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“Fairly good food, somewhat slow service”

Mistral - Passionately Italian
Ranked #213 of 8,725 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $38 - $77
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Description: Rediscover the truly distinctive Italian cuisine at our refurbished Mistral. Embark on a new culinary adventure with our innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients flown in from Italy, while you relax amidst the cosy, contemporary and stylish ambience. Savour the sublime texture of handmade pasta, impeccable specialities and mouthwatering desserts prepared by our chefs with passions and attention to detail, for a unique Italian dining experience.
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Fairly good food, somewhat slow service”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I frequent this restaurant for both lunch and dinner. Lunch costs under $300 (including service charge) which allows you to choose from an Antipasto buffet (excellent choices and quality), a main dish (fish and pasta usually average; meat is the better choice), and dessert plus coffee or tea.

For dinner, the best items on the a la carte menu are the spaghetti with lobster in a tomato sauce, the open lasagna, sole, and the meat dishes. Pizzas aren't too interesting. The starters are also good. Overall, food quality is good but not spectacular.

Wine prices are reasonable for a place like this with many Italian choices.

Service is a bit slow. The staff aren't good at anticipating your needs as you usually have to ask for things to be done (bring more bread, more water, give me the dessert menu, give me the check).

Located at a basement with low ceiling, there is no view to speak of. Overall, it's a good safe bet for an Italian meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Como, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Italian chef, but does not make the food good”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Mistral changed hands many times. There was a very good chef years ago. Now the food is still expensive but it is not good anymore. Service was average.

  • Visited January 2013
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europe
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243 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
“good food,great & friendly service”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

grace lee , who replied my email reservation, received me
and my friends as old friends
food was good, the pizza & veal excellent

Visited March 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Expaensive treat”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great food and service within the grand stanford Hotel.
The goose liver starter and Dover Sole main course were as good as you can get anywhere. Great service too, but boy does it hammer your wallet!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Amazing Lunch”
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend mid week.

This restaurant does great Italian food.

From the set menu, I had the buffet meats and cheese etc as a starter and the steak as the main.

The buffet was excellent, with a wide variety of great tasting food, particularly the ham.

The steak was done to perfection, after the rib room, one of the best steaks I have eaten.

The atmosphere was nice and chilled, with excellent service.

The lady manager came over and was a pleasure to chat to.

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