Hong Kong

Literally a list of places to eat! Having lived in Hong Kong for the better part of my entire life I felt it necessary to dedicate an entire page. One of these days I’ll provide a layover guide, for the moment however, my plan is to eat my way across Hong Kong all in name of research for you lovely people (no selfish desires I promise)! While I plan to place all my future reviews on both Trip Advisor and Open Rice (Hong Kong’s locally used equivalent), I will also be dedicating a series of food based blogs on various districts around Hong Kong. Watch this space! Below are my suggestions for where to eat and what to see here in this crazy city I call home.

WHERE TO EAT?

THE ISLAND

ADMIRALTY & WAN CHAI:

ASIAN:

  • Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre  (Take a seat at either Wai Kee, for lunch, or Wing Kee, if coming during dinner. Wai Kee is a halal (حلال) restaurant famous for roasted duck or chicken, served with rice, noodles or curry, while Wing Kee is famous for its seafood)
  • Tamashii (Possibly the best raimen in Hong Kong)
  • Lee House Restaurant (Excellent quality Dim Sum)
  • Megan’s Kitchen (Good quality, if a little pricey, hotpot restaurant)
  • Old Bazaar Kitchen (Classic Asian fare with a modern twist. Excellent quality food – book ahead and pre order some of the chef’s recommendations)
  • Joon Ko (Think home-cooked Korean food)
  • Joy Hing Roasted Meat (Some of the best char siu fan (BBQ pork with rice) to be found)
  • Harvest House Sushi (Decent affordable sushi)
  • Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant (Cheap and cheerful local style curry and noodle joint)
  • Northern Dumplings Yuan Restaurant – Cheap and delicious Northern Style dumplings (I love the mutton variety!)
  • Samsen (Very tasty Thai street food hipster-style restaurant)
  • Cong Sao Star dessert (Local desert shop)
  • Penang Prawn Noodle Shop (Cheap bowls of delicious Laksa)
  • Chili Club (Best authentic Thai food in Hong Kong)
  • (Kam’s Roast Goose)
  • (Fook Lam Moon Restaurant)

WESTERN:

  • Catalunya
  • Winebeast Bistro
  • Bread and Beast
  • Ham and Sherry
  • 22 Ships
  • The Butchers Club Burger
  • Pici
  • Beef & Liberty Burgers
  • The Optimist
  • Pirata
  • El Mercado

BARS:

  • San Ka La
  • The Pawn
  • Wooloomooloo Rooftop Bar
  • Stone Nullah Tavern
  • Tai Lung Fung
  • THAIWAN
  • Ted’s Lookout
  • Djibouti
  • Le Quinze Vins

CAFES:

  • Mansons Lot
  • BiteUnite Limited
  • Passions by Gerard Dubois
  • Elephant Grounds

CENTRAL & SHEUNG WAN:

ASIAN:

  • BEP
  • Little Bao
  • Yardbird
  • Sushi Masa
  • CHACHAWAN
  • Tsui Wah
  • Monogamous
  • Chom Chom
  • Little Bao
  • MOYO
  • Co Thanh Restaurant
  • West Villa Restuarant
  • Tsim Chai Kee Noodle
  • Kau Kee Restaurant
  • Sing Heung Yuen
  • Oddies Foodies
  • Tai Cheong
  • (Mott 32)
  • (Man Wah)
  • (Bindaas)
  • (The Chairman – Modern Cantonese)

WESTERN:

  • Brickhouse
  • The Diner
  • Veggie SF
  • Casa Lisboa
  • Maison Libanaise
  • Posto Publico
  • La Vache!
  • ABC Kitchen
  • MANA! Cafe
  • (8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo)
  • (Cocotte)

BARS:

  • Quinary
  • The Globe
  • Craft Brew & C0
  • Foxglove
  • Captain’s Bar
  • Mrs. Pound
  • (The Old Man)

CAFES:

  • Nodi Coffee
  • Barista Jam
  • Brew Bros
  • 18 Grams Specialty Coffee
  • Sinmei Tea Hong Kong
  • Teakha

SAI YING PUN & KENNEDY TOWN:

ASIAN:

  • Cafe Malacca
  • Missy Ho

WESTERN:

  • Trattoria Caffe Monteverdi
  • CATCH
  • Mamma Malouf
  • CHINO
  • (Alvy’s)
  • (11 Westside)

BARS:

  • Little Creatures Brewing
  • Rhoda
  • Ping Pong 129 Gintoneria

CAFES:

  • (Winstons Coffee)

CAUSEWAY BAY, HAPPY VALLEY & TAI HANG:

ASIAN:

  • Ichiran
  • Tai Woo Restaurant
  • Drunken Pot
  • An Nam
  • ALADIN MESS
  • Din Tai Fung
  • Nagomi
  • Ramen Kureha
  • 1983
  • Yu
  • Delicious Kitchen
  • Wing Kee Noodle
  • Kang Kee Hang Bei – Famous for their congee and steamed rice rolls
  • New York Club
  • (Jin Jiao – Shanghainese style dumplings)
  • (Tainan Mr. Bean)

WESTERN:

  • No. 5 Italian
  • Lab Made

BARS:

  • Ruggers
  • Second Draft
  • Dickens Bar
  • Coedo Taproom

CAFES:

  • Cafe YAWN
  • Elephant Grounds
  • (Proof)

TIN HAU, NORTH POINT & QUARRY BAY:

ASIAN:

  • Sister Wah
  • Etsu Sushi
  • Tung Po

WESTERN:

  • The Big Bite
  • Mr & Mrs Fox

THE SOUTH SIDE/OTHER:

  • Young Masters Brewery
  • TRi Balinese Restaurant
  • Amalfitana Artisan Pizza Bar
  • Black Sheep

KOWLOON (aka The Dark Side):

ASIAN

  • DimDimSum Dim Sum Specialty Store – Excellent and popular local dim sum joint at very reasonable prices
  • Tim Ho Wan – Cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world. Dim Sum is decent – their BBQ pork buns are particularly good
  • Mak’s Noodle – Cheap and cheerful Wonton Noodles
  • Oi Man Sang – One of the few remaining Dai Pai Dong – fast and furious street-side dining (Try the clams)
  • Din Tai Fung – 3 words: Xiao Long Bao (soup filled dumplings)
  • Saravana Bhavan – Excellent South Indian cuisine (Try their Dosa)
  • Spring Deer – Beijing style food
  • Myung Ga Restaurant – Korean BBQ
  • (One Dim Sum – Very popular and well reviewed Dim Sum restaurant – expect to queue)
  • (Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling – Michelin recommended freshly made dumplings)
  • (Cheung Hing Kee – Shanghai Pan Fried Buns)
  • (Haku – Japanese fine dining)
  • (Cuisine Cuisine – Upscale Cantonese restaurant)

WESTERN

  • La Locanda
  • (Paper Moon – decent pizza)
  • (Rech by Alain Ducasse – Seafood fine dining)
  • (FINDS – Nordic cuisine)

BARS

  • Ned Kelly’s Last Stand – Cool little Jazz bar
  • Kowloon Taproom – local craft beer
  • TAP: The Ale Project – local craft beer
  • Eyebar – drinks with a view at reasonable prices (come for happy hour)

CAFES

  • N1 Coffee & Co.

OTHER/CHAINS

  • Crystal Jade
  • Ba Fang – fast-food dumplings

POSTS:

Wandering Wan Chai – a local’s guide

Hungry in Hong Kong – 24 stops in 24 hours

Hong Kong in the Autumn – a collection of photos

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