Aqua

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Japanese
The beauty of Hong Kong’s skyline is simply indisputable. Perched on the top floor of One Peking, this Penthouse restaurant allows diners indulge in the harbour view galore through its iconic floor-to-ceiling windows. At Aqua, diners can enjoy unconventional Italian and Japanese flair from its two innovative menus, Aqua Roma and Aqua Tokyo Dress Code: Smart casual attire would be much appreciated and admired
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4.3
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Adelaide
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall is very good. It is a great place to chat with friends and relax.

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Disappointing
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food arrived cold, extremely bland and flavourless. Will not return.

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CarolineR
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience from good, service, wines, and of course the view!!

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DenM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We decided to go to Aqua for our anniversary. Table was nice with a beautiful view.
Food: black cod was very good, the rest correct and dessert was a special chef selection made of 5-6kinds of desserts, very disappointing. Dry brownie, tasteless cheese cake and I am still trying to know what where some of the deserts...
Service: Service was terrible. Struggling to get a waiter at our table to order. Our waiter was on his phone every time we tried to ask him to come to the table. He apologized himself saying " I am sorry I am on my phone everytime you are looking for me". We had to ask for a spoon to serve our mashed potatoes. At the end of the dinner a waiter asks if he can clean the table. And disappears. 10 minutes laters I ask for the desert menu (the table is still not cleaned). They bring me the menu and my girlfriend asks something to the waiter in cantonese. I understand that she had a surprise for me. 20 minutes later (yes 20) a waiter comes and asks my girlfriend to follow him to get her out of table. They had forgotten the cake she had to prepay for which was still frozen. They offer us 2 mocktails (almond or somethingway to sweet and not good at all) for us to wait until desert is ready. I fell like they could have asked us for the taste maybe one of us could have been even allergic... 15 minutes later we receive chef's selection desert (we don't know what is in the plate no one explains us) I even have to ask on which desert goes the liquid on the side...
At then end they bring us the bill and the frozen cake in the box. I wouldn't do a scandal on our anniversary in front of my girlfriend and ruin the dinner but I find inacceptable not to refund that expensive cake that we can't even eat and have to take with us... What if we had other plans for the night?!
The dinner was very expensive and not worth it. I am very disappointed and won't recommend the restaurant to my friends and relatives. We were about to go on aqualuna boat but won't bother any more

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GEMMaL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

For a high end restaurant with such price level, service very poor. Inattentive, didn’t show menu or talk about food, all of the attentive touches I would expect, very rushed, no personal service at all. Views and setting amazing, food was nice.

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ClaraL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Spectacular view at night and the food and drink are very good. Extremely friendly staff who are caring when they noticed that I couldn’t walk very well!

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calvin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

VERY close to perfect, BUT

music is a bit loud
MOST seats (window and round table) aren't for people with 95kg or above (ouch)
drinking glasses are being kept a bit too close to customer

8.5/10

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ArGk
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent evening, good food, had to ask to slow down the venue of the dishes

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YuKw
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful and pleasurable experience.

The view was fantastic. We got allocated booth tables on the second row from the windows, but still provided a great stunning view, however, if you want pictures of the view, then I would recommend requesting for window tables.

The food was excellent. Not much cooking skills required of the chef for the brunch menu, but ingredients was.fresh enough to make up for it. One disappointment was we did not receive the bread basket which all other tables received. However, the portions were enough to go without the bread basket.

The free-flowing drinks were good, and was constantly refilled. But beware as sparkling or still water is not part if the free flow (unless u ask for tap). The cocktails were ok, not the best. The champagnes was very good and the sake as well.

Overall, its a very good experience and would recommend and revisit.

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Triona
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and view were amazing. Servers were very attentive

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

ambient cozy place with good harbor view, a bit hot in the noon time with the sunshine

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I made a 6:30 pm booking with the request for a window seat. Instead they seated us at a booth, and the greeter told us if we wanted a window table we could only be there one hour and 30 min. We opted to stay at the booth because we wanted to make the most of our special occasion. We were very upset to see the people that were at the window tables stayed just as long as we did (up to the 9:00 curfew).

We ordered a bottle of Moët Chandon Imperial Brut. The champagne was flat after it sat for a few minutes (maybe the glasses had soap residue). They brought over another bottle, and again it was very flat after tasting it. We opted for the more expensive Laurent-Perrier Rose and that one tasted perfectly bubbly and delicious.

The food itself was good. I wasn’t a fan of the barley that accompanied the foie gras, but other than that it was nice. The wagyu ribeye was already sliced and more of a med-well than the med-rare I requested.

My biggest issue was Aqua’s dress code. What is the purpose of a dress code when quite a few of the customers were in t-shirts, cargo shorts, holey jeans, cut-off shorts, and tennis shoes? If Aqua is indeed an upscale restaurant, a strict dress code should be adhered.

Aqua used to be one of my favorite restaurants for the service, food, and upscale clientele, but it has definitely started to wane.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. Great value. Enrico a fabulous maitre d

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LionelWillems
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great, we had a good experience... until the day after. Being so delighted by the dining experience and delicious food, we didn't check our bill. We put down our credit card, paid, and went away.

Not looking at the bill was a terrible mistake. We asked for the 6-course menu without any extra, except the $100 wine free flow. We repeated the order 3 times to a waitress. After some weird misunderstandings and apologies from her, telling us how sorry she was that the restaurant would close at 9pm (which was ok to us), she went away and another waiter came in to confirm the order, or clear any misunderstanding. We repeated our order: the 6-course menu for both, no extra, except the $100 free flow per person. We enjoyed it a lot, we paid, we went away.

The next morning, I looked at the bill: $2,386. And it was supposed to be $688 + $100 per person, plus 10% service charges. In total, we received the homemade tagliolini that we didn't ask for, water for $85 that we barely drank because of the free flow (and my girlfriend asked for tap water...) + the $300 free flow per person... A total of 2,386HKD. We should have paid $1734 as per our order, we thus paid 652 HKD too much. Crazy, really crazy!

Even though we had an acceptable service and enjoyable night, the realization of the next morning was devastating. I don't think we will come again.

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RachelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for that waitress. Wonderful service :-)

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KMcC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Beautiful venue, we personally had poor service for first half an hour. Then it improved to an acceptable level. Food was nice, but certainly not in line with our expectation. Attention to detail and aesthetic execution of the food as well as quality of ingredients was not that of a fine dining venue. All acceptable. Over-priced for quality.

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Sherry
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Staff was friendly. Ambience was great!

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RitaC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service ! Good food and Great deal with the drink package !

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cybercookie
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very concerned no temperature checks considering COVID-19. Group of 8!!!! loud noisy people taking photos around us with no face masks!!

Below average service; kept getting out of my seat to find a waiter. Food was ok.

Music very loud on upper deck - could hardly hear the person opposite.

Won’t be back.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Great views but food and drinks are quite disappointing. Does not worth the money.

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SoniG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staffs were very helpful and loved the ambience .

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StefanoB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice ambient
Service very kind an amazing view

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RosC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice view. Nice service. Good food. Would be better if it was a bit more soundproof from room to room. Happened to have loud customers next door.

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Lucas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Can reduce the music volume, since it should be a romantic restaurant

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MargaretMay
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was very nice. The foods were great as usual. Staff were polite and able to offer help when needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The music is too loud . Difficult to talk

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Five star price of this restaurant but poor service n food quality. I will never try again. Horrible experience there

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Frank
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food is great and the view is excellent. Great for you to celebrate special occassion.

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FelixC
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Best view in town. Perfect for special occasions.

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KarenG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Great, friendly service. Good food. Would definitely recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service !!!

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Jessica
1 review