Healthy eating isn’t limited to bland salads or carb-free meals—increasing research and understanding of different diets has led to a wealth of possibilities. Fine dining is no exception, with restaurants taking on new approaches to cuisine with healthier alternatives. Recent years have brought Hong Kong’s catalogue of healthy eating spots to new highs, from Michelin-starred eats to sustainable-driven cuisine. Here are some of the best healthy upscale restaurants to try—some old, some new—for a guilt-free indulgent experience.
Nestled within urban wellness sanctuary Rosewood Hong Kong, Asaya Kitchen showcases sustainably-sourced seafood and seasonal local produce to nourish and nurture its guests. The menu is mostly plant-based, with some pescatarian options, and can cater for vegan diets upon request. Taking an elevated approach to healthy dining, Asaya Kitchen is the go-to destination for nutritional cuisine, perhaps combined with a holistic pre- or post-meal treatment at the in-house spa.
6/F Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | +852 3891 8732 |rosewoodhotels.com
Set to open in February 2021, The Aubrey is the latest addition to luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Founded in collaboration with Hong Kong-based Maximal Concepts, the restaurant will serve eccentric Japanese izakaya amid the hotel’s iconic harbour backdrop. Although the menu is yet to be released, guests can expect a distinctive range of sustainably-sourced ingredients and traditional Japanese fare.
25/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4001, mandarinoriental.com
Offering an innovative approach to French cuisine, Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus has set the bar for sustainable fine dining in the city thanks to his nourishing menu at Amber. The evolution of the Michelin-starred eatery at Landmark Mandarin Oriental led to a range of French and Asian-inspired dishes which stray from butter and saturated fats, and focus on milk alternatives and non-saturated plant-based oils. Gourmands can try the set lunch or dinner menus curated by expert chefs who have passion for teaching the public the importance of “green eating”.
7F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | +852 2132 0066 | amberhongkong.com
Zoku Restaurant & Terrace
Opening its doors late last year, The Hari Hong Kong‘s second restaurant pays tribute to authentic Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine, Phillip Pak, Zoku Restaurant & Terrace is decked in khaki velvet booths and a sophisticated pink and leather colour palette. Guests can tuck into the health-conscious cuisine, which spans from clean sashimi to light tofu dishes and miso soups.
2/F, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | +852 2129 0338 | thehari.com
Popular for its stunning rooftop views, Sevva is a sophisticated gem perched atop LANDMARK shopping mall. Although the venue is frequented by cocktail seekers, the food menu is just as noteworthy—and it’s got a selection of healthy dishes to choose from. Guests can opt for some of the classics, from the hearty Caprese Salad SEVVA Style to the Vegetable Nub Nub, comprising ten varieties of vegetables and pickles served in a refreshing lettuce wrap.
25/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Rd, Central | +852 2537 1388 | sevva.hk
Hong Kong’s first Burmese restaurant Club Rangoon is the latest addition to Soho’s diverse dining scene. Opening last year, the modern restaurant is helmed by Brazilian chef Karisa Cheque and founder Nelson Htoo who looks to his childhood for inspiration in the menu. Serving clean, seasonal dishes, the menu is a tribute to authentic Myanmar cuisine in an upscale setting—the tea leaf salad is a must.
33 Aberdeen Street, Central | +852 2503 3077 | clubrangoon.com.hk