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New Restaurants: Where to eat and drink in Hong Kong (May 2023)

By Jen Paolini 11 May 2023

Header images courtesy of Feuille

Our regularly updated guide to the newest restaurant openings will cut through the noise and help you find the best places to eat and drink in Hong Kong this month.

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Highly anticipated, chef David Toutain’s Feuille is finally opening this month. Presenting a sophisticated, plant-forward menu, the restaurant’s goal is to shine a light on the beauty of local ingredients, with an emphasis on sustainability, seasonality, and zero waste.

Toutain, joined by executive chef Joris Rousseau, leans on years of working in world-renowned establishments around France and Spain, plus his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, to craft the nature-inspired culinary philosophy of Feuille. In the multi-course dining experience, delivered in a minimalist space backed by concrete walls, raw textures, and wooden accents, the creativity behind how every aspect of an ingredient can be transformed and put to use on a plate promises to be a culinary revelation.

Feuille, 5/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central

Sukiyaki Isekuma

For a wholesome sukiyaki experience that will leave you feeling warm, enveloped, and utterly sated, try Sukiyaki Isekuma. Rather than serving the familiar, richly flavoured sukiyaki that has been popularised in the Kanto region, Isekuma specialises in the subtler Kansai style, leaning on chef Koichi Kuga’s special sauce recipe to recreate the traditional family meal. 

Well-marbled Japanese beef—Olive-gyu from Kagawa Prefecture and Kyoto Himegyu—is paired with everything from appetisers, seasonal vegetables, sashimi, rice, steamed dishes, and dessert in the set menus. Wine and sake pairings are perfected by sous chef Ayumi Matsuda, who also happens to be an expert sommelier.

Sukiyaki Isekuma, Shop G13, Harbour Pinnacle, 8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

Wow Burger

Plant-based stacks and dairy-free milkshakes you can love without the guilt—find them all at Wow Burger, the newest addition to Basehall in Jardine House. A trio of food-loving entrepreneurs are behind this vegetarian-friendly concept, looking to transform the future of fast food. Order the classic Wow cheeseburger with a patty, American cheese, pickles, and secret sauce, or the Wow truffle burger with melted Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, baby arugula, and a house-made truffle sauce. Add some Hong Kong-themed fun to your meal with the Hong Kong milk tea milkshake, made with diary-free ice cream and oat milk.

Wow Burger, Shop 9A, BaseHall 01, L/G, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central

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Uncle Miguel

Cinco de Mayo may be over, but the party has just begun at Uncle Miguel, a lively new Mexican restaurant and bar that’s adding to the culinary vibrancy of Peel Street. Inspired by a street vendor they met on their travels, the founders’ philosophy for Uncle Miguel is to showcase and pay tribute to authentic Mexican flavours. Eat your way through a menu of classics, such as quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas rojas, ceviche, and the unmissable taco platter, with signature margaritas and plenty of tequila shots to follow.

Uncle Miguel, G/F, 49 Peel Street, Central

The Merchants

Experience a contemporary take on Shanghainese cuisine at The Merchants, one of several new openings at Forty-Five in Landmark. Named after the business magnates who led foreign trade during the Qing era, the restaurant is headed up by executive chef Chen Tian-long who serves up a sizeable menu that includes the signature jasmine tea-smoked duck, osmanthus honey-glazed Jinhua ham with crispy beancurd sheet, and stir-fried shredded Mandarin fish. Sean Dix and Victoria Tang-Owen collaborated on the design of the interiors, taking inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the belle époque of Shanghai.

The Merchants, 43/F, Gloucester Tower Landmark, Central


No need to travel to Taiwan for night market delights—Match2 is bringing the irresistible comfort food of the island straight to Hong Kong. Expect a buzzing atmosphere filled with mouthwatering aromas, perfect Q textures, and rich flavours, thanks to a menu of oyster omelettes, braised beef noodles, gua baos, popcorn chicken, bubble teas, and more.

Match2, Shop B226–B227A, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Moments Together

Modern interpretations of Shanghai and Huaiyang cuisines, peppered with global influences, is what you will find at Moments Together. Tried-and-true dishes like roasted Peking duck, Mandarin fish with lobster in sour soup, and Buddha Jumps Over the Wall are sure to delight guests with traditional tastes, while intrepid diners might spring for the crab coral stone pot rice and sea urchin and crabmeat fried rice. Don’t miss the braised pork ball with crab coral and dried shrimp roe, a Yangzhou classic.

Moments Together, Shop 1103, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay

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Jen Paolini

Content director

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative with a background in illustration, communication design, art direction, and content creation. When she’s not getting lost in a good book, you’ll find her doing crosswords, eating dim sum, covering all sides of a “Hamilton” number, and taking naps.