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“Come for the view not the food”

Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit
Ranked #37 of 8,204 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $127
Cuisines: Italian, Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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“Come for the view not the food”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The view is great but now with the Ritz and various other skytop restaurant/bars in TST area, doesn't have the monopoly on the views. The food is at times ranging from acceptable to truly canned food quality. Shouldn't expect haute cuisine from an Italian/Sushi joint. The original view restaurant- go with a date place - but not with the Ritz, there's better.

  • Visited April 2012
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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of aqua on tripadvisor. I'm sorry to hear our Chefs did not live up to expectations, I hope they will get another chance to impress in the future and prove that it’s not just about the view.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Loved it here”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went here for drinks after a meal downstairs in Hutong. It was recommended by many people to go here and it didnt dissapoint. The cocktails were expensive but it was well worthwhile staying for 3-4 rounds of drinks. It looked like it could get busy later on. Definitely a place i'd like to go back to.

Visited January 2013
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Bart S, Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback. All the reviews are passed on to all the team, this one should make them very proud!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable”
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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Our favourite Hong Kong bar”
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
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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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Bangalore
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“Brilliant setting and great food!”
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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