If you know Hong Kong solely as a ‘bustling metropolis’, it may come as a surprise that the hiking here is world-class – the city is blessed with a varied and beautiful landscape that rises from sandy beaches through open grasslands and subtropical woodlands to windy peaks just why of 1,000 meters.
Hong Kong Neighborhoods
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls, and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface, there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above-ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops, and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighborhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub-district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies, and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, every day feels like the weekend.
The SoHo district in Hong Kong is an entertainment zone located in Central and bordering between Lan Kwai Fong and Sheung Wan, within Central. The name is derived from its location: South of Hollywood Road. The Central-Mid-Levels escalator was built in 1993; the now vibrant character of SoHo is attributed to the creation of the escalator system, which at the time was the longest escalator system in the world. Prior to the escalator construction, the area was populated by many elderly locals, old go-downs, and porcelain shops. The area now consists of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries, and antique stores of Staunton Street and Elgin Street. SoHo also is home to the first full-time comedy club in Asia, The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong.
Kowloon Bay is a body of water and a town in Hong Kong. The bay is located in the east of the Kowloon Peninsula and north of Hong Kong Island. It is the eastern portion of Victoria Harbour, between Hung Hom and Lei Yue Mun.
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Best Attractions in Hong Kong
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The fun begins around 8:00 PM when visitors flock to the numerous stalls lining this bustling, open-air market, stocking everything from clothes to mobile phones to watches.
Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 m above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the territory and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and world-class shopping mall “Elements” in the city. It has been acclaimed as the must-visit first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptional swift double-deck high-speed elevators, which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Before you visit sky100, we recommend you to check our opening hours & special arrangement on our website, as some areas may be blocked due to special events held by other parties. Hope to see you soon in sky100.
Hong Kong’s number one tourist destination features the Peak Tower and the Peak Tram, the city’s oldest mode of public transport.
No visit to Hong Kong would be complete without a vintage funicular journey up to the iconic skyline view as seen from the Peak Tower. Travel in style by jumping aboard the iconic Victoria Peak Tram, Hong Kong’s historic cliff railway. Once at the top, look down on the famous Hong Kong skyline from the panoramic viewpoint of Sky Terrace 428 – the highest 360-degree viewing terrace in town. With a mobile e-voucher, accessing the Peak Tram couldn’t be easier – simply present the QR code on your phone to enter the gate upon arrival. Since you’re not limited to any ticketing or redemption times, you can plan your sightseeing around your own schedule. Return journeys plus access to Sky Terrace 428 (the Peak’s observation deck) are included.
Board the historic Peak Tram and head at a near-vertical angle up the famed Victoria Peak. Asia’s oldest funicular has been rattling its way up the hillside since the late 19th century. As the highest point on Hong Kong island, the Peak, at 550m, offers stellar views across the island’s skyscrapers and tenement buildings, then past the harbor to Kowloon and the mountains beyond. The Peak Tower has a viewing platform while the Peak Galleria offers coffee shops and handicraft shops. A replica of the earliest carriage and a brief history of the Peak Tram can be found in the lower terminus.
The Man Mo Temple Compound on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan comprising three blocks, namely Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung, and Kung Sor, was built approximately between 1847 and 1862 by wealthy Chinese merchants. Man Mo Temple was built mainly for the worship of Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Mo Tai (God of Martial Arts). Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all heavenly gods. Kung Sor was used as a meeting place and for resolving matters related to the Chinese community in the area. The three blocks are separated by two alleys. The Temple was officially entrusted to Tung Wah Hospital with the enactment of the Man Mo Temple Ordinance in 1908.
Located on Lantau Island, this monastery features the Big Buddha (Tiantau), which is the largest, seated, outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
Central Mid-Level Escalators
The Central–Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system in Hong Kong is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. The system covers over 800 meters (2,600 ft) in distance and traverses an elevation of over 135 meters (443 ft) from bottom to top. It opened in 1993 to provide an improved link between the Central and Mid-Levels districts on Hong Kong Island.
The SoHo district in Hong Kong is an entertainment zone located in Central and bordering between Lan Kwai Fong and Sheung Wan, within Central. The name is derived from its location: South of Hollywood Road.
Tian Tan Buddha is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people, and faith.
The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a multipurpose performance facility in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Located at Salisbury Road, it was built by the former Urban Council and, since 2000, has been administered by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.
The Golden Bauhinia Square is an open area located in, Wan Chai. The square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana at the center of the area, situated outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region were held in July 1997. A flag-raising ceremony is held every day at 8:00 am. The sculpture, a gilded flower bauhinia, is six meters high. The major part is composed of a bauhinia on a base of red granite pillar on a pyramid. The sculpture is deemed an important symbol for the Hong Kong people after the handover. On the second day of Chinese New Year and National Day of the People’s Republic of China, the square is lighted up by a firework show. The Golden Bauhinia has also been nicknamed the “Golden Pak Choi” by locals.
Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbor separating Hong Kong Island in the south from the Kowloon Peninsula to the north. The harbor’s deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong’s establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading center.
The Hong Kong Trail, opened in 1985, is a long-distance footpath from Victoria Peak to Big Wave Bay on Hong Kong Island. It is a 50-kilometer walking route which passes through the five country parks on Hong Kong island.
Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, formerly Hong Kong National Geopark, was inaugurated on 3 November 2009. It is a single entity of land area over 150 km² across parts of the eastern and northeastern New Territories. On 18 September 2011, UNESCO listed the geopark as part of its Global Geoparks Network.
Across from Chun Yeung Street, you will find Marble Road, an open-air bazaar selling a wide array of merchandise, from clothing to accessories and household items at reasonable prices. Pop by for a feel of what everyday shopping is like in the area, and don’t miss the streets nearby that are also lined with local stores.
Blue House refers to a 4-story balcony-type tenement block located at 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai. It is named after the blue color painted on its external walls. It is one of the few remaining examples of tong lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong and is listed as Grade I historic building.
Best Hotels in Hong Kong
Best Cocktail Bars in Hong Kong
Quinary is one of Hong Kong’s most ambitious bars, consistently scooping up awards for owner-mixologist Antonio Lai’s otherworldly concoctions. Lai is something of a Hong Kong cocktail legend—and once you try his Earl Grey Caviar Martini, you’ll understand why.
Terrible Baby [$$]
Ozone is the highest bar in the world at 490m above sea level.
Draft Land HK [$]
J. Boroski [$$$]
Designed by Bangkok-based Ashley Sutton for friend-slash-mixologist Joseph Boroski, the vibe is sexy and minimalistic, and the crowd is dressed for the occasion.
Come for the drinks but stay for the live music: The bar hosts jazz, blues, or solo acts Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Cé La Vi [$$$]
This rooftop bar has all you need to kick off the weekend: wraparound views of Victoria Harbour, seasonal sundowners, Japanese-inspired bites, and live beats.
Old Man [$]
Led by three industry vets, this chic, hole-in-the-wall bar in Hong Kong’s popular SoHo district serves a small menu of cocktails inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s life. Ask for a seat at the bar, which has a built-in copper cooling strip to keep your drinks chilled.
Red Sugar [$$]
With its Harbour views and live DJ, local brews, and Japanese whiskeys, Red Sugar at the Kerry Hotel has it all. High ceilings, red-brick walls, and hanging plants create an urban garden feel with 270-degree views of the city.
Best Restaurants in Hong Kong
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Whether the shrimp dumplings really do have the rumored 13 pleats of a ‘perfect’ specimen, Hong Kong is a winner when it comes to authentic dim sum. But don’t forget, these tasty tidbits are only part of the vast repertoire of Cantonese cooking, a cuisine celebrated, deservedly, for its sophistication.
The full Michelin guide contains a total of 82 starred recommendations (63 in Hong Kong and 19 in Macau), including 10 three-starred restaurants, 17 two-starred restaurants, and 55 one-starred restaurants across the two cities.
The below list of the restaurant recommendations I’ve personally visited.
Michelin Star 1
Yat Tung Heen Restaurant (Cantonese) (1 Michelin) [$$]
Address: 香港逸東酒店B2樓層 Level B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Rd, Jordan, Hong Kong
The renowned Cantonese restaurant Yat Tung Heen located at Eaton Hotel presents an extensive menu of traditional Cantonese cuisine in elegant and contemporary surroundings. Try dim sum, double-boiled soup, fresh seafood, and much more.
Kam’s Roast Goose (Cantonese Roast Meats) (1 Michelin) [$$]
Duddell’s (Cantonese) (1 Michelin) [$$$]
Whether you’re lounging on the secret garden terrace or pausing for a power lunch in the main dining room, Duddell’s masters the art of hospitality. Executive chef Fung Man-Ip is a specialist in traditional Cantonese cuisine and composes his classic dishes with meticulous attention to detail and only the best ingredients. Come for the heartfelt Cantonese dishes, stay for the surprising wine pairings, and revolving art exhibitions.
Tosca di Angelo (Italian) (1 Michelin) [$$$$]
Tosca di Angelo is the epitome of Italian fine dining. The aptly named restaurant enlivens the passion and enchantment of the beloved opera. Its high ceilings, stately fountains and majestic chandeliers set a Romanesque and stylish ambiance. Embark on a gastronomic journey at Tosca with exceptional food and a stunning panoramic view of the Victoria Harbour. Under the culinary direction of Chef Angelo Agliano, the award-winning gourmet destination satisfies the most discerning palate with Mediterranean-inspired cuisines featuring premium seasonal ingredients sourced from Italy, executed with precision and finesse.
Tate Dining Room (Innovative) (1 Michelin) [$$$$]
Hong Kong’s busy streets seem to fade away behind you as you ascend the white marble staircase at TATE Dining Room & Bar. The brainchild of award-winning chef (and former graphic designer) Vicky Lau, TATE’s “edible stories” concept pays homage to Pablo Neruda’s All the Odes collection. Just as the Chilean poet dedicated each of his 225 odes to a memory or a sense, Lau has designed each of the eight “chapters” on her evocative tasting menu as an Ode. It’s the kind of meal that will make you think about food as much more than sustenance.
Petrus (French) (1 Michelin) [$$$$]
Perched high above the city with breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour, the award-winning Restaurant Petrus epitomizes the highest standard of excellence in French cuisine. The restaurant includes a wine cellar that features one of the most extensive wine lists in Asia.
VEA Restaurant & Lounge (Innovative) (1 Michelin) [$$$$]
Perched on the top 30th floor of The Wellington, VEA Restaurant offers you a stunning 8-course tasting menu that is essentially based on one philosophy Chinese x French. The restaurant serves tasting menus only, and you can pair Cheng’s food with multi-award-winning bartender Antonio Lai’s cocktails. The bar seating opens you up to a panoramic complete open kitchen view where chefs can showcase their techniques, and satisfy your curiosity with all the work that is usually done behind the scene.
Rech by Alain Ducasse (Seafood) (1 Michelin) [$$$$]
One of the latest restaurants to join the fold at InterContinental Hong Kong hotel, Rech by Alain Ducasse promises a front-row seat to Hong Kong’s Victoria harbor. Walking into this fresh address, you’ll encounter nuanced nautical design details at every turn, from the champagne and sea-mist palette to driftwood-esque furniture. Rech’s subtle nautical atmosphere pairs perfectly with the seafood-centric menu, which you can enjoy with a choice of more than 2,000 bottles of wine—perfect for date night.
Belon (French Contemporary) (1 Michelin) [$$$]
An all-wood facade stands out from the concrete walls on Central’s busy Elgin Street. Behind a pair of heavy wood doors, a fresh and inviting bistro transports you to Paris’ artsy 11th arrondissement with low blue-leather booths, quirky globe-like lighting fixtures, and retro-looking French cafe tables. When it comes to pours, Belon’s known for two things: Fantastic cocktails and beautiful French wines. And when it comes to food, Chef Daniel Calvert aims to let his premium ingredients shine—and shine they do. The vibe and dining make Belon an idyllic date spot.
Arcane (European Contemporary) (1 Michelin) [$$$]
You have to know where you’re going to find Arcane. The one-Michelin-starred European fine-dine sits pretty inside a tower in Central, right by Hong Kong’s famous Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district. The first thing you see when entering the restaurant? A glass wine cellar, straight ahead—a promising sign for oenophiles. The restaurant brings together a few of the best things in life: gorgeous design, freshly baked bread, hard-to-find French wines, and simple yet refined European cuisine using quality ingredients (sourced from Japan, France, Australia, and the UK).
Tin Lung Heen (Cantonese) (2 Michelin) [$$$]
Floating high above Hong Kong harbor—on the 102nd floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong—Tin Lung Heen has become synonymous with exceptional Cantonese cuisine. The decor centers around a contemporary red palette with marble columns, white tablecloths, and a wall full of windows. Chef de Cuisine Paul Lau Ping Lui crafts no shortage of praise-worthy dishes but the Iberico char siu—barbecued pork covered in subtle osmanthus honey—is a dish you’ll dream about for years to come. It’s hard to beat the top-of-the-world views and consummate culinary skills at Tin Lung Heen, where you’ll want to savor every last bite with friends, family, or a prospective client.
Amber (French Contemporary) (2 Michelin) [$$$$]
With a stunning dining room as its backdrop, Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus’ contemporary interpretation of French cuisine has earned numerous awards, including two Michelin stars, and No. 24 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2017. Using only the finest ingredients, Chef Ekkebus uses his classical training and creativity to invent dishes to excite. Blending cutting-edge style with inventive lighting, the restaurant’s dramatic design provides the perfect setting for Amber’s award-winning cuisine. Amber glows with warm woods, bronze accents, and an entire wall of windows showcasing the buzzing city below. In the center of the main dining room is the pièce de résistance: a glittering sculpture made with 4,320-pieces of amber. From the inventive cuisine, combining choice Japanese ingredients and concepts with exacting French technique, to the exceptional wine list, Amber ranks among the world’s top restaurants.
Sushi Saito (Sushi) (2 Michelin) [$$$$]
Takashi Saito’s three-Michelin-starred sushiya in Tokyo is one of the most highly sought-after tables among globetrotting gourmands. His only overseas outlet (for now) is in Hong Kong and is helmed by Ikuya Kobayashi, who works with ingredients handpicked by Saito and flown in daily. A seat is hard to score, but it’s worth the effort for what is possibly the best sushi in town. Sushi Saito is located at the Four Seasons Hotel and holds a two-Michelin-star.
Michelin 3 Star
Caprice (French Contemporary ) (3 Michelin) [$$$]
Located in a secluded corner of the Four Seasons Hong Kong, the experience at three-Michelin-starred Caprice begins with a grand entrance: picture sky-high carved doors and a long hallway, opening into a glamorous French dining room. On the left, a mesmerizing open kitchen showcases dozens of chefs at work. The acclaimed French restaurant recently welcomed chef de cuisine Guillaume Galliot, who took up the reins in 2017. Chef Galliot brings with him a world of inspiration from his travels through New York, the Caribbean, China, Singapore, and Macau. The result? An untucked version of classic French food.
Lung King Heen (Cantonese) (3 Michelin) [$$$]
Three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen is perpetually booked out, and securing a table at this Cantonese fine-dine feels like winning the lottery. The restaurant features warm woods, silver accents, and a wall full of windows framing Hong Kong’s spectacular Victoria Harbour. And If you’re lucky enough to secure a reservation, Lung King Heen will spoil you with dainty dim sum, succulent roast meats, crispy pork ribs, and a roving Champagne cart.
8-1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana (Italian) (3 Michelin) [$$$]
Holed up in one of Hong Kong’s most luxurious malls, three-Michelin-starred 8-1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is a vision of fine woods, leather, and crisp white table cloths. Guests enter through the Japanese-inspired bar, where you might want to stop for an apéritif before venturing into the main dining room, where Chef Umberto Bombana (formerly of The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong) specializes in contemporary Italian made with top-notch ingredients. His Italian heritage and meticulous craftsmanship shine in each dish at this warm, refined, three-Michelin-starred spot.
Luk Yu Tea House (Cantonese) (Michelin Guide) [$$$]
Dating to the 1930s, Luk Yu Tea House is one of the most historic restaurants in Hong Kong’s Central District. The institution comes dressed up in antique wooden furniture, stained glass windows, white tablecloths, and Shanghainese-art deco details. Dim sum is an art at this Michelin-recommended tea house, and a welcome procession of bamboo baskets contain steamed beef balls and tofu sheets, char siu bao (barbecue pork buns), har gow (shrimp dumplings), and fried prawns on toast. The atmosphere and classic Chinese dishes provide a fascinating peek into old Hong Kong.
Seventh Son (Cantonese) (Michelin Guide) [$$$]
For a taste of classic, high‐end Cantonese cooking, you can’t go past Seventh Son. The restaurant may only be a few years old, but the recipes and techniques reflect generations of tradition. Pre‐order the suckling pig if you’re part of a large group.
Above & Beyond (Cantonese) (Michelin Guide) [$$$]
On the top floor of Hotel ICON in the Hung Hom district, Above & Beyond opens into a relaxed, residential-style lounge and bar with striking harbor views. Executive chef Paul Tsui dabbles with both classic and contemporary dishes, delighting multiple generations of diners. A few dishes stand out from the pack, including the indulgent crispy chicken. Prepared like a suckling pig, the crispy skin cracks with each bite, while juicy meat provides contrasting texture. For dramatic harbor views and contemporary Cantonese cuisine, Above & Beyond certainly lives up to its name.
Frantzen’s Kitchen (Scandinavian) (Michelin Guide) [$$$]
It’s easy to walk right past Frantzén’s Kitchen, the first international outpost from Michelin-starred Swedish chef Björn Frantzén. Located on a quiet corner in the artsy Tai Ping Shan district—just west of Central—an unassuming facade belies the exciting cuisine that lies within—think Swedish heritage meets Japanese ingredients, with French techniques. Through a sliding door, you’ll enter an intimate space with a few standalone tables. The hottest seats in the house surround an open kitchen, where you can watch the delicate preparation and plating of each dish.
Ichu (Peruvian) (Michelin Guide) [$$$$]
Launched in 2018, ICHU is visionary chef Virgilio Martinez’s first restaurant in Asia. The restaurant’s name derives from a plant found in the Peruvian Andes that only grows in extreme conditions and reflects Martinez’s in-depth knowledge of his country’s rich biodiversity. Located in the heart of Hong Kong and designed by award-winning designer Joyce Wang, ICHU recreates the convivial experience you find when dining in local Lima restaurants. Celebrating the contemporary Peruvian cuisine in a relaxed, bistro-style setting, the menu showcases authentic flavors while honoring local culinary traditions.
A full list of hong Kong’s Michelin Restaurants by its category
|Aaharn (Thai)||Xin Rong Ji (Taizhou)|
|Ryota Kappou Modern (Japanese)||Rùn (Cantonese)|
|Zest by Konishi (French Contemporary)||L’Envol (French Contemporary)|
|Petrus (French)||Roganic (European Contemporary)|
|Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (Tsim Sha Tsui) (Cantonese)||Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant|
|Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui) (Shanghainese)||Arbor|
|Gaddi’s (French)||Arcane (European Contemporary)|
|Ah Yat Harbour View (Cantonese)||Beefbar (Steakhouse)|
|Yan Toh Heen (Cantonese)||Belon (French Contemporary)|
|Liu Yuan Pavilion (Shanghainese)||Celebrity Cuisine (Cantonese)|
|Gook Lam Moon (Wan Chai) (Cantonese)||Duddell’s (Cantonese)|
|Fu Ho (Cantonese)||Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay) (Noodles & Congee)|
|Guo Fu Lou (Cantonese)||I M Teppanyaki & Wine (Teppanyaki)|
|Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine||Jardin de Jade (Wan Chai) (Shanghainese)|
|Kaiseki Den by Saotome (Japanese)||Kam’s Roast Goose (Cantonese Roast Meats)|
|Lei Garden (Kwun Tong) (Cantonese)||Lei Garden (Mong Kok) (Cantonese)|
|Loaf On (Cantonese)||Man Wah (Cantonese)|
|Mandarin Grill + Bar (European Contemporary)||Ming Court (Mong Kok) (Cantonese)|
|New Punjab Club (Indian)||Octavium (Italian)|
|Pang’s Kitchen (Cantonese)||Qi House of Sichuan|
|Shang Palace (Cantonese)||Rech by Alain Ducasse (Seafood)|
|Sushi Tokami||Spring Moon (Cantonese)|
|Sushi Wadatsumi (Sushi)||Summer Palace (Cantonese)|
|The Ocean||Takumi by Daisuke Mori (Innovative)|
|Tate Dining Room & Bar (Innovative)||Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po) (Dim Sum)|
|Tosca di Angelo (Italian)||VEA Restaurant and Lounge (Innovative)|
|Yat Lok Restaurant (Cantonese Roast Meats)||XinRongJi|
|Zhejiang Heen (Zhejiang)||Yat Tung Heen (Cantonese)|
|Yè Shanghai||Épure (French Contemporary)|
|Arbor (Innovative)||Bo Innovation (Innovative)Â|
|Amber (French Contemporary)||Écriture (French Contemporary)|
|Forum Restaurant||Kashiwaya (Japanese)|
|Pierre (French Contemporary)Â||Sun Tung Lok (Cantonese)|
|Sushi Saito (Sushi)||Ta Vie (Innovative)|
|Tenku RyuGin (Japanese)||Tin Lung Heen (Cantonese)|
|Yan Toh Heen||Ying Jee Club (Cantonese)|
3 Michelin Star
|8½ Otto e Mezzo-Bombana (Italian)||Lung King Heen (Cantonese)|
|Bo Innovation||Sushi Shikon (Sushi)|
|Caprice (French Contemporary)||T’ang Court (Cantonese)|
|L’Atelier de JoÃ«l Robuchon (French Contemporary)||Forum (Cantonese)|
|Sai Kung Sing Kee (Seafood)||Trusty Congee King (Wan Chai) (Noodles & Congee)|
|Ho To Tai (Yuen Long) (Noodles)||Chinese Legend (Tuen Mun) (Cantonese)|
|Ramen Jo (Causeway Bay) (Ramen)||Hoi Tin Garden (Cantonese)|
|Man Kei Cart Noodles (Street Food)||Dragon Inn (Seafood)|
|Samsen (Thai)||Yuè (Gold Coast) (Cantonese)|
|Tai Wing Wah (Cantonese)||Yue Kee (Cantonese)|
|Tin Hung (Cantonese Roast Meats)||Sheung Hei Claypot Rice (Cantonese)|
|Fork Eat (Street Food)||Sheung Hei Dim Sum (Dim Sum)|
|So Kee (Street Food)||Tak Kee (Chiu Chow)|
|Po Kee (Cantonese Roast Meats)||Kaum (Indonesian)|
|Café Hunan (Western District) (Hunanese)||Eng Kee Noodle Shop (Noodles)|
|Ba Yi (Xinjiang)||Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodles (Noodles)|
|Kwan Kee Clay Pot Rice (Queen’s Road West) (Cantonese)||Lau Sum Kee (Fuk Wing Street) (Noodles)|
|Lin Heung Kui (Cantonese)||Man Kei Cart Noodles (Street Food)|
|Hop Yik Tai (Street Food)||Upper Modern Bistro (French)|
|Chan Kan Kee Chiu Chow (Chiu Chow)||Frantzén’s Kitchen (Scandinavian)|
|Thai Chiu (Sham Shui Po) (Thai)||Kau Kee (Noodles)|
|Kwan Kee Store (Street Food)||Daigo by Mori Tomoaki (Sushi)|
|Bibo (French Contemporary)||Glorious Cuisine (Cantonese)|
|Jing Alley (Sichuan)||Kung Wo Beancurd Factory (Street Food)|
|Ippoh (Tempura)||Sun Yuen Hing Kee (Cantonese Roast Meats)|
|Louise (French Contemporary)||Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling (Dumplings)|
|The Chairman (Cantonese)||Cornerstone (European Contemporary)|
|Tim Ho Wan (Tai Kok Tsui) (Dim Sum)||Shugetsu Ramen (Central) (Ramen)|
|Le Souk (Middle Eastern)||Coconut-Soup (Prince Edward) (Street Food)|
|Chilli Fagara (Sichuan)||What To Eat (Taiwanese)|
|Tsim Chai Kee (Wellington Street) (Noodles)||Bombay Dreams (Indian)|
|Ju Xing Home (Cantonese)||Ichu (Peruvian)|
|Wang Fu (Central) (Dumplings)||Hanare (Japanese)|
|Piin (Chinese Contemporary)||Mic Kitchen (European Contemporary)|
|Sing Kee (Central) (Cantonese)||Toritama (Japanese)|
|Lei Garden (Central) (Cantonese)||Yakiniku Jumbo (Barbecue)|
|Fung Shing (Mong Kok) (Shun Tak)||Luk Yu Tea House (Cantonese)|
|Carbone (Italian-American)||Lei Garden (Sha Tin) (Cantonese)|
|China Tang (Central) (Cantonese)||Joyful Dessert House (Street Food)|
|Ki Tsui (Street Food)||China Tang (Tsim Sha Tsui) (Cantonese)|
|Yau Yuen Siu Tsui (Jordan) (Shaanxi)||Mak Man Kee (Noodles)|
|Mun Ting Fong (Sichuan)||Din Tai Fung (Silvercord) (Shanghainese)|
|Tasty (Central) (Noodles & Congee)||Kai Kai (Street Food)|
|Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle (Jordan) (Street Food)||Good Hope Noodle (Fa Yuen Street) (Noodles & Congee)|
|Bostonian Seafood & Grill (Steakhouse)||Chuen Cheung Kui (Mong Kok) (Hakkanese)|
|Hing Kee (Seafood)||Tsui Hang Village (Tsim Sha Tsui) (Cantonese)|
|Whisk (European Contemporary)||Cafe Gray Deluxe (European Contemporary)|
|Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira (Cantonese)||Fat Boy (Street Food)|
|Mammy Pancake (Tsim Sha Tsui) (Street Food)||Brass Spoon (Wan Chai) (Vietnamese)|
|Durian Land (Tsim Sha Tsui) (Street Food)||Celestial Court (Cantonese)|
|Le Garçon Saigon (Vietnamese)||Giando (Italian)|
|Chesa (Swiss)||Nishiki (Japanese)|
|Yixin (Cantonese)||Sang Kee (Cantonese)|
|The Steak House wine bat + grill (Steakhouse)||New Shanghai (Shanghainese)|
|Kelly’s Cape Bop (Street Food)||Deng G (Sichuan)|
|Dong Lai Shun (Pekingese)||The Legacy House (Shun Tak)|
|Seventh Son (Cantonese)||Owl’s (Street Food)|
|One Harbour Road (Cantonese)||The Swiss Chalet (Swiss)|
|The Butchers Club (Wan Chai) (Street Food)||Above & Beyond (Cantonese)|
|Chin Sik (Street Food)||Megan’s Kitchen (Cantonese)|
|Trusty Gourmet (Cantonese)||Involtini (Italian)|
|King Of Soyabeans (San Po Kong) (Street Food)||Keung Kee (Street Food)|
|Takeya (Japanese)||Lei Garden (Wan Chai) (Cantonese)|
|Sushi Masataka (Sushi)||Wu Kong (Causeway Bay) (Shanghainese)|
|Tai Woo (Causeway Bay) (Cantonese)||Castellana (Piedmontese)|
|She Wong Yee (Cantonese)||Farm House (Cantonese)|
|Locanda dell’ Angelo (Italian)||Din Tai Fung (Causeway Bay) (Shanghainese)|
|Yuè (North Point) (Cantonese)||Ramen Jo (Causeway Bay) (Ramen)|
|Shek Kee Kitchen (Cantonese)||Putien (Causeway Bay) (Fujian)|
|Sister Was (Noodles)||Pak Loh Chiu Chow (Hysan Avenue) (Chiu Chow)|
|Lei Garden (North Point) (Cantonese)||Kung Tak Lam (Causeway Bay) (Vegetarian)|
|Wing Lai Yuen (Shanghainese)||She Wong Leung (Cantonese)|
|Shanghai Yu Yuan (Shanghainese)||Tim Ho Wan (North Point) (Dim Sum)|
|Chiuchow Delicacies (Chiu Chow)||Ciak – All Day Italian (Italian)|
|Mak Kee (North Point) (Street Food)||Hop Sze (Cantonese)|
|Congee and Noodle Shop (Noodles & Congee)||Sai Kung Sing Kee (Seafood)|
|Shugetsu Ramen (Quarry Bay) (Ramen)||Chuen Kee Seafood (Seafood)|
|Hyde Park Garden (Seafood)||Ancient Moon (Singaporean & Malaysian)|
|Kam Fai (Seafood)||Lei Garden (Kowloon Bay) (Cantonese)|
|Lucky Indonesia (Indonesian)||Sun Fook Kee (Fujian)|
More Amazing Restaurants in Hong Kong
NOBU (InterContinental Hong Kong) (Japanese) [$$$$]
Old Bailey (Shanghainese) [$$]
A home for Jiangnan cuisine and tradition in a Herzog & de Mueron designed space, found within Tai Kwun, a landmark heritage site that after 150 years, returns to public use.
Pici Pasta Bar Tsim Sha Tsui (Italian) [$$]
RŌNIN (Japanese) [$$$$]
The Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong [$$$]
Hong Kong may no longer be under British rule, but the tradition of afternoon tea is still going strong. For an all-frills experience, The Lounge at Four Seasons Hong Kong is hard to beat, complete with floor-to-ceiling harbor views, a classic three-tiered presentation, plus additional dishes passed around throughout tea time.
With the revival of local agriculture, Hong Kong’s chefs are slowly waking up to the possibilities of farm-to-table cuisine. Beet has quickly become a staple in this town thanks to chef Barry Quek’s vision for using mostly local produce. He cut his teeth in some of the world’s best kitchens, including Attica in Melbourne and De Wulf in Belgium, whose inspiration can be found in his fresh, modern European plates that are, in fact, truly local in their provenance. Expect everything from well-loved Chinese herbs such as garlic shoots and marigolds to locally raised chicken.
Chef David Lai is no stranger to local restaurant hounds, loved by local dining obsessives for bucking food trends, and simply serving what he thinks is delicious. The French Laundry alum was one of the first chefs cooking non‐Chinese to shop daily at the city’s “wet” markets (fresh food markets). The menu changes weekly and features whatever’s in season — be it local, from Japan, or from the south of France. It might be Japanese firefly squid one week, and local lobster the next, always cooked simply with a slight French accent.
The Chinnery at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong [$$]
Colonial Hong Kong had its awkward moments, like when the Chinnery used to be a women‐free zone. Thankfully, that changed in 1990, and now anyone can darken its meticulously polished timber doors and order a perfectly executed Manhattan from the ivory‐jacketed barman. Consider dropping in for a lunch of tikka masala, served in actual silver dishes just as it was in the 1960s.
Mott 32 [$$$$]
While it’s named after the New York City Chinatown street, this is far from your neighborhood takeout joint. The super‐sleek restaurant occupies the basement of a bank, attracting a beautiful crowd with its well‐executed, slightly modernized pan‐Chinese fare— from local favorite char siu (barbecued pork) to a slightly numbing Sichuan‐style peanut, chili, and pork stir‐fry. Start dinner with a cocktail, such as Hong Kong iced tea, featuring tequila and jasmine tea, served whimsically in a sealed bubble teacup.
Gough’s on Gough [$$]
Gough opens into a marble- and gold-clad lobby where a quirky aquarium (complete with a life-size prop scuba diver) sets the tone for a whimsical evening. The menu changes seasonally, but a few signatures should stand the test of time: the perfectly textured Australian beef tartare; a warming guinea fowl with chestnut, squash, and cherry; and wild Hereford beef that’s been braised in a hearty, handsome English ale sauce. Show-stopping surrounds, classic cocktails, and a modern British menu that’s at once nostalgic and forward-thinking mean Gough’s on Gough has a little something for everyone.