Cover Among the new restaurant openings in 2022 are Heimat, Uza by Nikushou, Mora and 1st & Beaudry (Collage: Chesca Gamboa/Tatler Hong Kong)

Despite challenges, 2021 proved that the city was awash with exciting new restaurants opening every month—here’s what we’re looking forward to in 2022

New year, new meals is Tatler Dining's mantra for 2022, with a slew of fresh restaurant openings that are on our radar. They come off the back of a surprisingly stellar year for new restaurants, with 2021 seeing a significant number of major openings from veteran chefs, from Vicky Cheng’s Wing to Antimo Maria Merone’s Estro. In between, neighbourhoods and dining hubs alike have welcomed intriguing independent restaurants, like Posso in Kau U Fong and Percy’s in Soho, while we also saw the comeback of familiar names, from Belon to Ho Lee Fook.

This year is set to be another big one for those who love to eat, with new projects by award-winning chefs and flagship openings at iconic institutions. Check back frequently for our continuously updating list of 2022’s most exciting new restaurants.

1st & Beaudry

What: Esdras Ochoa (of Los Angeles' Salazar, and Netflix's The Final Table fame) and Daniel Eun of 11 Westside are partnering with The Arca hotel in Wong Chuk Hang to present what Ochoa tells us is “a celebration of LA and its beautiful diversity. Expect a Californian restaurant that offers healthy cuisine with an ethnic flair.”
Where: The Arca, 43 Heung Yip Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
When: March 2022

Agora

What: 22 Ships' rising star chef Antonio Oviedo will be opening a fine dining Spanish restaurant—a new playground for his creative, modernist take on the cuisine.
Where: Tai Kwun, Central
When: March 2022

The Baker & The Bottleman

What: The team behind Roganic and Aulis have taken over a space on Lee Tung Avenue, dedicated to all things baked (toasties, cookies and more) and boozy.
Where: Shop G14-15, G/F, F15A, 1/F, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When: Soft open now for takeaway only; the upstairs wine bar space will open later.

Carbon Brews

What: The local Fo Tan-based craft brewery is launching a taproom in the heart of Hong Kong.
Where: Shop 01, G/F, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
When: Soft open February 2022

Chinesology

What: Led by chef Saito Chau, previously of John Anthony and The Queen, Chinesology is a contemporary restaurant by Mira Dining that will be—as its name suggests—a deep study of the many facets of Chinese cuisine. The restaurant will take over the space recently vacated by The French Window at IFC mall. 
Where: Shop 3101-07, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
When: January 2022

Check In Taipei

What: That tiny Taiwanese place near the Mid-Levels escalator on Hollywood Road? It’s soon to open a fresh, 2,300 square foot flagship in Harbour City and will feature an all-day dining and desserts menu, celebrating the very best of modern Taiwanese gastronomy.
Where: Shop 2204-06, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
When: February 2022

Embla

What: After the closure of Frantzen's Kitchen, head chef Jim Lofdahl is taking over the space to launch his own restaurant
Where: 11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
When: February 2022

Grand Majestic Sichuan

What: Black Sheep Restaurants turns to Sichuanese cuisine with this luxe new opening helmed by chef Robert Wong, formerly of Chilli Fagara, and with input from renowned cook and food writer Fuchsia Dunlop.
Where: Shop 301, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
When: January 2022

Heimat

What: Helmed by Peter Find, formerly the executive chef at Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Heimat is dedicated to furthering German gastronomy and culture in the city.
Where: 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
When: March 2022

Marcello Scognamiglio

What: The young Italian chef, formerly of Grissini at the Grand Hyatt, tells Tatler Dining that he is planning for his own restaurant—the menu will be seafood orientated, inspired by and rooted in southern Italian flavours .
Where: Central
When: Summer 2022

Mora

What: Vicky Lau’s ode to soy is a few minutes away from Tate Dining Room, and further explores the possibility of one of the world’s most versatile ingredients.
Where: 40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
When: Mora will open for set lunch and dinner from 15 January 2022 with a full a la carte available from March 2022.

Mosu Hong Kong

What: The first international outpost of the two-Michelin-starred Korean restaurant Mosu Seoul is in the stunning new M+ museum, designed by LAAB and will focus on using ingredients sourced locally. 
Where: Level 3, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
When: February 2022

Sushi Fujimoto

What: Kenichi Fujimoto, previously of Sushi Saito at Four Seasons Hong Kong, will launch his eponymous sushi bar in Central.
Where: 6/F, FOCO, 46-48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
When: January 2022

Testina

What: A modern trattoria by Trippa Milano and ZS Hospitality
Where: 3/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
When: 9 February 2022

Uza by Nikushou

What: After running a one month preview at Tatler Dining Kitchen in the summer of 2021, restaurateur Anthony Ng of Nikushou will launch his new unagi-focused concept.
Where: FOCO, 46-48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
When: February 2022


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