Tempting new restaurant venues in Hong Kong this month include a teppanyaki specialist, Parisian dining and the best in comfort food. It’s time to work up an appetite…
Chef Toru Takano takes the helm at Crown Super Deluxe.
Crown Super Deluxe
Hong Kong’s Black Sheep Restaurants hospitality group is launching a teppanyaki venue on SoHo’s Wyndham Street.
The venue is slated for a June 12 opening, with chef Toru Takano, a teppanyaki veteran from Niigata, and his wife, chef Ami Hamasaki, at the helm.
Crown Super Deluxe says it will stand out from Hong Kong’s teppanyaki scene with a melding of US and Japanese foodie cultures – the refinement of a Kobe teppanyaki with a dash of (Japanese-American restaurateur) Rocky Aoki’s American flair.
The main dining lounge will feature three teppans, with two to the sides serving five guests and a central octagonal teppan that seats 20. Each teppan is manned by at least one chef.
The menu focus is beef, with grain-fed steaks including USDA Prime, Australian Wagyu and a rotating premium selection from small, Japanese farms.
Choose form the a la carte selection of dishes, or opt for one of three, prix fixe menus.
Finish off your evening in the dessert and whisky lounge.
Crown Super Deluxe, Mezzanine Level, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2111 8434.
French flair at District Eight.
District Eight Paris Bistro
Woolly Pig hospitality group is revamping its restaurant offerings with an update to its Madam S’ate space at Elements Mall Civil Square in Tsim Sha Tsui.
District Eight Paris Bistro opened in late May with a casual bistro concept.
The restaurant takes its influence from the streetside bistros of Paris’s 8th arrondissement, serving an ‘elegant yet approachable’ French menu – think French classics like duck confit, steak frites, charcuterie and a selection of beef cuts including Chateaubriand and Cote du Boeuf – put together by Australian chef Anthony Hammel who has moved over from Woolly Pig’s fine dining space Hue in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The 100-seat restaurant features both indoor and alfresco seating, an extensive wine list with 35 labels by the glass, and craft beers on tap.
District Eight Paris Bistro, Shop R009, R/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. +852 2537 7555.
All the comfort food feels at Mama Always Said.
Mamma Always Said
SoHo’s Peel Street is turning out to be the place to be this summer, with yet another new arrival. Meraki Hospitality Group is set to open comfort-food specialist, Mamma Always Said, later this month.
The all-day, sharing menu features home bakes, quality coffee, sandwiches and salads. Signature dishes include homemade XO fried chicken wings, King Prawns with chorizo and Manchego and country-style ham pressed sandwiches. The menu is available for takeaway and there’s also a late-night pasta menu.
The bar offerings include signature cocktails and a Mamma’s wine selection.
The venue also incorporates a thoughtful retail space, featuring locally grown veggies, Hong Kong-based products and Meraki packaged goods.
Mamma Always Said, 42 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong.