Taking up premises in the kind of time-worn building that gives Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town so much of it’s charm, Gioia Charcoal Grill & Oyster Bar’s elegant furnishings and ambience get a decided boost. At this restaurant on the ground floor of the May Sun Building along Catchick Street, the flavour is most certainly international, boasting a menu bristling with European and Asian dishes but centred on the charcoal grill and aphrodisiac molluscs that give Gioia its subtitle. Lobster salad with a truffle dressing is a luxurious option while roasted French yellow chicken goes rustic. New Zealand tua tua join the royal oysters on ice, and you can even get yourself a South African abalone risotto with a Champagne foam if you like your Itailan exoticised.
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Family meal — adults were pleased with fresh oysters and the set dinner, while the kids were happy with their soups and pizza and pasta dishes. Generous portions, so we didn’t order dessert. Informal vibe to the place, and service was friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced too.
The amazing and delicious food, it is high quality. There has a wonderful view at 21st floor. I enjoy the environment very much for the good music.