Hong Kong-born concept set to open in Dubai this January

Hutong had a Michelin star in Hong Kong and is also in London, New York, and Miami
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The Wishing Tree structure positioned in the center of the restaurant is an homage to the famous Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong.
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The Wishing Tree structure positioned in the center of the restaurant is an homage to the famous Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong.

One of the first big arrivals of 2020 to Dubai has been revealed with the Hong Kong-born, Michelin star winning Hutong set to open in January.

The Northern Chinese restaurant and bar concept will open in DIFC, adding the UAE to its list of international locations which also includes, London, Miami, and New York.

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The Dubai venue will be located in an enclosed site on the ground and first floors of Gate Building 6, featuring an indoor restaurant, a lounge bar, a private terrace and two private dining rooms. The design throughout has been inspired by the border provinces of the Silk Road, as depicted through the intricate details of the hand-crafted sandstone wall, embodying the crossover between the Chinese and Islamic worlds of design.

The menu, designed by founder David Yeo, will feature signature dishes from Hong Kong and London, including the famous Red Lantern; crispy soft-shelled crab with dried chilli, and the Halibut Red Star Noodles, as well as new dishes created exclusively for the Dubai restaurant. A centrepiece of the Hutong experience, the bar will also feature a selection of cocktails and mocktails incorporating Chinese spices and herbs.

The brand was launched by Yeo’s Aqua Restaurant Group in Hong Kong in 2003, winning a Michelin star in 2009, and is named after courtyard houses set between narrow lanes in Peking.

Hutong Dubai will be open for lunch and dinner starting in January, on the ground floor of Legatum Plaza, Gate Building 6, DIFC.

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