After opening its doors in May, Salt & Talk has been a hotspot for both locals and expats alike. The Sea World upscale casual restaurant was conceptualized by Tony Zhang, who had recently returned from Australia after 16 years. Being a big foodie, he came back to Shenzhen (a place where he spent his formative years) and found there was a lack of good Western food he had abroad.
At Salt & Talk, North American cuisine is the focus. Pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches and dessert are crafted by Canadian chef, Aaron who has been in the culinary industry for 20 years. We had a chance to sample the menu and highly recommend checking out their signature Smash Burgers, tuna tataki, fish tacos, pizza and even the milkshakes.
The restaurant is perfect for special occasions or large groups. However, if you tire quickly of Top 40 music playing overhead then head to the outdoor patio for a more relaxed atmosphere and dog-friendly vibes.
The juicy Double Smash Burgers (RMB98) are made with a house-ground wagyu blend, Hokkaido milk bun and homemade special burger sauce. Image via Salt & Talk
The Tuna Tataki (RMB68) is lightly breaded with lemongrass panko, seared with pink in the middle and served with zesty wasabi mayo. Image via That’s
Cheesy spinach dip of dreams. Image via That’s
Image via That’s
Next year, Tony plans on starting Sunday afternoon Texas-style barbecues on the patio. He also may deviate from the core menu by adding dishes like shrimp and grits, crab cakes and lobster rolls – so stay tuned!
Salt & Talk is offering a RMB250 voucher, to two lucky That’s Shenzhen readers!
For your chance to win, simply share this article on your WeChat Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want!’, take a screenshot and send it to our WeChat account (ID: ThatsShenzhen) along with your email address, delivery address and phone number.
Not already a follower of the official That’s Shenzhen WeChat account? Scan the QR code below:
Open daily, 10.30am-midnight. 2165 9635. See listing for Salt & Talk.
[Cover image by That’s]