By: Melissa Stevens
Chinese New Year is upon us! Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog by dining out. Looking for Chinese New Year restaurants where you can gather with a group of friends and celebrate the Lunar New Year? Check out our handy dining guide for ideas.
Michelin-starred chef Michael White’s ristorante Italiano is offering a Chinese New Year Fireworks Buffet, giving diners a front row seat of the amazing New Year fireworks over Victoria Harbour. The extensive buffet menu includes a selection of cured salumi, salads, antipasti, hot appetisers, as well as a carvery station. Adults dine for HK$788. A drinks package with two standard drinks is HK$250.
Shop G63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2730 7900
Head to Aqua in the One Peking tower in Tsim Sha Tsui for their Chinese New Year dinner on 17 February. They are offering a five-course celebratory dinner for HK$1288 per person to allow you to welcome the Year of the Dog in style.
29F–30F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3427 2288
Central’s CE LA VI has a Chinese New Year tasting menu with modern Asian flair. The menu has five courses with eight dishes. Enjoy the city view from the 25th floor with the menu priced at HK$888 per person. Available until 28 February.
25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3700 2300
Chef Jowett Yu offers a menu of fun and flavour at Ho Lee Fook. If you want to celebrate with friends, they have a banquet menu ideal for groups of 10 or more, at either HK$420 or HK$550 per person. Menu highlights include chef Yu’s famous Mom’s “mostly cabbage, a little bit of pork” dumplings, snapper, Sichuan style chilli prawns, crispy skin chicken and braised e-fu noodles.
G/F & L/G, 1 Elgin Street, 1 Elgin Street, Soho, 2810 0860
Indulge in a 12-dish Chinese banquet to ring in the Year of the Dog at the award-winning, Hutong. Enjoy the fireworks on 17 February, as you feast on Northern Chinese dishes such as slow-cooked whole abalone, Hokkaido scallop with black truffle, and braised lobster for HK$1888 per person.
Cafe Gray Deluxe is making the most of its location in Upper House, offering a Chinese New Year Fireworks Dinner on 17 February. Chef Gray Kunz will present a menu that has been subtly infused with authentic Chinese flavours and inspiration. Priced at HK$1,388 per person, the five-course menu will feature an amuse of gillardeau oyster with granite of Oolong tea, followed by double boiled organic chicken consommé with truffle julienne and jinhua ham, sakura shrimp crusted halibut with watercress broth, and soy glazed black market beef short rib. Dessert will be chilled soup of ginger and sago, followed by milk chocolate mousse with vin jaune poached quince.
Pacific Place, 88, Queensway, Admiralty, 2918 1838
This Central resto is offering a selection of special dim sum dishes over the festive season, available daily for lunch and dinner. Highlights include the lobster and salmon prosperity toss to be shared between four to six guests, starting from HK$488. Diners join together to toss the ingredients for good fortune during the coming year.
A Hong Kong institution, The Peninsula is offering a Chinese New Year dining promotion, where guests dining at any of the hotel’s restaurants can view the fireworks from the hotel’s 7th floor Sun Terrace with a complimentary glass of champagne. The Peninsula’s restaurants include Gaddi’s, Felix, Spring Moon and The Verandah and they are all offering set menus for 17 February.
Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2920 2888
This American steakhouse is making the most of its harbourside location with a Chinese New Year buffet. Priced at HK$788, with two standard drinks for HK$260, celebrity chef Laurent Torondel’s menu offers a huge range of choice. It features a chilled seafood bar, soup, salad and charcuterie and a carvery of bone-in USDA dry-rubbed prime rib, five spice marinated crispy pork belly, and herb baked chicken, with desserts such as orange-glazed pound cake and chocolate tart.
Shop G62, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2730 3508
Harbourfront Italian Spasso is offering two seatings on 17 February. The Firework Dinner will be held from 6pm–8.30pm, with a minimum spend of HK$500. This will be followed by a 8.45pm Post-Firework Dinner. Fireworks are at 8pm. A mini a la carte menu will be served all evening.
G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2730 8027
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