Can’t decide where to eat out this evening? Our comprehensive Hong Kong restaurant guide covers our 67 favourite places to go for a tasty meal with your friends.
It has been said that Hong Kongers are – quite literally – crazy about food. We love to queue for our food, take pictures of our food, talk about food, complain about food, do business over food, argue over food, sit silently across the table from someone as we furiously gobble down our food, eventually make up over food, and then discuss tomorrow’s food. The one thing we don’t really like to do with our food is cook it ourselves.
There are many reasons as to why Hong Kongers have built up such a reputation for dining out compared to other cities. We work ridiculously long hours (roughly 1000 more hours a year than Parisians) and live in notoriously cramped apartments in one of the world’s most expensive cities – an accolade that certainly reflects the exorbitant prices seen in supermarkets where the average block of cheese starts at around HKD 60 (USD 7.74). With food prices so high and time such a precious commodity, many enjoy the convenience of dining out instead (or at the very least, home delivery, as has been the case more recently).
At present, the 1100-square-kilometre city boasts a whopping 63 Michelin stars and is home to some of the world’s best cheap eats. While meal prices in Hong Kong can certainly vary, there’s no shortage of food options in what has become known as the culinary capital of Asia.
From luxury fine dining experiences to award-winning hole-in-the-walls, here are some of our personal favourite restaurants in Hong Kong.
Our Favourite Cheap Eats in Hong Kong ($)
Lin Heung Tea House
Fondly regarded as the city’s craziest tea house, Lin Heung is one of the city’s oldest and most popular Chinese dim sum restaurants. Here, diners will be treated to the quintessential Hong Kong dining experience: a loud, boisterous restaurant rife with thunderous chatter, intimidating waiters, and the sound of trolleys clanging up and down the already cramped aisles. First opened in Hong Kong in 1926, this century-old tea house is famous for its pork lung soup, traditional Chinese pastries, and its signature showstopper, the eight treasure duck.
Insider’s Tip: During the lunch rush, there are lines literally around the block. Given how hard it can be to get a seat here, we recommend coming in smaller groups with at least one Chinese speaker.
Address: 162 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 6am-5pm
While Hong Kong certainly has no shortage of excellent dim sum restaurants, there’s something special about Tim Ho Wan. Known globally to be the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, Tim Ho Wan is the brainchild of Chef Mak Kwai Pui, formerly of the 3-star Michelin restaurant Lung King Heen in Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel, and Chef Leung Fai Keung. Originating as a 20-seater hole-in-the-wall in Mong Kok, this homegrown dim sum brand now boasts nearly 50 locations around the world and has amassed a hugely loyal following, thanks to their legendary baked BBQ pork buns and super cheap prices.
Insider’s Tip: As with all of Hong Kong’s most beloved cheap eats, diners at this wildly popular establishment can expect to queue – and for quite some time. But don’t worry, the service here will get you your food at lightning speed and the food is well worth the wait.
Address: 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-9:30pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-9:30pm
Known for serving up the best wonton noodles in town, Mak’s Noodle is a bonafide Hong Kong institution – and quite rightly so. A third-generation establishment that’s run by the descendant of Mak Woon-chi, Guangchou’s ‘King of Wonton Noodle’, the recipe is the same as that which was once served to the former president of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek. There are some that grumble over the size of the wontons, and others who regard the eatery as being on the pricey side (a meal for one is around HKD 40), but for us, there’s no better place to savour our favourite slippery noodles. After all, if it’s good enough for Chiang Kai-shek…
Insider’s Tip: Given the ‘small’ portions, some recommend ordering an additional bowl if you’re hungry.
Address: 77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am-9pm
No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without savouring a steaming hot bowl of beef brisket noodles – and there’s nowhere that does it better than this legendary institution. Taking the top spot on many a foodie’s bucket list, Kau Kee has been serving up beef brisket for almost a century now, earning it a much-coveted spot on the Michelin-recommended ‘Bib Gourmand’ list for several years now. Boasting an impressive celebrity clientele to boot, popular orders here include the Beef Brisket with E-Fu Noodle in Broth and the Beef Tendon Noodles in Curry.
Insider’s Tip: This local, no-frills favourite is cash only and usually teeming with a constant stream of customers so be prepared to queue for your meal and share a table with other diners.
Address: G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12:30pm-10.30pm
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In Hong Kong, when you think of roast goose, restaurants Yung Kee, Kam’s Roast, and Yat Lok immediately spring to mind. Hugely popular with locals, Yat Lok has been awarded a Michelin star consecutively from 2015-2019 and was even featured in the late Anthony Bourdain’s Hong Kong episode (so you just know it’s good). The establishment has been run by the Chu family since 1957 and is famed for its curt service, long queues, and crispy, flavourful goose.
Insider’s Tip: Yat Lok cinches the top spot for us when it comes to roast goose. Be sure to order the crispy roast goose leg over noodles when you come, as this is the most coveted and delicious part.
Address: G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue: 10am-9pm; Wed: closed; Thu-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Founded by the grandson of the late Kam Shui Fai, the man behind Hong Kong’s iconic roast goose restaurant, Yung Kee, Kam’s Roast Goose has since built up a loyal following and worldwide reputation – with many regarding it as having an edge over other roast meat eateries. It was even awarded its first Michelin Star in 2014, just 4 months after opening. One thing to note, however, is that at Kam’s, it’s all about the meat, so die-hard crispy skin fans may be disappointed. Aside from their legendary roast goose, be sure to try their Century Eggs with Pickled Ginger and succulent selection of barbecued meats.
Insider’s Tip: This 30-seat restaurant is permanently packed. So expect to share a table and be rushed through your meal. We recommend ordering takeaway for a more leisurely dining experience, or coming in between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm for a shorter queue.
Address: 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:30-9:30pm
Hong Kongers just can’t seem to get enough dim sum and, as the winner of a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 4 years running, Ding Dim has certainly made its mark as a traditional dim sum restaurant offering up simple and accessible fare. Coupling quality with reasonable prices, it’s an obvious and easy choice for anyone tempted by some Hong Kong dumplings – highlights being their baked barbecue pork buns and their massive har gow (prawn dumplings).
Insider’s Tip: The dishes here are often bigger than usual, so come hungry!
Address: 59 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun–Thu: 11am–9:15pm, Fri–Sat: 11am–10:15pm
A cult phenomenon originating from Taiwan, this wildly popular legacy brand now has branches all around the globe. Celebrated for its efficient service and xiao long bao (Shanghainese soup dumplings), head here to experience ‘the world’s best dumpling chain’ first-hand. In fact, its Hong Kong outpost was awarded 1 Michelin star for 5 consecutive years, making it one of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants around. Although it’s since been demoted to a Bib Gourmand, you can rest assured that the food’s just as delicious as ever.
Insider’s Tip: Skip the lunch rush by ordering delivery on FoodPanda instead.
Address: Shop 306, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:30am-10pm
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A Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2020 Michelin Guide Hong Kong, Samsen is a relative newcomer on the Hong Kong food scene, but has quickly earned a reputation for serving the city’s best Thai food. Founded in 2016 by Chef Adam Cliff, formerly of Chachawan fame, Samsen features a rustic, distressed décor that takes inspiration from Bangkok’s traditional shophouses and street stalls. If you’re looking for authentic street food in Hong Kong, then look no further than this runaway success.
Insider’s Tip: While their original location prides itself on offering the city’s best Thai boat noodles, their Sheung Wan branch focuses on the northern-Thai staple of Khao Soi (curried beef and fresh egg noodles). Walk-ins only, so it’s best to rock up early!
Address: G/F, 23 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tue-Wed: 12pm-3pm, 6:30pm-11pm; Thu: 6:30pm-11pm; Fri: 12pm-3pm; Sat-Sun: 12pm-3pm, 6:30pm-11pm
Got a hankering for Hong Kong’s famous Typhoon Shelter Crab? Then look no further than this Anthony Bourdain-approved local haunt. Going strong for more than 2 decades and made famous by its ginormous king crabs smothered in garlic, chilli, black beans, and spring onion, and positively exploding with flavour, Under Bridge Spicy Crab is messy eating at its absolute finest. Tear into a bounty of seafood over plastic-strewn tables at either the beginning or end of a drunken night (they’re open until 3am!) and we promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Insider’s Tip: Don’t let any of that delicious chilli mix go to waste! Chuck in any leftovers with a side order of fried rice or take them home with you for later.
Address: G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am-3am
When it comes to Indian food, Hong Kong certainly has no shortage of options – but Chaiwala might just be our favourite. A vibrant and eclectic dining room that’s adjacent to its sister bar Hugger Mugger, Chaiwala is the one of those unique finds that you just can’t wait to share with your friends. Popular menu items include the Kerela Fish Curry, Truffle Naan, and their signature Pani Puri with Jal-Jeera. Plus, their Old Delhi Butter Chicken is amongst the best we’ve had.
Insider’s Tip: Can’t decide what to order? Try out their Dabbawala Tasting Menu (HKD 480) for a taste of their absolute best.
Address: Basement 43, 55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed: 6pm-11pm; Thu-Fri: 6pm-12am; Sat: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-12am; Sun: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Tung Po Kitchen
Described by CNN as being ‘Hong Kong’s wildest restaurant’, Tung Po is arguably Hong Kong’s most famous (and perpetually packed!) dai pai dong (cooked food stall) – and for good reason. Prominently featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Hong Kong episode, this legendary dining experience is as famous for its no-frills, delicious food as it is for its rowdy atmosphere and iconic moonwalking owner, Chef Robby Cheung. Be sure to order their squid ink pasta, Wind Sand Chicken, and deep fried pork knuckles.
Insider’s Tip: Head here on Friday nights to drink beer out of a bowl and karaoke your heart out. But, don’t even attempt popping by without a reservation, which can be made by phone (+852 2880 5224) between the hours of 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm every day.
Address: 2F, Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 5:30pm-12am
Serving up innovative Japanese-Peruvian cuisine in a buzzing, dimly-lit setting akin to an izakaya, TokyoLima is Hong Kong’s favourite Nikkei restaurant and bar – and one of the city’s coolest dining destinations. The perfect spot for an intimate date night or a fun evening out with friends, we recommend ordering as many small plates to share. Our absolute favourites here have to include La Causa, ‘Ki-mo-chi’ Fried Chicken (which is honestly to die for), and just about anything from their ‘Raw & Seared’ section.
Insider’s Tip: In a city overloaded with bottomless brunch options, Tokyolima stands out from the crowd. For HKD 398, you can enjoy a Peruvian feast of their bestselling sharing plates. Just add an additional HKD 180 per person for their free flow drink package.
Address: G/F Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 6pm-12am; Sat-Sun: 12-2:30pm, 6pm-12am
With its tongue-in-cheek name, Hong Kong’s funky Chinese kitchen Ho Lee Fook is a hidden gem situated on Soho’s Elgin Street. Influenced by Hong Kong’s dai pai dongs (open-air food stalls) and cha chaan tengs (Hong Kong-style cafés), this Black Sheep treasure takes a creative approach with both its venue and its dishes. Expect Mahjong tiles and maneki-neko (fortune cats) wall décor as you indulge in their modern take on traditional Chinese flavours. Must-try dishes include their Prawn Toast x Okonomiyaki and their Roast Wagyu Short Ribs. Ho Lee Fook indeed!
Insider’s Tip: This Soho favourite is nearly always full and takes group reservations for a group of five or more. Don’t forget to reserve!
Address: 3-5 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun–Thu: 6pm–10:45pm; Fri–Sat: 6pm–11:45pm
Home to possibly our favourite Peking Duck is Spring Deer, a long-standing eatery that serves up simple and rustic northern Chinese cuisine in an old, nondescript building in Tsim Sha Tsui. Great for large rowdy groups, the portions here are absolutely ginormous and the menu is super affordable. Carved right up at your table and accompanied with both shāobǐng bread and steamed pancakes, the duck here is tender, juicy, and totally irresistible – and probably the only reason you’d dine at this otherwise pretty middle-of-the-road restaurant.
Insider’s Tip: A firm local favourite, booking ahead here is strongly recommended.
Address: 42 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-11pm
Liu Yuan Pavilion
Specialising in high-end Shanghainese food, Liu Yuan Pavilion has been a staple on the Hong Kong dining scene for many years, earning itself a loyal clientele and Michelin star to boot! Easy favourites here include the xiao long bao (soup dumplings) with crabmeat, crunchy eel, crispy rice soup, braised abalone with pork belly, and braised pig knuckle.
Insider’s Tip: During hairy crab season (September to November), head to Liu Yuan Pavilion to get your culinary fix.
Address: 3F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm-11pm
A Bib Gourmand family-run restaurant that’s rooted in Cantonese cuisine, Yixin has been a firm fixture on the Hong Kong dining scene since the 1950s, notching up many loyal customers through the years. Specialities here include roasted duck, fried crab, smoked pomfret, lemon chicken, and – wait for it – baked fish guts. Head here for some truly traditional Chinese fare.
Insider’s Tip: Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Yixin’s handcrafted mooncakes, available online.
Address: 50 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:30am-11:30pm
Tucked away at the far end of Sai Kung’s famed Seafood Street is Sing Kee, a relaxed restaurant where you can dine and soak in the sea views. Although its exterior is unassuming, this local joint was awarded a Michelin star in 2015, thanks to its scrumptious and creatively prepared dishes – think crispy chicken, deep-fried abalone and steamed scallops with vermicelli.
Insider’s Tip: You’re very welcome to pick your own dinner from the fish tanks outside the restaurant!
Address: G/F, 33-39 Sai Kung Tai Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am–11pm
Bringing a contemporary twist to classic Beijing, Sichuan, and Shanghai cuisine is Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, a casual outlet chain renowned for its Shanghainese soup dumplings (xiao long bao) and Lanzhou-style hand-pulled noodles (la mian). Other popular menu items include their Sautéed French Beach with Minced Pork & Dried Shrimp, their Fried Rice with Prawn, Chicken & Ham, and the Chilled Poached Chicken Szechuan Style.
Insider’s Tip: There are several branches of this hugely popular eatery, including one inside Terminal 1 at Hong Kong International Airport. Treat yourself before or after a flight by heading down to the Arrivals Hall for a quick and delicious bite.
Address: IFC, Shop 2018-2020 2/F, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm
This honest-to-goodness Italian haunt is just about the most perfect neighbourhood hangout you can imagine. A recent but most-welcome addition to Soho’s food scene, Acquasala is a cosy, pared-back Italian wine bar that’ll transport you back to the sundrenched Southern coast of Italy. Offering a reasonably-priced, all-day menu and Happy Hour wines at HKD 55 a glass, Acquasala has quickly become one of our favourite weekend hangouts. Offering fuss-free and delicious Italian fare, Acquasala is a must-visit if you amore Italian food and wine. We won’t spoil the fun by revealing their oh-so-cheeky little secret, but trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
Insider’s Tip: Be sure to order their heavenly Herb Ravioli Parmigiano Fondue and Rigatoni ‘Nduja.
Address: 13 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-12am; Sat-Sun:10am-12am
Indulge in an evening full of buzzing Vietnamese culture served up with a side of hip atmosphere at Chôm Chôm. Designed to emulate Vietnam’s popular Bia Hoi culture, which translates to drinking fresh beer on lively street corners, this Soho favourite brought to you by the excellent Black Sheep Group is as big on fun as it is on flavours. With its wide range of delicious dishes including Vietnamese Fried Chicken, Shaking Beef, Rice Paper Rolls and an extensive cocktail and beer list, this lively stoop is the place to head for plenty of after-work fun.
Insider’s Tip: Get the whole Vietnamese culture experience by sipping on one (or more!) of Chôm Chôm’s many regional Vietnamese beers.
Address: G/F Block A, No.58-60 Peel Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun–Wed: 5pm–10:45pm; Thu–Fri: 5pm–late
Informally known as Hong Kong’s hottest Thai eatery, Chachawan draws a hip, modern crowd every night, serving up authentic Thai cuisine as well as their signature skewer dishes in a relaxed atmosphere that feels a bit like a local Bangkok hangout. If you’re a fan of mango sticky rice, this will be right up your alley.
Insider’s Tip: Can’t take the heat? Just ask your server for milder options.
Address: 206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 12pm-3pm, 6:30pm-12am
If you’re looking for something green and healthy, MANA! is a great bet. One of the first movers in Hong Kong’s now buzzing vegan scene, it’s also a restaurant with a firm zero-waste philosophy and commitment to sustainability. With delicious flats and juices, hearty veggie burgers, and good takeaway salad options, this guilt-free hotspot sees the crowds coming lunch after lunch.
Insider’s Tip: There aren’t a lot of seats here so make sure you arrive early. And for a treat, check out the garlicnaise chips.
Address: 8 Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 10am–10pm
Hidden away on Elgin Street, this trendy hipster café lives up to its descriptor as a ‘hole-in-the-wall brunch spot’ and serves up a bright mashup of breakfast styles that’ll satiate even the most sophisticated palate. Popular items include their über-Instagrammable Baked Eggs on Toast, their beast of an open steak sandwich and, our personal favourite, the Oh My God Sourdough featuring sautéed portobello mushrooms with mozzarella, cream and black truffle pate and served with a perfectly poached egg.
Insider’s Tip: It’s all about the sourdough here, so be sure to pick up some freshly baked items when you’re next passing by!
Address: 14D Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 8am-4pm
Pici is your go-to pasta bar for some fresh pasta made right in front of you, a welcoming environment and to top it all off, a fancy glass of Italian wine from their extensive wine list. Located on Aberdeen Street, Pici’s wide range of choices for starters, pasta and desserts will keep your tummy satisfied at all times. Head over to the pasta bar with your girls and you’ll see why Pici is a must-try!
Insider’s Tip: HKD 148 for Pici’s lunch special, which includes one starter, one pasta, and one dessert. What are you waiting for?
Address: G/F, 24-26, Aberdeen Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun–Thu: 12pm–11pm; Fri–Sat: 12pm–11:30pm
A popular spot to people-watch over sundowners at happy hour, Nojo Ramen Tavern is a modern eatery that prides itself on serving up izakaya favourites – with a twist. Renowned for its chicken-based Paitan-Style Ramen which is both velvety smooth and delicious, this buzzing eatery is open until late, making it one of our top late-night eats in the city. While it’s hard to go wrong with any of the menu items here, our go-tos tend to be the soy sauce-based Chicken Ramen and Assorted Oden (a heartening Japanese hotpot dish).
Insider’s Tip: Head to their cosy outdoor terrace to enjoy their very reasonable happy hour. Pair your premium sake with some tsumami (drinking snacks) or sashimi. They even have sake on draught – a rarity outside of Japan.
Address: Shop 5 and Open Space, G/F, The Steps, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-2am; Sun: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm
Michelin-recommended Chilli Fagara is famous for its bona fide, tangy Sichuan cuisine. While its décor mixes traditional and modern Chinese elements for a welcoming space, its fiery cuisine is not for the faint-hearted. Looking for an unforgettable Sichuan experience? Look no further.
Insider’s Tip: The Chilli Fagara Dungeness Crab and Emperor’s Soft Shell Crab are a must-have!
Address: G/F, 7 Old Bailey Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun: 11:30am – 3pm, 5pm–11:30pm
Located straight off the Soho escalator, Maison Libanaise brings Lebanese culture to Hong Kong with its flavourful menu, delivering favourites from Hummus Shawarma to Lamb Kafta and everything in between. With culture spread throughout its three floors, a non-smoking, cosy rooftop, and an assortment of fresh-from-the kitchen takeaway items, Maison Libanaise works for both business and pleasure – and at any time of day!
Insider’s Tip: Got a junk party this summer sorted but not the catering? Lucky for you, the delicious Maison Libanaise has a perfectly designed junk catering package. Call up for more details!
Address: 10 Shelley Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Ground Floor: Sun–Thu:11am–11pm; Fri–Sat: 11am–12am
First Floor: Mon–Thu: 12pm–3pm, 6pm–11pm; Fri – Sat: 12am–12pm; Sun: 12am–11pm
An ode to New York City’s iconic deli tradition, Morty’s is a welcome addition to Hong Kong’s competitive dining scene. Perfect for a quick bite, their specialities include their signature Reuben with Slow-Smoked Pastrami, Swiss cheese and Sauerkraut, their Classic Pastrami (smoked and cured in-house after a 45-day ageing regimen) and, of course, Morty’s Poutine.
Insider’s Tip: Come hungry. These portions are American-sized.
Address: Shop 8–10, Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun–Thu: 11:30am–10:30pm; Fri–Sat: 11:30am–11pm
Situated just beside the Soho escalators and thanks to an insanely good value lunch set running from 12-4pm, Motorino is the place to go for a hearty lunchtime pizza. Served with a complimentary starter like their Spicy Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob, their Neapolitan-style pizzas are hand-tossed and baked to order, so make sure you don’t leave their perfectly-charred-yet-soft crusts behind. Apart from the usual suspects like Margaritas and Marinaras, they also have some interesting selections – think Brussels Sprout Pizza – not to be found elsewhere.
Insider’s Tip: Pop an email to [email protected] and join them on every first Saturday of the month for a pizza-making party to get your Italian cheffing skills up-to-scratch.
Address: 14 Shelley Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm–12am
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, it has to be said, truly scrumptious), why not get creative and give their highly Instagrammable soft-shell burger (or their scallop burger) a go? Timing is key though, as Honbo fills up quickly at peak hours, and the place doesn’t do reservations.
Insider’s Tip: A great spot for vegans, be sure to check out their take on the Impossible Burger – a sustainable meatless alternative that tastes just like beef, which has the foodie world buzzing.
Address: 6-7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12–4pm, 5–10pm
From kofta to tagine and falafel to hummus, it’s clear that modern Middle Eastern cuisine is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst diners. Known for their fantastic flatbread and featuring a delicious (and colourful!) array of small plates and cocktails that are designed to be shared, BEDU is the perfect spot for those keen for some lavish feasting in a cosy, dimly-lit setting. Our picks include their Baked Feta with Smoked Lemon and Honey, their Beetroot and Mint Labneh and their glorious Rack of Lamb with Garlic Labneh and Za’atar Oil.
Insider’s Tip: Perfect for groups, there’s also a chef’s menu priced at HKD 370 per person. We recommend sitting by the bar for a view of the open kitchen.
Address: 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 12-3pm, 6pm-late
From the boys who brought us our favourite pasta bar, Pici, comes Hong Kong’s latest food obsession, The Pizza Project. Modelled after a ’70’s style pizzeria and featuring a refreshingly small menu and relaxed outdoor seating, this Pirata Group favourite serves up a total of 9 crazy delicious pizzas at seriously reasonable prices (their Margarita pizza is HKD 70!). Located on Peel Street in Soho, this laid-back eatery has to be one of the best value meals in town.
Insider’s Tip: For only HKD 188, try out their hard-to-beat tasting menu, which includes one antipasto, one Gnocco Fritto, one pizza and a dessert!
Address: G/F, 26 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Thurs-Fri: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11:30pm; Sat: 12pm-4pm, 6pm-11:30pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm, 6pm-11pm
One of several Thai places on High Street, Krua Walaiphan is characterised by its relaxed, casual and no-frills atmosphere. Earning their spot on this list by serving up some of the best value and most authentic Thai food on Hong Kong Island, be sure to order their Grilled Pork Neck and Stir-Fried Cashew Nut Chicken on your next visit.
Insider’s Tip: During the week, they have scrumptious set lunches and dinner sets, as well as great weekender deals.
Address: G/F, Ko Wang Court, 29 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon–Fri: 12:30pm–2:30pm & 6–10pm; Sat–Sun: 12pm–10pm
Inspired by the spirit of old Parisian brasseries, La Vache serves up only one menu – a salad of lettuce with walnuts, followed by an entrecôte steak and frites. You won’t be disappointed by the lack of choice as each individual component is perfectly seasoned from the uber-tangy salad to the endless supply of crispy, golden all-you-can-eat fries. But, make sure you arrive early to secure your spot as this Black Sheep favourite fills up fast.
Insider’s Tip: Pair your scrumptious steak with a glass of wine from La Vache’s exquisite wine list that includes sparkling, white, rosé and red.
Address: 48 Peel Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sun-Weds 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:45pm, Thurs-Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 11:45pm
Named after the Indian Army’s most elite rifle, Rajasthan Rifles is Hong Kong’s latest Anglo-Indian mess hall that’s sure to impress. Primely situated at The Peak, this Black Sheep treasure draws influences from colonial British India, transporting you back to the 1920s through both its nostalgic menu and military venue. Serving up the best of both nations, including Masala Omelettes, Bhurjee (scrambled eggs) and their signature Rifles’ Rolls (baked naan with toppings), the breakfast menu at Rajasthan Rifles is one to keep you fuelled throughout the day. Don’t forget to pair your meal up with some steaming masala chai!
Insider’s Tip: Become a member of the Rajasthan Rifles Peak Society and reserve a table ahead of time! Nobody likes to queue up on a Saturday morning.
Address: The Peak Galleria, Shop G01 G/F, 118 Peak Road, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 8am-11am
Let’s take a moment to praise the boys behind Wan Chai hotspot (and a personal favourite) Francis. The menu, though minimalist, brings the eclectic street food of Tel Aviv to hungry Hong Kongers to much fanfare. Menu highlights include their Baked Halloumi, Lamb Ribs, Chicken Schnitzel and Smoked Carrots. With its chic, contemporary and cosy setting, not to mention their carefully curated wine list, this should be your go-to for the perfect date.
Insider’s Tip: Good things come to those who wait, and with space for just 30 guests and a no-reservations policy, you will be waiting, but trust us – it’s well worth it.
Address: 4 & 6 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm–11 pm
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From the creators of Yardbird comes RŌNIN, an uber-trendy izakaya-style dining bar that’s as famous for its inconspicuous location as it is for its daily-changing menu. Diners should note that this Japanese-inspired, seafood-centric restaurant is quite the squeeze, making reservations an absolute must! Boasting an enviable list of well over 100 Japanese whiskies, as well as some seriously impressive raw plates, RŌNIN remains to be one of our top picks for an intimate date night and a firm favourite of those in the know.
Insider’s Tip: You can now enjoy RŌNIN at home! Order one of their limited bento boxes on Deliveroo for takeaway, or pre-order for later in the week.
Address: 8 On Wo Lane, Ground floor, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat: 6pm-12am; Sun: Closed
Famed for its signature roast goose, Yung Kee has been drawing in crowds far and wide since its founder Kam, nicknamed ‘Roast Goose Fai’, first opened its doors in 1942. A local institution that serves up Cantonese classics like charcoal-grilled barbecue meats, dim sum, and wonton noodles, the historic restaurant is well-known for offering such delicacies as Imperial abalone, bird’s nest soup, and the notorious century egg. Head here for a taste of old Hong Kong and, of course, their iconic roast goose.
Insider’s Tip: Their food is so good you’ll want to eat it twice – and luckily, you can! Pick up gift boxes of their signature roast goose, preserved eggs, and pickled ginger at both their restaurant and selected retailers.
Address: Yung Kee Building, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm
Afternoon tea, ladylike luncheons, cool cocktails or fine dining – you can do it all at Madame Fù. With its vast space located on the top floor of Tai Kwun’s Barrack Block, this sprawling restaurant was designed in the tradition of a ‘Grand Café Chinois’ and more than delivers on the glamorous front. Check out its much-Instagrammed Pink Room, its colonnade-framed verandah tables, its Library and its Fù Bar for upscale Cantonese food, great drinks and a whole load of luxurious atmospheres.
Insider’s Tip: We told you, it’s the best of all worlds at Madame Fù. Take pleasure in choosing from four different brunch sets (Non-alcoholic, Standard, Deluxe or Premium) and find out which suits you best here.
Address: 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon–Sun:11am–12am
Since 1979, Matsubishi has graced Hong Kong with top-notch sushi, sashimi and blazing teppanyaki. Dark and quiet, the setting of the restaurant helps you enjoy a peaceful and delicious dining experience where your tastebuds are in for an adventure of a lifetime. Well-known for its sizzling teppanyaki, expect lamb chops, beef and goose liver amongst others – and don’t forget to complete your meal with a glass of sake!
Insider’s Tip: With only five teppanyaki private dining rooms, don’t forget to book early!
Address: 3/F, Convention Plaza, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Renaissance Harbour View Hotel)
Opening Hours: 12pm–3pm, 6pm–11pm
Presenting a painstakingly curated drinks menu, the average patron is spoiled for choice at this Japanese joint, long a favourite amongst Hong Kong’s thirsty after-work crowd. Make sure you try their house-brand sake, cocktails or aged Japanese whisky. Offering both a food menu as well as a drinks menu, the modern izakaya is also famed for its charcoal-grilled chicken, incorporating cuts from neck to tail. While it’s definitely on the pricier side of Sheung Wan’s typical eateries, it’s worth it for when you want to splash out.
Insider’s Tip: No reservations allowed, so show up early to get a table, especially if you’re in a big group!
Address: G/F, 154-158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 6pm-12am
Understated from the outside, but teeming with character on the inside, a visit to the New Punjab Club is a truly memorable experience. Recently awarded a Michelin star in the 2019 guide (the first Punjabi restaurant to win the accolade), the Black Sheep Group’s small hotspot has quickly consolidated itself as a definitive highlight in Hong Kong’s food scene. Taking inspiration from post-colonial India and Pakistan, everything from its botanical gin and tonics to its wonderfully atmospheric décor, truly delicious dishes and traditionally-dressed doorman oozes swagger and style.
Insider’s Tip: It’s all about the tandoori here – and the exceptional gin and tonics.
Address: World Wide Commercial Building, 34 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon–Tue: 6–10:30pm; Wed: 6 – 11:30pm; Thu: 12–2:30pm 6–11:30pm; Fri: 12–2:30pm; 5–11:30pm; Sat: 5–11:30pm; Sun: 5–10:30pm
Not for the faint-hearted, this famed American steakhouse prides itself on its fantastically gigantic portions, next-level service, and spectacular harbour views. Start your night off with a well-made classic cocktail at their adjoining restaurant bar, then get a taste of the sea with one of their prime ocean platters, featuring Alaskan King Crab Leg, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Maine Lobster. Next, gorge yourself on either the centre-cut Prime Filet Mignon or their Chicago-style Prime Bone-in Rib-Eye. But don’t forget to save room for dessert – we recommend Morton’s legendary Hot Chocolate Cake!
Insider’s Tip: With perhaps the best service in Hong Kong, Morton’s is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with a personal touch. Oh, and if you go on a Friday or Saturday, you’ll have the option of pre-ordering Hong Kong’s absolute best prime rib. Trust us, it’s unrivalled.
Address: The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4th Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 5:30pm – 11pm; Sun: 5pm – 10pm
There’s much to love about this neo-Parisian bistro. For one thing, it’s got a Michelin star and is one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. For another, it’s unpretentious. Located in Hong Kong’s vibrant Soho district, diners gush over their Whole Roasted Chicken with Pommes (arguably the best chicken in town), their spectacular cocktails, and their baked-to-order Madeleines. Other dishes worth digging into your pockets for include their Oyster Tartar, Hokkaido Scallops, and their Sindhri Mango and Lime Millefeuille.
Insider’s Tip: Finish off your evening with a nightcap at their hole-in-the-wall bar, Upstairs at Belon. On a budget? Savour their best dishes at their weekly Sunday lunch deal.
Address: 42 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Wed-Fri: 6pm-10:15pm; Sat-Sun: 12pm-2:15pm, 6pm-10:15pm
Offering up one of the most popular bottomless brunches in town is Zuma, a swanky international brand offering up a delectable twist on traditional Japanese izakaya dining in cities around the world. While definitely not an option if you are on a budget, its impressive selection of Japanese whiskies and vibrant atmosphere makes it one of our top spots to wind down after a busy work week. Our top picks? Their Miso Marinated Black Cod and Spicy Beef Tenderloin.
Insider’s Tip: Who said brunch had to fall between breakfast and lunch? Head over to Zuma on Friday evenings for their wildly popular bottomless ‘night brunch’ Yashoku.
Address: Level 5&6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 12pm-12am; Fri-Sat: 12pm-1am; Sun:11am-12am
Boasting over 5,000 sq. ft of prime real estate in IFC mall and an alfresco terrace with equally prime views of the harbour, La Rambla is the perfect spot to sink a few chic cocktails and get stuck into some Catalan-inspired tapas. A cheerful space that feels wonderfully light and airy, the interiors are chic and elegant and, luckily for us, the food here is just as good-looking. Our top picks? Their Pan de Cristal con Tomate, Truffle Bombas, Red Prawn Squid Ink Paella and their ‘Xurros’ (arguably the best churros in town!).
Insider’s Tip: Join them for their weekend brunch buffet which starts at HKD 550 per person and includes an unlimited selection of tapas, a main from either the ‘seafood market’ or ‘butcher’s corner’, made-to-order paellas, and an assortment of desserts.
Address: 3071-73, Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:30am-10:30pm
11 Westside is the brainchild of Netflix Chef and LA’s ‘Taco King,’ Esdras Ochoa and a charming neighbourhood gem that will whisk you away to the coast of Ensenada with its fresh tacos. Everything on the menu is inspired by Esdras’ Mexican background and LA roots, including his legendary “Mexican Ponzu Sauce.” If it’s good enough for the world’s greatest chefs, it’s good enough for us.
Insider’s Tip: Make sure you’re there on Taco Tuesdays for 50% off on all tacos and Thirsty Thursdays to get half off all beers and shots.
Address: 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am–11pm
Located on Gough Street, a trendy destination that’s home to funky homeware stores, cool eateries, and stylish boutiques, Lobster & Mussels is a totally underrated gem. The perfect spot for an intimate meal, head here to get your seafood fix at an affordable price. Our top picks? The Lobster Roll dressed in Mango Salsa, Scrambled Egg with Blacktruffle Sauce, and their Signature Roasted French Baby Chicken.
Insider’s Tip: Want a delicious whole roasted turkey without all the work? Lobster & Mussels has a year-round Christmas & Party menu that won’t break the bank. We tried it – and it may very well be the best roast turkey in Hong Kong.
Address: G/F, 16 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Located in a two-storied heritage-listed house within the gardens of Hong Kong’s PMQ, this leafy brasserie was awarded a Michelin star within half a year of opening and is nothing short of stunning – with a price tag to match! Opened by Julien Royer, the acclaimed French chef behind Asia’s best restaurant Odette Singapore, Louise fuses casual fine-dining with palm trees and wicker chairs, creating a lush atmosphere that echoes the menu’s beautifully inscribed epigraph: ‘Make yourself at home.’
Insider’s Tip: Their bright and airy terrace is the perfect spot for a relaxed weekend brunch on a sunny day. Tuck into their poached egg ‘Bourguignonne’ and Alba White Truffle Scrambled Eggs on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12pm to 2:30pm.
Address: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 12pm-12am
Known for his expertise in Thai Cuisine, David Thompson is back with a bang. Aaharn goes all out on flavours with his exquisite menu where dishes are designed with a mouthful of tang that will definitely Thai you down. While building Aaharn, Thompson took every little detail into consideration right from the chic interior all the way to designing an additional vegetarian side-menu, making sure it’s a place for everyone. Head there for an exquisite dining experience around simple round tables, or head out to the terrace to enjoy a view of Tai Kwun’s courtyard below.
Insider’s Tip: HKD 228 for a 3-course lunch special? Not sure about you, but we’re definitely going.
Address: 1/F, Armoury Building 02, 10 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tue–Sat: 12pm–3pm, 6:30pm–12am
The Crème de la Crème of Hong Kong Restaurants ($$$$)
As the only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to have received 3 stars from the Michelin Guide, it’s safe to say that the food here is world-class. A modern interpretation of Italian cuisine, 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana is headed by the award-winning chef Umberto Bombana (formerly of The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong) and is as famed for its truffle creations and crispy ‘Milanese’-style Veal Chop as it is for its impeccable service.
Insider’s Tip: Every October, Master Chef Umberto Bombana (aka the ‘King of White Truffles’) celebrates white truffle season with a special seasonal menu. Be sure to book well in advance.
Address: Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Boasting panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and contemporary New York eatery-inspired interior design, this famed Italian restaurant is more casual than its two predecessors on this list, but no less worthy. Offering both an à la carte and tasting menu, our favourite dishes here have to be the Ravioli Capresi, the Cuttlefish Ink Risotto with Lime and Cuttlefish Crudo, and the Saffron Pappardelle in a Wild Boar Ragout with Rapini Leaf. Head here for a more relaxed take on Italian fine dining.
Insider’s Tip: Ditch the diet and wolf down their signature breadsticks. Trust us when we say that it’s almost worth going for the breadsticks alone, which are the restaurant’s namesake, after all.
Address: 2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 12pm-12:30pm, 6:30pm-9:30pm; Sat: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Created by the chef with the most Michelin stars in the world, the late French Master Chef Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is a world-famous fine dining experience that ought to be on any true foodie’s bucket list. Boasting 3 Michelin stars and a seriously impressive wine list, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon comprises of 3 areas: Le Jardin, L’Atelier, and Le Salon de Thé and is instantly recognisable by its signature red and black décor. Expect next-level contemporary French cuisine and an eye-watering price tag to match.
Insider’s Tip: Not willing to blow HKD 1500 on dinner? Then try their slightly more reasonable set lunch menu that starts at HKD 498.
Address: Shop 401, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
A venue that’s sure to impress is Man Wah, the signature Cantonese restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Known for its Peking Duck and dim sum, this Michelin star classic has been around since 1968 and is regarded by many as being the city’s most beautiful dining destination, making it the perfect place for you to capture some content for your grid. Bedecked with rosewood furniture, pink tablecloths, Chinese calligraphy art prints, bonsai trees, and floating gold-plated lanterns fashioned to resemble birdcages, Man Wah truly is a feast for all the senses.
Insider’s Tip: Specialties here include their Clay Pot Braised Chicken and Abalone, Stir-Fried Lobster with Egg White and Scallop Mousse, and their Barbecued Iberian Pork.
Address: 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10pm; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm
When it comes to views of Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline, Felix is pretty hard to beat. A super swanky bar and restaurant that’s the creation of the world-renowned avant-garde designer Philippe Starck, Felix is one of the city’s most iconic and stylish dining destinations. Perfectly situated on The Peninsula’s rooftop, this European-inspired restaurant is definitely one for the bucket list – if you can afford it.
Insider’s Tip: Speaking of spectacular skylines, be sure to check out the gentlemen’s toilet which features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and panoramic views of the city below.
Address: 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 5:30pm-1:30am; Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-1:30am
Occupying 3,600 sq ft of Central’s uber-chic culture hub H Queen’s is London-based French restaurant La Petite Maison – a personal favourite. A simple yet delicious interpretation of French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine, the dishes here are fresh, light, and flavourful and perfect for sharing. Start your meal off with their famous burrata and tomatoes and any one of their world-class ceviche dishes. Then, tuck into their best-selling Whole Roast Black Leg Chicken with Foie Gras, followed by either the Cheesecake or the French Toast.
Insider’s Tip: Note that the restaurant’s signature Whole Roast Black Leg Chicken with Foie Gras must be ordered 24 hours in advance and is subject to availability.
Address: H Queen’s, 23-29 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm; Sat: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Aptly situated in the Peninsula Hong Kong, one of the world’s most exclusive hotels, is the art-deco inspired Spring Moon, a Michelin-starred restaurant that remains the benchmark against which all high-end Cantonese restaurants ought to be judged. Lavishly modelled on a 1920s Shanghainese dining room, the restaurant, which boasts an impressive tea bar, is said to have invented the original XO sauce. Enjoy some of the city’s best dim sum and Peking duck at this acclaimed institution.
Insider’s Tip: Note that the restaurant’s signature Oven-Baked Fortune Chicken with Shredded Pork and Preserved Vegetables must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
Address: 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm; Sun: 11am-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm
At the helm of this 2-Michelin-starred restaurant is the multi-award-winning Dutch chef, Richard Ekkebus. Long celebrated for his creative and unconventional Asian-inspired French menu, the culinary director recently moved the restaurant in a new, daringly different direction. Now only offering ethically-inspired prix-fixed menus, Amber is leading a culinary revolution towards a healthier, more sustainable way of eating.
Insider’s Tip: Amber now offers all-vegetarian and vegan tasting menus, as well as dairy-free and gluten-free menus.
Address: 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm-2pm, 6pm-9pm
A contemporary, upscale Chinese restaurant that’s commonly regarded to be one of the city’s chicest (and best!) dining experiences, Mott 32 is – and I hate to say it – sexy. A self-described celebration of Hong Kong culture and culinary tradition, stepping into Mott 32 is a feast for all the senses. An intricate fusion of East-meets-West that features silk-embroidered walls, Shanghai-style brickwork, mirrored panelling, and even a room lined with Chinese calligraphy brushes, diners will be hard-pressed to find a more stylish dim sum dining experience.
Insider’s Tip: We recommend ordering their renowned Peking Duck, Barbecued Iberico Pork with Yellow Mountain Honey, and Shanghaiese Soup Dumplings. Oh, and don’t forget to request a table in the train car-like side room when booking.
Address: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Vouex Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm
The epitome of art deco elegance, this opulent, upscale Chinese restaurant is the ideal spot for financiers looking to impress. Conceived by legendary businessman Sir David Tang, the late founder of the China Club and Shanghai Tang, China Tang’s majestic décor just oozes glamour and luxury, instantly transporting you to 1920’s Shanghai. With signature dishes that range from the humble Char Siu (made from the belly underside of Kurobuta pork) to their famed Steamed Lobster Dumplings and Braised E-Fu Noodle with Langoustine, it’s clear that this is one restaurant that shows its weight both on its plates and on its walls.
Insider’s Tip: Their impressive wine cellar is notable for having received the ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ by Wine Spectator 2019.
Address: Shops 411-413 4/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Known locally as the ‘tycoon’s canteen’, thanks to its regular clientele of celebrities and the city’s elites, this award-winning Chinese restaurant first opened in 1989 and is renowned for its authentic Cantonese delicacies, elegant private dining rooms, and 6-metre-high ceilings and ceiling-to-floor windows offering stunning panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour. Regarded by many as being home to Hong Kong’s very best char siu (Chinese barbecued pork), Dynasty really does have some of the finest siu mei in town.
Insider’s Tip: Aside from their mouthwateringly good char siu, must-try main courses include their Deep-Fried Lobster, Deep-Fried Cashew Nut and Shredded Taro, and their Signature Crispy Chicken.
Address: 3/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm; Sun: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm
A once-in-a-lifetime dining experience that is the epitome of opulence, Gaddi’s has been an enduring bastion of the Hong Kong dining scene since 1953. Boasting one of the best and largest wine cellars in Hong Kong, the palatial dining room features lavish furnishings, iconic pieces of art, and an air of timeless grandeur. A Michelin-starred gourmet institution, Gaddi’s is Hong Kong’s reigning sovereign of French fine dining. Popular dishes include their classic Dover Sole Munière, their famous Boston Lobster, and Foie Gras.
Insider’s Tip: Take your seat in the heart of the kitchen and get a taste of the action at their exclusive Chef’s Table (the first in Hong Kong!).
Address: 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tu-Sat: 12-2:30pm, 7-10:30pm
Get ready to be transported back in time at this Italian culinary institution. Nostalgic yet decadent, this old school favourite serves traditional dishes from Rome and is as renowned for its food as it is for its vintage-style décor. Revel in its resplendent Roman arches, mural paintings, and rustic Italian terracotta floors as a live acoustic band serenades you. Don’t leave without trying their Linguine Alla Sabatini (linguine with scampi, clams and mussels), the house speciality, and their Veal Chop ‘Milanese’.
Insider’s Tip: Keep an eye out on their website for their latest promotions, which include special tasting menus and seasonal specialities like fresh white asparagus from the Black Forest, Germany and highly sought-after white truffles from Alba, Italy.
Address: 3/F Royal Garden Hotel, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 12pm–2:30pm & 6pm–11pm; Sat-Sun: 12–3pm
This authentic New York Steakhouse serves up Peter Luger-style steaks right in the heart of Hong Kong – and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Start your meal off with their impressive seafood tower, Beverly Hills Chopped Salad, and sizzling extra-thick Canadian Bacon. Cooked to order at a high temperature in a grill broiler, their steaks are perfectly charred and crunchy on the outside, and incredibly juicy and flavourful on the inside. The portion sizes here are large and best for sharing, the ambience laidback and noisy, making it better for groups than intimate dates.
Insider’s Tip: The steaks here are definitely the showstoppers. We’d recommend doubling down on the meat and forgoing the sides, which are perhaps a little lacklustre.
Address: 1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11:30am-11:30pm
Bringing Peruvian flavours and plenty of South American party vibes to Hong Kong, Ichu has become a firm, high-end favourite in the swanky foodie destination that is H Queen’s. From its earthy-meets-industrial space, this restaurant serves up a modern take on Peruvian cuisine – think sharing plates of delicious ceviche and mains such as Banana Leaf-Wrapped Sea Bass and Short Ribs. Coupled with its extensive, speciality cocktail list and happening outdoor terrace where a DJ plays on well into the night, it’s a great spot for a glam night out.
Insider’s Tip: Take note of the Ichu Chilcanos, a signature cocktail which varies month by month according to seasonal fruits and different piscos.
Address: 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon–Thu: 12–2:30pm, 6 – 10:30 pm; Fri: 12–2:30pm, 6–11pm; Sat: 6–11pm; Sun: 6–10:30pm
THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill – CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
The recipient of 4 stars by the Forbes Travel Guide and 1 Michelin star, it’s no wonder that THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill makes it onto just about every ‘Best Steaks in Hong Kong’ guide there is. Located at the prestigious InterContintental in Tsim Sha Tsui, diners can expect everything from Japanese and Australian Wagyu to USDA-certified prime beef perfectly seared on their one-of-a-kind wood-charcoal grill, as well as an impressive wine cellar and a dizzying array of condiments (that’s twelve special blended mustards and eight exotic rock salts, in case you were wondering). A truly rarefied experience – if you can afford it!
Insider’s Tip: Request a table with a harbourside view in advance.
Address: Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 6pm–11pm; Sat-Sun: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm