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Best new restaurants and bars to try in Hong Kong this month

February's round-up of the newest restaurants, cafés and bars to look out for
Sichuan Lab
Sichuan Lab
By Dorothy So |

There’s always a new restaurant or bar popping up in Hong Kong, whether it’s a dim sum restaurant, a high-end sushi spot, a casual café or a hipster hangout. To help you stay on top of your eating game, here’s a list of the buzziest bars and hottest new tables in town, updated on a regular basis.

This month, we see the long-awaited comeback of chef Que Vinh Dang (formerly of TBLS and Quest) with the opening of the modern izakaya-like Vietnamese joint, Nhau. There’s also Mr Brown, a Mediterranean-influenced barbecue spot opened by the same folks behind Francis. And for all the cocktail connoisseurs out there, the opening of The Sea – i.e. the second act to The Old Man – is something worth drinking to.

As always with new venues, be sure to call ahead to make sure there are no changes to opening dates and times.

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Best new restaurants and bars to try in Hong Kong

Restaurants, Chinese

Sichuan Lab

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Sichuan Lab turns up the heat on our dining scene with a culinary approach that puts emphasis on a full spectrum of flavours, from hot and spicy to sweet and sour. Positioning itself as an establishment that transcends generations, the restaurant offers a mix of time-honoured classics – such as poached mandarin fish in chilli broth and mapo beancurd – and newfangled creations in the vein of its 52-degree slow-cooked duck breast and green peppercorn with vanilla ice cream. There’s also Sichuan hotpot and even seasonal omakase. If you’re worried you can’t stand the heat, the restaurant also offers a wide selection of sakes, cocktails, wines and even coffee to wash down the food. 

Restaurants, Vegetarian


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Located at the revamped Ovolo Central hotel, Veda is a vegetarian restaurant curated by chef and salad advocate Hetty McKinnon of Brooklyn’s Arthur Street Kitchen fame. Proving that plant-based eating is anything but boring, the Veda team plates up vibrant, flavour-led creations such as Nepalese ricotta and spinach momos with smoked chilli and tomato pickle, and soba noodle salad with ginger and shallot dressing. Open from breakfast through to dinnertime, Veda also offers an artisanal list of coffees, wines and cocktails to go with its green menu.

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