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“Amazing view but average food”

Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit
Ranked #36 of 8,042 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $24 - $127
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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.
Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing view but average food”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Amazing place and view of Hong Kong Island , both the bar and the restaurant . The food was not bad but nothing special and overpriced. It's some Japanese and some western food which after knowing a little bit if Italian food I wouldn't call Italian for sure . This place you go only for its views and maybe is just better to have a drink there instead ;)

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Sofia V
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Nicoletta G, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
We appreciate the time spent writing your thoughts on Tripadvisor! It`s nice to read the overall experience at aqua was good, however some ups and downs with the food. If we will have the chance to welcome you back here I garantee we will exceed your expectations!

Nicoletta,
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Madrid, Spain
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“Incredible view and great ambience”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

A bit expensive but worth it. Perfect for a romantic dinner , same as for a nice diner with best friends.

  • Visited October 2013
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Nicoletta G, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Thank you for your positive comments shared on Tripadvisor! aqua is proud to welcome anyone who wants to live a magic experience in Hong Kong! We hope to see you next time!
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“When in Hong Kong you MUST do Aqua”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Hong Kong is littered with so many restaurants - but so few offer the ambience, views, charm, decor, menu and overall experience that Aqua does. When in Hong Kong you must do Aqua.

Located at the top of 1 Peking Road, Aqua is a superbly located and beautifully furnished Italian and Japanese restaurant. Sounds like an odd combination, but the menu is literally split into two sections and you can order any combination of either Italian or Japanese.

We booked a month in advance via the website and specifically asked for a booth with a view. Virtually all seats have a view, however the booths are really comfortable. The floor to ceiling glass outlook is spectacular providing panoramic views of Hong Kong island and beyond. We booked for 7pm and our email booking confirmation from the restaurant requested that we concluded by 9pm. For such an expensive restaurant I did not expect to be asked to leave by a certain time however I suppose the popularity of this establishment requires this. This was an ideal time slot as we enjoyed the laser show while we were there. As it turned out, we finished up around 9.30pm.

The wine list was excellent. We picked our favourite Shaw and Smith - a lovely Australian wine from the Adelaide Hills.

The service was excellent. Staff were really attentive and the food was great. We would have ordered cheesecake for dessert however we were told on the night that the kitchen had run out.

Overall, Aqua is a destination restaurant that offers a brilliant experience. It is expensive and the food is great - but it is the ambience and view that really stand out.

When back in Hong Kong, I will definately go back to Aqua. When in Hong Kong you MUST do Aqua!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Travel C
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Nicoletta G, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Myself and my team are proud to read your comment shared here on Tripadvisor! Thank you so much for the fantastic words spent describing in details our venue and our aqua`s magic atmosphere! It is a "MUST" for you to come and visit us again!

Nicoletta, Guest Relations Manager
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“Amazing view”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We went to Aqua Tokyo and Aqua Roma. What a great idea to offer Italian and Japanese cuisine on the same menu, one at the front and one at the back. The food was very good. We had two dishes of sushi with eel and three types of sashimi to share between the orientalists and a scrumptious creamy mozzarella salad for the occidentalist. The sushi was excellent, the eel nicely smokey and the sashimi a work of art bound in a layer of seaweed and then radish on the outside. For our main courses we had beef rice, black cod and crab rice. The latter was full of delicate crab and very tasty. Our only complaint was the quantity, the rice dishes were both enormous! My friends dog didn't complain when presented with our leftovers!

The restaurant is situated on the 48th floor of One Peking Road and has stunning views over Hong Kong Island. The interior is achingly cool. Frankly it is worth visiting for the ambiance alone so the fact that the food is so good is a real bonus. The meal was fairly expensive as you would expect for this level of opulence. But as we left we noticed that they are offering Saturday and Sunday brunch with free flow food for HK$398 with free flow champagne and cocktails for an additional 200 bucks. Now that sounds like a real bargain!

Visited January 2014
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Nicoletta G, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, January 26, 2014
Thank you for your fabulous words shared on Tripadvisor! We will pass your comments within the entire team as well. We are glad to read you had the real aqua experience and you enjoyed our cuisine very much! We hope to see you back soon!

Nicoletta
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Nottingham
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“Incredible view, varied menu, excellent food and cocktails.”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

The highlight of our visit to Aqua were the cocktails, the view and the food.

The service was excellent, managing to squeeze us in without a booking which also gave us chance to enjoy the bar upstairs.

The drinks were excellent and the view across to Hong Kong Island were incredible from up on floor 29.

The decor is very modern, very dark moody lighting with lots of polished metal and glass.

The food was superb - you can choose between Chinese or Italian menus - we opted for Chinese and the highlight had to be the Sticky Blowfish - really incredible and something we have never seen elsewhere.

Overall the service, food and drinks and view were excellent, and overall good value for money - if you want something special, impressive and romantic Aqua is highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank SimonJenkinson
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Nicoletta G, Guest Relations Manager at Aqua Roma, Aqua Tokyo & Aqua Spirit, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
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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