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New restaurant Andō to open July 7

A new restaurant that fuses elements of Spanish and Japanese cuisine to open in Central
Written by
Sam Evans

New restaurant Andō will be opening on Wellington Street early next month, helmed by Argentinian chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi. The restaurant's name has multiple meanings: in Japanese the word alludes to a sense of contentment, whilst in Spanish, it acts as the present participle – the act of doing. This dual meaning reflects the interesting concept behind the new eatery, in which Balbi fuses his Spanish ancestral roots with Japanese inspiration – Japan being the land that heavily shaped his skills in the kitchen.

After cutting his teeth working in some of Tokyo's most celebrated restaurants including two Michelin-starred Zurriola, three Michelin-starred Nihonryori Ryugin, and two Michelin-starred Cuisine(s) Michel Troisgros, Balbi came to Hong Kong in 2016 where he earned acclaim at Haku in Harbour City. In this new venture, he will take on the role of executive chef and co-owner in what promises to be an exciting culinary adventure for our city. The restaurant opens its doors on July 7 and will be open for lunch on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and dinner from Mondays to Saturdays. Bookings can be made online or by emailing

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