Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kongers are famous for their love of food therefore it’s no surprise the city has hundreds of fantastic restaurants to suit every taste and budget.

The Hong Kong restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over HK$500)
Moderate (HK$250 to HK$500)
Cheap (up to HK$250)
These Hong Kong restaurant prices are for an average three-course meal including a glass of house wine or the cheapest equivalent; they do not include service charge or tip.

A 10% service charge is almost always added to restaurant bills in Hong Kong. In theory, this is discretionary, although in practice, it is better not to challenge it, except in cases of exceptionally poor service.

Lung King Heen

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Cantonese

You can’t visit Hong Kong without trying some delicious Cantonese dishes and there is no better place to find them than this three-Michelin-star restaurant. There are more than 20 seafood dishes on the menu including popular local favourite wok-fried prawns with dried chilli and shallots, and shrimp and scallop dumplings with XO sauce. Chinese antiques, red columns and dark-wood panelling create the perfect ambience for a Hong Kong feast.

Address: 4/F, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 3196 8880.

Gaddi's

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: French

Since its opening in 1953, The Peninsula hotel's signature restaurant has served gourmet French cuisine and fine wine to an always appreciative audience. The dining area is spacious with chandeliers and blue and gold décor adding an air of elegance. Live music and candlelight also make it perfect for romantic meals. Try the three-course lunch menu or the five-course dinner menu. Book in advance for dinner and men must wear jackets.

Address: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2315 3171.

Hutong

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Chinese

Sit beneath beautiful decorative birdcages and admire the spectacular views over Hong Kong at this stylish contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant. Designed to resemble an upscale Chinese dining hall, this Hong Kong restaurant is decorated with charming antique Asian furniture. Popular signature dishes include lobster fried with red pepper and sweet chilli sauce and Kung Po-style spicy fish fillet with cashew nuts. It’s also known as a hang out for local celebrities.

Address: 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: 3428 8342.
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The Stoep

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: South African

Anyone who makes it out to the lovely seaside village of Cheung Sha on the south side of Lantau Island will certainly not want to leave after sampling the South African beachfront fare, such as mixed barbecue or kebabs. The big beachside verandah, large enough to seat 120 people, is the perfect antidote to the insane bustle of Central.

Address: 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2980 2699.
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Cafe Deco

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Global

On a clear night, Cafe Deco has some of the city’s most breathtaking views - the panorama of the harbour from Hong Kong Island's central peak. The cuisine is a hugely diverse array of East and West, from perfect steaks to succulent sashimi and sizzling tandoori platters. The art deco interior is a gem. What is remarkable is the consistent quality and excellent value, making it one of the best restaurants in Hong Kong.

Address: Level 1-2, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2849 5111.

Maxim's Palace City Hall

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Dim sum

It would be remiss to leave Hong Kong without having tasted some traditional Cantonese dim sum, eaten locally for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The queue for seats might be a little tedious when tummies are grumbling but the wait is worthwhile given the quality of the dumplings that are plonked on the table. Try the pork steam buns and shrimp dumplings with chilli.

Address: 2/F, City Hall, 5-7 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2521 1303.

Good Luck Thai

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Thai and Malaysian

Wing Wah Lane has a charmingly chaotic atmosphere and is packed with cheap and cheerful alfresco Thai and Malaysian restaurants. One of the most popular is Good Luck Thai which is the perfect restaurant in Hong Kong to eat green curries or pad thai before heading to Central's party zone, ‘Lan Kwai Fong’, which is only minutes away. It’s open until 0200 so it’s also great for a late-night snack.

Address: 13 Wing Wah Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2877 2971.

Nomads

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Mongolian BBQ

With a cross-cultural décor and relaxed atmosphere, Nomads is a Mongolian barbecue with a central area for diners to select their own ingredients and fill their bowls with imaginative personalised combinations before handing it over to experienced chefs to be cooked. Choices range from most varieties of sliced meats, fish or vegetables, with a range of sauces from Japanese teriyaki to Thai spice. One of the best budget restaurants in Hong Kong.

Address: 55 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2722 0733.
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Nha Trang

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Vietnamese

It’s best to book a table in advance at this cheap yet chic Vietnamese restaurant because there is usually a long queue outside. The big attraction is the deliciously fragrant bowls of pho but the ‘specials’ menu is also packed with tasty delights such as barbecued pork and herb patties, which come skewered on a lemongrass stalk. The service is fast and friendly, and the dishes are great value.

Address: 88-90 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2581 9992.
Edited by Tina Banerjee
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