About the restaurant
Korean food is enjoying something of a moment of late in Hong Kong, and the hip, young vibe is no better exemplified anywhere than in U-Hang. This vibrant local eatery on Sai Ying Pun’s High Street is the epitome of achingly cool, minimalist restaurants, and with the University of Hong Kong’s campus just moments away, it comes as no surprise to find that U-Hang is fit to bursting with the city’s young, cool and beautiful.
The service at U-Hang is way beyond what you might expect for a place popular with students.
There’s no dilly-dallying here, instead, guests to the High Street eatery are greeted immediately with
a glass of cool water (or warm if it’s cold outside) and asked to choose from a short menu of Korean
delicacies. Those in Sai Ying Pun are heading over for Korean food that’s famously filling. Guests here
should know that picking some dishes to share is often a good move – we particularly like the scallop
pancakes. If you’re hungrier, there can be no competition for a serious bowl of bimimbap. This
Korean specialty - a hot stone pot filled with rice, kimchi, meat and vegetables and topped with an
egg that cooks in the pot as it arrives - is a firm favourite in Korea and beyond.
U-Hang is a U shaped restaurant, with its open kitchen facing out onto two rows of tables. The dining space itself is sparse but welcoming, and diners know it as a place to see and be seen among Hong Kong’s young and restless. Expect hipster-lite touches like bare lightbulbs and utilitarian, school classroom-style seating when you head down to U-Hang. For those looking for a taste of Korea in the city, as well as a hive of young people taking photos with their artfully arranged bulogi, you’re in the right place.