Review: Contemporary Chinese dining at Lane Crawford’s new restaurant, SHÉ

We waded through a cloud of expensive perfume, turned a corner, and there SHÉ was. SHÉ — pronounced “shuh” (from the Chinese character for residence, 舍) — lives in the Lane Crawford department store within IFC Mall. It had its grand opening a couple of weeks ago, and has a huge terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour. With only 110 seats, it’s the kind ...

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Belle of the Highball: ThirtySix is a temple to one of drinking’s simple pleasures

Belle of the Highball: ThirtySix is a temple to one of drinking’s simple pleasures

Generally speaking, a highball has only two essential ingredients: a strong spirit, and a weak mixer. Scotch and soda? That’s a highball. Whiskey and coke? That’s a highball...

Tapping into the zeitgeist: Draft Land, the new LKF bar that serves cocktails on draft

Tapping into the zeitgeist: Draft Land, the new LKF bar that serves cocktails on draft

For those looking to tap into highbrow cocktail culture, a new entry in Hong Kong’s nightlife scene is seeking to bring mixology to the masses by serving up a wide selection of...

The Hungry Lawyer: Spanish restaurant Pica Pica delivers on trend-transcending tapas

The Hungry Lawyer: Spanish restaurant Pica Pica delivers on trend-transcending tapas

If you Google “pica pica” you will learn (as did I) that it is the common name of the Eurasian Magpie, one of the most prevalent and intelligent birds found in continental...

Review: Artemis & Apollo is a classy Greek taverna dishing out excellent Mediterranean mezes and spit-fire roasted meats

Review: Artemis & Apollo is a classy Greek taverna dishing out excellent Mediterranean mezes and spit-fire roasted meats

After 10 minutes of walking up and down the same street, checking Google Maps with increasing levels of anxiety, followed by a more-arduous-than-usual climb up a flight of...

Frank’s: New Jersey-style Italian food (and ‘Sopranos’-like Setting) in Soho

Frank’s: New Jersey-style Italian food (and ‘Sopranos’-like Setting) in Soho

Hong Kong is home to a handful of solid Italian-American restaurants — Carbone and Mezzo are the first that come to mind. Joining that list is New Jersey-style Italian...

Review: Mokutan, the new omakase yakitori joint hiding in plain sight at TST

Review: Mokutan, the new omakase yakitori joint hiding in plain sight at TST

At rush hour, crowds swell at Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, creating some of the worst (foot) traffic jams in the city. But, walk just 10-minutes away from all that, in the...

Review: Osteria Marzia’s new seasonal menu puts porcini on a pedestal, and it’s great

Review: Osteria Marzia’s new seasonal menu puts porcini on a pedestal, and it’s great

Apparently it’s porcini mushroom season (September to November), and Osteria Marzia — which specializes in “coastal Italian” cuisine — is making use of that...

Fishsteria Waterside in Kennedy Town does damn good (and supposedly, sustainably sourced) seafood

Fishsteria Waterside in Kennedy Town does damn good (and supposedly, sustainably sourced) seafood

Oh, Fishsteria Waterside. Your cutesy name. Your pier-side location in the hipster neighborhood of Kennedy Town. Your upcycled and repurposed furniture (that wall made of wine...

Takumi by Daisuke Mori, the small, Michelin-starred open kitchen concept, now does ‘interactive dining’

Takumi by Daisuke Mori, the small, Michelin-starred open kitchen concept, now does ‘interactive dining’

Sleek, small, and intimate — those are the first impressions you get as you enter Takumi by Daisuke Mori, a Michelin-starred restaurant tucked away on a side street in Wan Chai....


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