Phone: 2383 1133
Greyhound Café, Shop 1082, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Nearest Train:Hong Kong
Opening Hours:daily 5pm-6:30am
We dropped in at the newly opened Greyhound Café on a busy weeknight without any reservation, so were pleasantly surprised when the waitress calmly walked us to the back of the restaurant, where lo and behold, two empty seats were waiting.
Greyhound Café is an upscale diner straight from Bangkok that serves international cuisine, from Thai specials to Italian pastas. The setting is contemporary—hard surfaces, understated colors, and an alluring dessert station on the side.
We went for the obvious: a platter of signature wings, a basin of tom yum koong; and the less obvious: a plate of “complicated noodles” and a Shanghainese spicy noodle.
The tom yum koong was a bit disappointing: arriving in a bright orange broth, its character was predominantly zesty—and not much else. There was no fiery kick from the spices, and the prawn meat felt stale and pungent. The nibble-size wings put things back on the right track, with their sharp crispy skins and juicy meat.
The complicated noodles, served cold, consisted of thick, flat starchy sheets which we had to sprinkle with pork bits, wrap in lettuce leaves and drizzle a zesty sauce and Itlian-style pesto on—were a bit of a hassle to assemble, but worth the effort. The crunchy lettuce provided a refreshing counterpoint to the soft noodles, and both mediums adapted the flavors of the accompanying sauces as their own. The Shanghai noodles were tasty but not particularly memorable.
Overall verdict: mostly hits, but there’ll be misses too unless you’re careful when ordering.