DAM:A – New Modern Noodle Bar Opens in Sai Ying Pun

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Last updated on November 24th, 2022 at 02:08 am

Taking over spot of previous Okra restaurant in Sai Ying Pun, DAM:A is a chef-driven modern noodle bar that is now soft-opened for lunch and evening.

Brought to you by Westside Hospitality, the company behind the success of Korean restaurant OBP, DAM:A combines inspirations from its multinational chef team to create inventive, delicate, and delectable comfort cuisine.

Waheeb Abrahams and Kevin “Ching” Lam, the team’s head chefs, contribute their backgrounds to the team’s established success in the 852’s dining scene. DAM:A (Korean for “to put in a bowl”) is a playground for food nerds and chefs alike to be as creative and expressive as they want to be.

Chef Waheeb of DAM:A provides his experience as an Executive Chef at Ho Lee Fook as well as traditional Cape Malay and Mediterranean cuisine; Chef Ching, on the other hand, brings his wealth of knowledge as an Executive Chef at Carbone, Jinjuu Hong Kong, and Brass Spoon.

The modest includes noodles, polished snacks, and a range of daily specials, captures DAM:chefs’ A’s sophisticated yet lively personalities.

Noodles, Meats & Snacks

Sullung (HKD 148) includes delicate South African M5 Wagyu and traditional Korean beef broth with a heart-warming richness of flavours.

The sophisticated Korean Ginseng chicken soup at Sam Gae (HKD 128) is coupled with chicken char siu, soy egg, fried garlic, and leek.

Spicy Chicken Noodles (HKD 118) are made for those seeking a little more heat. The spicy chicken sauce is enhanced with house-made furikake and duck egg for spice-lovers’ enjoyment.

According to the restaurant, all of the noodles are cooked al dente and produced in-house according to Chef Ching’s recipe.

For guests who are looking for non-noodles dishes, Lamb Kalbi (HKD 148) is a crowd-pleaser, with house-smoked lamb slow-cooked to exquisite tenderness and contrasted with vivid pickled beets, perilla leaf, and a decadent crab ssamjang.

Dubu Kimchi (HKD 88) is another delicacy that tempts guests’ palates. It’s a twist on the popular Chinese dish Fried Crispy Tofu, with kimchi coleslaw and cabbage added for extra crunch.

South African Wagyu (HKD 138) is seasoned in spicy soy sauce and cured duck yolk for an additional oozing of umami flavour in Beef Tartare.

DAM:A specialties change every day, adding a layer of surprise to clients’ visits while maintaining loyal to the restaurant’s experimental eating approach.


All of the sake, highball, soju, and draught beer at DAM:A have been meticulously chosen to complement the restaurant’s cuisine.

The limited-edition Moonzen x Westside Mexican Lager is also available as a nod to Westside Hospitality’s original restaurant, 11 Westside.

With chef-driven meals that change periodically, DAM:A offers a pleasant, comfortable, and adventurous dining experience. It invites visitors to become immersed in the subtleties of many cuisines.


Address: G/F 110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun

Email: info@damaramen.com
Instagram: @dama.noodlebar
Facebook: @Dama.noodlebar

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday
Lunch 12:00n.n – 3:00pm; Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday to Saturday
Lunch 12:00n.n – 3:00pm; Dinner 6:00pm – 12:00am

This is a news article, not a restaurant review.


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