Akrame

Akrame

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9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
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9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
Chinese Address 
灣仔船街9號
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Free Corkage 
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Takeout & Delivery 
The Hong Kong outpost of Parisian favourite Akrame is certainly inventive in its cuisine - many critics are impressed with the food rather than wowed, while a few were disappointed. Lunch is much more affordable.
21 reviews
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The food was so delicious that we contemplated having regular lunches there so that we could taste the food every time the chefs changed the menu. 

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Akrame’s approach to food is fresh, adventurous and fearless. It doesn’t venture too far from its Parisian sister but it doesn’t need to. 

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A four-course meal for two with wine pairings at dinner does not come cheap, at over HK$2,200. Lunch is a more affordable affair, with a three-course menu starting at HK$280

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But what keeps this review at three stars rather than four is the unsurprising—and so uninspiring—menu. We were, fairly or not, expecting something a bit more off the beaten path—but instead the meal left us wondering why we weren’t sitting under a grand chandelier after all.

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Precise, calculated finesse – a great deal of thought and culinary savviness went into this meal.  Our 8-course degustation menu left us happily satiated, rather than overwhelmingly full.  An ideal place for a special occasion, rather than comfort eating.

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The zucchini with crabmeat was more of a spectacle: two baby courgettes topped with crabmeat, mayonnaise and a charcoal glaze. Again the flavours were very delicate, but the charcoal – apparently a favourite ingredient of Akrame’s – helped bring them all together.

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Chef Benallal’s creative ingredient combinations make for some pretty innovative dishes and the summer degustation menu is perfect for those looking for a unique culinary adventure.

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The lacklustre meal is not a failure of ideas or inspiration, but based on the ingredients selected, it’s more like a a kitchen trying to cut costs by using less expensive produce or those not of the highest grade. That’s not a good sign for a restaurant trying to compete at the top end.

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As perfect a place to celebrate as it is to spark the passions of a new femme du jour, this intimate 30-seat restaurant is all about enjoying inspiration.

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Even though the arrangement of space isn’t completely logical, we should recognise the little touches of the chic and simple decor. All in black, grey, photos on the wall and well thought lighting, it has a good vibe. 

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Akrame hopes to ‘make the fleeting, unforgettable,’ and the food that we experienced definitely reached that goal. The light flavours, unusual and innovative combinations of ingredients and exemplary presentation made this a very memorable dining experience that I hope to repeat soon.

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To cleanse the palate before the final main course, we were served a small scoop of basil ice cream. This was absolutely divine and easily the dish with the most flavour.

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Although good-natured and friendly, there were a few careless mistakes such as diluting my sparkling water by topping it up with still water every now and then, or giving us four champagne glasses for five people.

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All told Akrame delivered an impromptu and very accomplished lunch. Service was friendly and engaging. I’m looking forward to what dinner may bring next time.

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With interesting and innovative techniques, ingredients, textures and flavours, this was food I admired rather than passionately fell in love with… but Akrame is definitely an exciting addition to the Hong Kong restaurant scene. 

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 I did really liked a few courses here to be fair but they were so predictable.   But overall,  why should any customer pay so much and not receive their full courses and executional accuracy?    

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The flavour was intense, and the meat so tender it melted in your mouth. Serving bok choy along side it was a great idea, and adhered to the Chef’s motto of using fresh and seasonal produce.

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The meat was so fresh, delightful and added with the rice crisps…made this dish perfect! LOVE.

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It didn't totally blow my mind away, but it's an enjoyable meal with interesting food, and it's a nice venue for a quiet meal.

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I had mixed feelings about this lunch at Akrame. While the creative flare was quite apparent in the interpretation of some of these dishes, none of the dishes really stood out.

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We loved the artful and delicious food, impeccable service, and sophisticated dining experience. The perfect place if you are looking to impress you dining companion.