Hot Tables – New Hong Kong Restaurants On Our Radar (October)

Photo credit: The Upper House

For those who are currently looking for new flavours to shake things up a bit this month, these new restaurants in Hong Kong sure will not disappoint with their scrumptious offerings. 

This October, Hong Kong’s dining scene is blossoming with new eateries to treat your taste buds. So for discerning diners who are living in or planning to travel to the Fragrant Harbour, here are the newly-opened restaurants to visit for wow-worthy meals.

Ikigai Concepts

A visit to Ikigai Concepts is pretty much like a trip through Japan’s culinary world. The multi-concept restaurant offers everything you crave– and more – in Japanese restaurants. First, you have the interactive teppanyaki bar and kushiyaki grill section to vivify your senses but if the chef’s choice is more like your thing, then the omakase counter awaits you with scrumptious surprises. Their sake bar boasts an impressive selection of sake to choose from. Opt for the sake tasting menu if you wish to dive deeper into the world of Japanese rice wine.


If what you are after is a sensual open-fire dining experience, then this live fire-fueled haunt, Fireside, should be your move. Expect no electric grill but only live fire grill inflamed with different types of fuelwood that will add extra oomph of aromas and flavours to their array of meat and seafood dishes crafted by Chef Miguel Gallo and his team.

The Continental

For something sophisticated yet approachable, stop by the new European-inspired cafe nestled within The Upper House, The Continental, for classic European dishes with a twist. Crafted with seasonal and local ingredients, the menu by Executive Chef Graham Long represents the local agriculture scene at its best whilst celebrating Europe’s well-beloved dishes like beef tartare, caesar salad, risotto and more.

The Pearl

Part-bar, part-restaurant, The Pearl doles out Japanese-Italian fare along with a range of concocted drinks. Decked out in black-gold tones and embellished with resin art throughout, the venue boasts these otherworldly senses that will make you feel like stepping into another galaxy but with succulent fusion bites awaiting on the other side instead of a vast, pitch-black nothingness.

Ministry of Mussels

Mussel aficionados sure shouldn’t miss out on this one. The sports bar, Ministry of Mussels, offers a boatload of mussel-centred dishes with toothsome twists along with a range of international craft beers and wine to satisfy your seafood hunger and quench your thirst whilst watching the games. Must-tired mussel dishes include Italian Formaggi Mussels, Thai Tom Yum Mussels and Singapore Laksa Mussels.