We have been eagerly awaiting K11 Musea’s opening since the announcement in 2018, and finally, this 10-year project-in-the-making is ready to welcome the public. Ladies and gentlemen, K11 Musea is officially open! And we’re as excited as anyone can be about the colourful new eats they’ll add to the Victoria Harbour skyline. Here is a list of 12 restaurants that we cannot wait to get a taste of.
1. Gontran Cherrier
Lovingly lauded as “the best croissant in Paris”, Gontran Cherrier has announced that they will finally be bringing their buttery pastries to Hong Kong. Why are we excited? Because they offer over 80 different kinds of pastries and bread, and you know how much Hongkongers love carbs. Time to get our inner Parisian out, s’il vous plaît
Photo courtesy of Avobar
Coming all the way from London, Avobar will be opening a sister store in Hong Kong. If the name didn’t give it away, yes, this is indeed a restaurant that focuses on all things avocado. From avocado burgers and tacos to avo smoothies and protein shakes, this cult favourite is high on our list of must-eats. We’ll know where to go for our next avocado on toast binge—if we can get through the door, that is.
Photo courtesy of Fortnum & Mason
3. Fortnum & Mason
For the first time ever, iconic British department store and teahouse Fortnum & Mason will be opening an overseas location and they’ve chosen Hong Kong as their destination. Spread over two levels, the new 7,000 square-foot flagship will be divided into a retail space and restaurant, expect to indulge in their exclusive teas and biscuits with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour before heading down to shop for upmarket gifts. With the British Royal Family as regular customers of Fortnum & Mason’s teas, it’s bound to be one of the hottest openings at K11 Musea this year.
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Photo courtesy of Afternoon Tea
4. Afternoon Tea TEAROOM
Is there anything more exciting than delicious Japanese desserts? Tokyo’s popular afternoon tea brand, the eponymously-named Afternoon Tea, will be making their Hong Kong debut at K11 Musea. How do afternoon tea sets, housemade Japanese strawberry cakes, and puff pastries sound? We’re sold.
Photo courtesy of Tardemah
Originally from Korea, Tardemah will be arriving in Hong Kong for the first time to showcase their signature cruffins, exploding cheese bread, and more. Intrigued? So are we. Surely, their baked goods will be gracing our Instagram feeds for the months to come. Maybe they could come up with a new signature creation exclusive to their Hong Kong store, pretty please?
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Photo courtesy of Samjin Amook
6. Samjin Amook
If you have never had Korean fishcakes before, then Samjin Amook is the best place to get introduced to this popular Seoul street food, which makes an appearance in almost every Korean film or drama. A family-run business since 1953, Samjin has been on an eager expansion path since the mid 2010s, making their new Hong Kong opening a no-brainer. Come hungry, as this longstanding shop has a selection of over 60 kinds of fishcakes, featuring all sorts of mouth-watering (and downright bizarre) combinations.
Coming all the way from Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Chatterbox will be arriving in Hong Kong to take over the Hainanese chicken rice scene. Armed with a menu filled with their popular Mandarin Chicken Rice
, Jumbo Scallop Laksa
, and the irresistible Coconut Ice Cream
, diners can look forward to soaking up tropical Singapore vibes. You bet we’re heading over there first thing for a true taste of Singapore!
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8. Tominokoji Yamagishi
Sometimes, your foodie dreams may seem unreachable. But today is not that day, because K11 Musea is delivering our dream to us by bringing Michelin-starred kaiseki restaurant Tominokoji Yamagishi to Hong Kong. Renowned for their show-stopping Uni Sushi Roll
, where golden pieces of buttery sea urchin are lined up in a seaweed sheet, a meal here will cost you a pretty penny, but it’ll be a memorable buy. No word yet if Chef Yamagishi-san himself will grace us with his presence, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Photo courtesy of Garaku
9. Garaku Soup Curry
Hongkongers can now finally get a taste of Hokkaido soup curry without the travel mileage. With autumn on the horizon, this Japanese delicacy is the perfect dish to warm your belly and satisfy your taste buds. We’re talking slurp-able curry, tender meats, and a healthy selection of fresh vegetables and roots flown in fresh from Japan, all in a single bowl of hearty, homestyle goodness.
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10. KiKi Noodle Bar (KiKi Tea)
Taiwan’s trendsetting KiKi Noodle Bar (KiKi Tea) will be opening their second location in one year, following the success of their IFC Mall debut earlier this summer. A health-focused Taipei noodle bar brand made popular by actress Shu Qi, KiKi will continue to focus on their well-known Dan Dan Noodles
, as well as soothing winter melon tea drinks. They will also be releasing a new drinks menu in their second branch.
Photo courtesy of Deliveroo
11. Five Guys
For patty lovers living on the Kowloon side, no need to feel left out: Five Guys will be opening their second branch in K11 Musea. Famous for their juicy burgers (a favourite of President Obama’s!), choose from their signature Cheeseburgers
or Bacon Burgers
to Cheese Dogs
or Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
, with mouth-watering Cajun-Style Fries
on the side for a well-balanced meal. Don’t forget to load up on all of your favourite toppings; you can choose as many as you like!
Photo courtesy of A Happy Pancake
12. A Happy Pancake
Following the success of its Causeway Bay branch, Omotesando’s A Happy Pancake will be opening a second branch inside K11 Musea. With the promise of new items that will fulfil every Hong Kong dessert lover’s dreams, we’re expecting a return of their infamous Matcha Souffle Pancakes
. Made with Manuka honey from New Zealand and whipped butter made from raw milk, A Happy Pancake has built a cult following around their delicious, fluffy desserts. We just hope this will alleviate the three-hour-long queues that have become part and parcel of their Hong Kong dining experience...
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