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3-min walk from Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station continue reading
Telephone
28575055
Opening Hours
Today
12:00-21:00
Mon
Closed
Tue-Sat
12:00-21:00
Sun
12:00-15:00
Payment Method
Visa Master Cash
Number of Seats
22
Other Info
Wi-Fi
Alcoholic Drinks
May Bring Your Own Wine Details
Cake-cutting Details
Phone Reservation
Delivery
10% Service Charge
Review (14)
What to like: This place was a pleasant surprise. I walked in with no expectations and ended up leaving with the utmost satisfaction. If you follow my Instagram account, you’d know I’m obsessed with California style hipster aesthetics in general, and A Side / B Side reminds me of a lot of the restaurants I would find in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For some people, the quality of the food is all that matters - but for me, it’s about a complete dining experience.  At A Side / B Side, the food is fantastic, and everything from the decor to the service evoked those pleasant memories of going out in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Maybe I'm biased, but the whole vibe just works for me.The restaurant feels intimate rather than small, and you might walk right past it because it blends in with the neighborhood perfectly. The u-shaped chef's table/bar seats around 15 people, and Chef Jon Irwin would frequently check in and converse with diners. This guy is the definition of hospitality, and you can feel the genuine passion he has from a mile away. To get this kind of attention from the chef is always a plus in my book, plus you find out the more interesting stories behind each dish that way. The lighting is dim - sets a great mood but not really Instagram friendly - but I guess that's where I come in to work my magic. If you are just going on a date or hanging out with a small group though, this place is definitely all the way up on my recommendations list.Food: I would say it’s tapas style French cooking with a hint of Asian influences. Sounds like every other overrated hip restaurant that got featured recently? True - but when done right - modern cuisine is truly a thing of beauty and Chef Irwin is doing a good enough job here to impress my stomach. The menu is simple, featuring 4 categories: Seafood, Vegetable, Meat and Dessert. They’re designed to be small so that you can try a variety of dishes, which is perfect for someone like me who can't make ordering decisions at all. There are a few dishes that featured really unexpected ingredient combos in order to create interesting flavors and textures - like deep fried sago with blue cheese and parsley emulsion - god damn that sounds odd but kudos to the talented team for making it work.The star of the show was the Courgette Flower and Hokkaido Scallop dish. The vibrant courgette flowers are stuffed with creamy truffle farce filling and served with a mushroom beurre blanc dressing that tasted like heaven, the scallop was plump and juicy, and to put the icing on the cake -a calamar salad and warm shiitakes served with a finger-licking pickled egg yolk sauce to tie everything together.What’s not to like? I have to say that was as close to complete satisfaction as it could be all things considered. Will I go back? Yes! Next time you see a girl happily eating her food at the bar alone, that might be me. Say hi! continue reading
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Level1 2017-10-02
341 views
No longer a farm-to-table restaurant which is in itself a big disappointment. First thing they got our booking details wrong. Not even any bread to serve. The starters (bell pepper, cauliflower and courgette flower) were charged same price as before but the portion ridiculously small and quality totally unacceptable - huge disappointment as the fresh local vegetables terrifically served was the signature of the old a side b side, especially the cauliflower in curry sauce dish.We had to beg for plates to share our extremely small sized appetizer which is ridiculously over-priced. Very pretentious and horrible service. The waitress appears to have come to work for the first day and doesn't even know her way. Very much wonder what happened to the old a side b side crew. A huge loss. continue reading
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We came here for dinner on a Friday, and we were overall extremely impressed by the food, service, vibes and design of the place - basically one massive chef's table. Not very common to see in Hong Kong!  What stood out to us was the flawless precision skill and technique necessary for each tapas-style dish. From the Thai-inspired lemongrass/coconut flavours of the "turbot graffiti" to the fine details of the crunchy deep fried sago crisps accompanying the US striploin and awesome use of Courgette flower with truffle stuffing & mushroom, the dishes were on point and executed to perfection. Loved the premium locally & internationally sourced ingredients, and I noticed a lot of Japanese influences running throughout the menu (kuruma ebi, Hokkaido scallop, komatsuna spinach, shiitake, etc.) and you could tell a lot of prep was put into each dish. Chef Jon Irwin and his small but talented team did a  fantastic job! Thank you for a memorable dinner! continue reading
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Level1 2017-09-15
374 views
生日月份晚晚都有生日飯食,但這晚的生日飯一班朋友也食得很高興很sweet,所以一向不寫食評的我也來一篇。我們一行四人,餐廳安排我們坐corner seats (攻略:因為bar table, 四人corner seats 方便傾計)來給我們介紹晚餐menu的是餐廳大廚!甚至每一道菜也會有廚師導賞,我們是好奇的食客,於是不停舉手發問,廚師不厭其煩仔細回答,我們好像上了一課料理課,幸好星期三晚上沒太多客人。Courgette flower $180, 好靚,花裏面係粒粒菇菌,texture 出奇的飽滿,加上松露的味道,yummm!Snapper with risotto $120我很喜歡吃魚,去每間餐廳我都會試魚,這道魚煎很剛剛好,很滑Lobster! $240個lobster 好彈吃好鮮,個artichoke 係我食過最入味的,廚師話個artichoke 用來煮高湯,個湯最後再成為配lobster 的sauce。 忍不住再多叫了一碟share. Kuruma Ebi $200半生熟蝦,對唔住我又要用彈牙同鮮味形容,再用一片西班牙火腿的小小鹹襯托著,多多趣。我們還有吃scallops, 但第一道菜上唔記得影相😥,半熟浸過的蛋黃,放在煎香了的scallop 上,成道菜的質感及味道也控制得好好,推介!!!攻略二:選weekday去,可以問廚師好多問題! continue reading
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Level2 2017-09-13
284 views
This restaurant had a delightful ambiance, situating at a quiet street in sheung wan.The menu is all written on the wall. And they have updates on the menu occasionally The food was absolutely delicious in very reasonably price. Besides, the food presentation is so beautiful and fascinating, while you can still be surprised by the taste and the texture! The staff were very helpful and friendly. Had a really enjoyable evening. Definitely worth a lot more revisit! continue reading
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