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4 New Nordic Fine Dining Restaurants to Try in Hong Kong


New Nordic Cuisine, guided by visionary chefs like René Redzepi, places a premium on utilising seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients coupled with inventive culinary methods. From foraged treasures of the forest to reimagined classics, every dish is a testament to reverence for nature and the rich heritage of the Nordic region, promising diners an extraordinary culinary voyage. While Nordic dining spots are a rarity in Hong Kong, a handful of standout establishments defy the odds. Here, we spotlight four fine dining destinations offering the essence of New Nordic gastronomy in the bustling city of Hong Kong.

All images courtesy of respective venues.

1) Embla

Embla, led by the seasoned chef Jim Löfdahl, made its grand entrance onto the Hong Kong culinary scene in 2022. With over 25 years of training, including apprenticeship under the renowned chef Björn Frantzén, Löfdahl brings a wealth of expertise to the table. For those familiar with New Nordic cuisine in Hong Kong, Löfdahl's association with the beloved Frantzén's Kitchen may ring a bell. Previously, Löfdahl spearheaded the kitchen at Frantzén/Lindeberg in Stockholm, a pivotal role in earning the restaurant its prestigious Michelin stars. Now nestled in Sheung Wan's Upper Station Street, Embla swiftly captivates Hong Kong diners with its enticing tasting menu and an indulgent array of Nordic beverages, courtesy of supplier AquaNordics.

Address: 11 Upper Station Street Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Website: | Phone: +852 2559 8508 | Email: | Instagram: @emblahk | Facebook: @emblahk | Twitter: @restaurantembla

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2) æra

The name "æra" is deeply rooted in its Danish origin, signifying honour and a new era. This reflects the restaurant's commitment to showcasing the talent of young local chefs in Hong Kong, providing them with a platform to express their culinary artistry. Led by Head Chef Chevalier Yau, the youthful culinary team operates within a sleek, modern interior, visible from the open kitchen. This layout embodies transparency, innovation, and inclusivity, allowing diners to witness every aspect of the creative process and the seamless teamwork within the kitchen.

Address: G/F., 6 Steward Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island | Website: | Phone: ++852 93300387 | Email: | Instagram: | Facebook: @Aera.Hk

3) Arbor

Arbor offers a tranquil escape with its soothing coral hues, gentle lighting, and stylish wooden decor—a serene retreat in the heart of the city. Headed by Finnish chef Eric Räty, this fine dining spot celebrates the essence of nature. Throughout the day, savour the unique blend of Nordic and Japanese flavors, expertly paired with fine wines, for a culinary journey that's truly exceptional.

Address: 25/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong | Website: | Phone: +852 3185 8388 | Email: | Instagram: @arborhk | Facebook: @arborhk 


Nestled in the lively heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, FINDS is more than just a restaurant—it's a Nordic adventure in Hong Kong's dining scene. Its name, an acronym for Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, sets the stage for a culinary journey through the Nordic countries. With a flair for the dramatic, FINDS imports the freshest seasonal ingredients straight from Northern Europe, then works its magic with traditional Nordic techniques like smoking, curing, pickling, and fermenting. Prepare your taste buds for a voyage of flavours that's anything but ordinary.

Address: The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong| Website: | Phone: +852 2522 9318 | Email: | Instagram: @findshongkong


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