The Big Sur, HK

The Big Sur.

The name (a tribute to the famous coastline), woody interiors and adequate alfresco area set the scene for an authentic West Coast experience.

On the menu, you’ll find barbecue meals like Santa Maria Tri-Tip (typically slow-cooked over an open flame), whole seabass and pulled pork hamburgers.

Latin American flavors play a major function, too: “Baja” tacos come generously stuffed with shrimp and housemade “Big Sur-izo” sausage, while a giant piece of halloumi arrives atop a Salvadorean pupusa (a tortilla pancake filled with black beans).

The bar is another draw, promising a remarkable 14 regional brews from Hong Kong’s Young Master Brewery, not to mention 20 kinds of tequila and eight ranges of mezcal.

Health-conscious types require not fear: Salads, smoothies and fresh juices (that develop into mixed drinks come evening) are all up for grabs.

Big Sur, 22 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2529 3001.