One Stop Ristorante & Bar, 52 High St., Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Area:Sai Ying Pun
Nearest Train:Sheung Wan
Opening Hours:Mon-Sat noon-10pm; Sun 11am-10pm
Cuisine:French, Italian, Western
Open Since:June, 2012
A recent addition to the expanding restaurant list in The Pun, One Stop is the only place on High Street with the entrance set back from the sidewalk, allowing for outside tables. Having passed by this attractive setup a number of times, we decided to grab an outside table on a Thursday night while out walking the dog.
Noticing the number of vets and pet stores in the area, we were surprised there haven’t been too many dog-friendly places like this popping up around the in-progress escalator or MTR station entrances. Happy we had found our pooch a good spot we started to order when the charismatic waiter informed us they didn’t have a liquor license yet but that there wouldn’t be a corkage fee if we wanted to grab our own wine from one of the shops in the area.
The white wine sauce that came with the mussels we ordered (recommended by the waiter) had a refreshing bite and wasn’t too thick and creamy for such a hot summer day. Unfortunately, we would have preferred if the mussels were bigger with more meat—especially since some of them were not open enough (and therefore not fresh).
For mains, we chose the spaghetti carbonara and the beef ribs. We would definitely order the carbonara again as it hit the spot and wasn’t greasy or too heavy. The beef ribs were thick and tender but cooked a little too rare even though we had ordered it medium rare. Regardless, the plate was almost bare when we were finished.
All in all, One Stop is a relaxed restaurant with a simple modern décor and is perfectly suited for this up-and-coming residential neighborhood.