It's hard to imagine that any restaurant could survive more than 8 decades in fast-changing Hong Kong, but Jimmy's Kitchen has thrived since 1928, changing homes several times before landing at its present site in the 1960s. With its dark-wood paneling and old-fashioned decor, it remains firmly rooted in the past, with probably little changed since William Holden, Cary Grant, and John Wayne walked through its doors. But nostalgia—plus dependably good comfort food—is what keeps bringing customers back, generation after generation, to celebrate special occasions and entertain out-of-town guests. The eclectic menu offers soups (try the French onion or Mulligatawny), salads, Indian curries, steaks, and seafood, including bangers and mash, beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and the local garoupa fish. There is a branch of Jimmy's Kitchen at 29 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (852/2376 0327; MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui).
- Beth Reiber