98 Discovery Bay Rd, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2987 6232
It’s just a short bus or ferry ride away, but visiting Discovery Bay on Lantau Island can feel like a mini getaway. With its sandy beach, tree-lined oceanfront promenade and breezy alfresco restaurants, the community exists as its own tropical suburbia – and Zaks as one of its most beloved residents.
Located right in the centre of Discovery Bay’s central shopping and dining area, Zaks has been a family-friendly institution for over 20 years, serving up Western comfort fare alongside popular international food offerings.
The diplomatic menu caters to all – one of the most successful and defining qualities across all of the venues from Castelo Concepts.
While the restaurant group boasts countless venues across Hong Kong, Zaks stands out for its resort-style vibe, prime sea views and breezy ambience. On the weekends, the restaurant is a magnet for private events and parties ranging from kids’ pizza parties to corporate events and the occasional wedding reception.
For such events, Zaks’ almost 500-squaremetre terrace overlooking the water can be completely transformed to cater to individual needs. A best-kept secret with DB residents, the terrace is one of the best vantage points to catch the Hong Kong Disneyland fireworks display every evening – a spectacular show that serves as a backdrop for your meal.
Zaks, however, is by no means a specialoccasion- only type of restaurant. Many locals visit the casual eatery on a weekly or even daily basis – it’s an enjoyable ritual for both kids and adults, and often the perfect weekend excursion when the sun is out. It also has that nostalgic factor – Zaks is the fun restaurant you associate with happy memories of your childhood.
Of course, this reputation all boils down to the menu, which is a multi-trick pony: choose from pizzas, pasta, burgers, salads, grilled meats and seafood to breakfast items and Asian fusion dishes that will suit any mood or taste preference.
Signature dishes range from lighter offerings such as the Zaks cobb salad (brimming with egg, fresh veggies, croutons, avocado and chicken in a tangy honey mustard dressing) to heartier indulgences such as the fettuccini carbonara with a creamy sauce hiding bits of smoky bacon.
If your tastes lean more towards Asian flavours, there’s a whole page dedicated to dishes from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and India. Try the Singapore noodles, wok-tossed with fiery chillies, shrimp, egg and barbecue
pork, or the classic nasi goreng with a generous range of condiments.
Pair any meal with one of the many wines available by the glass, or opt for a classic cocktail or jug to share. The Pimm’s lemonade will have you switching into holiday mode in no time, while the sangria jug – available as sparkling, red or white – is always a crowd pleaser.
With the sky awash in colour and the water twinkling from the lights of the boats bobbing along the water, this seaside destination has well and truly earned its reputation as a slice of paradise just a hop, skip and a jump away from the main island.