Hong Kong is filled with superb places to eat, representing the many culinary cultures of the world. The embassy of the French lies in Sheung Wan, at Cocotte on Shin Hing Street, where one can find all the haute cuisine favourites of La France, cooked up by les freres Moldovan, Brice and Jonathan. Their location, down the side of Hollywood Road, is secluded yet exclusive, and their decor exudes style and sophistication that one would expect from a French restaurant.
See below for Cocotte's special menus!
Take a look at Cocotte’s Weekend Happy Days special and brunch menu.What do we think of when we think of the French? Hundreds of years of culinary excellence, superlative style and crushing military defeats: all of these are on offer at Cocotte in Sheung Wan. (They may or may not have an army). The brothers Jonathan and Brice Moldovan opened this Shin Hing Street brasserie in the up-and-coming NoHo district, by Hollywood Road, with the intention of bringing French cuisine and French glamour – and a pinch of rough-around-the-edges French cool – to the heart of Hong Kong.
The food is the star, of course, and at Cocotte, they have a seasonal menu with takes advantage of the range of ingredients and flavours available in Hong Kong. Duck breast and foie gras, charcuterie, beef bavette and tarte tatin are just a few of the French favourites available on Shin Hing Street in Sheung Wan. There’s also the Hangover Set – a thankfully Virgin Mary spiked with horseradish and tabasco, a short, sharp espresso shot, bagel with smoked salmon and eggs. Forewarned is forearmed, but remember that you can’t eat all this from home: so book your table now and head on over for a classy evening or elegantly dissolute morning in Hong Kong.
The staff is very nice, pouring the free flow proseco till the end of our dinner, which we appreciated alot! very very nice food, it was a surprised! love the seabass with rice! merci
Fabulous ambiance and friendly staff. Overall excellent food and great experience. Nice little place to get away from all the hassle and noice from Lan Kwai Fong and enjoy some vino.
Great service and great food all around. I'm not sure if the food were traditionally French as I admittedly am not familiar with French food as I generally prefer food with a good kick (read: spicy), so it's hard for me to judge. But if I were to rate the food regardless of its authenticity, I would give it a full score. No complaints.
Pretty restaurant on a quiet lane...reasonable set lunches and elegant decor. My only comment is the background music doesn't seem to match the setting though.
It was the pre-birthday dinner for my wife and the three of us, including my daughter, decided to try out Cocotte which is new to us. As our booking is early, we arrived on time and there is no waiting time. The restaurant has a big and open entrance which makes it very welcoming. However, the weather was very hot and that makes the air con a bit not sufficient. The service is good, people are friendly and the food comes in good proportion. It locates in a very trendy area in Sheung Wan.
Beautiful restaurant interior and cosy space. Food is decent. However, the restaurant's policy is too strict on celebrating birthday. We are a group of 10 ladies. Brought along 6 cupcakes to sing a birthday song to our friend at the end of the brunch. But we were told that the restaurant will charge us HKD25 for each person (Total: $250) for that. My friends left the place feeling disgusted. I, myself, felt bad. If I knew this policy earlier, I won't have organised my friend's birthday at this restaurant. We only wanted to blow candles and didn't plan to finish all 6 cupcakes, so to charge $25 for each pax is ridiculous when it adds up to a total of $250 - You can buy a whole cake with this amount. The lack of flexibility from the restaurant/staff has sadly spoilt the birthday spirit and our first experience at Cocotte.
This is a fairly expensive restaurant but food is top quality and service is very attentive. The menu is fairly classic French. I enjoyed dinner there with some friends so we chose to share a large charcuterie and cheese platter for starters. Then I had the Fois Gras de Canard with Figs Chutney (which is also a starter) for main course - this was absolutely amazing! We also tried all the deserts between us, all very nicely executed but my fave were the Profiteroles. Go there for a romantic dinner - the location is off the main road and the atmosphere is very elegant and pleasant.
The food is always excellent at Cocotte. One of my Must go places ! A little challenging to find the first time ... Hollywood road below PMQ and down the second set of steps ! Enjoy !!
The restaurant is nicely located and food and wine was good. 50% on wine bottles on Monday which was great. 2 things could have been better. First, there was a very noisy guy. I guess it was a business meeting for him so we could hear him negociating and express his unsatisfaction. It was a romantic dinner for us so not really a good ambiance... Secondly, my husband ordered the pigeon but ended with the pork. He decided to keep the plate so that we can eat together (French way). We didn't get any discount at the end.
Me and my date ordered a dinner set each to share (1 of each of the entrees, mains and desserts). Entrees and mains were absolutely delicious, especially the foie-gras with plum sauce. Desserts were okay but not great. We also ordered 2 glasses of rose wine, which was nice. Weekday dinner, venue was not too busy - nice and intimate. Music was playing a little loud. Service was very good.