Cover Roasted slow-cooked Japanese A5 wagyu (Source: Bifteck)

“There are many ‘same old’ steakhouses in Hong Kong; I want to bring something unique and surprising.”

Opening in a 3,300-square-foot space in Wan Chai's QRE Plaza, Bifteck is a new steakhouse that styles itself as a place for steak lovers who have grown bored of the usual. Named after the French sobriquet for ‘steak’, this sister restaurant of Causeway Bay's Le Reve is helmed by chef Ken Kwok, who has previously worked at the likes of Michelin-starred VEA, CIAK, Beefbar and Wagyu Takumi.

Headlining Bifteck's menu is the Japanese A5 snow-aged wagyu beef, which uses the esoteric technique of yukimuro, or snow-ageing. The technique, derived from the mountainous region of Niigata where food was traditionally refrigerated inside a snow-filled hole, involves the ageing of meat at 1-2 degrees Celsius at high humidity levels of 90 percent—the result is a delicious sweetness with an exceptionally tender texture. Pre-ordering is highly recommended due to the limited daily supply.

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Other star items include the Japanese A5 Kobe wine tenderloin (HK$588) marinated with sukiyaki sauce; roasted slow-cooked Japanese A5 rump (HK$438) served in wagyu consommé and black truffle; and porcini-crusted 35-day dry-aged Belgium sirloin (HK$448), each of which combines Western produce with fusion cooking techniques borrowing heavily from Japanese gastronomy.

The menu extends to non-beef options—slow-cooked Challans duck breast, Greek yoghurt-marinated milk-fed veal chop—as well as meat-forward carb dishes like braised USDA Prime short rib with mapo tofu rice, and grilled Spanish red prawn udon. French wines and Japanese sake make up the lion's share of the drinks menu, alongside a selection of cocktails, mocktails, spirits and beers.

Bifteck offers a three-course lunch menu including choice of daily appetisers and dessert from HK$208 up; and in anticipation of the festive season, the restaurant is also launching a six-course omakase menu (HK$1,280 per person) for December 24 and 25, as well as New Year's Eve.

Bifteck, 23/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong; reservation@bifteck.com.hk, +852 2246 8805

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