We've gotten a little spoiled here on Hong Kong island, especially Wan Chai, with all the excellent Spanish restaurants within a stone's throw of our home. However, there was a time a few months ago when some friends were going to be in town, near Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side.
They had never had Spanish food before, so we thought it would be fun to introduce them to the concept of tapas.
After hunting around a bit, Bryan booked us a tapas lunch at OM Tapas.
OM Tapas is located on a side street in Tsim Sha Tsui. The restaurant focuses on "the gastronomy culture of Andalusia in Southern Spain", which is influenced by the region's abundant Mediterranean ingredients such as olive oil, nuts, and fruits and its historic Arabic influence.
A large part of the menu involves classic tapas such as jamon iberico de bellota, roasted Padron peppers, Spanish tortilla, croquetas, and paella. Overall execution of these dishes was pretty good, and most dishes seemed pretty authentic.
General Thoughts - OM Tapas Hong Kong
Our friends (who had never had Spanish food before) really enjoyed the meal. We both had a great time and enjoyed the food, though in general I prefer the Spanish restaurants in Wan Chai.
Still, OM Tapas is a perfectly fine choice, especially if you are looking for Spanish food in the TST neighborhood. The ambiance is cozy, the variety of dishes is great, and the food is solid.
1 Minden Avenue,
Tsim Sha Tsui