Tucked away in a quiet corner of Hong Kong's Alexandra house, is the Italian restaurant and bar, 8.5 Otto e Mezzo Bombana. The restaurant which is associated with famed chef, Umberto Bombana, considered to be the best Italian chefs in Asia. This place has a well demarcated lounge and dining area also offers the truly awe-inspiring creations of well-known mixologist, Giancarlo Mancino. The menu at the restaurant features many of Bombana's signature creations, like lobster and mozzarella Salad in Caviar dressing, pumpkin ravioli, crispy pear tart and many white truffle anointed dishes. This place is immensely popular with Bombana's adoring fans, so why not try 8.5 Otto e Mezzo Bombana yourself? - Anjeeta Nayar
Chiuchow Garden serves Chiu Chow cuisine, which is a variant of Chinese cuisine that originates from the Swatow district of the eastern Guangdong province in China. Chiu Chow dishes typically feature flavorful sauces and preparations that feature duck and goose. Furthermore, this place is a big, noisy, family-style restaurant that is a part of chain which is owned by the famous Hong Kong hospitality group, Maxims. The restaurant is set up as a classic Chinese banquet and features luxe furnishings like velvet trimmings and sparkling chandeliers. Chiuchow Garden also specializes in Chinese dim sum, which is locally called yum cha. Other items they offer are cha siu bun (barbecue pork bun), har gow (shrimp dumplings), mushroom cheung fun (steamed rice parcels), oyster congee and much more. - Anjeeta Nayar
Sleek and stylish Zuma is the Hong Kong outpost of London’s popular contemporary Japanese restaurant. Zuma Hong Kong extends over two levels at one of the city’s most fashionable addresses, the Landmark building in Central. The restaurant is divided into several dining spaces: the main dining area which affords a view of the open kitchen, a sushi and robata counter, private dining rooms, a lounge bar and a sake bar. However, the crowning gem of this establishment is the open-air terrace which is connected to the main restaurant via a spectacular spiral staircase. The menu at Zuma offers a variety of small plates, sushi and sashimi preparations and innovative mains like Gindara saiyko-yaki (black cod marinated in Miso), which represents the restaurant’s own interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine. The Zuma lounge is open from noon on weekdays, and from 15:00 on weekends.
Isola Bar & Grill extends over two floors in Hong Kong’s huge IFC mall, and can hardly be described as a pedestrian mall eatery - the restaurant sports an exquisitely embossed white on white décor and also affords one of the most stunning views of Hong Kong’s bustling Victoria Harbor whilst offering flavorful, authentic Italian fare. Isola is spread out over seven thousand feet and features floor-to-ceiling windows, an alfresco dining terrace, open kitchens and a bar on its upper level. The restaurant has a rather extensive menu that showcases a wide variety of Italian specialties like thin crust pizzas, carpaccio, and homemade hand-pulled pastas along with various antipasti, salads, mains and delectable desserts.
Loong Yuen, located in the Holiday Inn Golden Mile, is often considered one of the best Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong. Frequented by the tourists and locals who flock to the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district, Loong Yuen is especially known for its Yumcha (dim sum) meals, but the restaurant’s a la carte menu is equally outstanding and features stellar, highly acclaimed preparations like Fried Rice with Shrimp, Drunken Shrimp and Beggar’s Chicken which are served by the well-trained, attentive staff in a rather old world restaurant setting. Adorned with Chinese paintings and artifacts, this restaurant is perfect for those who want a lasting food memory of Hong Kong. -Anjeeta Nayar
BLT Steak, which occupies a harbor-side spot in the busy Ocean Terminal mall, is the Hong Kong outpost of celebrated chef Laurent Tourondel's steakhouse chain. The restaurant, which offers gorgeous vistas of Victoria Harbor, has a menu that features prime cuts from Australia and the US. The restaurant also offers a raw bar, a variety of salads and a selection of fish and poultry preparations for those patrons who would rather not have a steak. BLT Steak offers all day dining and offers prix fixe lunch menus during the work week along with a separate brunch menu on the weekend. -Anjeeta Nayar
Tandoor is an established player on Hong Kong’s Indian curry restaurant scene. The restaurant, which is located on the first floor of an obscure office building close to the city’s party district, offers a pleasant ambiance as it has a decor that features wooden floors, oyster shell textures and myriad Indian artifacts. Tandoor also offers live classical Indian music as entertainment for its patrons, and has a menu that features various tandoori (grilled dishes). Tandoori Chicken, Reshmi Kebab and Chicken Tikka Masala along with curries like Gosht Saagwala and Rogan Josh are only some of the house favorites.
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
Jashan is a unique Indian restaurant. Unlike most Indian places in Hong Kong, which focus on North Indian cuisine, Jashan serves food from all over the subcontinent. Come enjoy dishes like fish curry and dry lamb masala. There's also a delivery option, so you can enjoy their delicious food in the comfort of your own home.
The Peak Café and Bar consists of two distinct eating spaces which are located side by side on one of the many slopes that lie alongside Hong Kong’s unique mode of transport, the Central Mid-Levels Escalator. Both eateries have an old world ambiance with their heavy drapes, old -fashioned but beautiful mosaic floors, marble-topped tables and quaint lighting fixtures which barely illuminate the two premises. The Peak Café and Bar is an immensely popular after-work hangout for it offers happy hours specials along with substantial eats like a Mezze Platter, Salt and Pepper Squid, and a Peak Bar Snack combo. However, if you require more food the menu also offers a variety of thin crust Pizzas and mains like a char-grilled rib-eye steak. -Anjeeta Nayar