Boutique Indian dining is brought to the heart of Hong Kong’s central Soho district at Restaurant Guru on Elgin Street. Taking classic Indian dishes and giving them a contemporary update, this is the place for the city’s happy and hungry to celebrate fine Indian cuisine, sample a well-stocked wine cellar and linger over laughter and good conversation. By day Restaurant Guru is popular for its amazing lunchtime deals and, with a range of great cocktails, by night it turns into a popular after dark hangout with its vibrant lounge area replete with bubbling hookahs and the pealing laughter of many patron.
As the name may suggest, the chefs at Soho’s Restaurant Guru can be considered masters of Indian cooking, capturing the authentic freshness, textures and aromas of the subcontinent in each dish thanks to the years of experience under their belts. Each chef specialises in creating regional cuisine from different areas of India, giving Hong Kong diners a colourful and authentic experience that tantalises the tastebuds as readily as the eye. Begin your meal with one of their appetizers, such as their blue mango chat (diced mango sweetened with yoghurt, mint and tamarind and served together with whole wheat crisps). Highlights on the main menu include lamb rack tandoori with cumin potato and tandoori churrasco served on a special skewer. Here you’ll also find a vast range of curries, soups, shorbas, rice and naan bread.
With so much choice available, selecting from the extensive menu could be hard. In this case you should opt for one of their sharing platters such as the mixed tandoori platter with a range of chargrilled prawn, fish, chicken and lamb, or the sampler platter which includes an assortment of appetizers including samosas, chicken tikka and eggplant. Part of the delight of dining here is settling into Guru’s boldly designed restaurant, blending modern simplicity and elegant use of form and colour with the richness of traditional Indian crafts and patterns that together are set to inspire you while you embark on a culinary voyage that cleaves close to the highest standards of nutrition, health and hygiene. Whether it is for lunch or dinner, Hong Kong’s Restaurant Guru on Elgin Street is a fantastic option. As one of Soho’s most popular eateries it gets busy though, so be sure to book your reservation in advance.
Nice food. Lacked atmosphere. Would definitely go again. Service was good. Beers were cold. Reasonably priced. Would recommend the okra, next time I'd like to try the chicken tikka