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Three Nights in Hong Kong

I'm reading too many websites and guide books and it's becoming a blur to me. I can't see straight anymore. Above & Beyond I actually got from a Conde Nast Traveller magazine as being a hot table for 2011 or 2012. In any event -- I will listen to you and seriously check out YTH. Is it going to break the bank?

And here goes with a few more that were touted by a friend who lived in Hong Kong for a while -- (Don't scream too loud)

Indochine

In case we need an Italian fix --
Scirocco
Solo MIo

Jan 04, 2013
class act in China & Southeast Asia

Three Nights in Hong Kong

Thanks Masha -- Nan Hai No. 1 looks interesting plus it has the view we would like to have for one of the nights.

Jan 04, 2013
class act in China & Southeast Asia

Three Nights in Hong Kong

If possible, can anyone please provide your thoughts on the following:

Ye Shanghai
Above & Beyond
Chom Chom

Jan 04, 2013
class act in China & Southeast Asia

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Hey Uncle, I happen to have a similar post on the China page regarding Hong Kong if you, or anyone else, wouldn't mind adding your thoughts. It's called "Three Nights in Hong Kong". Thanks

Jan 02, 2013
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Three Nights in Hong Kong

We are a family of 4 (the "kids" are 29 & 25) visiting Hong Kong for the first time beginning January 23rd. We're celebrating my 60th birthday and would like a few different dining experiences. Plus, one night we would like to splurge a little and maybe have something with a view, (but since Dad, meaning me, is paying, I can't go completely crazy in the spending department). We're staying at the Langham Place in Mongkok -- Not sure if that matters or not. I guess we can catch the subway anywhere. And non-smoking sections are important and would be a definite plus.

With that in mind, any help would be appreciated -- definitely Cantonese, but wouldn't mind other Chinese cuisines that we may not be as familiar with in the U.S. Plus, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Australian(if there is such a thing) would be great. No need for European -- have plenty of that where we come from. Also wouldn't mind places that have an interesting cool design.

Thanks in advance

Jan 02, 2013
class act in China & Southeast Asia

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Actually - Hachibei seems interesting to me. As does Potager.

Jan 02, 2013
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

I'm actually enjoying your comments. If you ever come to Philadelphia, I can tell you which cheesesteak places are worthy and which are dreck. (Hopefully, you know what a cheesesteak is.)

Jan 01, 2013
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Thanks Robb -- appreciate it.

Jan 01, 2013
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Oy Vey Uncle..... You're a tough one to please. Eventually, I may actually stumble on a place you may actually like.

Jan 01, 2013
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Sorry for the confusion - I'm not looking for one restaurant that serves everything. We have four nights and looking to experience different types of cuisine. Right now, I'm leaning towards Omae XEX, Tofu-Ya Ukai, and maybe Fukuzushi(?) or Uoshin(?).

Jan 01, 2013
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Thanks everyone. Just to clarify - we're looking for places that won't break the bank, that are interesting from a space standpoint, with atmosphere that's not what we're used to in New York, (for example we've never experienced horigotatsu (did I get that right?) seating), and a variety of food styles - tempura, teppanyaki, sushi, etc. The only real concern is smoking - we find it really annoying! So if I'm spending good money for dinner, I would prefer that the guy next to me isn't a human chimney.

That being said, I care enough to do some legwork ahead of time rather than depend on the concierge to just tell me where to go. But I'm finding Tokyo to be rather intimidating - THERE'S JUST SO MANY RESTAURANTS!!!!!! - and I trust comments from folks like you rather than the typical guides.

We find that what makes a trip memorable are not just the places we visit. Ending the day at a restaurant that has good food, good service and a nice atmosphere not only makes each day special but adds to our memories when we get home. So I appreciate the feedback.

Jan 01, 2013
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

Thanks, I think, for dumping on almost every restaurant recommended to me. Any alternatives would certainly be helpful.

Dec 31, 2012
class act in Japan

Dining near the Grand Hyatt

We are a family of 4 (the "kids" are 29 & 25) visiting Tokyo for the first time beginning January 19th. We're celebrating my 60th birthday and would like a good sample of different types of Japanese dining experiences. Plus, one night we would like to splurge a little (but since Dad, meaning me, is paying, I can't go completely crazy in the spending department). Not sure if we want to start jumping on the subway after full days of touring, so I'm guessing we should stay relatively near the hotel for dinners. Also, non-smoking sections would be a plus.

I've gotten the following recommendations from the hotel:

Keyaki Kurosawa
Toricho
Higashi-Yama
Cicada
Two Rooms

Plus - in my own digging, the following seem interesting --

Tofu-Ya Tokyo (the atmosphere interests me)
Dazzle
Zanmai
Sushi Tsu
Inakaya

In summary -- the goal is to have dining experiences that reflect Tokyo as the dining mecca it's supposed to be, but hopefully without having to rely on Michelin rated prices. Does that make sense?

Dec 31, 2012
class act in Japan

Scottsdale - North of the 101

We recently purchased a second home in the Troon North area and are looking for dining recommendations in the area, from DC Ranch on up, including Carefree/Cave Creek. Any help would be appreciated.

Jul 28, 2010
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Bourbon Restaurant in Blue Bell?

Bourbon was a fairly popular restaurant in Blue Bell and it closed recently. There are rumors that Marsha Brown from New Hope may open in the space or that Ruth's Chris may open there. Does anyone have any information?

Nov 11, 2008
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