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Isola Bar & Grill

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Shop 3071-3075, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central District, Hong Kong, China
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852-23838765,852-23838611
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Saratoga
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to go to Isola few years back, was my favorite Italian in HK. Went back on this trip. Hmm, food was so so, but was was very disappointing was the service. Had a bunch of waiters around our table, mostly chatting with each others and not really attending or looking if customers need anything. During our meal, few... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend for afternoon lunch. The view is great and we sat down, looking forward to a nice bite and drink in the afternoon sun. Unfortunately the service was just terrible. After being seated, we waited for ten minutes before starting to communicate with the waiters in order to get a menu and for them to set... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been my go to Italian restaurant prior to late night flights from Hong Kong, have eaten here more than 6 times rather than suffer airline food. A great venue, open kitchens, views, a lively atmosphere and authentic high quality food. However my last two visits have seen a decline in the service, really a great slide. The people... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was poor and the ambience was not fantastic considering the price they charge... the open area outside on 4f was packed with folks not from the bar so it doesn't feel exclusive at all... though the view across the harbour was really nice, this is not worth it 👎🏻

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Thank lizf232
Key Biscayne, Florida
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super dinner with great sea food ....but the choice is huge...Pasta meat...everything is homemade and real flawors from Italy....Amazing chef and get ready for the unique view. If the weather is warm just choose the terrace....

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Thank FabioBonini
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137 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with Isola. Quality has significantly dropped. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and we decided to sit in the patio and enjoy drinks and afternoon tea. Service was appalling to at the list. Misoders, slow and disorganised. Then the afternoon tea set we ordered had some of the most horrible treats we have ever eaten. Cold and stale... More 

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Thank MS123NAN
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438 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the terrace outside overlooking Hong Kong Harbour and enjoyed the excellent food...2 x past and 2x lunch buffet. The quality of the food is very good, although the buffet was not particularly Italian. Service was patchy.

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Thank jacquelinem449
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service. Food. View. Everything is absolutely amazing. They open at 11.30am, so if you didn't make reservations make sure to come earlier. Buffet is around 400HKD, and it's sooo worth it. I'll come back for sure.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to have some good Italian food so went to Isola Restaurant (I have already positively reported in the past on the restaurant). As it was 5pm the waiter told me to go upstairs in the bar- terrace, sit down at the table and got afternoon menu card (no pasta in it! Well, I could understand because "no Italian... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had ordered antipasti in advance and they were quite good. The pizza was ok, the bufala mozzarella was quite good, and calamari were ok as well but not seasoned very well; they needed a bit more salt. I expected more from the antipasti seeing as they boast about having a 2 Michelin Star chef yet they don't really know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3071-3075, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central District, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-23838765,852-23838611

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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