Weekly restaurant buzz: Hong Kong

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Zagat, the oldest crowd-sourcing dining guide, continually highlights 'new and notable' restaurants around the world. Here is a list of this week's trendy hotspots, 'top Italian' and new restaurants to try.

Trendy Japanese, misocool http://www.misocool.com.hk
Trendy American, Union J http://www.elite-concepts.com/
Dining alone / Middle Eastern cuisine, Habibi Café: http://www.habibi.com.hk/
Top steakhouse, Stonegrill: http://www.thestonegrill.com.hk/
French, Mediterranean, Cépage http://www.lesamis.com.sg/webtop/index1.html

Top-rated Italian in Hong Kong
Da Domenico http://www.zagat.com/Verticals/PropertyDetails.aspx?VID=8&R=121747
Gaia Ristorante http://www.gaiaristorante.com/
Grissini http://www.grandhyatthongkong.hk/entertainment/en/#1_2
Di Vino http://www.zagat.com/Verticals/PropertyDetails.aspx?VID=8&R=121750

Plus the newly opened Italian restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA http://www.otto-e-mezzo.com/ 

For additional comments and reviews, you may want to see what locals are writing on the gastro-forum OpenRice (in Chinese and English). http://www.openrice.com/english