Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kongers are famous for their love of food, so it’s no surprise that 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 a three-course meal including a glass of house wine or the cheapest equivalent. They don’t include service charge or tip. A 10% service charge is almost always added to restaurant bills. In theory, this is discretionary, although in practice, it is better not to challenge it, except in cases of exceptionally poor service.

Kin’s Kitchen

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Cantonese

Kin’s has a spectacular menu, based around Cantonese home cooking. Whatever you order will hit the spot, but most people head here for the smoked chicken. Oil is poured over once the chicken it’s cooked, making it super crispy. The spicy dipping sauces will leave your fingers messy and your stomach sated.

Address: Floor 5, W Square, 314-324 Hennesy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2571 0913.


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, Hutong is decorated with charming antique Asian furniture. Signature dishes include lobster fried with red pepper and sweet chilli sauce and Kung Po-style spicy fish fillet with cashew nuts.

Address: 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 3428 8342.

Lung King Heen

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Cantonese

There is no better place to try some delicious Cantonese dishes than this Michelin-starred 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: +852 3196 8888.

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: +852 2521 1303.

The Stoep

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: South African

Anyone who makes it to the lovely seaside village of Cheung Sha on the south side of Lantau Island won’t want to leave after sampling the South African beachfront fare, such as mixed barbecue or kebabs. The big beachside veranda, 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: +852 2980 2699.

Island Tang

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Chinese

Decked out in 1930s decor, the focus here is on Chinese classics: pork buns and a variety of dumplings can be found alongside fish stews and steamed veg. Tucked away in the Galleria mall in Central, it’s not the easiest to find, but it’s a favourite with Chinese residents, making it a great for an authentic slice of Hong Kong.

Address: The Galleria, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2526 8798.

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: Shop G51, Ground Floor, Harbout City, 17 Canton Road, Tsi Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2199 7779.

Bao Wow

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Taiwanese

This Wan Chai spot has become one of Hong Kong’s most beloved places for cheap eats in recent years. The reason? Its spectacular Taiwanese–style guan boa buns, which you can either choose to have stuffed with the staff’s own creations or customise yourself. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t try the pork. At these prices, you will want at least one of everything on the menu.

Address: 28 Tai Wong Street East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2528 9505.

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 place to eat green curries or pad thai before heading to Central's nearby party zone, Lan Kwai Fong. It’s open until 0200 so it’s also great for a late-night snack.

Address: 13 Wing Wah Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2877 2971.