International Dining in Hong Kong
Collected by Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
Discerning palates will be impressed by the international choices—not just Asian, but also South American, Middle Eastern, and European—in and around Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, 九龍城龍崗道地下及閣樓
It's always a good idea to put yourself in the hands of a local foodie when you're new in town. That's exactly how I found myself in the outer reaches of Kowloon at a Halal restaurant sampling the 'juicy beef cake,' on my first visit to Hong Kong....
Hong Kong, 九龍城龍崗道19號G
When a Hong Kong foodie friend agreed to take us on a tour of Kowloon restaurants, we jumped at the chance. Dodging a downpour, we ducked into Chao Phraya Thai restaurant. "I don't care what else you order," he said, "but we must get the...
號 1 樓, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
Finding a decent steak in Hong Kong is a difficult and pricey affair. However, after weeks of living on local flavours, we were craving a juicy cut of beef. The reviews we read on-line lead us to Tango Argentinian Steakhouse, in the Mid-Levels...
52 D'Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
A young couple from the mainland run this Sichuan hideaway, located on the 5th floor of a building smack in the middle of Lan Kwai Fong, a nightlife district not known for good food. Get the set menu and you will experience a striking range of ma...
88 Stanley Main St, Stanley, Hong Kong
Stanley can get crowded on the weekends, so we opted for a midweek trek to this expat hangout. The vibe was laid back and relaxed and the bay was calm with fishing boats neatly docked. The Boathouse is perfectly situated to take in all the sights...
69 Stone Nullah Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Located in a breezy alley on the edge of Wanchai, this cozy tavern serves up big-flavored meals made from locally-sourced ingredients under the guidance of a friendly chef, Vinny, and his smiling, attentive service crew. Sunday brunch of eggs...
1-9 Bridges St, Central, Hong Kong
Oolaa is a favorite of mine for meeting friends in Soho for brunch. The Breakfast Bruschetta is excellent, and their lattes are strong enough to kick the jet lag haze. The space is lovely and open, and good for a solo stop at a cafe table or grab...
70 Peel St, Central, Hong Kong
I love finding places where I can slip into my regular routine. While on Sunday mornings in LA you can often catch me hanging out at Aroma Cafe in Studio City, in Hong Kong it’s Brunch Club Central. This is the spot to hit up when you need a great...
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II,, 1 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's first restaurant in Hong Kong only takes reservations for a section of the restaurant, we found out. We tried our luck and walked in on a Tuesday night and was lucky enough to score one of the last tables at...