Wok on the Park – Enjoy Dinner at Hotel Indigo Kaohsiung’s Restaurant before Chilling at the Sky Bar
May 23, 2018
If you have read my previous post, you will already know how amazing Hotel Indigo Kaohsiung is. Besides offering guests a sense of comfort within its beautifully designed space, there are three dining options available at the hotel. Since I’ve already shared my experience on the café, I’ll now share my review on the Wok on the Park restaurant located on the second floor and the Pier No. 1 sky bar.
Wok on the Park
The Wok on the Park restaurant features a wide variety of local delicacies and international cuisines. You will find traditional dishes like the fried eel noodles and the Takao seafood porridge, and comfort foods such as fish & chips and pastas on the menu. If you’re spoilt for choice, just go for the dinner set where you get to savour everything from the appetizer bar, and select your desired main. I managed to try three different mains during my stay at Hotel Indigo Kaohsiung.
The Takao Seafood Porridge (360 TWD) consisted of generous portions of prawns, clams, squids, and oysters. It looked very impressive when it was served, so I expected the porridge to be very rich. However, the porridge tasted a tad too blend. I wished it had a stronger crustacean sweetness. That’s the only point to improve on because the seafood was very fresh and juicy.
The Classic Fish & Chips (360 TWD) is an absolute comfort food. The tender fish meat encased within the crispy, golden-brown goodness is so well seasoned that I didn’t even need ketchup or chilli to enjoy it. Besides, the thick-cut fries which accompanied the fish were so addictive. Upon request, you can add sunny side up eggs to this dish.
During the period of my visit, the Wok on the Park restaurant ran a “Feast of Beef” promotion which includes Japan A5 Wagyu Teppanyaki or Shabu Shabu, as well as, roasted or pan-fried beef short rib or fillet, just to name a few. The Japan A5 Wagyu Teppanyaki Style (4 oz) with Roasted Vegetable & Hash Brown (960 TWD) was so interesting because I got to cook the beef myself. The meat was tender and flavourful while the vegetables balanced out the heaviness of the meat so well.
Pier No. 1
Dinner was very satisfying, and I decided to skip dessert in order to enjoy some drinks at the Pier No. 1 sky bar. Do note that there is a minimum charge of 350 TWD + 10% from Mondays to Thursdays and 450 TWD + 10% from Fridays to Sundays.
Happy hour begins at 6pm and lasts till 8pm from Mondays to Thursdays. Some promotions include buy 2 get 1 free for beers, 100 NTD Jim Bean Whiskey shots, and buy 2 get 1 free Jagerbomb. You can pair your drinks with bar bites ranging from smoked salmon & cheese platter to Thai-style chicken fillet to fried mozzarella sticks, and more. It’s a great place to admire Kaohsiung city’s night lights from above and enjoy the night breeze.
Overall, I had a pleasant dining experience at both the Wok on the Park restaurant and the Pier No.1 sky bar. If you happen to be visiting Kaohsiung soon, don’t miss out on the sky bar.
Wok on the Park
Address: No. 4 Zhongshan 1st Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm (lunch) and 5.30pm to 9.30pm (dinner)
Contact: +886 7 272 1888
Website: Click here
Note that this is an invited tasting.