Great restaurants in Hong Kong worth booking as soon as you can.
Hype meter: 9/10
Named after a samurai movie by auteur Akira Kurosawa, this new bar and club brings a piece of Ginza nightlife to Central. There’s a striking LED installation based on Japan’s rising sun, performances inspired by geishas and samurais, and a host of Japanese cocktails – all making this the funkiest new dance floor in town.
Hype meter: 8/10
Panoramic harbour views from Tsim Sha Tsui, an outdoor lawn, 1960s-inspired decor, innovative Cantonese cuisine and a DJ booth that takes day into night: this latest addition to Harbour City mall’s restaurant overhaul ticks all the boxes of a right-on-trend culinary destination.
Hype meter: 7/10
Carnivores, take note: there’s a new ‘meat bar’ in town. There are plenty of traditional dishes here, but this Soho eatery has its experimental side. Cases in point: the coffee-rubbed lamb chop served with barbecue sauce and the smoked brisket pastrami. Want to try everything? Get the sharing menu for a proper protein overload.