Hong Kong is a food lover’s paradise, with ample selection for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Yet, those craving for something a little lighter than red meat may be inclined to opt for seafood – of which the city’s offerings do not disappoint. Whether straight from Hong Kong’s shores or jet-fresh from the likes of Japan, Spain or even Brittany, the vast selection of seafood extends beyond just sushi, with seafood featuring prominently across Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisine.
Asaya Kitchen has revamped their a-la-carte menu, presenting light and wholesome Mediterranean cuisine with a spotlight on quality seasonal produce and seafood. Rosewood’s Executive Sous Chef Fabio Nompleggio leads the team, presenting a tantalising array of new dishes with a hefty selection of fresh seafood. Juicy Spanish Octopus is paired with charred, smoky eggplant, Juniper salt and preserved lemon for a flavourful, complex dish, while the King Crab with roasted beets and dill is a seafood lover’s delight, served in a light and crunchy buckwheat tart.
6/F Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; rosewoodhotels.com
The new seafood tapas at La Rambla features jet-fresh seafood with a tantalising spread of light starters including the moreish and aromatic Mackerel & Smoked Burrata and the bright and refreshing Hokkaido Scallop En Salsa Verde. Chef Ferran Tadeo’s Seafood Canelón is an unmissable main, with homemade canelón generously stuffed with crab and scallop before it is drizzled in a rich and flavourful crab-infused béchamel sauce.
3071-73 level 3, ifc mall, Central; larambla.hk
Nissa La Bella
On the last Saturday of every month, Nissa la Bella presents their Riviera Seafood Brunch, taking guests on a journey to Nice to enjoy fresh seafood with a French flair. The pared-back menu offers a delightful ocean spread including oysters, prawns, gravlax and hamachi, while the lobster lovers among us can order a half or full lobster served alongside a creamy beurre blanc sauce and crispy roasted potatoes. Those looking to take the brunch festivities up a notch may be inclined to upgrade to free-flow alcohol, with champagne or beer and wine options.
6-14 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan; nissalabella.hk
Porterhouse is an unlikely seafood contender, known for their juicy, flavourful steaks and other grilled meats. But the versatile steakhouse also wows on the seafood front – the Spectacular Seafood Brunch served on weekends offers a sumptuous spread including a selection of oysters, crab legs, clams, alongside gravlax salmon, Cantonese steamed fish and more. A fresh pasta station dishes out steaming hot plates of carbs, while an expansive salad section will have even the most veggie averse reaching for their greens.
7/F, California Tower 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; porterhousehk.com
Sexy Crab is the ultimate destination for gastronomic indulgence, dishing up the coveted hairy crab and hairy crab roe alongside the likes of caviar and sea cucumber. A signature dish is the ultra-luxe Pillow Talk, which sees a whole fish maw stuffed with crab roe and topped with caviar, sitting atop a bed of silky, handmade crab roe noodles. The elegant space provides a relaxed yet refined ambience, inspired by a 1930’s Shanghai with dark mahogany panels and mirror-lined walls.
Shop 401A, 4F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; k11musea.com
Ministry of Mussels
Dishing out American bistro classics, Ministry of Mussels is a recent addition to Hong Kong’s eating scene where guests can watch sports, play beer pong, and feast on seafood to their heart’s content. Featuring the venue’s signature blue mussels, the Italian Formaggi Mussels is an indulgent, cheesy choice, served with melted blue cheese, cheddar, pecorino cheese, onion, and topped with shaved parmesan. Those looking for a bit of a kick should opt for the Singapore Chilli Crab Mussels, served in an umami-rich broth made with Belacan shrimp paste, chilli, lemongrass, ketchup, shallot, and garlic.
3/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, Central; ministryofmussels.com
Japanese restaurant and bar Fumi dishes out crabs galore every weekend for their Crab Feast Weekend Brunch that pays homage to the ever-popular crustacean. The indulgent spread includes King and Snow Crab Leg, Japanese Steamed Egg Custard with King Crab Meat, Sea Prawn Tempura and Grilled Miso Cod alongside a selection of sashimi and sushi rolls, while a variety of free-flow packages will also be available.
6/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central; fumihk.com
A reliable fixture in Hong Kong’s seafood scene, JW Marriott’s rooftop Fish Bar does not disappoint. Presenting a choice of daily fresh fish, sustainable seafood options are simply prepared, allowing the fresh, quality ingredients to shine. The crab & lobster cake is an unmissable choice, with each cake generously stuffed with heapings of fresh crab and lobster, served alongside arugula, candied cherry tomato, and Fish Bar’s signature tartar sauce.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; marriott.com
Lobster Bar & Grill
Chef Cary Doherty breathes fresh new life into Island Shangri-La’s Lobster Bar and Grill, reviving the space to become one charged with energy and vibrance. The Lobster and Sweetbread Vol Au Vent is the perfect example of Doherty’s expertise, featuring poached lobster and sweetbreads pan-fried in herby butter, and served with vegetables and morel mushrooms inside a light and crunchy pastry.
Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central; shangri-la.com