When diners in Hong Kong decide to head out for a meal, one cuisine they perhaps don’t too often think about is Lebanese. But with restaurants like Beirut Kitchen, they absolutely should do. Why? Because it flies the flag for Lebanon extremely high and brings the very flavours of the Middle East right into Central district, from meze plates to share right through to hefty plates of shawarma. You’ll find Beirut Kitchen on D'Aguilar Street inside the Winner Building, so reserve a table now and try something a little different.
Lebanese food is thick with history and tradition, and its influence has shaped the modern Middle Eastern kitchen in ways that are plainly obvious to see. Beirut Kitchen of Hong Kong, as we say, is a celebration of this, and a damn tasty one at that. Here on Central’s D'Aguilar Street, begin with some of Beirut’s dips, then move on to mezza. The kibbeh shamieh we’d always recommend, a dish of deep fried and ground lamb meatballs with pine nuts, while the soujouk are also a delight: homemade spicy sausages sauteed in lemon.
For a more substantial fill, the Beirut mixed grill – a selection of chicken, beef and lamb skewers – will fill you to the very brim, as will shawarma of any well-spiced variety or fish that’s been perfectly baked or grilled. The best way to complement such a meat hit is with a vibrant, wonderfully fresh Lebanese salad, of which there are many to choose from at Beirut Kitchen, a true Hong Kong gem. This Central spot is very popular, so we’d suggest a reservation to avoid missing out!