One of the joys of Sky Kong Kong is not knowing what you’ll be eating, but knowing that you’ll be eating very well and paying very little. Korean chef and owner Hwi Shim (Wizzy to her friends) moved to Bristol after working in Michelin-starred restaurants in London, including Nobu and Hakkasan.
Moving away from solely her native cuisine, Wizzy is using Sky Kong Kong as an opportunity to showcase her considerable talents, cooking at the far end of this former pie shop behind a curtain made from bamboo.
Many of Bristol’s best restaurants have glorious sweeping vistas over the rolling Somerset countryside or the picturesque Floating Harbour, or are located in the hubbub of St Nick’s Market. Not so Sky Kong Kong, which is sandwiched between Bristol bus station and the Bear Pit roundabout, and, as such, relies on its food to make an impression. Fortunately, it does.
Depending on the day you visit, you might be served provençale fish stew or paella, or Korean-style sashimi, or pad Thai. Lunch is always a single bento option for £6.50, while dinner is always £12.50.
Many of the vegetables are grown in Wizzy’s own allotment, and much of the food is bought from Bristol’s markets early in the morning. It’s only then that the menu is decided. Arrive early for lunch to ensure you don’t miss out on some of the best value and food in Bristol at this lucky-dip restaurant.