Hooray Bar & Restaurant, P502, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Nearest Train:Causeway Bay
Opening Hours:daily noon-2:30pm, 3-5pm, 6-10:30pm
With a sprawling outdoor terrace and a semi-decent view (if you ignore the buildings pressing up on both sides), it’s hard to believe Hooray’s actually smack in the middle of shopping and tourist central, Causeway Bay. The restaurant plays host to different groups during the night—those who come for a fine dining experience (like us), and those who come for drinks (which seemed to be the rest of the crowd, on this occasion). We opted for the outdoors, and went straight for the mains. We ordered a pan-seared chicken roulade with truffle, parsnip and parsley coulis; and a salami, pepperoni and bacon pizza. The thick, round chunks of chicken roulade were succulent, with the skin seared to a warm brown and lightly soaked in sauce. The grass-green parsley coulis added a lovely hint of spice and fragrance to the dish, even though its color didn’t blend very well with the other components. The thin-crusted pizza, mildly charred on the edges, was a flavorful combination of savory meats and zesty tomato sauce; the mozzarella was sparsely spread and not overly heavy. We weren’t expecting too much from Hooray in terms of food, since this venue seems more popular for their drinks, but we were won over nonetheless. Next time, we’ll save room for desserts too.