Chaiwala: Good hospitality, OK food (7.2)

Chaiwala takes up the space that previously housed Zafran, a huge Spanish tapas restaurant with a nice bar and great ambience, and the area still feels more or less the same despite some décor tweaks and change in furniture. I get the sense that the mainstream view is that Chaiwala is a great, hip place… Continue reading Chaiwala: Good hospitality, OK food (7.2)

TRI’s successor, still so aesthetically pleasing (7.0)

The moment I stepped in fond memories of dining at TRI about five, six years ago were back (I was certain Poem and TRI were related once I saw Poem's cutlery set—which remained the same!). During those days The Pulse in Repulse Bay was still relatively empty with few restaurants to pick from, and when we… Continue reading TRI’s successor, still so aesthetically pleasing (7.0)

Boutique Sichuanese with Canton twist (7.5)

Whether 1935 appeals to you depends very much on whether you fancy Chinese food with regional influences plus a creative twist. Some people prefer authenticity over fusion and others prefer to go to restaurants that specialize in one particular regional cuisine. Here at 1935 the kitchen meddles with Sichuan flavours, uses wagyu and honey to… Continue reading Boutique Sichuanese with Canton twist (7.5)

Mo Bros: Great Casual Italian-American (8.0)

Another of El Grande's restaurants, the brand which runs Grappa's, this time tugged quietly beneath Elgin Street. A stony stairway starting from street level leads you down to their open dining area and you are forced to make the decision between sitting in Hong Kong's warm and humid weather and the freezing indoor seating area.… Continue reading Mo Bros: Great Casual Italian-American (8.0)