Foodies in Hong Kong are spoilt with another great restaurant from Concept Creations, the guys behind Chicha. I didn't know it at first, and when I walked into the restaurant I was surprised to see the waiters and staff from Chicha at Souvla! They greeted me enthusiastically, of course, and even without a reservation they promptly showed me to a table. (Note: It was about 9:00pm on a weekday; I doubt you will get away with this on a weekend!)
The layout of the restaurant is split into a bar/bistro-ish setting at the front (counter seats and high tables and chairs), followed by proper tables inside with dim lighting. The tables are either long tables (meant to be shared with other guests) or round ones (which seat about 4-5). The vibe was fantastic; there is a real energy in this place which is hard to beat. It makes it a good choice to come with friends for a night out.
As for the food - it was impeccable. We had the Saganaki, a baked Greek cheese, which came on a sizzling hot iron plate with lemon wedges on the side. Be careful when handling the lemons! The cheese was sublime, and a perfect starter. We also had some hummus and pita bread. The hummus was delish and my only gripe was that it was too small a portion.
For mains we ordered the Patagonian toothfish (aka Chilean sea bass). It is an amazing fish, and Souvla imports them from sustainable fisheries. That slab of fish was pure umami-ness. Buttery, smooth and dense - so much flavour! We also had the grilled octopus salad, as well as the Greek salad. Both are spot-on.
To round it off, the fried ice-cream was ordered for dessert. I am a huge dessert person but this dish was enough for two people! The caramel sauce complemented the fried ice-cream "skin" perfectly.
Although it is a little pricey, it is to be expected for a great restaurant in the middle of LKF. Remember that there is no service charge, so tip accordingly!
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