New Mandarin Plaza is hiding one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s most dedicated modern seafood restaurants. Away from the constant flow of foot (and automobile) traffic up Natham and Chatham Road, Seafood Station sticks to their guns by committing fully to providing fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared seafood from all over the world. There are limited other choices, as Seafood Station do not compromise on their commitment, but if you’re crossing the harbour from Hong Kong Island and feel in a fishy mood, we think setting a course towards the Hong Kong Science Museum and Hung Hom, which will lead you to the New Mandarin Plaza and Seafood Station, is a very good idea.
From the outside it looks sleek and chic, but head in and tuck into the food and you’ll quickly see that Seafood Station in New Mandarin Plaza is also honest, humble and homely. Tsim Sha Tsui is packed with authentic Chinese and other Asian eateries, but many of them try to do it all, usually to the detriment of their food. Not so with Seafood Station. Here, as the name suggests, all focus is honed in on the bounty of the sea. Not just seafood hauled fresh from around the Hong Kong islands and Victoria Harbour, but anything from Vancouver crab to Australian lobster, with countless fish in between.
Cooking styles at Seafood Station hover around traditional Cantonese and classic Chinese techniques, but a few particular dishes show that Seafood Station can also break the mould in Tsim Sha Tsui, with huge success – a few of the chef’s specialties offering a unique taste include steamed mullet and salted lemon with baked rice, coral trout and grouper head with soy and garlic sauce, or a decadent and delicious lobster baked with cheese, butter, bacon and noodles if you’re seriously hungry. Hong Kong has many seafood specialists, but few have the same casual yet elegant atmosphere, broad selection and handy location (just inside New Mandarin Plaza) as Seafood Station.