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“Delightful food with a view to match”
Review of Isola Bar & Grill

Isola Bar & Grill
Ranked #304 of 10,368 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $60 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central
Description: The iconic Italian restaurant Isola incorporates an elegant mix of natural colour and modern scenic features representing Hong Kong’s hustle and bustle lifestyle, creating a refreshing and young atmosphere-led dining adventure for guests to immerse and enjoy themselves. The culinary team provides diners with its signature and all-time favourite dishes throughout lunch, afternoon tea, dinners and weekend brunch. Serving both classic and innovative cocktails, and an extensive collection of fine Italian wines, this will be a bustling and breath-taking gastronomic dining spot for guests across all hours.
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent lunch buffet, or a la carte, both good value for money. The starters for the buffet included prawns, various vegetables, meats with an Italian flavour of course, salads and much more. It was easy to fill up your plate forgetting there were 2 more courses to come.
I picked pasta for the main course just done with a simple sauce but it was cooked to perfection.
The sweet buffet was excellent too Tiramisu of course and apple crumble which would be difficult to better...once again the choice was vast.
The bread basket selection was also worth mentioning, and a side plate with Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar was there for "dipping". Oh yum. Very good service, however, it did get very crowded towards 1.15.....so if you don't want to queue go at about 12ish.

Thank psha1948
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Beside offering the best pizza in town there is a big variety of Italian food of all kinds. The quality of the food is good and the wine list offers lots of choices. The service is very attentive and friendly. At lunchtime there is a good value lunch menu.
The location with a view on Victoria Harbour is phantastic - outdoor seating possible.

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1  Thank Henry H
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The location the view and the ambience is excellent. The service was mixed; over the top with fussing about wine top-up and were we ready for the next course. The quickest part of service should be getting the bill when asked and ours took three attempts to get the account. All that aside, the food was good to excellent, her main was not hot but not so that it needed to be sent back to the kitchen. Offerings were creative and you new it was Italian complimented with Italian wines. A restaurant you would not avoid but also you would not tell friends it is a must when in HK.

Thank JemoMJ
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Must go to for a SAT or SUN brunch with outdoor seating overlooking bay. Nice bar also attached for great touch down point after touring IFC mall. Brunch has incredibly fresh food options and an Italian leaning. Atmosphere would be great at dinner.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Decided to have our last night in Hong Kong dining Italian, rather than Cantonese cuisine, which we all figured we needed a break from. Isola was not on our bucket-list of HKG recommended's but our hotel concierge suggested it ought be considered. We took the decision to give it a go.
Isola is superbly located and beautifully appointed. Because we booked late we were located outside on the verandah and despite the cool temperature, we were quite comfortable with the gas hearing provided.
From the outset we found the service to be not only lacking but wholly disinterested in us. This moderated somewhat when I ordered a nice bottle of Italian red but the interest proved only transitory. The primo, secondi and desserts were of high standard. The wine excellent, although I basically had to ensure our glasses were full throughout the night. Once served, we were cast adrift.
My wife and I found it bizarre that we had to race the waiting staff through restaurant doors rather than them extending the courtesy of allowing us through first.
Anyway, a beautifully appointed restaurant with well above average food, supported by an above average wine list let down by amateurish wait-staff execution. Bill was on the high side and we left not really feeling like they were keen for our return custom. Probably check out Cecconi's or Domani on future visits to Hong Kong.

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Thank themayor101
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