Is This Hong Kong’s Best Restaurant?
A meal at this luxurious restaurant — named after Felix M. Bieger, a 60-year veteran of The Peninsula Hotels and three-time general manager of this Peninsula — is a feast for the senses. Located on the swanky hotel's 28th floor, Felix offers great visuals, both inside and out. When Felix first opened its doors in 1994 as part of the Peninsula’s Tower extension, it was the first rooftop restaurant in Kowloon and the first restaurant in Asia designed by Philippe Starck. Its culinary fame have earned Felix a coveted spot on both The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in Asia list and its 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World. [related]
The space is ultra-contemporary and a bit surreal (the restaurant boasts two zinc and aluminum cylinder-shaped areas known as “snails” created around spiral staircases, one containing The Wine Bar and The Balcony, the other holding The American Bar and The Crazy Box, a discothèque). The floor-to-ceiling windows, meanwhile, offer stunning views of the city. Chef Yoshiharu Kaji’s modern European à la carte and set menus change regularly, but signature dishes include grilled Japanese A5 beef tenderloin with green pepper sauce, pickled red onion, marinated lycium, and deep-fried potato; pan-seared duck liver and mousse with warm potato cream soup, potato cereal, and onion jam; and grilled red tuna with braised bell pepper and tomato, caramelized pineapple, and soy vinaigrette.