Address: G/F, Sincere Western House, 44 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town
Part of the Castelo concepts group, KTown is aptly named after its home Kennedy Town. This diner serves rustic Italian dishes with Asian influences, featuring a modern industrial design. Conveniently located just a few steps away from the Kennedy Town MTR station, it can quickly become a popular hang-out for University students.
Unfamiliar with the area and feeling hungry and thirsty, we settled down at KTown Bar & Grill. ‘Cocktails!’ we all thought, and quickly waved down a waiter for the drinks menu. We decided on a Pimm’s and the in house special Bloody Mary.
The pimms was very refreshing, fruity and not too sweet. Cubes of raseberries, apple, cucmber and orange make a summery drink and add some bite. Bloody Mary was like the name, bloody and muddy. It was hard to stomach and was too salty and spicy.
After a few drinks, hunger striked. A burger and pasta came to mind. The K-town burger was a fair portion with fresh vegetables and a choice of cheese. We chose the blue cheese to go with a well-seasoned and meaty burger. Good for absorbing all that alcohol and couples well with a cold beer. A classic, no fuss burger. Then came the crab linguinie. Simple presentation though definitely not a simple dish! A generous serving of crab meat mixed in with linguinie, and dressed in olive oil and herbs. A perfect dressing to allow the crab to stand out.
A cute bistro in an up and coming area. Food and service are good, though the drinks are only average. If K-town improves on their cocktails and keep up quality of the food, it can become a great dining destination.