Under the careful guidance of executive head chef, Hong Kong’s own Justin Chan, NAKED Gurume Gyarari has blossomed into one of the city’s finest internationally-inspired restaurants. This Elgin Street eatery draws on Chan’s Chinese, Laotian and Portuguese heritage. The food at NAKED Gurume Gyarari is resolutely ingredient-driven with a mindful approach to healthy, considered food choices across the menu. The food draws on the common language which cuts across the normally discrete arena of national cuisine with an aim on drawing out the best in each ingredient, regardless of when one’s preconceptions would normally place it.
NAKED Gurume Gyarari was founded by Patrick Wai after a career spent working in international design, and Wai’s influence is immediately obvious to diners at this fine, international Elgin Street restaurant. The dining room doubles as an exhibition space and maximises the art’s impact by keeping the decor simple: dark wood, minimalistic settings and simplicity – that’s the name of the game here. The restaurant’s name, Gurume Gyarari literally means Gourmet’s Gallery and that is a fitting epithet for this Central Hong Kong restaurant indeed - combining traditional with the kitchen’s artistry means that NAKED Gurume Gyarari assails the senses in every way.
By his own admission, head chef Chan’s objective at NAKED Gurume Gyarari is simple: to take the best ingredients and combine them with cooking methods learned from around the world – people should find art in food, as I have. A cursory glance at Chan’s menu confirms this assessment immediately. The reassuringly short signature menu offers plenty of international flavour, especially the lobster risotto bisque and the foie gras pairs with guava gelato. Each dish is prepared and served beautifully - in many ways NAKED Gurume Gyarari is the restaurant Central Hong Kong has been waiting for.
Excellent food. yummy pasta. my friends ordered a lunch set for 2. the sushi look fresh with UNI! the steak looked really nice. tasted a piece and it melt in my mouth
The lunch is good. Lemongrass soup is impressive. The pasta is good. There are selection of salad, pasta, shashimi. Strongly recommend! I like the uni pasta so much.
Food is delicious and the environment is comfortable. It is great if Gurume can add some more sashimi dish. The big Uni is the greatest I like.
The food was truly amazing! Japanese cuisine with a twist! Lunch sets are really good value! I had the steak donburi which offered quite a huge portion of steak.
Nice environment, creative fusion food, nice dinner overall. It was a little bit pricy but the place is good for a date. Recommendation: Make your own wrap ($268), you make your own wrap with wagyu and uni.
We visited for dinner, 3 of us. I think the previous review from the other foodie website was over-rated. Food was ok, nothing too stunning. The uni that we had that evening was not very fresh with a funny taste, and the steak was overcooked. Overall comment on Naked is average food and overpriced.
Food was nice but there was not much buzz in the restaurant. Only three other tables were dining when we were there (9pm on a Friday) and so it had a feeling of a restaurant past its peak.
Food was very average and service can be more attentive given they weren't busy at all, such as bringing the late guest the menu, serving water without asking.
Not much people during lunch period quiet place to chat But not much variety during lunch time Only 1 lunch set option and few a la cart
Delicious food, good service and nice ambiance. I will definitely come back!