Revenge dining is happening, but in a good way! Hongkongers are re-embracing the freedom to dine out – responsibly of course – and the city even has several newly opened restaurants to get excited about. The latest additions to Hong Kong’s restaurant scene include a medley of innovative concepts, from authentic Nyonya cuisine from Malaysia to Italian-Filipino fusion. We’re particularly excited by the Michelin-starred tempura concept opening up on the top floor of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, right next to the esteemed Sushi Saito. Meanwhile, New Orleans-style barbecue smokehouse, Smoke & Barrels, opens on Graham Street – not be confused with Smoke & Barrel (without the “s”) that specialises in Texas-style barbecue, which we announced last month : 6 new Hong Kong restaurants to get excited about as restrictions ease There is also a new addition to the line-up at Peak Galleria with Fiamma, helmed by chef Chef Enrico Bartolini of Spiga fame. What are you waiting for? Time to get eating. New opening: Tempura Uchitsu Opening on the top floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is famed Tempura Uchitsu, which garnered two Michelin stars in Tokyo. Their food philosophy is that tempura is about allowing the ingredients to steam in their own moisture while being deep fried to tease out the natural flavours. Lunch starts at HK$1,680 (US$217) for around 10 courses and should be sensational! 45/F Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central New opening: Penicillin This new bar by Hong Kong libation legend Agung Prabowo is expected to open on Hollywood Road soon. Along with his partner Roman Ghale, Prabowo was awarded the accolade of Asia’s Best Bar in 2019 for The Old Man . This new concept aims to close the loop on cocktail making, focusing on either locally sourced or upcycled food and drink ingredients. The mixologists will continually research how to drive greater sustainability at the same time as creating amazing concoctions for their patrons. Penicillin is Hong Kong’s first sustainable bar – from the bartender behind The Old Man L/G, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Rd, Central New opening: Pastis Tapas The group behind Metropolitain and Pastis has branched off from Hong Kong Island, taking their meticulous approach to cuisine to the Tseung Kwan O neighbourhood. Diners can look forward to enticing dishes such as fried squid, truffle croquettes and signature dishes like clams cooked in white wine with garlic and parsley. GO5, 23 Tong Chun St, Tseung Kwan O New opening: Holy Gaw View this post on Instagram Repost • @indulgenteats My “carbonara” diet continues with this Filipino sisig-inspired version from @holygaw, a new fusion spot in HK serving yummy Filipino proteins paired with garlic cauli rice and pastas from an ex-Carbone chef It’s a solid spot for a casual bite (and they even have a dog-friendly table!) but whatever you do, don’t miss their homemade ice cream stuffed in toasted pandesal, the staple bread roll in the Philippines The ube with pandan pandesal was sooo good #IndulgentEatsHK A post shared by Holy Gaw (@holygaw) on Oct 6, 2020 at 9:15pm PDT Filipino fare is criminally under-represented in Hong Kong and here to give a cool modern take with a hint of Italian fusion is Marvin Gaw, previously of Carbone. The moo salpicao looks scrumptious and the trusty carbonara is given new life by the infusion of sisig, a Filipino dish comprising of minced pork, chopped onion and chicken liver. Shop 4, G/F, 15 Swatow St, Wan Chai New opening: Bibi & Baba View this post on Instagram Introducing our newest JIA concept @bibibabahkg! Defined by colour, spice and the marriage of cultures, Bibi & Baba represents the literal fusing of Chinese and Malay traditions. Open 6 October, from 12 pm. 為您隆重介紹，Bibi & Baba (娘惹菜餐廳)。中國傳統烹飪方法與馬來香料的巧妙結合，為您精心準備多款娘惹美饌。10月6日(正午12時起 )正式在灣仔船街隆重登場，敬請期待！ - #BIBIBABAHKG #NYONYAFOOD #JIAGROUP #TINOQXDYLAN #佳民集團 #8519HK A post shared by Bibi & Baba (@bibibabahkg) on Oct 5, 2020 at 3:51am PDT JIA Group has expanded its portfolio into Malaysian cuisine in offering up authentic Nyonya or a fusion of ancient Chinese with the local cultures of the Nusantara region. Positioned on Ship Street with neighbours that include Bo Innovation, Qi – House of Sichuan and 22 Ships, we look forward to innovative but also classic Peranakan fare. 4 hot new Hong Kong restaurant openings 1-7 Ship St, Wan Chai New opening: Fiamma Nestled on the roof of Peak Galleria, Fiamma boasts fresh, wholesome comfort food served in a main dining room and spacious alfresco seating area that caters to up to 110 diners. At the helm in the kitchens is Chef Enrico Bartolini of Spiga fame and guests can anticipate generous sharing plates, freshly baked bread and house-made pasta on the menu. Shop G02, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd New opening: Smoke & Barrels View this post on Instagram COMING SOON Sun’s out. Bun’s out. Our juicy Signature Hot Brisket Bun is definitely a summer barbecue favourite! #igotsmokedinhongkong #theonewiththeS #dontwaittilloctober A post shared by Smoke & Barrels (@smokeandbarrels.hk) on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:11am PDT In an awkward turn of events, two smokehouse concepts with very similar names have opened in Central. This one is Smoke & Barrels (with an “s”), part of The Cupping Room family and not to be mistaken with Smoke and Barrel, by Chris Grare and Arron Rhodes. Offering up New Orleans-styled Southern barbecue, diners can dig into platters of brisket and ribs, smoked chicken, smoked turkey as well as the signature Brisket Bun. Shop 3, LG/F, My Central, 23 Graham St, Central Ole’s Andalusian menu The most trusted institution for authentic Spanish cuisine in Hong Kong has launched a Andalusian menu to showcase the region. Located in the southernmost part of Spain, Andalusian cuisine is known for Northern African influences such as bay leaves, cinnamon, rice, chickpeas, orange, saffron, almond fig and lemon. Delicious dishes in the seven-course menu include a chickpea, chorizo and pig ear stew that is fragrant with interesting textures, as well as juicy rice with mushrooms and Iberico pork. Which Hong Kong restaurants closed since coronavirus? 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House St, Central Chrysanthemum quintet at China Tang As autumn arrives, China Tang Landmark has launched a special Chrysanthemum Quintet menu in collaboration with Shanghai Tang. The menu showcases the flavours of the chrysanthemum in a variety of dishes such as chilled noodle, seafood, sesame sauce and chrysanthemum petals as well as wok-fried Wagyu beef accompanied by deep-fried whole chrysanthemum flower. What’s more, patrons of this limited edition menu will receive a voucher to redeem the Ginger flower, Bamboo or Chrysanthemum room spray, valued at HK$380. Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Rd Central, Central Stay and dine holiday This staycation is one for the foodies. For prices starting at HK$1,288, book a Stay & Dine Vacation package from now until October 31 on Klook and receive one night’s accommodation at Ocean Park Marriott including breakfast for two and also an HK$800 spending voucher for dinner at any Lai Sun Dining restaurants in town. That includes Beefbar, China Tang and Ciak, as well as Canton Bistro and Prohibition Grillhouse which are on the hotel property. 180 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .