Fresh Food: The Latest Hong Kong Dining News

Fresh Food, with a Parisian burger import, a new Japanese sushi spot, Souvla shutting up, and the first sign of Restaurant Week.

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We’re a little late with this week’s Fresh Food, but that’s mostly due to the lack of dining news around the city. Things are quiet as of late, but we’re sure that’ll pick up as the endless throngs of restaurateurs catch onto (read: steal) the latest trends. With that, let’s get into this week’s news.

First up, in case you weren’t sick of them already, another week brings us yet another new burger joint. Big Fernand is an export from Paris, and is a self-proclaimed “l’atelier du Hamburger” – or burger workshop, to those . Expect fancy buns, pretentious flavours, build-your-own-burger thrills and other new-fangled methods to beat this rotting corpse of a horse.  It’ll be located in the IFC Mall, and expect it to open within the next few weeks.

Right next door to it and opening around the same time, will be Sushi Sei. It’s no doubt a Sen-ryo (67%) type spot of quick lunchtime sushi, fit for office workers and other fans of cheap raw fish.

In closing news, just one this week, but it’s a big one. We’re big fans of Souvla (75%), so we’re sad to see it shutting up sometime soon. There’s no confirmed date yet, but expect it to happen within the next month or so. We also hear that they’re looking for a new spot, we’ll keep you updated as and when we hear things.

Finally, we’re over a month away from registration, but whatever, we’re a little short this week. Restaurant Week is returning this February 27th to March 8th, and prices have surprisingly been reduced this year for their three-course specials.

Prices now range from $118 and $198 for lunch, to $328 and $418 for dinner. A host of new restaurants have also been included this time around, including personal favourites AMMO (78%), Bungalow (80%), La Table de Patrick (80%) and MIC Kitchen (76%). For more, check out

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