HK Magazine - - DINING -

Sand­wiches. Shop G, 2 John­ston Rd., Wan Chai, 5989-9428. With a live band jam­ming out Cuban beats, an ex­otic cock­tail list and some great sand­wiches, Deli­ga­tor hits the right notes for a ca­sual night out when you’re af­ter those feel-good vibes.

HIT An eclec­tic mix of Latin Amer­i­can trin­kets and sou­venirs, from pot­ted cac­tus plants to wooden mari­achi men, adorns the play­ful in­te­rior of this “Cuban deli,” al­though the menu is far more in­ter­na­tional, read­ing like a great­est hits list of best sand­wich in­ven­tions: From Philly cheeses­teaks to lob­ster rolls, plus chicken and veg­etable pani­nis. We were im­me­di­ately won over by the Philly cheeses­teak ($95) as soon as we bit into the freshly toasted baguette, slathered in a pro­volone cheese sauce. The beef slices were packed with fla­vor, al­though it was the caramelized roasted pep­per and onion med­ley that re­ally took it over the top. The lob­ster roll ($120) was sim­i­larly ap­pe­tiz­ing, with a generous fill­ing of sweet lob­ster meat mixed with crisp cel­ery and mayo, and bread fried in but­ter for an ex­tra sat­is­fy­ing crunch. We topped off our meal with a huge por­tion of curly fries for just $25.

MISS For a restau­rant-bar that claims to be Cuban-in­spired, there’s not much Cuban food on the menu, and the staff don’t seem to know what the deal is ei­ther. Un­for­tu­nately, the two sand­wiches we most wanted to try—the “El Cubano” and “Chicken Parme­sano” were sold out on the night we vis­ited.

BOT­TOM LINE Great food at even bet­ter prices? We’ll take that above a co­her­ent con­cept any day of the week. Open daily 11am-10pm

(drinks un­til 3am). $

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