When it comes to sourcing the best burger in Hong Kong, this foodie’s paradise is the right place to be – and is fast becoming the land of the connoisseur burger.
Hong Kong’s burger restaurants may vary in theme, price and vibe – but they don’t scrimp on taste. In a town packed with small, artisan and high-quality burger joints aimed at vegans, meat-lovers, and everything in between, the city has plenty on offer to suit everyone from those looking for a fast-food fix to others seeking out the best in burger cuisine. Read on to discover Hive Life’s selection of the best burger joints in Hong Kong.
Styled as a traditional American diner, Burger Circus presents their classic combo of delectable burgers, fries, and milkshakes in their retro, train carriage-themed restaurant. Head here for juicy, USDA prime patties and a house burger sauce that’s both unique and tasty enough to merit a recommendation. As a cherry on top, they’re open late into the night from Thursday to Saturday.
Insider’s Tip: The beef burgers here are great, but regulars often opt for their flavourful chicken burger – so be sure to keep it in mind!
Address: 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun – Wed: 11 am – 11 pm, Thu – Sat: 11 am – 3 am
The only burger restaurant in Hong Kong to make it into the Michelin Guide for four consecutive years, the Butchers Club is a definite contender for the crown of best burger in Hong Kong. Praised for their ‘nose-to-tail’ butchery, where off-cuts from prime steaks are ground in-house into their burger patties, this is the place to go for hungry carnivores seeking out a truly high-grade patty and bun – served up with a side of duck fat fries.
Insider’s Tip: For those of us for whom one is never enough, try their Double Happiness burger or, for the ultimate in daring, a Triple Happiness sensation.
Address: K11, Shop G34-35, G/F, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sat – Thu: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm, Fri: 11 am – 10:30 pm
Beef and Liberty
For a classy experience in a stylish but relaxed setting – and an extensive menu – Beef and Liberty has you covered. With a huge variety of options ranging from your classic beef and chicken to Thai-infused and falafel, they’re big on quality and all the trimmings. Another restaurant to jump onto the Impossible Burger train, they’ve also got your vegan options covered.
Insider’s Tip: The house sauce, a spicy mayonnaise, that comes with their fries and other dishes is to die for.
Address: 3/F California Tower 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Alternatively: G04, G/F, 23 Carmel Road Stanley Plaza, Stanley
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12 pm – 3 pm, 6 – 11 pm, Sat: 11:30 am – 11 pm, Sun: 11:30 am – 10 pm
Electric Ave is without a doubt where you’ll find some of the juiciest burgers around town – and better yet, they stay open into the early hours of the morning most days of the week. While they offer reasonably-priced lunch sets for less than HKD 100, there’s also a list of more interesting burgers for the more adventurous – think a chicken carbonara burger, complete with a whole poached egg on top, or for the lavish, a truffle burger.
Insider’s Tip: Arguably the under-credited star of the menu, their bone marrow chips are a quirky highlight, taking 5+ hours to prepare.
Address: 301 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon: 5 – 11 pm, Tue – Fri: 5 pm – 2 am, Sat: 12 pm – 2 am, Sun: 12 – 11 pm
Beef and Liberty
Feeling a little adventurous? Then head on down to one of Hong Kong’s favourite (and most daring) burger joints. Besides the usual beef burgers on offer (which are truly delicious), those in the know give Honbo’s HIGHLY-Instagrammable soft-shell burger and scallop burger a go. Here, timing is key, as Honbo fills up quickly at peak hours, and the place doesn’t do reservations.
Insider’s Tip: A great option for vegans, be sure to check out their take on the Impossible Burger – a sustainable meatless alternative that tastes just like beef and has the foodie world buzzing.
Address: 6-7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12 – 4 pm, 5 – 10 pm
Not your typical burger restaurant, Little Bao brings a bit of local flavour to this list, serving up a selection of East-meets-West fillings in delicious, Hong-Kong-style baos – the fluffy white buns more often associated with dim sum. The brainchild of May Chow, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2017, this place offers a delicious, original and fun take on fusion cuisine, spicing things up with dishes such as a Szechuan Fried Chicken or Pork Belly Bao, Short Rib Pan Fried Dumplings and Truffle Fries, and mouth-watering ice-cream bao desserts.
Insider’s Tip: Got a big event coming up? Little Bao offers up flexible catering options that are perfect for both big crowds and tight-knit groups. Click here for more info.
Address: Shop H1, G/F, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 6 – 11 pm, Sat: 12 – 4 pm, 6 – 11 pm, Sun: 12 – 4 pm, 6 – 10 pm
A favourite among Hong Kong’s truest burger fanatics, Burgerman is an underrated, local hole in the wall with a few high tables that might not seem like much, but their menu boasts an array of mouthwatering, American-style burgers. Their selection is sure to satisfy a craving with indulgent, greasy goodness, from the Trucker Burger, a monstrously tall order with sauteed onions, mushrooms and two thick American Angus beef patties and plenty of melted cheese, to the Black Truffle Wagyu Burger. The true star on their menu, however, is the Crispy Foie Gras Burger – topped with a fried egg and pea sprouts, this standout is aromatic, savoury, with a tangy twist of balsamic vinegar. You’ll also have your pick of fries, with waffle, sweet potato, and regular options all available on the menu.
Insider’s Tip: If you’re a vegetarian, choose your favourite style of fries and pair it with the Roasted Portobello Burger.
Address: Shop C, G/F., 95-97 Ivy St., Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11 am – 10 pm
With Cadillac-red booths, black and white vinyl floors, neon signs and old mini jukeboxes on display, this spot is the All-American diner experience – with the burgers to match. In true American fashion, the menu includes outrageously out-there burgers like The Skyscraper Burger, which consists of four 6-ounce patties, five slices of Monterey Jack cheese, pulled pork, bacon, caramelised onions, and dill pickles. Then there’s the Skirt Burger, an otherwise average-sized American burger with a gigantic disc of fried, gooey cheese that’s double the diameter of the burger itself, elevated by a drizzle of smoky mayo. The Big John is also a favourite for those who enjoy a twist on a classic – it’s topped with bourbon bacon jam and blue cheese. The Diner is an absolute must-try, especially with sides (like their delicious skinny rosemary-seasoned fries and jalapeno poppers) that are just as good as the mains.
Insider’s Tip: Their meatless options are equally drool-worthy. Try the MacDaddy, a crispy, crumbed patty of Mac ‘n’ Cheese paired with jalapenos, or the Hippie Burger, a patty made of beetroot and beans topped with caramelised onions and melted cheddar.
Address: G/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm; Fri – Sat: 7:30 am – 11 pm
FB: @The Diner
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