Donka, Central, Hong Kong
Donka can be found on the 11th floor of 11 Stanley Street. I am not even sure what the name of the building is but I have definitely tried most of the restaurants there. Donka is a fusion restaurant – Japanese and Chinese to be exact. I’m not usually a fan of fusion, too much going on in the dishes and I’m always left a little underwhelmed. A colleague of mine wanted to give it ago so we went.
The restaurant is tiny, but then again the entire restaurant in the building is small, no more than 40 diners. The layout is quite simple and diners have the option of 8 different type of set menu which also includes drink.
I couldn’t go past the rice with Thai green curry and honey grilled pork chops. The honey grilled pork chops were deliciously tender with the right amount of sweetness. The Thai green curry was a little spicy which gave it a nice kick.
J couldn’t go past Chinese homemade pork belly with rice. I almost ordered this too and it looked fantastic!! I couldn’t help but steal a piece and it had the right amount of fat and meat ratio.
C had the tomato soup inaniwa udon with fried egg and meat (fried fish) and he was highly disappointed. The soup was tasteless and the fried fish was tiny compared to the rest of ours.
Service efficient, however I thought it was a bit odd that our food did not arrive at the same time. From memory mine came last so I was watching them eat for a while. I was pleasantly surprised with my dish but I don’t think C did. Oddly I have not returned since, however, I have been to the other restaurants in that building.
GA’s ratings: 6 / 10
11/F, 11 Stanley St
Central, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2811 5611