The Point Pizza and Pasta
L409, The One, 100 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2598 0030
Delight in the two pillars of Italian cuisine, pizza and pasta, at The Point, a casual restaurant in Hong Kong’s tallest retail complex, The ONE.
Started by Angela Chang and her husband, both Harvard Business School graduates, The Point represents a passion project that was inspired by one of their annual trips to California, where they discovered the thriving artisan pizza trend on the West Coast.
Bringing the idea of fast, fresh and affordable artisanal pizzas back to Hong Kong, the couple opened The Point in December 2014 to plug a local hole in the market. It was an immediate success thanks to their dedication to using only the best imported Italian ingredients, as well as their combined business acumen, to kick-start their entrepreneurial endeavour.
In the process of bringing the restaurant to fruition, Angela would often dig deeper with her staff and raise the question: ‘What’s the point of doing what we’re doing here?’ From there the name was born – a reminder to always work with care and purpose, while also alluding to the restaurant’s role as a meeting point for people to enjoy great food and one another’s company without distractions.
Leading the dedicated kitchen team is Winslow Hung, an industry veteran who spent a decade with one of Hong Kong’s largest restaurant groups before moving to the head chef position at The Point. He presides over the large stone hearth oven, which takes pride of place at the restaurant where the pizzas are made-to-order and fired up in less than three minutes.
While The Point makes delicious classic pizzas, the restaurant has become well-known for its more out-ofthe- box creations. For an indulgent treat, try the foie gras with caramelised onions, balsamic vinegar, shimeji mushrooms and baby cress. Alternatively, the lobster pizza is a showstopper, complete with the spiny shell of the crustacean perched on top.
The pasta dishes are equally wholesome, and you’d be remiss not to try the capellini with crab meat, featuring sweet pieces of crab in a white wine, dill and pink peppercorn sauce, or the conchiglie (shell-shaped) pasta with tender red wine-braised Wagyu beef nestled among al dente shells. Pair it with a caprese salad or juicy white wine clams for a well-rounded meal.
Every meal is crafted with care, combining high-quality ingredients in inventive ways that highlight the melting pot that is Hong Kong’s diverse culinary scene while still staying true to Italian roots.
A selection of craft brews will help to wash down the Italian-inspired fare, while a full page of cocktails caters to those who prefer bellinis over beers. Finally, don’t leave without trying the dessert pizzas, such as the Banana Heaven with roasted bananas, toasted marshmallows and sliced almonds with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. They’re as popular with adults as they are with kids, especially with a chilled espresso martini in hand.
For a casual meeting spot where great food and service prevail, The Point makes for an enjoyable outing. With three buzzing locations, it’s safe to say Angela and her team have got ‘the point’ figured out, harnessing the hearty nature of Italian cuisine and the freshness of California-inspired cooking to deliver a meal that hits the spot every time.