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Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern

#296 of 6,402 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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32 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, China (Formerly Olive)
Name/address in local language
852-25211608
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Olive has a limited lunchtime set menu which seems to appeal to a broad spectrum of locals who collectively. Flick up the escalators on a regular to sample the offering. We have had calamari (crisp and dainty) and fried haloumi (authentic and filling) as starters followed by a decent if slightly too rare steak and a mousakka (all that it... More 

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Thank Guy H
GuestRelationsHK, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Olive. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant so much. It is very important for us your comments as they make us keep offering a great customer service. Regards. More 

Portland, Oregon
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292 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had Sunday lunch today at Olive in Soho, HK. I've had many meals in this neighborhood but yet to have eaten at Olive. Fantastic lunch. The service was excellent, the food was very good and the atmosphere, relaxing and cool. We had the Lamb Souvlaki with the Harissa Sauce. One side of fries and one side salad. Very, very... More 

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Thank Grantman66
GuestRelationsHK, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Olive and sharing your wonderful comments on our food and service. Our team is proud of bringing you delightful dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Regards. More 

Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My favourite Middle Eastern restaurant wasn't open for the lunch this day so we tried Olive. They have several offers for lunch at a reasonable price. We decided on the chicken souvlaki with tatziki sauce. It should be good and easy. It wasn't. The wrap had obviously been microwaved and was soggy. It is supposed to have a slight smokey... More 

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Thank susan c
GuestRelationsHK, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for your comments in relation to your recent dining experience at Olive. We do appreciate you taking the time to advise of your experience as it assists us greatly in ensuring our performance and service standards are going to be improved. Apologies for your disappointing experience, I will make sure to share your feedback with our... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My brother who has lived in HK for 21 years is a frequent visitor to this restaurant and took us tonight for dinner. The service and food were exceptional. Well worth a visit. Not a huge selection on the menu, meaning not a book and pages and pages but certainly enough to choose from. The calamari and halloumi starters were... More 

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Thank Mum_0f_Matty
GuestRelationsHK, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the five-star review of Olive. We are thrilled that you liked the food and service provided. Your kind words is appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit. Regards. More 

Xiamen, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I'm from Melbourne and have always loved MoMo's and was delighted years ago to discover Greg Malouf's Olive in Elgin St in Hong Kong.. Since then I have been there almost once a month and never had a meal that was anything but exceptional. The lunch special is probably the best deal in town, two fabulous courses for $118. I... More 

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Thank HenDuoLuXing
GuestRelationsHK, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Huge thanks for taking the time to share your comments, it is greatly appreciated. I am absolutely delighted you had an enjoyable (the food they had) at Olive. Your reviews mean a lot to us and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards. More 

Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Although this restaurant has been around for 10yrs+ I had never been We walked in on a Friday evening, they still had a few table Good atmosphere, a bit noisy but not too loud. They are (smartly) closing doors/windows rather than letting the super hot and humid air come in. Already on these last 2 points way better than 75%... More 

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GuestRelationsHK, Guest Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Olive. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant so much. It is very important for us your comments as they make us keep offering a great customer service. Regards. More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The food served her is of top quality , the portions to is nice . very relaxing and service is great .

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Thank jackjones71277
Dining_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your dining experience at Olive. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant so much. I will make sure we share your feedback with the entire team as they are pleased to know that guests appreciate their service. Regards. More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was there for dinner ,firstly i liked the warm welcome by the staff , and their food was fantastically presented and the service was attentive and friendly , worth visiting this middle eastern restarant in hk.

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Thank Rose M
Dining_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Olive. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant so much. It is very important for us your comments as they make us keep offering a great customer service. Regards. More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had a group of extended family and took advantage of the recent buy 1 get 1 free main course offer. Our family had previously lived in Egypt and had a fair share of meals from the region. We started with mixed shared platters of seafood, meats and dips with bread. Our mains were also a mix of dishes with... More 

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Thank Warren007
Dining_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments in relation to your recent dining experience at Olive. We do appreciate you taking the time to advise of your experience as it assists us greatly in ensuring our performance and service standards are maintained at a level that meets guest expectations. Regards. More 

Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great choices of Tagin & the portions are good. the lamb Tagin was fabulous . They have great deal on Mondays ( buyone ,get one main course ) .Extensive wine menu with nice selections .

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Dining_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Olive, Greek & Middle Eastern, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Olive. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant so much. It is very important for us your comments as they make us keep offering a great customer service. Regards. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Greek, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, China (Formerly Olive)
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-25211608
Description
Chef Greg Malouf's signature restaurant in Hong Kong

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central

Neighbourhood Profile
Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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