Green T. House, Hong Kong
Tel: 852 2989 6036
Concierge.com's insider take:
Most visitors to Hong Kong stay amid the snaking streets of the Central District, but it's worth making the westward trek to the high-tech enclave of Cyberport for a meal at Green T. House. The minimalist whitewashed space overlooks the South China Sea and its walls display a rotating collection of artwork, all with a tea theme. Canaries provide the musical accompanimentexcept on nights when enigmatic owner JinR plays the gu qin, a Chinese dulcimer. The innovative menu includes addictive dishes such as cow-ear mushrooms in wasabi, ginger, and sesame oil; and a radish, celery, and cucumber salad infused for two days in secret spices. Those with more adventurous palates should try chef Alan Yu's texturally creative items like ribbon cuttlefish "pasta" with Champagne and Szechuan pepper.
Open daily 11 am to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to midnight.