Bistecca is the Dining Concept group's Italian steakhouse offering and it is fashioned after a typical Italian butcher's shop. Keeping in line with this central theme, Bistecca's décor features exposed brick walls, an open kitchen which displays many fine cuts of meat and an assortment of meat cleavers which are bound to make a vegetarian extremely squeamish. The menu at Bistecca features a fine selection of cuts that hail from around the world. Each piece of meat can be prepared according to your preference and is combined with popular sides like mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and more. Additionally, the menu features a variety of salads, soups, and pastas for those diners who want to eschew the hearty steaks.
Paisano's, which has its roots in New York City, has been slowly and is expanding all over Hong Kong. The chain started off as its first outlet in Sai Kung in 2009 and now has outlets all over the territory. While some outlets are strictly take-away joints, Paisano's in Wanchai offers a dine-in option, though it may be crammed with pizza lovers attempting to get a slice or two. This place also has an assortment of large pies to offer, which can be purchased whole or by the slice. The pizzeria's offerings typically include the classic Margherita and the Hawaiian along with Paisano's own custom pies like the Manhattan Special, the Godfather and the Paisano's Pizza. Aside from pizza, the restaurant also offers hearty salads, pastas, calzones and huge sub-sandwiches which can be rounded off with a slice of its sinfully rich, New York cheesecake. - Anjeeta Nayar
The infamous Chungking Mansions complex in Hong Kong hosts several restaurants in its hidden setting. The Taj Mahal Club is located on the third floor of this rather run-down five building complex. The restaurant, which has a wooden façade that is festooned with garlands, is also adorned with a statue of the Maharaja. As for the food and beverage menu, the Taj Mahal Club offers all the favorites of Indian fare like samosas, onion bhajis, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, rogan josh, mutton vindaloo, and channa massala: all of which are usually accompanied by wide variety of Indian breads and Indian beers. - Anjeeta Nayar
The cheery Russian eatery, Ivan the Kozak is tucked away in a quiet corner of Cochrane Street, near the main thoroughfare of the Central Mid-Levels escalator. Ivan the Kozak attempts to recreate the ambience of a typical Russian home in the midst of the hurly-burly of Hong Kong, so it is adorned with heavy, rustic wooden furniture, colorful murals and various Russian knick-knacks. The staff at the restaurant sport traditional Russian folk wear to keep in line with the eatery's central theme. Also, the restaurant is also equipped with a perennially chilled 'ice room', which offers a wide range of Russian vodkas and even has fur coats on hand for guests who can't stand the chill. As for the menu, Ivan the Kozak serves up a wide array of traditional Russian fare, like borscht, chicken kiev, beef stroganoff, pelmeni and more. - Anjeeta Nayar
The Asian restaurant Spice is located on the second floor of a rather nondescript building, situated within a popular dining and entertainment enclave in Kowloon known as Knutsford Terrace. Knutsford Terrace is home to a myriad of restaurants that offer a wide array of global cuisines. Spice is a multi-cuisine restaurant and its menu accordingly offers a selection of Thai, Malaysian and Indian dishes which would satsify any aficionado of Asian cuisine. Exceptional items on Spice’s rather extensive menu include dishes like the Spicy Hot and Sour Seafood salad, the Tom Yam Goong Soup,The Fish Tikka Kebabs, the Fried Rice with Chicken in Fresh Pineapple and the Nyonya Kari Ayam (Malaysian chicken curry). The restaurant also has a wide array of vegetarian options. -Anjeeta Nayar
Ser Wong Fun is a must on itineraries of adventurous food epicureans visiting Hong Kong. If snake was on your list of things to eat before you die, then this is a great place to sample this meat. Their specialty is snake soup, a delicacy of tender snake meat, herbs and spices. Other signature Chinese dishes include claypot rice, sweet and sour pork, duck liver sausage and tea smoked chicken. Seafood lovers can place an order in advance for their fried crab claws. After your meal, take the Mid-Level Escalator nearby, a city landmark and one of the longest outdoor walkway systems in the world.
The French restaurant, Brass, is located in the heart of bustling Des Voeux Road, a crowded, intensely commercial street in Hong Kong. The restaurant sports elegant décor that features a prominent long bar and a decorative screen that shows classic black and white movies. The menu at Brass showcases the creations of its award-winning chef, Mikael Le Calvez, and features hearty French fare like Duck Foie Gras with Green Lentils and beef bourguignon, which are offered with a variety of typical French sides. -Anjeeta Nayar
Yung Kee Restaurant is the only one in Hong Kong to be mentioned in the Fortune Magazine. Having evolved from a street stall, the food at Yung Kee is still sumptuous, as you will find after sinking your teeth into a juicy leg of goose that the place is famous for. Meals here are set to save time for those hungry people during business lunch breaks. Dishes come well presented, in beautiful ceramic crockery. A helping of fresh sausages is just perfect for a takeout, so give in.
Al's Diner is an institution on Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong's central party district. This American diner is a favorite with revelers who head to Al's Diner for its American inspired menu that features giant sized burgers, malted shakes, ribs, grilled sandwiches, leafy salads and hearty sundaes. The street-facing restaurant features booth seating, Formica table tops, a juke box and big video screens. As if that weren't enough, the full bar is renowned for its old-school vodka jello shot offerings, which are especially popular with the raucous crowds who gravitate towards Al's to let their hair down after the work day. -Anjeeta Nayar
Chaiwala, situated on Wyndham Street, offers a wide range of Indian small plates and street food items. This is the place to be if you want to relish dishes from different part of India without having to shell out too much. The modern interpretation of traditional Indian delicacies will impress your palates and make you want to come back again and again. Private events and group lunches can be hosted at Chaiwala at discounted rates.
Ganga's is a basement level Indian eatery that is located within the restaurant row stretch of Wyndham Street. The restaurant, which in its previous incarnation was known as Gunga Din, has been renovated and reopened under a new moniker. Ganga's features a décor that consists of elegant but simple dark wood seating which is punctuated with bursts of color in the form of colored silk throw cushions. The restaurant also features other trimmings like filigreed screens and graceful Indian artwork. As for the food, the menu at Ganga's showcases delightful preparations that hail from all over the subcontinent. Dishes like Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Lamb Madras, Saag Aloo, and Kerala Fish Curry perfectly complement the menu's many rice and Indian bread offerings. -Anjeeta Nayar