by Darien Tan on Dec 18, 2017

Expat's Guide to the Top 12 Unique Christmas Dining Experiences This Year

Expat's Guide to the Top 12 Unique Christmas Dining Experiences This Year

Tired of the same ol’ festive offerings and want to try something different this Christmas? We’ve curated the Top 12 of the best Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and other unique fusion cuisines for you to pick from this Christmas.

If you want to skip straight to viewing all our offerings this season, click here.


Chinese

1. Shang Palace

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A two-michelin star restaurant serving up traditional Cantonese cuisine with its signature elements. Dine like royalty with top-notch service, world-class wine, first-class culinary arts and premium ingredients.

Chilled simmered whole South African abalone with sake and sea urchin

Drawing inspiration from the unique Singaporean culinary culture, Chef Mok infuses an artistic and modern touch to the presentation of his dishes, bringing guests’ dining experience to new heights.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD1,488 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24, 25, 26 December 2017

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2. Sun Tong Lok


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Stewed Bird's Nest with King Crab Meat from Hokkaido


Sun Tong Lok’s four decades of history in Hong Kong has been focused on the refinement of top quality Guandong cuisine, with the restaurant having retained its 2 Michelin Stars for many years. Its reputation in the market for Chinese gourmet dining is unparalleled and is a must-try for quality seekers.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD880 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 19-30 December 2017, 1-31 January 2017

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Japanese

3. Nadaman (Kowloon Shangri-La)

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8-Course Christmas Tasting Menu

Sit back and enjoy fresh and innovative Japanese dishes by master chefs at Nadaman. Choose to dine in the elegant main room or get close and personal with the chefs at the teppanyaki grill and sushi bar. If you prefer, comfortable private rooms, including a private teppanyaki room and a tatami room are also available.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD1,280 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24, 25, 26 December 2017

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4. FUMI

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Roasted Beef Salad

FUMI focuses on presenting its guests a cultural experience of Japanese tradition by offering modern culinary creativity on affordable Japanese fine-dining. Fresh cut sashimi, chicken, beef, udon and hot pot are all part of FUMI’s Christmas Tasting Menu this year.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD688 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24 December 2017

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5. Kishoku

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Hokkaido Oyster with Light Vingegar Mayo and Shallots

The Kishoku dining experience is one that is whole - from the dining environment to the classic yet refreshing Japanese menu. Here is where the stillness and movement of varying geometric shapes of stone and wood bring forth a warm and relaxing environment, complimenting the carefully crafted selection of dishes in every way.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD1,650 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 22-25 & 31 December 2017

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6. Kyoto Joe

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Sashimi & Maki

This festive menu is characterized by Japanese fare with a modern twist - a signature trait of Kyoto Joe’s dishes. Start off with fresh sashimi, progressing to dishes with a refreshing combination of flavours, and finish off the main courses with a piping bowl of ramen - leaving all your senses completely satisfied.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD490 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24 December 2017

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Fusion: Chinese & Japanese

7. Dragon-i

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Snow Crab with Crab Vinaigrette

Dragon-i is Asia’s most creative and eclectic vision of lounge, dining and partying for the global glitterati. It’s no wonder then that it serves somes of the best Chinese and Japanese fusion food in town with unique flavours and visual impact.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD768 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24, 25 December 2017

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Fusion: French & Japanese

8. Dining at Murasaki

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Lobster Bisque

This Christmas, Dining at Murasaki has curated a special menu tasting menu, featuring dishes like the Toro Prime Tuna and A4 Wagyu Sukiyaki. Its ingredients are directly sourced from Japan and France, and guarantees the perfect setting with a dining experience like no other.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD1,480 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24, 25 December 2017

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Spanish

9. Fofo by el Willy

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Iberico Pork

The award-winning restaurant is led by Chef Alex Fargas who brings the best of Spain to the diners in Hong Kong. Spoil yourself this Christmas Eve and see why this restaurant, characterized by its “positive vibes”, will leave you mouth-watering with their consistency in serving up high quality Spanish food.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD738 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24 December 2017

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10. La Paloma

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Traditional almond cake with coffee cream and vanilla

Named after the famous and oldest nightclub in Barcelona, La Paloma is built around a fun and interactive dining experience at an affordable rates. La Paloma means “Pigeon”, and the famed bird serves as the restaurant’s ambassador. Remember to say “Hello!” when you drop by!

Special Menu Pricing: HKD298 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 25 & 26 December 2017

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11. Cassio

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Grilled Seafood Platter

Cassio evokes vintage European chic with a touch of Asia forming a sophisticated, intimate environment. Experience contemporary Spanish tapas including cold cuts, salads, tortillas as well as an array of desserts in Cassio’s semi-buffet dinner this Christmas.

Christmas Semi-Buffet Dinner Pricing: HKD700 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24 December 2017

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Korean

12. JINJUU

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JINJUU Korean Crispy Fried Turkey

JINJUU is founded by Korean American celebrity chef Judy Joo, and serves authentic Korean dishes. This Christmas, turkey is coming with a twist - fried! Have your festive season celebrated with indulgence and goodness this year.

Special Menu Pricing: HKD628 per head

Bookable dates for special menu: 24 December 2017

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That's a wrap! If you haven't already, check out all our offerings this festive season here

Merry Christmas!