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Mar 1, 2008 03:01 AM

Western food in HK?

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. 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...

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

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

    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. 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.

      1. 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).

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