Chef May Chow’s latest project is her boldest to date: a garish, neon-lit parlour that serves modern, refined takes on old-school cha chaan teng dishes. This spot may not be for everyone, but it reflects the unique ambitions of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2017.
Location: UG/F, Ming Hing House, 52-56 Staunton Street, Central
Phone: +852 2816 2118
Opened in 2013, this venerable izakaya specialising in seafood and Japanese whisky recently made it onto the 2017 list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. The restaurant accommodates less than 30 guests, so book in advance.
Location: 8 On Wo Lane, Sheung Wan
Phone: +852 2547 5263
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like this Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) spot from the team behind Pirata and The Optimist. The kitchen stays open late, the food is good, the atmosphere is fun — what’s not to love?
Location: 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Phone: +852 2811 1152
No matter what time of day, the kitchen at this cosy Italian spot — part of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s international restaurant empire — is firing on all cylinders. All you need to know is that they’re quietly serving the best pizza in all of Hong Kong right now.
Location: 8/F, California Tower, 34 D'Aguilar Street, Central
Phone: +852 3706 8567