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Isola Bar & Grill

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Shop 3071-3075, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central District, Hong Kong, China
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852-23838765,852-23838611
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with friends the other night views are amazing and as it was warm we sat outside, that's where all the great bits stop. As the food was quite pricey I ordered a pizza. I would say as pizzas go it was below par and not what I expected. One thing positive was the beer was ice cold but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, we go to restaurants to eat and not only for the view (i think TA should change a bit its rules for comments in order to make the difference). Pizzas are really poorly made with chapati bread instead of traditional pizza. Pastas are ok but so small portions. Prices are really excessive and service is kind but so poor.

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Thank JS A
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its not on the menu, but their carbonara is spectacular. Even better in truffle season as they lovingly shave slithers onto the top. Great view and ambience, perfect for a business lunch or a casual lunch with friends at the weekend. And the view ... well if you ignore the tunnel entrance in the immediate foreground, the city scape across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't beat the view that this restaurant can offer in this brisk weather! Food is solid every visit. Place is fun, loud but not too loud! Happy atmosphere and excellent service! Especially manager Carlo! Feels like I am in Italy! He is warm at his greeting and service that makes u feel at home!

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Thank Koni W
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crikey. Can't believe this place is still operational. Means there are folks with more money than any idea of what Italian food should be like. The terrace is obviously the big (and only) draw as there are so few places to dine outside in HK. Perfect spot for ladies who lunch after spending silly amounts shopping at IFC, plus business... More 

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Thank Marlene W
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

slow and inattentive service. If it's drinks and snacks you want with a view, there are many venues out there who will at least pretend to make you feel welcome. Pizza was tasty; but not good value. So combine this with the poor service and you'd be better off going elsewhere. Disappointing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An expensive place to eat but the setting is probably worth the cost. The food was well prepared and tasty but the service was not very good for that sort of money. Waiters were seemingly few and far between and not at all attentive. We never ordered any desserts as no-one came to take our order. The food is good... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance on the terrace was very pleasant with a fantastic night view on Kowloon. I had very good tagliolini with truffles. Tagliolini were homemade and the sauce was very delicious. The salate with avocado was freshly prepared and very delicate. I had an assorted dessert combination that was outstanding. Not to say that the management and the coke are Italian... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have the view of hong kong, outside, great weather ; lounge more suitable for us than traditionnal table. found great and adaptable according tests if nothing not appropriate ; service good. to recommend !

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view is really amazing. We got seated on a high table to have some coffee and that was fine for us. We went ahead and ordered a latte macchiato some tea and some water for the 4 of us. When the waiter came to our table he almost threw the tea cups on to the table and brought us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $100
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3071-3075, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central District, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-23838765,852-23838611

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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