inspired by the name of the first Chinese grocery store in New York, Mott 32 is a famous Hong Kong restaurant and a must stop for visitors. Paying homage to the traditional cuisine and China's heritage, this humble eatery focuses on farm-to-table cuisine, sourcing ingredients from local farmers. Age-old traditions food preparation alongside modern techniques bring fresh flavors to familiar dishes. The eatery is located below street level and is characterized by modern decor that is warmed with reclaimed wood accents, golden chinese calligraphy on the walls, and dim lighting.
It's not cheap, but this authentic Irish bar is worth a visit. The crowds are heaving when a big rugby or soccer game hits the huge television screen, but the cozy corner seats offer some privacy for chats and cuddling. Occasional poetry evenings are held in the bar area and of course St. Patrick's night is always a night to remember. Friday night is music night. The menu includes stews, potatoes and pies, followed by thick puddings and, of course, pints of Kilkenny.
Yardbird is a modern yakitori eatery. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Matt Abergel, whose repertoire includes establishments like Massa in New York and Zuma in Hong Kong. In fact, Yardbird does have a distinct New York City vibe with its sleek, minimalist lines and black-clad servers. Though Yardbird does offer a variety of chicken skewers, the menu also has dishes that use each and every part of the bird - neck, wings, skin et al. Stand-out items on the restaurant's menu include the chicken breast skewers, the chicken meatball served with an egg yolk dipping sauce, the kimchi fried cauliflower and the crispy chicken fried rice. Also on offer are innovative, expertly mixed cocktails like Whiskey Lemonade and a variety of wine, sake and beer.
Not to be confused with Club 97, the chic nightclub, Post 97 is just about the best place in Hong Kong to enjoy a coffee, a beer, a meal or a chat with a loved one. Sit beside the windows and watch the Friday night Lan Kwai Fong party pan out below, and eat well from the extensive menu. Over the weekend, the doors do not close...for those all-night party people, they can cure your hangover and enjoy breakfast at any time of day.
Located in the Grand Hyatt, Grissini's is one of the top Hong Kong restaurants for business lunches and dinners. Vast black marble columns, colonnaded arches and geometrical wooden flooring create an elegant atmosphere in which to sample creamy risottos, baked sea bass topped with black olives and pine nuts, as well as rack of lamb. Their collection of fine wines is quite impressive as well. The service is courteous and efficient and the dishes are perfect for those with an appetite and a big budget.
This restaurant is so high profile that it even has branches in Japan - the Johnson Road branch is the flagship eatery. But be prepared to pay premium prices if you plan on dining here as you can expect nothing less than an absolute feast. Just about every known - and unknown - Cantonese dish is available and you may find yourself having trouble deciding. Be prepared to spend some time lingering over the menu but know that at the end of every selection, is a satisfied diner.