8 April, 2024
Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Prince and the Peacock, Black Sheep, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, Central
Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Prince and the Peacock, Black Sheep, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, Central
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The Best New Restaurants In Hong Kong: April, 2024

8 April, 2024
Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Prince and the Peacock, Black Sheep, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, Central

Looking for some dining inspiration? Here are the best new restaurants in Hong Kong to check out this April…

If you’re tired of eating at the same places each time you go out — we’ve got all the newest restaurants and recently opened eateries to make a stop at. This is our ultimate guide to the best new restaurants in Hong Kong, packed full of the latest bites our city has to offer. From Black Sheep’s hotly anticipated Indian concept to an authentic New York-style pizza shop and the reopened institution Jimmy’s Kitchen, here are the restaurants we’re heading to this April.

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The Best New Restaurants In Hong Kong: April, 2024

Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Sophia Loren House, Wan Chai

Sophia Loren House

Wan Chai’s four-storey heritage building Woo Cheong Pawn House is soon to be taken over by the first international outpost of legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren’s burgeoning restaurant empire. The themed restaurant takes its cue from 1960s and 1970s Italy and the era of Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Food-wise, Sophia Loren House comprises four dining concepts: a street-level Neapolitan pizzeria, an Italian seafood restaurant on the first floor, a retro 1970s-themed dance floor on the third floor, and a cocktail bar on the rooftop.

Sophia Loren House is set to open from mid-April.

Sophia Loren House, Woo Cheong Pawn House, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3594 6199, www.sophialorenhouse.com

Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Prince and the Peacock, Black Sheep, Central Magistracy, Tai Kwun, Central

Prince and the Peacock

In latest Black Sheep news, the restaurant group is set to open an opulent new Indian restaurant inspired by the royal houses of India’s princely states called Prince and the Peacock. This comes as a part of its three-phase project to revitalise Tai Kwun’s century-old The Magistracy. After the successful opening of Magistracy Dining Room and Botanical Garden, this much-anticipated concept will be helmed by New Punjab Club’s Chef Palash Mitra, who is set to deliver elevated expressions of regional Indian dishes spanning multiple eras of the country’s history.

Prince and the Peacock, Central Magistracy Tai Kwun, 1 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/princeandthepeacock

Read More: The Best Indian Restaurants In Hong Kong

Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Sonny's Pizza, Hollywood Road


If you were lucky enough, you would’ve scored a $1 slice and $10 beer on the day of Sonny’s grand opening. Join the queue outside this newly opened Singapore import on Hollywood Road, which serves up as-authentic-as-it-gets-here New York-style pizza (available to purchase in slices and 12-inch or 16-inch pies), hotdogs, soft-serve ice cream by local creamery Milk, and Black Kite Brewery beer on tap.

Soft opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 12pm to 10pm; Thursday to Saturday, 4pm to 2am

Sonny’s, 68 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 9755 0355, www.instagram.com/sonnys.hk

Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Jimmy's Kitchen, Pedder Street, Central

Jimmy’s Kitchen Reopens

After 92 years serving the HK public and closing its doors in 2020, the iconic Jimmy’s Kitchen has reopened on Pedder Street. The new space is primed for the return of the restaurant’s famously long lunches and sociable evenings, seating up to 160 diners across a casual dining lounge, cocktail bar, crudo bar, main dining rooms and a cosy private dining room. Busy in the open kitchen is Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Russell Doctrove, who has revived iconic dishes like Jimmy’s Chicken Madras, Chicken Supreme Kiev and Signature Baked Alaska, while adding a handful of more modern and lighter dishes to the menu.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm

Jimmy’s Kitchen, M/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 5293, www.facebook.com/jimmyskitchenhk

Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, April 2024: Pho Bay, DB Plaza

Pho Bay

A new Vietnamese restaurant has opened in Discovery Bay Plaza, spearheaded by Chef Chaliang Phaenthong, a 30-year veteran of Vietnamese and Thai restaurants in Hong Kong. It’s no surprise that Pho Bay specialises in the well-loved soup dish – you can enjoy a comforting bowl of pho and other quintessential Vietnamese favourites under colourful oil-paper umbrellas inside the dining room, or out on the open-air ocean-view deck.

Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 11pm

Pho Bay, Shop G08B, DB Plaza, 1 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 3619 0932, phobay.hk

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Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, March 2024: Noodle Bridge, North Point

Noodle Bridge

We’re sure you’ve seen this brilliant little hole-in-the-wall all over Instagram (we just had to check it out ourselves!). Aiming to bridge South Korea and Hong Kong one bowl at a time, Noodle Bridge houses 17 dry or soup instant noodles to choose from at varying spice levels, and allows you to help yourself to free scallions and add extra toppings (from $4) like kimchi, egg, cheese, spam and sausage.

Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 9pm

Noodle Bridge, Shop 2, Ngan Fai Building, 84-94 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong, noodlebridge.co

Ming Pavillion

This new opening brings the rich heritage of Hokkien cuisine to Island Shangri-La Hong Kong in a stunning poolside setting. Inspired by the diverse landscapes of Fujian province in southeastern China, Ming Pavillion offers a range of traditional Hokkien dishes with an emphasis on the delicate flavours of seasonal ingredients and intricate cooking techniques. Complementing the culinary offerings, the tea programme at Ming Pavilion features a selection of 18 Chinese teas, including 14 varieties from Fujian, curated by Tea Master Tiffany Chan.

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm

Ming Pavillion, Level 8, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2820 8580, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining/restaurants/ming-pavilion

Best New Restaurants Hong Kong, March 2024: Bambino, Peel Street, Central


Step into Bambino, where the ambience seamlessly transforms from a laid-back sunlit haven to a lively evening retreat. This new French-Italian all-day concept is open from 3pm till 2am, with weekly DJ gigs on Fridays. Its founder Matthieu Maury has placed visionary Chef Andy Mast at the helm to present seasonal ingredients and handmade pasta in fresh and innovative ways.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 3pm to 2am

Bambino, 45 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/bambino.hongkong

Uogashi Nihonichi

Japanese fresh fish specialist Uogashi Nihonichi has opened a second Hong Kong standing sushi bar in Central Market, following its recent successful debut at AIRSIDE last September. In addition to the authentic sushi crafted from premium seasonal seafood, affordable omakase sets and curated sake flights that the beloved Japanese chain is known for, this new Central branch embodies a more vibrant and eclectic vibe compared to its minimalist sister in Kai Tak. We love the hanging lamps shaped like iconic fish-shaped soy sauce containers!

Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 9:30pm

Uogashi Nihonichi, G12, G/F, Central Market, 80 Des Voeux Central, Central, Hong Kong, 5596 7982, www.facebook.com/uogashinihonichi.hk

Read More: The Best Japanese Restaurants For Sushi In Hong Kong

Main image courtesy of Prince and the Peacock, image 1 courtesy of Sophia Loren House, image 2 courtesy of Prince and the Peacock, image 3 courtesy of Sonny’s, image 4 courtesy of Jimmy’s Kitchen, image 5 courtesy of Pho Bay, image 6 courtesy of Noodle Bridge via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Bambino.

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