Hong Kong, China

French meets Italian in casual basement surroundings


On the Pass

David Lai

Where are we? Despite flanking the antique shops and art galleries of Hollywood Road, Neighborhood is as discreet as they come. Found in a little courtyard, this French-Italian restaurant is the latest from serial restauranteur David Lai, serving food that resonates simplicity and style. 

The vibe: We’re talking minimalist white and grey tones across a simple yet graceful layout. It’s a cosy, unpretentious setting where the food is largely left to do the talking.

About the chef: Hong Kong-born chef and restaurateur David Lai learned his trade on the west coast, cooking in a number of restaurants across San Francisco before heading back home to play a part in opening Spoon by Alain Ducasse. With Neighborhood, Lai has created an intimate, pan-European escape with focus on both seafood and local produce.

On the menu: Lai, who also owns the acclaimed Fish School in Sai Ying Pun, changes the menu on a weekly, sometimes even daily basis, so it’s very much a case of “you’ll find out when you get there”. Recent highlights have included wild boar garganelli, bone marrow and kale risotto, and bouchot mussels in a green curry broth.


61-63 Hollywood Rd, Hong Kong

+852 2617 0891 Visit Neighborhood's Website