Situated in the middle of Hong Kong Park and best accessed from Cotton Tree Drive or Admiralty station, L16 is an on-trend cafe and bar with a focus on Asian cuisine. Slotting in neatly in its verdant Central Hong Kong surrounds, L16 is a spacious and airy restaurant whose menu of predominantly Thai and Japanese cuisine has garnered accolades from critics and foodie fans alike. Booking ahead is highly recommended.
Workers in Hong Kong’s Central looking for a quick escape from the daily grind frequent L16 for the cafe’s set menus, with separate selections for each day of the week. Always keen for a theme to better present the pan-Asian capabilities wielded in the kitchen, L16 also has a set banqueting menu for two to eight people, plus menus focusing on afternoon tea, Thai and Japanese food. Flying the flag for Asian cuisine from the green and beating heart of Admiralty’s Hong Kong Park, L16 is a truly curatorial cafe.
Turning to L16’s two a la carte menus, Thai and Japanese, it’s notable that L16 understands the myriad conversations that national Asian cuisines are having amongst themselves. In this way you can find Thai-style beef and pork rubbing shoulders with their spicy and sympathetic Sichuan cousins. It’s a comfortable marriage that speaks fusion with the right degree of humility. This restaurant, tucked into Hong Kong Park just moments from Admiralty and the bustling action of Central, doesn’t need to trumpet it’s considered approach to pan-Asian cookery. Regular customers know that they can expect superlative food served in stylish surrounds here. Book a table and make your way to L16 (the closest main road is Cotton Tree Drive) and see for yourself.
Had a great business lunch at the restaurant. There were plenty of Asian options and even a page of vegetarian dishes which is a nice touch. They also employ less advantaged people to serve and they have name tags to explain why they can't answer you verbally. The service is efficient and friendly.
Good food, nice view. I always come here becsuse I can have different choices of food. Thai, Japanese, Chinese. And it is located at central place, easy to move around after lunch if you have a meeting nearby
This is a good restaurant. The food is good. The environment of the restaurant is quiet and cozy. It is located inside the Hong Kong Park. The restaurant is surrounded by trees.
Quite good dishes and indoor services. 3xcept that the drinks are too small for adults. A bigger glass of ice tea would be expected and appreciated.
I have been to L16 regularly. This time I sat towards the back of the restaurant and enjoyed the view of the waterfalls and lake in Hong Kong Park. The food had always been of good standard. This time I had the chirashi and it was good. The server had a little confusion over which dish to serve who but we sorted it out ourselves. Although L16 is not cheap, I think it's good value for money in the area.
I ordered the Pad Thai while my friend had the sashimi salad and the green curry with chicken. I tried the salad and my pad Thai as both were very tasty. The salad is very refreshing for the summer and the pad Thai had generous portions (and I still finished the whole thing!)
My friend and I went there around 5pm so the place was quite empty. The environment has always been their main selling point with a large outdoor area, rare in HK. However, don't expect any services or any quality drinks. The price is high but within reason as it is one of the closest coffee shop to High Court.
Nice place in the park, service was fine, food was average. A lot choices in the menu. Couldn't see the view outsides quite well as it was a night. Overall, recommended but if you wish to hang out until late, be aware that they close at 10pm.
The food is very good with an extensive menu, although the service was a little slow. This is understandable, however, as the restaurant was very busy on Sunday at lunchtime. Will go back for an evening meal.
The waitress could not find our reservation. Don't know why, but never mind. The food was pretty good and I like the park view, quite relaxing. Not bad for a short lunch.