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Western food in HK?

lulubelle Mar 1, 2008 03:01 AM

I am going to be in Hong Kong next week for work, and while I am anxious to have dim sum and some good Chinese meals, I am also hoping to have a really good western meal as well. I live in Bangladesh, so I haven't had Italian or French or a steak or even decent pizza in a long time. Any suggestions? Ideally I would go for Italian food, but am open to whatever is best on a 25-35 USD budget (not including bar charges).

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  1. e_ting RE: lulubelle Mar 3, 2008 05:21 AM

    HK can be pretty expensive, especially for non-local food, and unfortunately HK has a lot of localised western, which can be pretty disappointing. I'm sure plenty of HK hounds will be willing to help, but here's my two cents worth...

    French:
    Agnes B le pain grille - several branches - 2 in Causeway Bay, one in Kowloon Tong. fairly reliable bistro classics.

    Italian:
    Gaia - can get very expensive - but ok for lunch or something light, choose carefully. in Sheung Wan
    Cecconi's - again, choose carefully. Soho

    Continental:
    Bricolage - little sis of Tribute - a Cali/French fine diner (that I actually don't like as much as Bricolage) on Hollywood Rd - Central/Soho

    If on a budget, you can often do a lot better with lunch deals. But that's a very broad statement, because you could still get really bad quality produce and inexperienced chefs at lunchtime - even restos with good reps

    1. HKTraveler RE: lulubelle Mar 3, 2008 05:53 PM

      In that budget range, I would suggest W's Entrecote in the Holiday Inn behind Times Square. The steak and fries are quite good but forget about the other entrees. Agnes B is also a good suggestion though I am not sure if it would be in the budget if you do a 3 course meal.

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        klyeoh RE: lulubelle Mar 3, 2008 09:34 PM

        e ting is right - HK is a rather expensive place nowadays, and USD35 doesn't really go very far. But I think that's sufficient to get you a good meal at Main St Deli, Langham Hotel, Tsimshatsui. Great burgers, mac-and-cheese or selection of NY Jewish dishes(Matzoh ball in chicken soup is great! So's the potato latkes, knishes, pastrami omelette, etc).

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          carriedushey RE: lulubelle Mar 15, 2008 09:16 PM

          For Italian Fat Anthony's is good and pretty inexpensive.

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