Second Street traverses the steeply sloped flanks of the hilly Sai Ying Pun district in western Hong Kong, and it’s here that you can find one of the best oyster bars in the city. With a fine selection of oysters imported from all over the world, GLOW is a fantastic place to get your seafood fix. It’s not all aphrodisiac shellfish here, though – GLOW offers a range of grilled and roasted dishes, with an emphasis on seafood, but with enough diversity to satisfy landlubbers, too.
GLOW takes pride in sourcing the finest oysters from around the world. Given the lengths to which
GLOW goes to research and import these sought after shellfish, it’s not surprising that GLOW is at
pains to pass on their know-how to their patrons who frequent its Second Street premises in the
Hong Kong hillside district of Sai Ying Pun. A recent arrival, for example, are the Raspberry Point
oysters all the way from Prince Edward Island, on Canada’s eastern seaboard. These, GLOW informs
us, are a little briny but sweet as can be due to their high mineral content.
Oyster aficionados should be happy to know that GLOW puts on an oyster happy hour from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesdays through to Fridays, with a free glass of delicious white wine – the only accompaniment worthy of the oyster. Indeed, no oyster bar worth its sea salt would forget to carefully curate a wine and beverage list to make a French duke smile. There are old- and new-world wines aplenty at this Hong Kong oyster oasis, plus delicious digestifs such as limoncello, gianduja and grappa to wash it all down. Plus, if you happen to be in Sai Ying Pun around lunchtime, check out GLOW’s weekday lunchtime specials – 50% off regular prices.
Lovely little restaurant with good selection of oysters and tasty grilled food. Very friendly manager/head waiter willing to engage with clients. A gem for a quiet dinner with friends or a date. Back-lit menus are glaring rather than glowing.
Cute and cosy seafood bar. Fantastic oysters, from france, australia, new zealand and more. Wine selection a bit limited. Attentive staff, ready to advise you. Highly recommended for a casual oysters evening, but excellent quality
Great little restaurant serving the best fresh oysters. Other dishes are very good too, although (being a fish restaurant) there are limited non fish choices. Take your sunglasses for the backlit menus.