Aqua,One Peking Road
Aqua, taking full advantage of the prime location on top of the penthouse of the One Peking Road building, probably the restaurant/bar with best view in Hong Kong.
Stunning views through the soaring glass walls - across Victoria Harbour and the Island skyline,with outstanding modern interior design, aqua definitely provides a memorable experience for guests.
Aqua has upper two levels of the tower, the main dining area is on the lower level, with the bar and lounge areas located on the floor above. The restaurant serves both Japanese and Italian food - aqua roma offering modern Italian cuisine,and aqua tokyo providing traditional Japanese cuisine.
Complimentary bread basket - the breads were not bad, but the sauce was mayo, which doesn't match the ambiance at all.
Warm green pea soup with heart of burrata and orange marinated scampi (青豆暖湯配水牛芝士心伴醃製小龍蝦 $178) is one of Chef Giuliano's signature dish. It was creamy and high in flavor, very comfortable soul soup to start with.
We also ordered the chef's salad - A fine selection of crisp leaves, crunchy vegetables and young sprouts tossed in Chef Giuliano’s balsamic and lemon dressing (v) (廚師精選沙律 $128) to settle our veggie-cravings. The portion was kind of stingy for the price, taste quite bland.Avoid.
Grilled star anise roasted King prawns (燒皇帝蝦配菠菜,紅洋蔥,松子仁伴胡椒汁 $398) comes with three huge prawns on a bed of sautéed baby spinach, red onions and pine nuts, with a slight char-smelling. The prawns were bouncy and juicy, really a lovely one with the sweet piquillo pepper sauce.
Homemade linguine tossed with a cream of duck egg, pecorino di fossa cheese, crispy pork cheek and freshly imported handpicked green peppercorns (自家制意粉配鴨蛋忌廉脆煙肉汁伴濃芝士,青胡椒 $268)
Al dante linguine matches so well with the creamy duck egg sauce, with a lovely twist of cheese.
We also decide to try something from the Japanese menu, my mom loves tempura but don't want to eat too much meat and carbs for dinner, so we ended with mixed vegetable tempura (雜菜婦羅 $188). Not the best but also not too bad.
Besides the superb view of the Hong Kong skyline and interior ambiance, there was really nothing to shout about the place. Service was quite slow and we felt their management was kind of messy. Food was okay, but the quality doesn't match with prices. For budget diners, their lunch (sets) and sunset dinner (order before 6:30pm) are better choices, or you can just stop in for a drink.
Address: 29/F, Penthouse, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 3427 2288
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12:00-14:30, 18:00-23:00
Reservation: call/send emails/reservation online