Casual but very arts-and-crafty "Latin-inspired" sharing plates restaurant delivered with chill Nordic vibes. The man behind it is Mr. Willis (Mr. Willis, La Strada, BANG by Willis) and the formula seems to follow his Pelikan restaurant — at least in that it's built around the culinary personality of a dishy Danish chef, with a menu oriented towards idiosyncratic fusion creations and said chef's no small amount of skill in pulling them off. Despite the Scando vibe, the food veers to a pan-Latin sort of thing. Variations on chicharron, tostada, ceviche. You should pick a few from each category, 3-4 dishes total per person, and share amongst your table. Ideal for couples, on dates of course: there's a two persons "A Meal to Share" menu which is 9 courses at 250rmb per person. Good deal.
Located centrally at Anfu Road, Apollo is a beautiful restaurant. I visited the place at a Wednesday night and it was delightfully quiet.
I ordered a mango salad, one soft shell chicken taco and avocado taco, kale and steak, as well as a squid salad. Mango salad was sour but very refreshing. The chicken taco was juicy and flavorful but the avocado taco was pretty average. Kale and steak was very interesting to eat and beautiful to look at. kale was crunchy and steak was well seasoned. I’m not a big fan of squid but the salad tastes amazing. Every dish was beautifully arranged with delicate plating, matching perfectly with the venue itself.
The waiters were attentive and warm, pouring up water whenever the cups were empty. We paid Overall it was a great experience to dine here and we would definitely go again for brunch.
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