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Pastis Bistro Francais

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steak tartare • boeuf bourguignon • french fries • snails

中環雲咸街65號地下
Hong Kong, HK
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  • Photo of Benjamin B
    8 months ago
    If you are french, just arrived in Hong Kong and looking to meet some awesome people Pastis is the place to go ! Special thanks to Eric and Benito for the awesome service they provide !
  • Photo of Tracy R
    9 months ago
    Pastes' has a good vibe, music, food and wine. Have been going here for a few years now, the wait and bar staff are always friendly, helpful and make it a fun place to be. Great place to stop at for wine, to catch up with friends and tasty lunch.
  • Photo of Manunuk
    10 months ago
    well known among the french community of HK, Pastis is certainly a great introduction for anyone who wish to discover the french bistro atmosphere. Selection may be a tad short but is fairly diversified both for food and drinks. Certainly worth to drop by to feel like in Paris... with friendly serivce too !
  • Photo of Hong_Kong_Aficionada
    My husband and I often eat at Pastis. He loves the Steak Tartar, and that was what he wanted for his birthday last week. I talked up the restaurant with one of my Tai Chi friends, who decided we should take our Tai Chi coach to Pastis for a birthday lunch. We were a party of five. Four are Hong Kong Chinese, and only one had eaten in a French bistro before (in Paris, and had not known what to order). The effect of their first impression was endearing. They could not get over the bistro decor. They posed at a table for the ubiquitous photos that were to go on their Facebook pages. While three of us were waiting for the other two, I explained what pastis was. I ordered a glass, and the server brought shot glasses for the other two to try. They did not particularly like the taste, so it was good they hadn't ordered the full glass. My friends wanted to try several dishes. So we ordered a few plates at a time, put them in the middle, and shared Chinese style. For appetizers, we ordered a plate of paté and a plate of quiche to share. Both came with salads. The quiche was good. They loved the paté with the little cornichons, buttered bread, and a dab of mustard. It was their first time eating a French salad with a vinaigrette, and they ate every leaf. We ordered the pork sausages with lentils. The sausages burst with juice and the lentils were cooked al dente in a flavorful sauce. Then came chicken cordon bleu. I usually steer clear of this dish at other restaurants because the chicken breast is so often overcooked. But the meat was tender and moist, the cheese sauce was unctuous, and the crispy outer crust was the perfect foil. It was exceptionally rich, and a few bites for each of them was sufficient. I could have eaten the whole plate. Next were steak frites and a plate of fried calamari. Both were excellent. Because these dishes were going to come out at the same time, they added an extra table so that there was room for the plates in the middle. We ordered three chocolate tartes. For the birthday girl, they wrote "happy birthday" on the plate in chocolate sauce and found a candle. We were, to say the least, a bit unconventional for a bistro because they wanted to eat Chinese family style. I anticipated this, so we reserved for the earliest lunch possible on a Saturday morning, which is not as busy as during the work week. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating, attentive, and adorably French. My friends were enchantés de tout. So while Pastis has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Hong Kong, the warm welcome that was extended to my friends today means it has a special place in my heart. It's a small restaurant, a beloved and very crowded hangout for the French (with people spilling out into the sidewalk), and reservations are NOT accepted on Friday and Saturday evenings. If you want to dine, come early. It is difficult to seat a party of more than four during those evenings. It stays open until the early morning hours. Pastis is owned by French Creations. Also in this group: Pastis (restaurant) - G/F, 65 Wyndham street, Central Saint-Germain (restaurant) - G/F, 1A Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley F.A.B. (restaurant) - G/F, 30 Hollywood road, Central Metropolitain (restaurant) - G/F, 46 High street, Sai Ying Pun Le Boudoir (bar) - Basement, 65 Wyndham street, Central Alchemy (restaurant & bar) - LG/F & G/F, 16 Arbuthnot road, Central
  • Photo of joebski
    a year ago
    Stopped to have a few beers and watch the people walking by and wound up staying for a bite to eat. They have a limited menu but there is something for everyone if you like French foods.
  • Photo of Thea P
    a year ago
    Amazing French food, ambiance, music and staff. This place is small, however, it's cozy and feels like home. A must go-to place, to experience a little bit of France.
  • Photo of soxfol
    a year ago
    It is easy to imagine being in Paris when you visit Pastis bisto. I love the atmosphere, the food and the bar keeper.
  • Photo of Jane P
    a year ago
    A really nice and cozy French restaurant. Same atmosphere like in Paris. Place is really busy and food really good.
  • Photo of Jay-Wye G
    a year ago
    Great place for lunch with a top quality French wine. Chilled out scene in the evening. A perfect piece of France in Hong Kong
  • Photo of MULCASTER2
    a year ago
    What a fantastic night we had here, the atmosphere was electric, brilliant bar with lots of entertainment and top tunes. Spend a night here and you will be hooked
  • Photo of 911sereneh
    a year ago
    Servers were french and not local, thus better suit and understanding for the french cusines! Good music atmosphere for friends gathering however food prices are abit on the high side! Portion not as big.
  • Photo of rombangkok
    a year ago
    Good location next to lanwaifong Small french restaurant with limited menu I got "steak tartare beef" which was pretty good. Wine selection is pretty bad and staff do not know much about it. Overall price/value is ok.
  • Photo of ianseabourne
    a year ago
    Lunched with three friends as super typhoon Haima swept towards Hong Kong. There is a lunch menu but we all chose a la carte washed down with a nice Sancerre and followed by several bottles of a delightful red. Menu is small but sufficient to give enough choice. We shared some starters and each of us enjoyed a decent main course followed by the shared cheeseboard. There has been mention of slovenly, inattentive staff, however this was not our experience. We were very well attended to and all of the staff were delightful and helpful. A nice place to while away a few hours before the typhoon descended on us.
  • Photo of Rebecca L
    a year ago
    It's a lovely french bistro, a bit tiny but very cosy and has a relaxing environment. We tried the poulet cordon bleu and the boeuf bourguignon and both are superb. Service is perfect throughout the evening. We have been well taken care of. Fresh bread was refilled many times to fill our stomachs between dishes.
  • Photo of IKJW
    a year ago
    Went for a mid-week drink (for the first time) and just had rosé wine - excellent - and hors d'oeuvres - also excellent, the mini-steak tartare was delicious. Nice, friendly place and good service (helped that I was there with a regular). Definitely noisy but if you want to be on Wyndham St of an evening...
  • Photo of Marlene W
    a year ago
    One would like to think that a restaurant trying to be a French bistro would at least try to maintain some pretense to gracious dining. Why does every bally spot in LKF feature that SAME thumpy thumpy bloody techno-crap music?? Happy hour in LKF brings out the worst - so we have all the folks what work in the neighborhood imbibing, and those trying to eat having to deal with not being able to converse for all the noise. We had to ask for proper wine glasses instead of the mingey ones given to us initially. Then we had to ask for the marinated olives that come as a side to wine. The linguine carbonara was priced at a silly level and was uninspired (I'm being polite here). Ditto the leek and potato soup as well as the terrine. And I have never seen a proper Paris bistro serve something like "mini beef burgers" - crikey, the place is on that uncomfortable edge of Bar VS Restaurant and losing the battle to the bar. Shame. And what the hell were KIDS doing in a bar at 7PM irritating the diners by running about and causing mayhem in such a small place???
  • Photo of AnnikaWaller
    2 years ago
    After 1 week in China - this is just what I needed! Excellent entrecote, worth a visit any time. Friendly service and just the right French touch.
  • Photo of Astrojoy
    2 years ago
    Not a bad place to pop into for a lunch, quality and service average but has a French charm. Small boxy restaurant with a reasonable menu, for what it is slightly over priced. At night time becomes a blokey bar , which gets crowded at weekends with our French brethren !!! Like most of HK. Worth a visit but not a must !
  • Photo of Phayao13
    2 years ago
    Has been very difficult to convince my friends that we should eat here, Arrived just after happy hour that intoxicated customers. This is a weekday, one wonders how a Friday night looks. The music is good and the atmosphere loud on the high side, so we decide to have a drink and look somewhere else for dinner .Not quite easy to get in touch with waiting staff.
  • Photo of Prestige82
    2 years ago
    Quite a quaint institute, decor is dainty. Notwithstanding the coffee is unappealing and the staff are discourteous. One to bypass.

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