Yesterday I had a chance to visit this relatively new place on Hollywood Road called â€œLa Kasbahâ€â€¦and must say that I was pretty impressed! The bar is called â€œMedzanaâ€ and is very well and uniquely done up! The bar is located on the ground floor while you need to go down a flight of stairs (ladies be careful if youâ€™re with high heelsâ€¦itâ€™s a little dicey) to get to the restaurant!! The theme is Mediterranean / Egyptianâ€¦but different from the ones I have been to in HK!!! Very chic and yet very cozy! Though Iâ€™m sure that later in evening the bar probably gets much more crowded and loud
The bar has the usual array of spirits that not extensive but good enough! The cocktails sounded nice and my friend liked the â€œMohitoâ€ as well! They have 5 / 6 different kinds of beerâ€¦. but then itâ€™s not meant to be a beer bar so canâ€™t hold that against them! They do have a STRONG Persian drink which is meant to be taken down in one go!! Try it while you enjoy your flavored â€œHukkaâ€! I also liked the seating arrangement and the lighting in the place & how they have done it upâ€¦giving it an authentic Mediterranean feel!
The food at the restaurant was of very high quality and tasted fabulous! Iâ€™d recommend the tuna filled puff / pastry for startersâ€¦has a very nice lemony zing to it! The main course was very good and you have a few options to choose from! The service was top-notch and the manager made regular trips to our table to help us out in choosing the dishes and to inquire of our evening! The ambience was great and so was the music if you like Arabic music that is! The table though was a little smallâ€¦well regular size â€¦.but then the plates were much larger and so were the glasses!
Iâ€™d definitely recommend the place and you should try it out if you havenâ€™t been there before!
Oh Btwâ€¦the address of the place is 17, Hollywood Road, Central. Itâ€™s just two units before Pacific Coffee and is pretty easy to find!