Mandarin Grill + Bar

Mandarin Grill + Bar

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central
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Full Address 
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central
Chinese Address 
中環干諾道中5號香港文華東方酒店
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Free Corkage 
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Takeout & Delivery 
Molecular gastronomy and huge hunks of meat rule equally at the Mandarin Grill. It's one of the city's most expensive, but the majority of critics say it's well worth it.
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Executive chef Uwe Opocensky — who spent time as a stagiaire cooking at elBulli with famed chef Ferran Adrià — adds his personal flair for progressive gastronomy, from business breakfasts and lunches to exquisite tasting menu dinners.

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The clean, simple decor of the dining lounge adds to the Mandarin Grill & Bar appeal, and the simple, classic cuisine is a big part of the restaurant's charm.

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The black cod (HK$388)with 'coriander/miso/ginger' was a work of art. The fish, covered with eggplant 'dust' (the dark powder left after it has been blackened), resembled an island swimming in a mossy green pond beside a Japanese raked stone garden.

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The menu is elegant, filled with luxury foods such as traditional roasts, fresh seafood, and a great oyster menu.

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A complete three-course meal for two will easily set you back over HK$2,000, but that is not to say it is overpriced - quite the opposite, really.

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Even considering the fine ingredients it is a costly experience, but then one is paying for just that – the total experience of Mandarin five-star service and the high creativity that goes into each dish.

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With the impeccable setting and service, as well as the delectable food, every penny you spent at Mandarin Grill + Bar is worth the investment.

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Sometimes it's nice to have well-cooked uncomplicated food in fantastic surroundings.

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Perfect spot for lunching ladies as well as dining dames, but no matter when you eat make sure to take full advantage of the new Crustacea bar.

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It’s chic, very chic! Possibly slightly OTT? We nearly felt like relaxing the atmosphere. We were treated like royalty and lead over to the best table. Wow! The armchairs were super comfy!

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The glassed-in kitchen, the low-lit, clubby atmosphere, the floor to ceiling windows looking out into not the cliched, though beautiful harbour view, but a quintessential Central view - the legislative council, the HSBC building - it all says, this is Hong Kong, and you're in the thick of it.

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Mandarin Grill is hands down my favorite restaurant in the city.

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The seabass was a sublime, perfect rendition, a tomato consommé like a swim in Lake Pomodoro and the beef short rib an absolute triumph.

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Did the Mandarin Grill meet my Great Expectations? Needless to say, it has met and surpassed them, like the restaurant has every time.

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One could have never imagined the playful and often ingenious food that came out from this kitchen.

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This place isn’t totally flawless but it is at least exploratory and some people find certain dishes to be too similar to other International restaurants occasionally,  but Mandarin Grill always manages to spring a surprise to me and my dining companions.

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If I understand the concept correctly, it puts emphasis on presentation, a strong visual as well as direct stimulation of the 5 senses.

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My verdict of Mandarin Grill + Bar? One sentence sums it up: It is all about gimmick and whimsical presentation without any substance and flavours

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The staff was very attentive and also patient enough to explain the details of our every dish to us, which was very important, considering that there were so many different ingredients in each of these dishes.

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Naturalement, the bill was somewhat plump but there was not a sigh or a tut-tut at the table; the whole experience was worth every cent and we can’t wait to go back for more.

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While this latest visit was enjoyable as always, I do feel that the food has gotten a tad salty and I had to drink copious amounts of warm water to finish the meal.

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Mandarin Bar and Grill is almost molecular gastronmy like in their approach but I loved every moment that I was there.

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However, should you be looking for less of a "how much can I possibly consume" experience, the Mandarin Grill is definitely the classiest option I've had so far in Hong Kong.

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Overall, it is a fun dining experience!