I think I first heard about Estro at Sushi Shikon (of all places!). You know, when you sit at a sushi bar, it's easy to strike up a conversation with the people sitting around you. We met this woman who was obsessed with food. She couldn't stop gushing about Estro. She also lamented about how hard it was to book. After all, it was new, word was flying around about how amazing the food was, and . . . well, it was impossible to book.
Well, not impossible, but you had to contact them early. We ended up having a couple opportunities to go. In a lot of ways, I agree with the hype. The food really is very, very good. It's incredible to know that this Chef Antimo Maria Merone's first restaurant, opened in collaboration with the JIA Group.
Chef Merone is from Naples, and the aim of Estro is to elevate Neapolitan cuisine. He's done it tremendously well. The food is excellent, and I've really enjoyed every meal I've had there. The restaurant currently has one Michelin star, which is a fair and accurate rating.
Below are two meals that we had at the restaurant. My personal favorite dish is always the "bottoni", or button shaped ravioli. They have rightfully earned their status as the icon dish at Estro.
Lunch Menus - $680 - $980
Dinner Menus - $1,580 - $1,980
First Meal: February 2022
Second Visit to Estro - January 2023
General Thoughts - Estro HK
There's a clear reason why this place is so popular. The food is very, very good, and execution is very precise and at a very high level. The ingredients are great, the pasta is amazing, and all in all, you'll have a great time. Just know that you'll have to follow the chef's rules while you're there.
Estro Hong Kong
Level 2, 1 Duddell Street,
Central, Hong Kong