Elegant Cantonese in Hong Kong

43 tables

The signature Chinese restaurant at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong has a glittering reputation for its superb Cantonese food, good service and panoramic views of the spectacular Hong Kong skyline along Victoria Harbour. The two-level restaurant evokes a bygone era of Chinese history within a luxe residential-like environment. 

The Atmosphere

Stepping out of the elevator on the eighth floor, you’ll find One Harbour Road surprisingly spacious, a quality seldom seen in Hong Kong. The restaurant stretches across two stories and features graceful verandas and a stone fountain.

Whether you dine upstairs or down, both dining rooms effectively transport you to an Old World Chinese mansion. The 1930s-inspired décor — marble pillars, high ceilings, Santos rosewood timber and decorative Chinese furniture — captures the imagination, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer unparalleled views of Victoria Harbour.

As you’d expect, service is on point. From the knowledgeable sommelier to the accommodating restaurant manager, the team at One Harbour Road cares about delivering a memorable dining experience.

The Menu

The waterfront restaurant strives to achieve the sophistication of a bygone era, and chef Li Shu Tim does the glamorous venue justice with his innovative and beautiful creations. The pedigreed chef creates home-style Cantonese cuisine with a stylish twist. Staying true to his roots by using traditional seasonings and cooking techniques, Tim elevates typically simple dishes with artful presentations and seasonal ingredients.

The daily dim sum menus rotate regularly ensuring you always have something new to try, but certain signatures are available, such as the char siu barbecue pork, har gow shrimp dumplings and baked chicken and mushroom in puff pastry.

As for dinner, the Hong Kong restaurant's extensive à la carte menu and the tasting menu offer a mix of signatures, including stir-fried prawns in Sichuan sauce, crispy Loong Kong chicken and a combination platter of roasted meats.

Desserts stay true to the traditional as well with standouts including a creamy mango sago pudding, crispy fried sesame balls and a coconut milk and red bean jelly.

The Extras

Details are paramount at One Harbour Road, from the handmade carpets to the eclectic floral China plates, which were imported from Italy to create a homey mix-and-match effect.

While the thorough tea menu includes traditional loose-leaf varieties such as pu’er and jasmine, the real excitement starts upon opening the extensive wine menu. The long list comprises wines from far-flung territories and boutique vineyards, providing a real adventure for oenophiles and budding enthusiasts.

Opt for a wine pairing and the erudite sommelier will appear at each course with a new suggestion to enhance the Chinese flavors — think dry, crispy Rieslings, a full-bodied Burgundy and even surprisingly delicious sparkling wines from Grace Vineyards, based in Shanxi, China.

For extra special occasions, book a seat at the chef’s table inside the kitchen. The chef will prepare a surprise tasting menu and you can view the action up-close during the interactive dining experience. Regardless of where you sit, you’ll be privy to show-stopping views and an impressive home-style Cantonese fare within a sophisticated environment.

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