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New Restaurants: Where to eat and drink in Hong Kong (April 2024)

By Jen Paolini 18 April 2024

Header image courtesy of InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Our regularly updated guide to the newest restaurant openings in 2024 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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Photo: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

The Mistral

It’s the comeback of the month—The Mistral has reopened at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. Now helmed by chef Fabio Guaglione, the Italian restaurant retains its core ethos of authentic regional flavours, bolstered by local produce and a robust selection of wines, amaro, and grappa. Guests coming for the signature brunch will be met with a splendid antipasti table spread, alongside handmade pasta, risottoveal loin with girolle mushroomspan-roasted M4 Australian Wagyu tenderloin with foie gras mousseSicilian cannoli, a black truffle burnt cheesecake, and more.

The Mistral, 1/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Black Sheep Restaurants

Prince and the Peacock

Joining the Magistracy Dining Room and Botanical Garden at the revitalised Central Magistracy is Prince and the Peacock, led by chef Palash Mitra, also of New Punjab Club and Rajasthan Rifles, among others. Honouring the rich culinary traditions, bountiful feasts, and lavish artistic and cultural legacies of India’s majestic royal courts, the new restaurant will interpret the legends of maharajas, nawabs, emperors, and princes and bring them to life as gastronomic expressions in an appropriately dazzling setting designed by Joyce Wang.

Prince and the Peacock, The Magistracy, 1 Arbuthnot Road, Central

Photo: Sophia Loren House

Sophia Loren House

Anticipated to open in April, the historic Woo Cheong Pawn Shop in Wan Chai will be transformed into the Sophia Loren House, a celebration of all things elegance and good living. Dedicated to the iconic Italian actress, the multi-storey building will be home to the ground-level Sophia Loren Pizzeria, while the upper floors will present sophisticated seafood dining at Casa Sophia Loren, live entertainment at Stage, and cocktails under the stars at Pellicola Rooftop. Designed by Ivo Maria Redaelli, Sophia Loren House joins the growing eponymous restaurant brand as its first international outpost outside of Italy.

Sophia Loren House, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

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Photo: Sonny’s Pizza

Sonny’s Pizza

Grab a slice of something quick and delicious at this fun new takeaway spot on Elgin Street. Offering grab-and-go New York-style pies, hotdogs, and soft serves, Sonny’s Pizza is a collaborative project that houses three distinct food concepts under one roof.

Choose from six pizza options at Sonny’s Pizza, which run the gamut between classic and creative, including the Garlic Gang with black garlic and spicy marinara, and Kowloon Kid, featuring Chinese sausage. Randy’s Hotdogs takes the humble American snack to new heights with the Tokyo Dog, made with Kewpie mayonnaise and homemade okonomiyaki sauce, and the beef-chilli-inspired Tommy Dog. End the meal with a luscious Hokkaido milk soft serve, presented by Sean of Sauce, with optional dips, syrups, and sauces.

Sonny’s Pizza, 1 Elgin Street, Soho

Photo: Sushi Zinc

Sushi Zinc

Octavium-trained Zinc Leung leads this new Japanese-meets-Italian omakase sushi concept, melding Eastern culinary techniques with Western flavours. In an intimate setting of just eight counter seats, guests are invited on a dynamic gastronomic journey that highlights local seafood, simplicity, and the natural essence of ingredients. From the grouper sashimi with Amalfi lemon and firefly squid with Italian puntarelle chicory salad to the fried Hokkaido scallop wrapped in guanciale cured pork cheek and hojicha panna cotta, Sushi Zinc delivers an omakase experience that’s quite unlike any other.

Sushi Zinc, Unit A1, G/F, Pak Ling Mansion, 5–7 Miu Tung Street, Shau Kei Wan

Photo: Yakitori Hon

Yakitori Hon

Yakitori Hon has moved from Tsim Sha Tsui to Sai Ying Pun, and the new location promises an even bigger and better experience. Specialising in charcoal-grilled Japanese skewers, with a focus on chicken cuts, diners can look forward to enjoying tsukune meatball, liver, cartilage, and hamstring bites, as well as ox tongue odenA4 Kagoshima Kuroge Wagyu beef, and chicken soup chazuke grilled rice balls in a lively and warm environment.

Yakitori Hon, Shop 8–11, No. 2, Art Lane, 1 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun

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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.