Our monthly roundup of the best new places to eat and drink in Hong Kong.
From Moroccan to Italian to Thai and Vietnamese, this month‚Äôs new openings are all about celebrating the diverse range of cuisines in our city, whether you‚Äôre looking for fine-dining omakase or the best sandwich to grab and go (there are two tempting options in the list below). So loosen up your belt buckle and get ready to dive in, because this month‚Äôs newcomers deliver irresistible eats from around the world.
Kaiseki Den by Saotome
Another Japanese restaurant is getting a remake this month, with Lai Sun Group‚Äôs Michelin-starred Wagyu Kaiseki Den re-launching at its new location in Wan Chai as Kaiseki Den by Saotome. The new space shines a greater spotlight on executive chef Hiroyuki Saotome, pushing forward his Japanese ‚Äòhaute‚Äô cuisine with inventive new dishes and a revamped tasting menu. Expect the same meticulous arrangement across the kaiseki, from the precise plating to the premium ingredients that ebb and flow with the seasons.
Kaiseki Den by Saotome, 32-38 Cross Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2851 2820
Modestly priced omakase isn‚Äôt easy to find in Hong Kong, so we‚Äôre hoping the recently opened Sushi Ono can deliver on its promise of fresh, authentic omakase at a fraction of the price. At HK$900 a head for 13-15 courses at dinner, it certainly seems like the best value-for-money deal we‚Äôve come across. Ingredients are flown in fresh from Japan daily, and signature dishes include cucumber crab roll with sea urchin, yellowtail sashimi with Kyoto onion, and sliced squid noodles topped with myoga and ohba edible flowers. The sushi masters come by way of Sushi Hiro, a promising sign given the high praise from loyal customers of the hidden Japanese kitchen in Causeway Bay. With the same talent but lower prices, Sushi Ono may have found a way to edge itself in front of the competition for the best omakase in the city.
Sushi Ono, 9/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 5989 5429