Best restaurants in Hong Kong to savor seafood sustainably for World Oceans Day - chooserighttoday

Covering over 70% of our planet, our oceans play a major role in our livelihood and provides us with seafood, a major protein source for 3.3 billion people.

In 2018, 99,000,000 tonnes of fish were caught from the ocean – 3 times the world’s entire population’s weight combined.

While the large number of fish we harvest from our oceans seems alarming, certain destructive fishing methods that allow certain fisheries to maximize their harvest to an unsustainable level could be even more alarming.

According to the latest figures, over 94% of the world’s fisheries are overfished, or already fished to the maximum sustainable level (i.e. any increase in fishing pressure would lead to a long term decline in fish population) – it’s time to rethink the way we eat seafood.

This year’s World Oceans Day, over 30 businesses in Hong Kong, including hotels, restaurants, and meal delivery services joined the call of the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition (HKSSC) to provide a sustainable seafood special menu from 6th to 12th June.

Sustainable seafood is seafood that was caught or farmed with the environment’s long term viability in mind, so as to minimize impact.

With creativity and a love for good food, these restaurants and hotels show how we can continue to savour delicacies while making sure that we will still be able to do so in the future.

Best restaurants to visit:

(in alphabetical order)

Andō

Image courtesy of JIA

Chef Augstin Balbi of the Argentinian-Japanese concept will be providing Line-caught sea bass, razor clams, asparagus, yellow wine and chive oil sauce. Using the entire fish for the dish, including flesh, bones, skin, head and fins, Andō brings awareness to the importance of improving sustainability and reducing food waste.

Details:

1/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central
Online reservation: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/andohk

 

Arcane
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To celebrate World Oceans Day, Australian chef Shane Osborn’s Michelin 1-star restaurant presents GAP-certified Ora king salmon with green asparagus, tofu stuffed morels, shio kombu, broccoli and macadamia on the set lunch menu, along with MSC-certified pan-fried stone bass with bouchot mussels, black rice risotto and datterino.

Details:

3rd Floor, 18 On Lan St, Central, Hong Kong

Email: reservations@arcane.hk

Phone number: +852 2728 0178

Online reservation: http://www.arcane.hk/reservations

L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon

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With wild-caught snow crab, Chef Julien Tongourian presents “Sologne Imperial caviar on its Snow Crab bed with an anised coral infusion”. The snow crab source was certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), meaning that they come from fisheries that meet the MSC’s sustainability standards.
Details:

Shop 401, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central

https://www.robuchon.hk/

Online reservation: https://inline.app/booking/Jo%C3%ABl/RobuchonHK

 

Cornerstone
Image: Grilled Australian octopus, preserved lemon mayonnaise, chickpea, frisee, and radish, courtesy of Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a casual all-day dining bistro by Chef Shane Osborn from Netflix’s “Final Table”. To promote responsibly-sourced seafood, Cornerstone will be offering a flavourful Grilled Australian octopus, served with preserved lemon mayonnaise, chickpea, frisee, and radish. For fish lovers, the pan fried sea bass served with curry veloute, broccolini, baby aubergine, chive, leek should not be missed.

The octopus is wild-caught from MSC-certified fisheries and pan-fried sea bass has been AGP certified sustainable; both dishes are priced at $268.

Details:

49 Hollywood Road, Central
Écriture

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The Michelin 2-stars fine-dining concept located at prime Central sources from artisanal fisheries in France, presenting a Dover Sole « petit bateau » from Quiberon, cooked whole, Girolles, ikura, chorizo, sauce Vin Jaune (yellow wine) for World Oceans Day.

Details:

26th Floor, H Queen’s 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Phone number: +852 2795 5996
Online reservation: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/ecriture

 

KIN Food Halls
Image: Responsibly Sourced Sushi (8-pieces), courtesy of Mitch Lui//KIN Food Halls
Kin Food Halls is an innovative omnichannel food app that allows users to enjoy a diversity of dishes from over 40 well-known brands in their recipe cloud of over 200 dishes. For the occasion, KIN presents a set of Responsibly Sourced Sushi (8-pieces) available at just HKD$138. Making use of farmed salmon and yellowtail (hamachi), the nigiri sushi assortment is available in teriyaki or gunkan style, or can also be enjoyed with yuzu miso or spicy mayo.

Details:

2/F Devon House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay

https://kinfoodhalls.com/

 

LE SALON DE THÉ de Joel Robuchon
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Also oversaw by Chef Julien Tongourian, LE SALON DE THÉ de Joel Robuchon offers a scrumptious Black Cod with daikon cream and citrus. The black cod has also been sourced from wild fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), in compliance with fishery regulations and MSC’s sustainability standards.
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Lobster Shack

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To raise awareness on the importance of sustainable fishing, Lobster Shack will be shaking up the Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood with their World Oceans Day menu featuring MSC and ASC certified seafood, priced at HKD$288:

  • Starters: Soup/Salad/Grilled Octopus
  • Mains: sustainably sourced Pollock Fish & Chips, Grilled Sea Trout, Wild Cod
  • Dessert: Lemon Tart/Matcha Green Tart

Details:

G/F, Tak Ming Lau, 6-8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun

Phone number: +852 2381 8138

Email: lobstershack@bistro-concept.com

 

Moxie

Image: Mussels and Pesto Orecchiette, courtesy of MOXIE

Through 6th to 30th June, MOXIE will offer a 5-course sustainable seafood tasting menu. Seafood used in the menu is carefully selected from MSC-certified fisheries and ASC-certified farms.

Salmon Tartare | brioche, chili mayonnaise, avocado (ASC certified)

Mussels and Pesto Orecchiette  | romanesco, wild garlic (MSC certified)

Seared Fremantle Octopus | fresh burrata, broccolini, chimichurri (MSC certified)

Patagonian Toothfish | sweet potato, tomato, cardamom (MSC certified)

Citrus and Rhubarb fool | pistachio biscuit

Details:

Shop 203, 2/F, Landmark Alexandra

Phone number: +852 2718 8211

Online reservation:

https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/moxie

 

NOSH

As a Healthy Meal Plan Delivery service, NOSH will be brining sustainable seafood right to your doorsteps with the following menu:

  • 9th June: Baked Herb Arctic Char with Sweet Potatoes Mash, Roasted Broccoli with Lemon & Chili
  • 10th June: Velouté sauce Halibut with Potatoes Pea & Market Greens

List of Hotels

(in alphabetical order)

The Mira Hong Kong

 

Cuisine Cuisine
Image: Stir-fried lobster with spicy preserved vegetables, courtesy of The Mira Hong Kong
Executive Chinese Chef Edwin Tang presents sustainable seafood in a modern Cantonese set dinner featuring some of the signature specials such as Stir-fried lobster with spicy preserved vegetables using MSC-certified American Lobsters, and Steamed Scottish scallop with Portobello and garlic among 8 mouth-watering courses (HK$1,688+ per person).
Details:

3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Phone number: +852 2315 5222

Email: cuisinecuisine@themirahotel.com

Online reservation: https://www.miradining.com/online-reservation-cuisine-cuisine/

 

Whisk

Image courtesy of The Mira Hong Kong

Sustainable Seafood edition of the 5-course Taste of Craft (HK$460+ per person) lunch menu, featuring Obsiblue prawn from the world’s largest lagoon off the coasts of New Caledonia, a French territory on the Pacific Ocean, that is ASC-certified. This gourmet lunch menu showcasing craft cooking techniques will also feature sustainable Pollock from MSC-certified fisheries, creatively served by Chef de Cuisine William Lau.

Details:

5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Phone number: +852 2315 5999

Email: whisk@themirahotel.com

 

Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

 

Restaurant Petrus

Restaurant Petrus

Image courtesy of Restaurant Petrus, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Chef Uwe Opocensky of the Michelin 1 star restaurant at Island Shangri-La will be offering sustainably-sourced French Pollock (Slow cook/ Seaweed/ Baby potato) from the period 6th to 18th June, celebrating both the World Oceans Day and the Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

Details:

Level 56, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central

Email: petrus.isl@shangri-la.com

Phone: +852 2820 8590

Online reservation: https://www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining/restaurants/restaurant-petrus/

 

Lobster Bar and Grill

Image courtesy of Lobster Bar and Grill, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Also under Island Shangri-La, the grill house offers the following 2 dishes from the period 6th to 18th June, both using sustainably sourced seafood.

  • Pan-fried pollock, sauteed baby spinach, mushrooms, Romesco butter sauce
  • Cod fillet Acqua Pazza, clams, tomato cherry, dried tomatoes, olives

 

Landmark Mandarin Oriental

 

AMBER

Image: Scallop ˚ Granny Smith ˚ Moro Kyuri ˚ Wasabi ˚ Shiso ˚ Lime ˚ Cucumber Blossom ˚ // Courtesy of Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Ambassador for sustainability and Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus presents the following World Oceans Day 6 course lunch and dinner menu featuring seasonal sustainable seafood:

  • Ocean Trout ˚ Roe ˚ Carotene ˚ Shiro Soy ˚ Sudachi ˚ Aka Uni ˚ Horseradish ˚ Sorrel ˚ Marigold
  • Scallop ˚ Granny Smith ˚ Moro Kyuri ˚ Wasabi ˚ Shiso ˚ Lime ˚ Cucumber Blossom ˚
  • Octopus ˚ Chorizo Spices ˚ Saffron ˚ Amalfi Lemon ˚ Grenaille Potato ˚ Sea Grapes ˚ Seaweed ˚ Extra Virgin “Per Me” Manni Olive Oil ˚
  • Blue lobster ˚ Kabu ˚ Salicornia ˚ Daurenki Tsar Imperial Caviar ˚ Cultured Nut Butter ˚ Caviar Lime ˚ Chive ˚ Grilled Almond Oil ˚
  • priced at HKD$2188+10%, with both supplements going to Hong Kong Shark Foundation

Details:

The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Online reservation: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/ambermandarin/mo-website

SOMM

Image Courtesy of Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Just next to Amber, casual restaurant and bar SOMM will be joining the sustainability cause by offering the following two dishes designed with homage to the seasons, to be paired with fine wine and sake.

  • Ocean Trout with Kabu, Trout Roe, Bottarga & Junmai Sake Beurre Blanc
  • Freshly Shucked Seasonal French Oyster on Ice with Lemon, Sauce Mignonette & Buttered Rye Bread

Details:

7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central

Phone number: +852  2132 0033

Online reservation: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/sommbarmandarin

MO Bar

Located on the ground floor of Landmark Mandarin Oriental, MO bar offers delicious cocktails along with sustainably-sourced feel-good seafood choices of the following:

  • Yellowfin Tuna Tataki with sesame seeds, spring onion & wasabi mayo
  • Farmed Silver Pompano steamed chayote shavings, myoga, spring onion & yuzu dashi

Details:

15 Queen’s Road Central

Phone number: +852 2132 0077

Email: lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com

Online reservation:

https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/mobarmandarin

 

 

Other participants of the campaign:

The Aubrey

25/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central
Online reservation: https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/theaubreymohkg

 

Asaya kitchen (Rosewood Hong Kong)

Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong
Kong
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/asayakitchen

 

AULIS

UG08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay
Email: reservations@aulis.com.hk
Online reservation:
https://www.roganic.com.hk/aulis/book

 

Chaat (Rosewood Hong Kong)

Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone number:+852 3891 8732
Email: hongkong.restaurantreservations@rosewoodhotels.com
Online reservation:
https://www.chaat.hk/reservations

 

Hong Kong Country Club

188 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Deep Water Bay

 

The Legacy House

5/F Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone number: +852 3891 8732
Email: hongkong.restaurantreservations@rosewoodhotels.com
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/legacyhousehk?venues=bayfaresocial,holtscafehk,legacyhousehk,henryrosewood,chaathk

 

Mandarin Grill + Bar (Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)

1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central
Phone number: +852 2825 4004
Email: mohkg-grill@mohg.com
Online reservation:
https://www.mandarinoriental.com.hk/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/fine-dining/restaurants/european-cuisine/mandarin-grill-and-bar

 

Man Wah (Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)

5 Connaught Road Central
Phone number: +852 2825 4003
Online reservation:
https://www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/fine-dining/restaurants/cantonese-cuisine/man-wah/menu

 

Margo

Shop 6, G/F The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road Central
Phone number: +852 2130 7731
Email: info@margohk.com
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/margo

 

Mono

5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central
Phone number: +852 9726 9301
Email: reservations@mono.hk
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/experiences/monohk

 

Mora

40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan
Phone number: +852 9583 8590
Email: info@mora.com.hk
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/mora?venues=mora,tatediningroom

 

Octavium Italian Restaurant

8/F One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Rd Central
Phone number: +852 2111 9395
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/octaviumhk/

 

Roganic

UG08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay
Online reservation:
https://www.roganic.com.hk/reservations/book

 

Sunset Grill

19/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island
Phone number: +852 2535 0025
Email: sh.hkgsc.sunsetgrill@sheraton.com
Online reservation:
https://book.chope.co/booking?rid=sunsetgrilltc2011hkg&source=rest_sunset-grill-hk

 

TATE Dining Room

210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Phone number: +852 2555 2172
info@tate.com.hk
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/tatediningroom?venues=tatediningroom,mora

 

Tosca di Angelo (The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong)

Level 102, International Commerce Ctr.
1 Austin Road West
852 2263 2270
Online reservation:
https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/toscadiangelohkgkw/Tosca-Di-Angelo-Marriott-c

 

Macau

Churchill’s Table at The Londoner Macao

https://www.londonermacao.com/macau-restaurants/churchills-table.html

 

Wynn Palace

https://www.wynnpalace.com/en

 

Wynn Macau

https://www.wynnmacau.com/en

 

Sands China

https://www.sandschina.com/

 

Mandarin Oriental, Macau

https://www.mandarinoriental.com.hk/macau/one-central/luxury-hotel

 

Suppliers

Indoguna Lordly

https://www.indogunalordly.hk/

 

M&C Asia

Seafood Provider

Pacific Rich Resources

https://www.pacificrichresources.com/

Saga Seafood

https://www.saga-seafood.com/

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