1 November, 2022
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The Best New Restaurants In Hong Kong: November, 2022

1 November, 2022

Looking for some new dining inspiration? Here are the best new restaurants in Hong Kong to know this month…

Looking for some new dining inspiration for the month ahead? Have a read of our ultimate guide to the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the best new eats our city has to offer. From new rooftop bars to Italian-Japanese Teppanyaki concepts, modern Korean bistros and more, here are the restaurants we’ll be eating at this November.

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The Best New Restaurants In Hong Kong: November, 2022

Best New Restaurant Hong Kong November 2022: Trattoria Kagawa by Mihara

Trattoria Kagawa by Mihara

Following the success of TEPPANYAKI MIHARA’s arrival in Tseung Kwan O, celebrated Chef Terufumi Mihara launches a new venture on Wan Chai’s Ship Street. This “wa-modern” Italian-Japanese Teppanyaki concept showcases culinary delights and fresh produce from Chef Mihara’s home prefecture (more than 80% of the ingredients used hail from Kagawa!) and fuses it with traditional trattoria fare. The menu spans teppanyaki, pasta, risotto and more, featuring olive-fed wagyu raised on the hillsides of Shodoshima, Kagawa, and chicken and pork raised on feed infused with olive oil or ground olive leaves.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 2pm, and 6pm to 12am

Trattoria Kagawa by Mihara, G/F, 18 Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 5394 3690, www.facebook.com/trattoria.kagawa

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Best New Restaurant Hong Kong November 2022: Danji


Taking its name from the traditional Korean earthenware pot used to store sauces and ferment kimchi throughout cold winter months, Danji serves up classic Korean comfort fare. Expect warm plates of Buckwheat Kimchi Crepe, Grilled Eel, Hanwoo Kimchi Fried Rice, Spicy Tofu Seafood Stew and more, plus an all-Korean selection of beverages like makgeolli and beer. This modern Korean bistro is founded by Seoul Recipe owner Jennifer Kim, and soft opens this month in Wan Chai’s Starstreet precinct.

Danji is in soft opening is currently only open for happy hour and dinner.

Opening hours: Daily, 3pm to 11pm

Danji, 7 Sun Street, Starstreet Precinct, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2623 9983www.facebook.com/Danjihk

Best New Restaurant Hong Kong November 2022: Reveri


Launching early this month, Rêveri is the brainchild of founders Jessica Kesumo and John Law, who dreamed of opening a new dining concept together after helping a family friend establish a restaurant in Indonesia. Situated in the heart of Sheung Wan, along Mercer Street, Rêveri invites guests for an intimate fine-dining experience, offering simple yet forward-thinking lunch and dinner tasting menus that combine Asian flavours (mainly Chinese and Japanese) with Western cooking styles.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm, and 6pm to 10:30pm

Rêveri, 20-24 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6778 7278‎, reverihk.com

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Say hello to two new dining concepts in Central: ORO, a Manhattan-Italian restaurant, and American seafood rooftop bar TOP TOWN. Both launched by Italy native Gian Franco Razzani, ORO and TOP TOWN sit on the 30th and 31st floor of 28 Stanley Street, boasting spectacular harbour vistas. The day-to-night concepts invite guests to indulge in laidback lunches, intimate dinners and late-night cocktails.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10:30pm (ORO); Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 3pm, and 6pm to 11:30pm (TOP TOWN)

ORO, 30/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2133 7517
TOP TOWN, 31/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2133 5769, www.oro-toptown.com

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Best New Restaurant Hong Kong November 2022: Nanhai No. 2

Nanhai No. 2

After 12 years, Elite Concept’s Nanhai No.1 is introducing a new world of tastes and experiences. Led by Executive Chef T.S. Chan, Nanhai No.2 spotlights dishes from across the South China Sea and beyond, while supporting local farms including Ping Yeun Chicken from Hong Kong. Highlights on the menu include the Negombo Crab in DUO in Sri Lanka style, Braised ox tail and beef shoulder blade in Malacca style paired with Roti, and a series of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Essence.

Opening hours: Daily, 11:30am to 3pm, and 6pm to 11pm

Nanhai No. 2, 12/F, World Trade Center, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2435 3088, www.elite-concepts.com

New Restaurant Openings You Might Have Missed

Best New Restaurant Hong Kong November 2022: BARBAR


From the Epicurean Group (IZA Izakaya, Pica Pica) comes BÀRBAR, a new 50-seat Spanish wine and tapas bar has opened on Wan Chai’s Ship Street. At the wine bar, you’ll find an extensive selection of Spanish wines available by the glass, alongside Spanish sherries, artisan craft gins and Spanish sparkling wines. Food-wise, expect a contemporary, ingredient-driven tapas menu created under the direction of Pica Pica’s Chef Edgard Sanuy Barahona.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 3pm, and 6pm to 11pm

BÀRBAR, Shop A, G/F, Pinnacle Building, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2810 0008, barbar.hk


New to Four Seasons Hong Kong is award-winning Chef Paulo Airaudo’s new flagship restaurant, Noi. Meaning “we” or “us” in Italian, Noi serves as Chef Paulo’s outlet to showcase the best of what he’s learned and experienced over the years. The tasting menu — paired with a list of dedicated wines hand-picked by Chef Paulo — is heavily inspired by the Italian traditions he grew up with, along with Japanese and French influences he’s picked up throughout his culinary journey. With light fixtures inspired by his tattoos, pop culture figurines hidden throughout the space, and a throwback playlist personally made by Paulo himself, expect a touch of fun to be injected into your fine dining experience at Noi.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 2:30pm, and 6pm to 8:30pm

Noi, Podium, Level 5, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8768, www.instagram.com/noihongkong

Bianco & Rosso

Bianco & Rosso, the boozy brainchild of renowned mixologist Luca Andrei and Chef Ban Jee Min, pays homage to the history of Vermouth by way of a contemporary European menu and an innovative bar programme. Taking its cue from the charming little bars and roadside bodegas found along the cycling routes of Spain, Italy and France, expect humble food pairings featuring a range of pasta, meats and fish, alongside a sweet selection of dolce delights. Drinks-wise, we’re told the Frappe Di Tonino (Mancino Rosso, Plantation Dark, organic honey and yuzu) and the signature B&R Americano are must-tries.

Opening hours: Daily, 5pm to 7pm (Apertivo Hour), 6pm to 10pm (Dinner), 5pm to 12am (Bar)

Bianco & Rosso, G/F, 29 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2813 1669, www.biancoandrosso.com

New Restaurants Hong Kong: The Magistracy

The Magistracy

After being dormant for over 40 years, Black Sheep Restaurants breathes new life into its latest venture, The Magistracy. Opening in three phases starting from mid-September, the multi-story venue is set to become one of the city’s few restaurant heritage sites, with two restaurants, three bars, four private dining rooms, a sports room and an old-world wine cellar. For the first phase, Black Sheep will open Magistracy Dining Room and Botanical Garden later this month. Helmed by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Matthew Kirkley, Magistracy Dining Room embodies timeless London restaurants, while the adjoining Botanical Garden offers a lush green space and the city’s finest gin and tonics. More details to come.

The Magistracy, 1 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2252 3188, www.themagistracyhongkong.com

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Michelin Bib Gourmand Italian restaurant Castellana has said goodbye to its Causeway Bay homestead and re-opened in Central, taking up an elegant two-storey space in Club Lusitano on Ice House Street. The restaurant’s new executive chef, Romeo Morelli, brings an entirely new menu showcasing the rich and diverse culinary landscape of Northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Highlights include the Bottoni di Aragosta Blu (homemade ravioli filled with Brittany blue lobster) and Chef Romeo’s contemporary take on the classic tiramisu.

During its soft launch, the restaurant will introduce a “Lunch Break” menu ($480 for two courses or $580 for three courses) catering to Central’s white-collar workers. Lunchtime offerings include Tagliatella Uni-Ca (tagliatelle, Japanese sea urchin, vanilla and white truffle) and Quail Pie di Mia Nonna, a signature recipe from Chef Romeo’s grandmother.

Castellana, UG/F & 1/F, Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Central, 3188 5028, www.castellanahongkong.com

The Hawk & Aster Grand Café

Where Le Pain Quotidien used to be in Pacific Place, you’ll now find the first of the Grand Cafés to come, The Hawk & Aster. Set up by Leading Nation (the hospitality group behind Elephant Grounds, Wagyumafia and Sushi Mamoru), the French brasserie is open all day, seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. As a bonus, The Hawk & Astor is a Green Kitchen, an initiative established by Swire Properties that adopt sustainable and energy-saving solutions.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 10:30pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 9am to 10:30pm

The Hawk & Aster Grand Café, Unit 008, Level LG1, Pacific Place, 88, Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 3501 8557, www.thegrandcafes.com

Tung Po Kitchen

We were sad to see Tung Po Kitchen close its doors last month, but rumour has it that the beloved dai pai dong will reopen at a new venue on Jaffe Road in Wan Chai! We can’t wait to cheers to its return with our beer-filled bowls.

Tung Po Kitchen will reopen later this year.

Tung Po Kitchen, Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Main image courtesy of ORO & TOP TOWN, image 1 courtesy of Trattoria Kagawa by Mihara, image 2 courtesy of Danji, image 3 courtesy of Rêveri, image 4 courtesy of ORO & TOP TOWN, image 5 courtesy of Nanhhai No.2, image 6 courtesy of BÀRBAR, image 7 courtesy of Sassy Media Group.

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