Top Restaurants in Hong Kong
Collected by Heidi Sarna, AFAR Local Expert
While plenty of restaurants, tea houses, and temples still offer traditional fare, Hong Kong's culinary scene is on the move. Fine-dining options are racking up Michelin stars and several buzzy spots offer quirky themes and decor, as well as surprisingly serious menus.
Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
When classic formal Hong Kong Cantonese fits the bill and the occasion, then the Peninsula Hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant is the go-to. In keeping with the age and era of the hotel itself, the decor of Spring Moon was inspired by a...
208 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
The eclectic two-story 208 takes the industrial steel and warm woods of a hip downtown New York loft space and gives it a Hong Kong twist—blue and white ceramic tile with Chinese illustrations. The bar downstairs is fun and bustling,...
200 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
If you like flamboyance and whimsy with your cocktails, this spot is for you. A concept bar created by Ashley Sutton, the guy behind some of Bangkok’s hottest hangouts, Ophelia follows an "exotic East" theme and features, in particular,...
154-158 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
The name brings to mind either the seminal 1960s English rock band, the jazz great Charlie Parker, or a chicken. In this case, chicken is the right reference. Yardbird is an izakaya—a Japanese gastropub—and specializes in chicken...
Level 49 The Upper House Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
The sweeping views of Victoria Harbour are as much a part of dinner here as the modern European fare. A standard-bearer since it opened in 2009, the posh Café Gray Deluxe, led by chef Gray Kunz, is at the top of the Upper House, one of Hong...
32-38 Cross Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Chef Billy Chung has made his name with his melting pot of pan-Asian cuisines and his twist on the classics. At the new Old Bazaar Kitchen in Wan Chai (a previous incarnation closed a few years ago), favorites from the menu include sweet and...
27/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
Before Shane Osborn came to Hong Kong, he was the first Australian chef to have earned one and then two Michelin stars at London's Pied à Terre. At his elegant restaurant Arcane, the focus is on modern European fusion cuisine with...
Level 15 & 16 Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen has put his energy into creating fresh, modern, healthy renditions of Vietnamese street food and traditional family recipes at Moi Moi, his new Hong Kong restaurant. A master at balancing sweet...
16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
A legend in its own time, Tokio Joe’s has maintained a loyal following for more than two decades, which is a rarity in the restaurant world. The reasons are plenty: knowledgeable, efficient service; a comfortable, laid-back ambience; and of...
Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong
This Michelin-starred restaurant is unapologetically all about beef. Even the minimalist decor, which relies on an understated organic color scheme, puts the focus squarely on the food. The à la carte menu features hard-to-resist mini...
68 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
This flashback to a 1970s kung fu academy serves traditional HK food with a kick! Or is it a chop? Probably more of a slurp. The MO is playful—in presentation, kung fu–inspired decor (nunchuck door handles), and the wordplay of the...
63 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Few call this restaurant by its actual long and somewhat odd name, preferring simply Happy Valley Dim Sum or Dim Sum in Happy Valley. Look for the green retro sign with the words Dim Sum running vertically in gold under big red...
Ming Hing House, 52-56 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong
Chef John Javier (previously at Sydney restaurants Noma, Momofuku Seiobo, and Master) is a neo-Chinese culinary wizard and the brains behind the fun, neon-splashed Happy Paradise. Javier uses traditional techniques as well as modern methods...
22/F Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong
28/F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
For high-end Chinese dining with out-of-this-world views, Hutong can dazzle the palate and the eyes. Enter the restaurant through a traditional lunar gate, as though entering a secret culinary society, into an artfully designed, softly lit space...
Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong
Two Michelin stars give this restaurant culinary clout, and the elegant, magazine-worthy decor add style on top. With eye-catching art on the walls and talks, screenings, and exhibits of international contemporary art held...
No.88 Lockhart Rd, 88 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Cheap, delicious Thai food coming right up. This brightly lit, nondescript joint with no-nonsense service is packed with eager foodies and has been for more than two decades. Loyalists come for dishes like the tongue-burning Thai beef...
Ground Floor, The K.s.lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong
LockCha offers traditional tea service and vegetarian dim sum in a stunning colonial-era building with elegant furnishings, carved wooden panels, and framed calligraphy on the walls. When it first opened in 1991, it was a simple tea shop, but...
Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
The entrance to this establishment, otherwise unmarked, reads "Consulting Room." The staff wears white medical coats, and the boss, Dr. Fern, is apparently an expert in botanical cures who prescribes gin to customers, er, patients, for...
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