Hal’s is a Japanese western restaurant located further away from the busy Causeway Bay. However the location gives it more privacy and time to enjoy good food with great companions.
- Pan fried Foie Gras with Sweet Potato
- HAL’s Omerice
- Hal’s Beef Stew a la Mode
Pan fried Foie Gras with Sweet Potato
The Foie Gras was meant to be served with a sweet potato, however we were told that they have ran out of sweet potato, and asked if we would mind changing it to Japanese radish instead. Not knowing what we were expecting, we agreed as we really wanted that Foie Gras. We were really shocked in the size of the radish, although it definitely taste better than it looks. The radish was well marinade and soft. It melted in my mouth along with the Foie Gras. It was wonderful.
To my surprise, the highlight of the meal was the omurice. I cannot rave enough about it. I haven’t had such a good omurice since Japan, the omurice that I have had in Hong Kong are really average, with the rice not hot enough. On the other hand, the rice here is steaming hot, it is sticky and well coated with tomato sauce. It was delicious just eating the rice on its on. The egg wasn’t runny enough, but at least not fully cooked through. I loved the thick gravy that went so well with the whole dish. This is to die for, I will be back for this!
Hal’s Beef Stew a la Mode
I expected much more from this dish, it is a Japanese version of the French Beef Bourguignon. I expected the Japanese version to have transformed the dish, however it tased like any average beef stew. There were only two pieces of everything, two pieces of beef, two pieces of potatoes and carrots, and only a mouthful of spaghetti. For the price, quality and the size of the dish, I would rather have another plate of omurice.
Design & Interior
There were 4 tables of costumers when I was seated, although not packed, the restaurant gave me a sense of calmness and everyone was well behaved and enjoying their food. i notice there were diners dining comfortably alone. It is the type of place where you can slowly dine by your self or with a partner, with privacy and without worrying you will be disturbed by other diners. There are two private rooms which means even more privacy if you need.
I thought it was very sweet and considerate of them to ask if I wanted ice water or warm water once I have sat down, and my friend asked for hot water, they tried to refill her with boiling water everytime. They also refill your glasses and cups regularly and there was only two of them serving. Great service.
When I rang up to reserve a table that day, I was greeted with pleasant telephone manners. We were both late and wanted to postpone the reservation for half an hour and he was very polite and told me there was nothing to worry about and no rush. Throughout the whole evening, they were ever so polite and always had a smile.
$260 hkd per person average (without drinks)
Would I go back again? YES!!!!!!!!
Rating from my brains (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Rating from my Heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating (out of 10 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 8/10
64 Leighton Road
Nearest MTR station: Causeway Bay Exit A
Mon – Sun
Lunch – 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner- 18:00 – 23:00
Reservation: Best to make reservation