I seem to be always stuck with this dilemma in HK (I live on HK Island side). I can always find really good cheap food or really good food that will cost me an arm and a leg. Open Rice does a decent job but my Chinese (reading wise) is only decent so it takes me quite a while to plow through the reviews.
So why would I look for mid-range restaurants you may ask? Well, sometimes I go out with a bunch of friends (mostly foreign/ABCs) after work and are looking for yummy food in a better environment than most super cheap places. Just some place with delicious food, not too noisy and can enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cold beer along with my meal. Suggested price is about $150-300 (not including wine/alcohol). Based on their palette I would say non-traditional Chinese food is preferred. I personally prefer Japanese/Korean/Italian/Spanish/Thai/Indian but I'm open to all suggestions. As long as it tastes good I am game.
Can you CHer's help me out? Thanks!