Acting as the resident advisors when it comes to Hong Kong restaurants and bars, it’s our pleasure to kowtow to the splendour of ELIA, with a name that rolls off the tongue and a menu that gives similar joy to the tastebuds. Set on the harbourfront along Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui East, ELIA offers spectacular al fresco dining and a Mediterranean-themed interior fit for a king that takes its cues from Moroccan and, of course, Egyptian aesthetics. The food is similarly styled, offering diners authentic Middle Eastern, Arabic and Egyptian cuisine alongside a comprehensive selection of drinks and hookahs for your after-dinner ritual. Book Monday to Saturday from 8:30pm and you’ll also be treated to live dancers and entertainment.
Check out ELIA’s menu here!
ELIA is something special in Hong Kong, a city that has its fair share of Middle Eastern-themed eateries. The exquisite food at this Tsim Sha Tsui food and entertainment temple is the product of the imagination and 20-odd-years’ experience of head chef Maged Makram, formerly of the luxurious Sheraton and Fairmont Hotel in Cairo. Suffice it to say that ELIA’s menu represents a major achievement in authentic Egyptian, Arabic and North African cuisines in this city. For the best possible experience, book ELIA’s Moroccan themed VIP room, but the three main dining areas are themselves loaded with dynamic dining possibilities, while the outdoor area is perfect for watching the sunset over Hong Kong’s skyline and Victoria Harbour.
We can’t recommend more strongly that first time visitors to ELIA’s distinctive premises along Mody Road, easily reached from Tsim Sha Tsui or Tsim Sha Tsui East, order ELIA’s signature Middle Eastern mixed grill platter, laden with lamb kofta, lamb chops, chicken kebabs, and buttery couscous with vegetables and sauces. A more humble approach might bring you to the mezze sampler, featuring a different range of Arabic delicacies that pair well with the seafood tagine or seafood mixed grill. Don’t forget the happy hour from 4pm until 8pm every night, where you can get great deals on ELIA’s famously cool cocktails before the belly dancing begins!
Brilliant food.. great staff, no too overbearing.. the restaurant by itself is beautiful.. the sheeshas are ok too. Worth the price.. will definitely go back..
The best shisha place in tsim sha tsui, the location is very good and the view of the harbour front is great and lastly prices are affordable
Great ambiance, portions and lovely staff. I will go back! The shisha was very good too. I cant drink alcohol and they have a mocktail called Hot Pursuit that gives you a real kick! Totally recommend it!
Nice ambience. The food is awesome and the variety of choices is unbeatable. Good options available for vegetarians. And all these comes at a very reasonable price !!!
Food was great. Atmosphere amazing. Service out of this world. The waiters and manager constantly enquired if everything was good and if we needed anything else even though the retardant was packed on a Monday night.
Great Food, atmosphere. Waitress was exceptional helpful. Its a place to relax with friends and enjoy great food and company. Reasonable pricing. Good choice of wine.
Nice meal with a super atmosphere made even better by the belly dancer entertainment. Ra is good value for money and easy to get to.
The food is fine, the price is reasonable, but the music is too loud. My parents really enjoyed themselves that night, hope to visit again.
The food is good. But belly dance is a disappointment, as it lasts for 4 min in a stay of over 2.5 hrs ! !
Food is quite disappointing and not so good. Worst is that there were water dripping over our seats. Yet, I think the shisha was fair enough.