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Last week I hopped on the MTR and headed out to Quarry Bay. My mission was to try out the new pizza place, NYPD (New York Pizza Delivery,) which just soft-launched their first branch in Hong Kong.
I had high hopes for NYPD. The owner had commented on Hong Kong Hustle after reading our post about the city’s lack of New York style pizza. As I walked towards the place I wondered if this could finally be it.
Getting off at Quarry Bay, I took exit B, and rode the escalator down to Finnie Street. From there I took a sharp left, ending up at the far end of a dead-end street. Here, surrounded by auto shops was the low-key NYPD storefront.[photopress:NYPD_pizza_hong_kong_address_HK.jpg,full,pp_image]
Originally founded in Shenzhen, the company recently decided to expand into Hong Kong. Their location in Quarry Bay is a good, low-rent spot, perfect to test out their formula. As Hong Kong Hustle readers know, it’s wise of them NOT to open a place with seating, since the ratio of profit would be tiny considering the city’s exorbitant rents.
Walking into the place, which consists of a counter and a kitchen, I looked up at the menu on the wall and selected the first choice, a 16″ cheese pizza.
Just outside the door is one small table and a few chairs. Since it was an off hour, and no one was there, I decided to try out the pizza on the spot. The pizza was freshly made and only took around ten minutes to come out.[photopress:New_York_style_pizza_hong_kong_HK.jpg,full,pp_image]
With high hopes I took my first bite. Verdict – pretty damn good! Although the cheese could have been a little saltier, and the tomato sauce a little tangier, overall it was a very enjoyable slice! The crust was a good consistency and the fact that they make normal sized pies (real 16″, and not those sissy gourmet pizzas,) is a huge plus. So far, NYPD is the best Hong Kong has to offer if you’re looking for N.Y. style pizza.
In addition to taste, NYPD also offers a good value compared to other pizza places in Hong Kong. A large 16″ pie is a reasonable $138 HKD. Pizzas also come in 9 inch, and 12 inch varieties. Toppings are reasonably priced as well. A 16 inch “edge to edge” layer of pepperoni goes for just $148 HKD.
If you’re sick of ordering a pizza, only to eat the whole thing and still be hungry, NYPD is for you! (I was stuffed eating just half the pie!)
If you think of a giant slice of pizza on a paper plate with a stack of napkins and a Coke as the perfect meal, you’ll love this place!
Let’s hope that NYPD can stay consistent (hire and retain decent workers,) and can quickly roll out a second location in another low-rent area such as Sai Ying Pun (to start delivering to Central.)
Still in soft-opening…
Right now NYPD is operating in soft-opening mode with reduced hours. Soon it will be open from 10:30 to 10pm at night. I believe they currently close at 8:30. On our initial visit, the staff was friendly and helpful.
I only tried the regular cheese pizza. Most toppings will only cost you $10 HKD to $20 HKD more, which is a bargain. (However, a mixed (50/50) pie goes for $178 HKD.)
NYPD also delivers! Call their number below to find out what their delivery range is.
There’s currently a single table to dine out, so don’t assume that you can sit and eat. (Perhaps a counter that allows people to stand outside and eat would be a good idea.)
This first branch of NYPD is ideal for ordering pizzas ‘to go’ or for pick ups.
NYPD Pizza (New York Pizza Delivery)
G/F, 15 Finnie Street
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
2668-NYPD or 6973
Thanks for going there and being the guinea pig, glad it was good.
Anyone care to compare this to Paisano’s in Sai Kung? Paisano’s has the best traditional pizza I’ve had in HK so far…too bad it’s so damn far!
NYPD – “The closest thing you will find to a real greasy, salty, thin as cardboard pizza from NY”… That ish is as real as it gets out here on the Far-East coast… Having tasted pies from the Big Apple, Chi-town, Frisco, and the City of Angels, I have to admit even I was skeptical at first when trying it in Shenzhen for the first time… Now the only thing HK needs is a taco truck and bacon wrapped hot dog cart….
damn..i wish this opened a few years back when i was actually working in Quarry Bay. I would have probably ate here 2-3 times a week. it was impossible finding good pizza in HK.
@JoMama- just adding to that list – grilled hotdogs on the street like they have in Toronto
thanks for the write-up. i’m still not happy with the quality of the pizza compared to shenzhen. i do have high standards. working on town gas was new to me. different gas pressure results in different bake. anyway, we launched our new menu over the weekend . the menu consists of more pizzas, hero subs, pasta, salads, and appetizers. (don’t know how to post a menu on here)
Thanks for the article – we’ve got offices in Quarry Bay so I will definitely go to check it out!
Being a frequent customer to NYPD in Shenzhen and a pizza lover I would have to say that NYPD is the best pizza here in China. I expect that the shop in Hong Kong will do extremely well. Enjoy your new pizza shop Hong Kong!
There’s actually a place called Mr. Taco Truck not far from NYPD. Not the most authentic, but pretty good in a pinch. Paisano’s (owned and run by a NYer) is the best NY style pizza I’ve had in HK.
I heard there was a taco truck in QB also recently… I think its called ‘Mr. Taco Truck’….
but the verdict from some people who went to try it was less than positive. 😛
Unfortunately, the last time I visited NYPD, the pizza was NOT the same. It seems to have reverted to something more like a Pizza Hut style pizza. I can’t say it’s one of the better pizzas in H.K. anymore.
If you’re craving a N.Y. style slice, the closest thing is now Paisano’s on Lyndurst Terrace in Central.