), it only has eight seats to ensure as intimate a dining experience as possible, while chef Motoharu Inazuka rustles up stunning dishes using ingredients from his most trusted merchants. Mezzanine, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central New opening: Katsumoto After the success of Flying Pig Bistro and Lobster Shack, the Bistro Concepts restaurant group has shrewdly occupied another location on the slopes of Sai Ying Pun. This time patrons can expect fantastic tempura and yakitori dishes, and there’s even a dedicated kastu sando section, serving up a signature Wagyu steak sando and even an Impossible meat-free version too. 70 High St, Sai Ying Pun No more rock star chefs – fine dining after coronavirus New opening: Jean May View this post on Instagram duck breast, spiced honey glaze, roasted carrots . #jeanmayhk #frenchrestauranthk #bistrohk #jeanmayathome #duck #canette #spicedhoney #carrots #foodandwine #wanchai A post shared by jean may (@jeanmayhk) on Aug 3, 2020 at 2:13am PDT No, this isn’t an X-Men themed restaurant (that would be Jean Grey). Jean May is a cute little boutique restaurant in the heart of Wan Chai that promises delicate bistro fare by chef Tiffany Lo. Look forward to delicious terrines, tasty tarts and other French comfort food. Shop A, 14 Gresson St, Wan Chai Café Gray Deluxe x Teakha afternoon tea The Upper House has long championed home-grown F&B brands, and its latest partnership with tea specialists Teakha is a real treat. In a special afternoon tea, diners get to sample a subtle honeysuckle-scented apple blossom werbena that is been paired with cured salmon on Guinness bread, or sip on camomile tea that is been expertly paired with the contrasting citrusy notes of a buttermilk verrine. Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty Pets’ menu at Umami Restaurant + Bar Many of us have leaned on our pets for emotional support during these trying times, so what better way to reward our furry friends than by treating them to some tasty chow while you’re getting some too. Umami Restaurant + Bar has just launched a dedicated menu for guests and their pets that includes Fresco brand treats such as turkey fillets and mini beef training bones. Lobby, G/F, Le Meridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Rd, Pok Fu Lam Where to eat in Hong Kong this summer Maruju Japanese Shokudo salmon roe delight In Japan, shokudos are casual eateries known for serving the finest quality ingredients at wallet-friendly prices, and Maruju in Hong Kong certainly delivers on that tradition. Fans of salmon roe get to sample an umami explosion with the restaurant’s latest promotion, which offers an incredible 200 grams of the coveted fish egg on a single bowl of rice. Shop 13, 12/F, Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .