Issaya of Relief
If you haven’t yet made it to
(25/F, Soundwill Plaza II Midtown, 1 Tang Lung St., Causeway Bay, 2154-3048), now’s a good time to go and try the new semi-buffet weekday lunch (Mon-Fri, noon-3pm, $238-350). The original Bangkok restaurant recently rose from 39 to 19 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and is known for its colorful and playful menu that’s replicated to a T here in Hong Kong. While dinner can run upwards of $600, lunch is reasonable, with a buffet of signature items like yum som-o pomelo salad and the banana blossom and heart of palm salad with crispy shallots. Options for mains include grilled Iberico pork in a khao soi curry sauce and slowcooked smoked salmon with Jerusalem artichokes. Don’t miss the homemade Thai-flavored macarons and ice cream for dessert.