Sumac, a dark red spice widely used throughout the Arabic world and along the Mediterranean coast, releases a subtle citrus infusion over the food it touches. Our restaurant takes its inspiration from the homeland of this unique spice - Lebanese at heart, Mediterranean in style. Set back from Hong Kong’s bustle in a leafy green lane, classic French windows open to reveal a warm terracotta room full of rustic wooden furnishings beneath beams of Mediterranean pine. Exotic aromas from distant lands perfume the air. At the back an open terrace makes the perfect setting for al fresco dining on warm evenings. Come and savour our fine Lebanese cuisine prepared according to traditional family recipes by our Head Chef and Founder, Nadim Hamze.
Lebanese cuisine can be traced back thousands of years to pre-Roman and Phoenician times. Part of the Levantine cuisine of the Ottoman Empire, it shares its roots with Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian food culture, giving it a rich infusion of different cooking styles, including a subtle French influence introduced in the early 20th Century.
Like most Mediterranean cuisines, the Lebanese menu is strongly influenced by the seasons with market-fresh ingredients enhancing many dishes. It's what you would expect from an ancient culture blessed by such rich soils and seas.
Food is a vibrant part of Lebanese life which rarely sees drinks served without food. Similar to the tapas of Spain, mezeluri of Romania, and antipasto of Italy, mezze is an array of small dishes offering a rich palette of colours, flavours, textures and aromas. Always served with warm fresh bread, mezze includes snacks as simple as pickled or raw vegetables, Hommus and Baba Ghanouj, or may form an entire meal with grilled marinated seafood, skewered meats, fresh salads and an assortment of desserts.
The Sumac menu stays true to these origins, using fine imported Lebanese ingredients.
Sit back and enjoy the evening in the chilled atmosphere of our lounge and it's own secluded terrace. One door up from our restaurant, Sumac lounge offers a completely different vibe; dark and mysterious, a haven from the city beyond. Furnished with a selection of Chesterfields, couches and armchairs, allow yourself to relax, sip on cool cocktails, try tasty Lebanese mezze and be seduced by the delicate scents of Shisha.