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.
The food, space, and environment was good and I enjoyed
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.
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.
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.