Filmart: Hong Kong Is a Feast for Foodies
Chic, contemporary and memorable, these restaurants oﬀer ideal settings to celebrate closing that Filmart deal.
Hong Kong has many charms, but the “Fragrant Harbor” punches well above its weight when it comes to world-class dining. Of Asia’s 50 best restaurants, Hong Kong boasts nine entries, and the city’s eateries have Michelin stars aplenty. The locals will tell you the best and most authentic food is found in less heralded and older neighborhoods, but if you’re pressed for time or need somewhere buzzy, here are some hot places to eat.
Deciding on where to eat in a strange city is a difficult task at the best of times, but trying to find somewhere for a group of strangers is doubly tough. In a situation like this, head to Zuma, a well-established and well-loved Japanese restaurant that is great for big groups. There’s so much to love at Zuma, why not try the daikoku tasting menu and sample the best.
5/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
Hong Kong restaurateur Yenn Wong has been prolific of late, opening a number of new establishments including Fish School and Meen & Rice to go along with her numerous collaborations with famed British chef Jason Atherton. Be warned — Mak Mak's menu is impressively long, but if you love Thai (especially the curries) and love choice, then you’ve found the right place.
2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
Not too far from the Convention Center, indeed a mere 10-minute cab ride away, is AMMO, an Italian restaurant that was seemingly made to be frequented by the film crowd. The interiors by Joyce Wang are inspired by the 1965 film noir classic Alphaville, and there’s certainly an old-world filmic sense to the ambience. AMMO does comfort food like few other places in Hong Kong, and all the pasta is made on-site in the authentic way. The gnocchi is to die for, and crab ravioli gets rave reviews, too.
9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
The best dim sum in town? That’s the buzz around Mott 32, consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Hong Kong since it opened in 2014. Named after 32 Mott Street in New York, supposedly the site of the Big Apple’s first Chinese convenience store, Mott 32 fuses cutting-edge Western design (think meat-packing chic) with the very best pan-Chinese food. Aside from the dim sum, of course, check out the braised eggplant and stir-fried prawns.
Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central