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“Memorable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit

Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit
Ranked #27 of 7,794 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $24 - $127
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Description: With dazzling views of Hong Kong's harbour and skyline, ultra-stylish interiors and an innovative menu offering the very best contemporary Italian and Japanese cuisines, aqua tops the list of the city's sophisticated dining destinations. Chill out in the glamorous penthouse lounge and bar with vibes from the Aquamusic DJ team, cool cocktails and the glamorous in-crowd.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a wonderful all round experience. Some restaurants that have spectacular views sometimes lack in food and service of same standards. Not this restaurant. I travel to HK regularly on business. This time, I was fortunate to take my wife and share this wonderful evening together. Booking from Brisbane before I left by email was easy and very responsive. Our confirmed window side table was ready. Our server was aware of our entire needs and served us well. The food was spectacular. Thanks team.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BizzyTravel
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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review! It’s great that all the teams’ hard work paid off for you to have the real aqua’s experience. Thanks for 5/5!!

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Belgium
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Our favourite Hong Kong bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

On the top floor of the One Peking Road building sits one of Hong Kong's hidden gems. Aqua Spirit is for us more than just a bar, it is an experience. You actually need to know where it is in order to find it, even though it is right in the middle of bustling Tsim Sha Tsui. Located just a short walk from famous landmarks like the Pensinsula Hotel or the Avenue of Stars, you just need to take the elevator to the 30th floor in order to enjoy masterfully prepared drinks while taking in the most fantastic views of Victoria Harbour. Aqua Spirit is tastefully appointed with a number of low couches and seats, or you can opt for the higher bar stools and tables facing the floor-to-ceiling windows. The drinks menu is very extensive with a huge variety of cocktails, both classic ones and special ones that are exclusive to Aqua Spirit. The bartenders do a great job in customizing the cocktails to your specific requests, making them stronger or more fruity according to your personal taste. They also offer an extensive wine list. Since we do not drink wine, we cannot comment on that, but if it is anything like their cocktails, we are sure it will be equally impressive. The great thing about Aqua Spirit is that they also offer a great selection of bar food. Their food menu is based on what their sister restaurants (Aqua Roma and Aqua Tokyo) offer one floor below. Obviously the Aqua Roma based bar food is primarily Italian inspired, whereas the Aqua Tokyo based food has strong connections with Japanese cuisine. Their sashimi platter is simply stunning with an unequalled freshness of the fish. Also highly recommended is the seared tuna, which perfectly complements a signature cocktail. The eclectic range of ambient music is enjoyable and still allows you to have a decent conversation with your drinking pals. On a number of nights a DJ does his gig (I believe after 10pm), which tends to a bit louder than the music earlier in the evening. It makes for a great atmosphere in a refined and distinguished environment.

However, Aqua Spirit's main draw is its staff. They do their utmost to make you feel welcome, cater for your requests and make sure you spend a fantastic evening. Basically this is the main reason why we keep going back to our favourite bar in Hong Kong. Over the years we have visited Aqua Spirit many times. On each and every visit it is the staff at Aqua Spirit which turned a great evening into an unforgettable one.

If you are in Hong Kong and you can visit only one bar, Aqua Spirit is the one to go to.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank USATravellerBelgium
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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you for the exceptional posting, this is a real credit to the entire team at aqua and they will be extremely pleased to read your comments. Thanks for the 5 stars!!!

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“Brilliant setting and great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Loved everything - wines, food, setting- and the brilliant views! No wonder the place was packed. Loved the spicy Volcani pizza and the dessert platter.

Visited March 2013
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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback! Please let us know upon your return to our restaurant so we can again make it a very special evening!

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“excellent food and menu a fun read”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Menu was interesting reading and food was excellent eating.
Pasta ina balsamic cream spicy carrot filling was delicious , salad, tuna tartar all with great taste and a bit different. As usual with all "cool": restauarnt that want to come across as vibrant , it was way too noisy. The view is amazing but having been to Hong Kong over 100 times I have seen the view from every angle.
Service needs improvement- no bread was served until I noticed other tables had it and I had to ask even though waitstaff walked by often and it would have been most obvious that the bread basket wasnt there-

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lgppres
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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thanks for taking the time in letting us know your thoughts. I'm delighted that the food was first class, however, some ups and downs with the service. As with all feedback we will do our best to act upon it and get better at what we try to do best, look after our guests.

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“Amazing view but …”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

To explain the format, the Roma and Tokyo refers to the two different menus (Italian or Japanese, surprise, surprise) available in the restaurant. The Aqua Spirit is the name for the bar.

Rather disappointed in the food. My pea soup was cold and I had to send the 'Crispy Suckling Pig' back as it was fatty and more than half of it was rubbery rather than crispy. However, the restaurant managed to save itself from a two star review by quickly replacing the pig with slow cooked beef which was nice (but it would be quite hard to mess up after all) and best of all, by providing a complementary and exemplary selection of desserts without being asked. These comprised a perfect hot chocolate fondant, a delicious light and fluffy tiramisu, a creme brûlée and a superb mandarin sorbet. It's pretty expensive but that brings me back to the view which is, quite simply, breathtaking.

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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of aqua on tripadvisor. All input is very much appreciated and always passed to the team. I'm sorry to hear our Chefs did not live up to expectations, I hope myself and my team gets another chance to impress in the future.

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