ABOVE & BEYOND
HK$600 per person
28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
TEL: +852 3400 1318 www.hotel-icon.com/dining/ above-beyond Located on the 28th floor of
Hotel Icon, Above & Beyond offers beautiful harbour views in a naturally lit restaurant with floorto-ceiling windows. While the dining room is long and narrow, in the daytime the ambience is bustling with the vibe and chatter of old school yum cha in a modern elegant setting. The dim sum menu offers the usual suspects, as well as interesting renditions of classics—such as baked barbecued pork puffs with century eggs and steamed garouper fillet dumplings with ginger and spring onions. Cantonese classics are on the menu with some dishes given a modern interpretation. From the former, crispy chicken (available half or whole) is fowl beautifully done, with thin skin and tender meat, served with traditional lemon juice and salt garnish on the side. A more contemporary offering such as wok-fried M7 wagyu beef cubes with green apple, mustard and wasabi are equally beguiling. The wine list runs the gamut from entry-level affordable wines and mass market Mumm to the likes of Salon and Krug, with a wonderful selection of wines by the glass. It’s notable that the list also includes esoteric labels from China, Japan and Israel.
A sky-high view at Above & Beyond