Hong Kong is home to many stellar restaurants, but contemporary Chinese fine-dining restaurant Mott 32 is on most gourmands’ bucket list. Located in the basement of the grand Standard Chartered Bank Building in the Central district, the restaurant serves much talked about mod Chinese dishes in dim, sexy surrounds.

Named after New York’s first Chinese grocery store on Mott Street, Mott 32 had opened international outposts in other major cities like Seoul, Las Vegas and Vancouver. Come end of this year, it’s opening its Singapore outlet at Marina Bay Sands.

Spanning 7,000 sq ft, the restaurant boasts 149 seats and a private dining room. It takes over the space formerly occupied by Marina Bay Sands’ popular Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza (which was taken over by the short-lived Italian restaurant Nostra Cucina), both of which unexpectedly shuttered in July 2018 following the #metoo scandal plaguing its chef and co-owner, Mario Batali.

According to a PR rep from Marina Bay Sands, Mott 32 is expected to open “in Q4 of this year”, though a specific opening date is still in the works.

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