Mango TreeRestaurant, $, Thai, West Kowloon
Opens at: 11:30keyboard_arrow_down
Mon - Sun
- Mon - Sun 11:30-23:30
- +852 26684884
- Shop 2032-2033, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong
- Private Room2 rooms for 16-24 persons
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeSmart Casual
- Vegetarian DishMore than 10
- Bring Your Own BottleYes
- CorkageHK$250 per bottle
- Smoking AreaNo
- Car ValetNo
It’s not hard to find Thai food in Hong Kong these days. But it’s hard to find Thai food like the what’s on offer at Mango Tree. The eatery—which counts different locations across town—presents traditional Thai cuisine in a refined but not pretentious environment, and does so deliciously well. A catfish salad comes heaped with lush, deep-fried fish, cilantro, chopped cashew and fiery chillies. Lightly fried fish cakes are complex in their flavour and texture, and deliver a satisfying crunch. Then there are the curries. A red one with cod is beautifully delicate, offering the perfect balance of heat. The yellow soft shell crab hits the opposite end of the spectrum: laden in a thick, egg-based sauced, it’s rich, indulgent, so flavoursome it’s addictive. The pretty restaurant setting, all blonde wood and low hanging lights, matches the quality of the food, as does the service: friendly, attentive but never overbearing. Top it all off with one their refreshing—and rather potent—tropical cocktails, and you’ve got a perfect South East Asian experience.
Start (or accompany) your meal with one of Mango Tree’s signature cocktails – they're great to help to counter some of the spicier dishes.