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Isola Bar & Grill

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Shop 3071-3075, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central District, Hong Kong, China
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852-23838765,852-23838611
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to have some good Italian food so went to Isola Restaurant (I have already positively reported in the past on the restaurant). As it was 5pm the waiter told me to go upstairs in the bar- terrace, sit down at the table and got afternoon menu card (no pasta in it! Well, I could understand because "no Italian... More 

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Thank 95saa95
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had ordered antipasti in advance and they were quite good. The pizza was ok, the bufala mozzarella was quite good, and calamari were ok as well but not seasoned very well; they needed a bit more salt. I expected more from the antipasti seeing as they boast about having a 2 Michelin Star chef yet they don't really know... More 

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Thank Pietro S
Hong Kong, China
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168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in Hong Kong and found myself at Isola this past week since a friend was passing through for the day and needed to be close to the airport express. When Isola first opened it was great but its standards have slipped enormously. It still enjoys a busy lunch crowd as the result of being in an area populated... More 

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Thank Christine H
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very nice and cozy. The staff is nice but their English is not very good, and it happened they got my order wrong. I ordered "pig" (as mentioned on the menu) and got lobster, which was hard to chew. Antipasti were ok and so were the desserts. Definitely not worth the money it costs.

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Thank Beatrice L
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had an enjoyable dinner on our first visit we decided to try Isola for dinner again one Friday evening. The restauarant was almost full and loud music from the bar area intruded into the side of the restaurant where we were seated. We ordered and were served very quickly the Tagliolini, crab meat, chili and salted lemon and a... More 

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Thank yellowperilhk
Hong Kong, China
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinning place with a equally wonderful view - HongKong skyline. Served yummy western food and have a incredibly cool deck bar/ outdoor area to chill out.

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Hong Kongstaymonth=11
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In order to impress my catering friends the fame of the glittering night view of city harbor and the absolute gourmet of the town, I took them to one of my most favorite restaurants. Early December weather was surprisingly pleasant which most suited outdoor seating. My friends were stunned by the energetic harbor and dazzling waterfront view. The restaurant was... More 

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Thank laichul
Greater London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cracking pizza and pasta with sausage. Efficient service and rather good house red wine. Went on recommendation and well founded.

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Thank MaxFriday
Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Isola on average once every 2-3 weeks after work so I'm good with their food and experience which I would rate as slightly above average Italian with reasonable service - hence a 3. But tonight the culinary experience was as usual, the service was abominable: (I) was seated outside (OK) but wasn't provided full table settings - should... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always love the food, especially the sea salt crises Sea Bass. The service on the other hand has consistently been poor, its like you don't exist. At times we even needed to get up to get help. The food gets a 4, the service gets a 2 stars.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 60 - USD 100
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3071-3075, 3/F, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central District, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-23838765,852-23838611

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Staying in Central

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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