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US$217 - US$255
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French, European, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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An impressive counter and open kitchen dominate the room and this is where you’ll want to sit to watch chef Cheng and his team in action. An experience...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 20 June 2020 via mobile

Restaurant is one of a kind experience. A dining experience with twist of a HK story. The chef has such passion and it really shows in his creation. We finish the night in the lounge floor with amazing cocktails; top up with a cigar at...their balcony table is a bliss!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Chloe_VEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2020

Dear Odegree, We are glad you enjoyed the whole VEA experience during your visit. I will be sure to pass your compliments to the VEA team as they will appreciate it. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon in the near future! Warmly, Chloe...More

Reviewed 18 June 2020

I went to their lounge to enjoy but a group of people started smoking cigar and it was annoying and not pleasant for others customers, especially non-smokers. I noticed others will smoke cigarettes outside at the balcony but don't know why they dare to smoke...indoor and the staffs didn't say anything ? This is not ideal for a decent venue aimed for its standard. Bad impression. 有人在室內吸食雪茄,對不吸煙者非常滋擾,因為有強烈的氣味。但我發現其他客人會在露台吸煙,除了這一台客人,而服務員沒有特別提醒,室內不是禁煙嗎? 為什麼這樣高水平的餐廳會出現這樣的狀況?More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Chloe_VEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2020

Dear Keinicei, Thank you for your valuable feedback and we are sorry to hear that we failed your enjoyment during your last visit. We do take this comment very seriously and this has brought up to our team investigate to ensure the attention is more...More

Reviewed 4 June 2020

Went with a special friend for dinner one evening and it has been on the to go list of restaurants in hong kong as i have heard great things about the food marrying chinese french with many local ingredients being used throughout the meal to...showcase hong kong seafood. One menu of 8 courses daily changing, it was the season of white truffles when i went for dinner. every seat is a counter seating which have direct access to the chefs cooking your meal and interaction is very high as chefs made a point to explain and plate the dishes for you throughout. from start to finish there are alot of surprises whether in terms of combination of ingredients. worth coming back again during the different seasons of ingredients to see what chef has to offerMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Chloe_VEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2020

Dear LuxuryFoodTraveller, We are thrilled to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed the dining experience with us. I have passed your kind compliments to Chef Vicky and the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmly, Chloe VEA Restaurant &...More

Reviewed 18 May 2020

Hong Kong has recently relaxed social distancing measures allowing bars to reopen around the city, including the likes of VEA Lounge, a favourite of ours for their nice environs, well mixed cocktails and good bar snacks. Opening hours are 5pm to 1am daily but closed...on Sundays. Presently, they are offering an abbreviated version of their usual long cocktail and food list, understandable given the circumstances around the city. During a recent visit, we were happy with the tuna tartar and the fried calamari food items as well as their Manhattan and White Russian cocktails, drinks we have enjoyed here quite a few times in the past. Very happy that VEA Lounge and other bars are able to reopen around the city. One of the things we particularly like about this place is its more exclusive nature, there are usually only a handful of other patrons here meaning it is easier to social distance at VEA Lounge compared to most other bars around the city right now. This is helpful for those aiming to continue to keep their distance from crowds this year.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Chloe_VEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2020

Dear BradJill, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your wonderful review and glad that you and your guests enjoyed the atmosphere at our lounge. We are taking a series of extra precautionary measures to cleaned and sanitized thoroughly the entire venue...More

Reviewed 4 May 2020

VEA is turning into my family's favourite place to celebrate birthdays. That is really saying something as we all enjoy travelling the world in pursuit of gastronomic adventures, preferably of the haute cuisine variety. The food at VEA is always delectable and beautifully plated. Watching...how the dishes are prepared in the open kitchen is both a visual and aromatic pleasure on every visit. We also love how Chef Vicky pours so much care and attention into every dish: he spins a wonderful tale to accompany each culinary delight on the menu - and we are talking about a veritable caravan of delights. And the procession of scrumptious morsels add up to a most filling meal. Some people may balk at the textures of fish maw and sea cucumber, and Chef Vicky is bold to include these as highlights on his menu. I recall David Chang almost vomited in Netflix's Ugly Delicious when he was sampling the more exotic Chinese offerings presented by the brilliantly knowledgeable Fuchsia Dunlop. Nonetheless, the presence of these gelatinous, viscid and incredibly expensive dishes are a way of honouring what many Chinese people adore eating on important celebratory occasions. For the adventuresome gourmets out there, these delicacies are not to be missed. A review of VEA would not be complete without mentioning the wonderful Antonio, maestro of the cocktails. He is so charming, humble, and a brilliant conversationalist. Did we mention he is a genius with the cocktails? Yes, it's worth repeating again and again because he is that good. Last but not least, the staff at VEA are unfailingly attentive, thoughtful and generous. Chef Vicky once said he really values his team enormously, and it is clear that they are super. Every request is anticipated with kindness and generosity. Without a word, someone helps move a chair back, opens a door, refills your cocktail glass just as you sip your last drop, or offers you a taste of something interesting that caught your eye. They make the visit just that extra bit more special. I hesitate to recommend VEA too highly out of the (selfish) fear that getting a table there will take even longer than it did this time: we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic but the restaurant is still fully booked! But some secrets are just too marvelous to keep. If you get to go to VEA, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. The good people of VEA have made it an epicurean feast and an oasis of contentment for those lucky enough to dine there.More

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Date of visit: April 2020
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Chloe_VEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2020

Dear ShazM, Warm greetings on behalf of the VEA team and thank you so much for taking the time to share your lovely review. We are very thrilled to hear you and your family once again had a lovely dining experience at VEA and I...More

Reviewed 26 April 2020

I had the opportunity of eating at VEA with my family to celebrate my parents 28th anniversary as well as celebrating my sister's admissions. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, the staff was very accommodating. We had 4 tasting menus as well as...a cocktail pairing and mocktail pairing to share between the 4 of us. Each course had the perfect pairing and the flavours work so well together, especially with the service team explaining each dish so detailedly. A few of our favourite dishes were the mackerel, sea cucumber, fish maw, the pigeon dish and the strawberry dessert. From start to finish, the menu had a perfect flow between light and refreshing to creamy and full of flavour, the ingredients and techniques Chef Vicky used were truly a wonderful reflection of the Chinese x French philosophy. The service team were really attentive from the moment we walked in, always pulling our chairs when we went to the restroom to providing hand sanitizer and giving us envelopes for our face masks. The kitchen team were also very considerate with replacing certain food items my family members did not eat and still were an amazing substitute. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience and would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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BenjaminVEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2020

Dear Ms. Chan, Thank you for choosing VEA for this special day. I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful dining experience here enjoying delicious delicacies along with great service. Your kind words have been shared with the team. It is always our...More

Reviewed 24 April 2020

Wonderful diner with spectacular food. Explosion of flavors, imaginative dish with great choice of wine to accompany them. A must do !

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Date of visit: April 2020
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BenjaminVEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2020

Dear Mr. Soumagne, Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing our restaurant. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at VEA. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest Regards, Benjamin Picart Restaurant Manager VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Reviewed 24 April 2020

I came to eat at VEA with my boyfriend and we were thoroughly impressed! We had ordered 2 tasting menus, a cocktail and wine pairing and the fish maw dish. Some of our favourite dishes included the signatures sea cucumber and fish maw as well...as the mackerel and pigeon courses. Each dish reflected the fusion of Chinese and French cuisines and they were explained the choice of ingredients and preparation. We love the open kitchen concept as we were able to see our dishes being plated right in front of us! We were also very impressed by the drink pairings with the sommelier Alex and the cocktail mixologists, Antonio and Ganesh. They were very knowledgeable and friendly! The service team was also very knowledgeable about the dishes that were being served as well as their backstories. When we had to use the restroom they were already prepared to pull my chair for me and open the restroom door, very attentive. From the second we stepped into the restaurant we felt very taken care of and the service team was always prepared to assist us with anything we needed and were always very polite. Overall, it was a lovely evening. We were very impressed and it definitely exceeded our expectations. I would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BenjaminVEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2020

Dear Daaphl, We are really happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. I passed your kind compliments to the team and especially to Alex, Antonio and Ganesh. We look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards, Benjamin Picart Restaurant Manager VEA...More

Reviewed 24 April 2020

I had the opportunity to Dine at Vea, and it was just a superb experience overall. From when my girlfriend and I first walked in, we could just feel the excitement right from the beginning. The Service and staff were just great and on top...of everything. For example, I had accidentally spilt something on my shirt and not 3 seconds later, we were given a spray to treat the stain as well as some napkins. I was impressed by the attention to detail at the restaurant. My favourite was the desserts because I just have a sweet tooth. But the Sea Cucumber and the Fish Maw, both signature dishes of Chef Vicky are remarkable. We also had the Cocktail Pairing and the Wine Pairing and they complimented each dish to the fullest. Best Regards to the whole staff for this night to remember. Would highly recommend to my friends and family.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BenjaminVEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2020

Dear Austin, Thank you for your review regarding your visit at VEA. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful dining experience here enjoying delicious creation by Chef Vicky...More

Reviewed 23 April 2020

It's an enjoyable and memorable 21st Birthday dinner for my girl at VEA. We were so lucky to be served in a private room. My girl actually has been VEA twice and has recommended us to come many times but it's hard to make booking...before until this pandemic period. Anyway, "the sea cucumber" is most memorable part. We have been to many Michelin star restaurants in many countries before, this French and Chinese fusion concept is worth promoting coz we love HK and appreciate much the passion of chef Vicky Cheng! Thank you for the wonderful service we had on that night! Wish continue to have good business! Just one comment, hope you can have shorter courses menu for customers to choose in future, as some of us are small eaters.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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BenjaminVEA, General Manager at VEA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2020

Dear Betty C, Thank you for choosing VEA for this special day. I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful dining experience here enjoying delicious delicacies along with great service. Your kind words have been shared with the team. It is always our...More

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