Restaurants in Hong Kong

Andrea Fazzari

Babbo alumnus Vinny Lauria serves hearty Italian standards—beef carpaccio; bucatini all’amatriciana; Neapolitan-style pizza—against a... Read More

The über-chic modern dining room and towering, panoramic harbor views are stunning, but the cuisine—half Japanese, half Italian—is just... Read More

This controversial restaurant serving molecular cuisine originated as one of Hong Kong’s storied private kitchens and then morphed into what it is... Read More

A team of Japanese chefs prepare robatayaki, or grilled meats and seafood, in this atmospheric, lantern-lit restaurant, located ina 19th-century... Read More

Yes, it’s a little on the touristy side—okay, more than a little—but this sprawling restaurant atop Victoria Peak is well worth a... Read More

A spacious, wood-accented respite from the bustling departures area, this café offers dramatic views over the runways and the South China Sea,... Read More

Order the steak tartare and a side of chef Gray Kunz’s signature house-made ketchup or sea bass in ginger bouillon while taking in the amazing... Read More

There’s no need to settle for one culinary style at this vast international buffet, located on the seventh floor of the Island Shangri-La hotel.... Read More

Come for the homey black-and-white-tiled space and two-inch-thick toast topped with silky scrambled eggs. Locals also love the café's macaroni-and-ham... Read More

This restaurant on the sixth floor of the Four Seasons Hong Kong has established itself as a French cuisine authority in Hong Kong, earning two Michelin... Read More

From the lightly provocative art by Mao Tong Qiang (the iconic Iwo Jima soldiers hoisting a gigantic dollar symbol instead of the Stars and Stripes) to... Read More

Witness the 1940’s ambience, retro chandeliers, and gray-haired servers at the new but oh-so-old-world restaurant. Flower crab steeped in aged... Read More

Chi Lin Vegetarian, a restaurant inside the Chi Lin nunnery in Nan Lian garden, a stunning Buddhist temple complex in Kowloon; its isolation has allowed... Read More

Not all of Hong Kong’s notable restaurants are in the heart of the city; this one—famous for its fresh, reasonably priced seafood—is... Read More

Located on the second floor of Cosmo Hotel Mongkok, this cinema-inspired eatery is named after the Italian film studio that produced the work of... Read More

This convention center–size favorite is still everything you want: bustle, extended families, and a never-ending parade of steaming carts... Read More

Similar to an American speakeasy, this gourmet Chinese restaurant is part of a local culinary tradition known as a “private kitchen,” a... Read More

The first venture outside Singapore for pastry chef Janice Wong. She serves signature sweets like “chocolate H2O” (a mousse cake made with Evian instead... Read More

The lonely expat from Italy needn’t look far for a taste of the homeland, since this Causeway Bay restaurant brings in fresh ingredients from Rome... Read More

Part restaurant and part nightclub, Dragon-i draws a seemingly endless parade of models and A-list celebrities, with past guests including David Beckham... Read More

Not your average dim sum join, Duddell's culinary profile mirrors its eclectic approach to interior design. Classic Cantonese dishes are given a Western... Read More

The glowing harbor from this restaurant's 28th floor window resembles a nautical Times Square with boats beating their way across the water, framed by a... Read More

Kowloon may not be the first place you’d expect to find Nordic seafood, but “Food, Ideas, Nightlife, Drinks, and Service” aims to... Read More

Central Hong Kong neighborhood restaurant Goccia serves Southern Italian cuisine. The bi-level eatery has ambient lighting, panoramic picture windows,... Read More

Money, food, and gossip fuel Hong Kong, and you can find a nice combination of the three at the Golden Valley restaurant at the Emperor Hotel, in Happy... Read More

At the entrance to this popular Italian eatery, a large oven churns out batch after batch of the restaurant's eponymous dish: homemade breadsticks ... Read More

The name alone should be a giveaway to crustacean-seeking diners. Try the typhoon shelter crab, a specialty dish made with black beans, garlic and chili. Read More

Dishes like roast goose and Hong Kong-style French toast are loosely based on chicken and waffles, its Western counterpart, but the taste and execution... Read More

The revamped Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui houses Hugo’s, a stalwart restaurant favored by the city’s power brokers. On the menu: standards... Read More

While the restaurant’s name refers to an old alley or lane, nothing could be further from reality. Dark tones, dramatic lighting, red lanterns,... Read More

Located on the third level of the International Finance Center Mall, this upscale restaurant serves classic Italian fare amid panoramic views of... Read More

Occupying an entire floor of a commercial tower, Issaya Siamese Club is lined with vintage-inspired wallpaper, flashy cushions and ultra wide sofas... Read More

Soup noodles with braised brisket, sweet spices, and tangerine peel is a steal at just $2. Read More

Owner Lau Kin Wai once critiqued the work of artists; now he scrutinizes culinary art and invites diners to form their own opinion of the Cantonese fare... Read More

This chain of uncomplicated Singapore-originated restaurants manages to do just about everything right. Feast on standards such as lobster with ginger... Read More

At the 16-seat counter at the industrial-chic restaurant diners watch Jean Georges–trained chef Makoto Ono prepare a seven-course omakase meal in... Read More

Located in the city's SoHo district, Lotus is self-labeled as modern Thai. The front of the restaurant is open-air, making it great for watching... Read More

The spirit of old Hong Kong is brought to life in Luk Tu teahouse that's known as much for its dim sum as it is for its tea. Read More

This is the only restaurant in Hong Kong to get three stars from the 2009 Michelin guide, and the locals were not all pleased. Sample harangue: &ldquo... Read More

The M Bar at the Mandarin Oriental hotel allows you to gaze straight down onto the harbor from the 25th floor. The Earl Grey “mar-tea-ni,”... Read More

Go to the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, for the sweeping views and gold-plated dim sum such as Wagyu beef–and–black pepper... Read More

Englishman Robin Zavou is now heading this Michelin-starred restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. With him at the helm, the power lunchers dine on... Read More

Lei Keung Kee is the food stall that grabbed the attention of the mighty powers at Michelin, but Master Low-Key Foodshop—a gem in the remote... Read More

65-year-old Mido Café is one of the places that still captures the spirit and ambiance of vintage Hong Kong. The signature pork chop baked rice is well... Read More

Inspired by the playful fox character in children's fables, this dining mecca takes a whimsical approach to its layout and decor. Read More

Try Cantonese classics such as tea-smoked chicken and barbecued pork belly in the sleek, harbor-facing dining room. Read More

Located on the second floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, this Japanese restaurant takes its namesake from chef Nobu Matsuhisa. ... Read More

By no means a massive restaurant, a good portion of ingredients like kombucha and herbs are processed and grown on site at Nur where the food... Read More

A casual izakaya spin-off of acclaimed Beijing restaurant Okra 1949, in the nightlife district of Sai Ying Pun. Inside a 19th-century building, Japan... Read More

For a brief pit stop try Olala Charcuterie, where you can score a refreshing salad with extra-lean Serrano ham and an undercurrent of beets. Sturdier... Read More

This airy, hushed dining room, with its plush chairs and small pond fed by a tinkling waterfall, is the place to linger over lunch in Wan Chai. Accessed... Read More

Atop the gaudy Sheraton hotel in Kowloon, the Oyster & Wine Bar sells 800 oysters a day, and imports them from all over the planet. On any given... Read More

Starbucks’s local competitor—founded by a Seattle expat—can also serve a great cup o’ joe a hundred different ways. For the... Read More

This leisurely coffee shop is Asia’s answer to Starbucks; sip tea, sit under slow-moving wooden fans and imagine the Repulse Bay beach scene 80... Read More

The 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental offers a taste of contemporary French fare from well-known chef Pierre Gagnaire. Chef de cuisine Nicolas Boujema... Read More

“Only natural” is the mission at this Causeway Bay spot that specializes in bread, coffee, and snacks. MSG, additives and colorings are... Read More

One of Hong Kong’s biggest bakery chains built its reputation on its oval-shaped version of the egg tart, but its array of sweet and savory... Read More

Americans may not happily push their bowl of Lucky Charms aside for rice porridge, but in Hong Kong congee is the breakfast of champions. Known to some... Read More

This Sheung Wan grab-and-go restaurant serves up a varieties of the dish. Adventurous diners opt for authentic add-ins like fish belly or fish... Read More

The menu here is worth the harrowing squeeze into the tiny dining room. There’s a duck leg in lemon soup that flakes right off the bone; there... Read More

Long waits are par for the course at this tiny, open-air food stall. Especially popular among tourists from mainland China, the authentic Cantonese... Read More

Nestled in the store space of G.O.D., Sohofama feels like a culinary extension of the local design shop. Inspired by traditional flavors of the past,... Read More

In Vietnamese, Song means "to live,” and this central district restaurant gives life to Indochinese and Vietnamese fare. The interior is casual... Read More

Owned by world-famous chef Alain Ducasse, this Michelin two-starred restaurant is located on the ground floor of the InterContinental Hotel, overlooking... Read More

Located on the first floor of the Peninsula Hong Kong hotel, this upscale Cantonese restaurant is designed to reflect the history of the Peninsula,... Read More

Drawing such former guests as Jackie Chan, this Michelin two-starred restaurant serves gourmet Cantonese cuisine inside the Langham Hong Kong hotel.... Read More

This Causeway Bay restaurant is one of the most storied in Hong Kong and is still run by the family who started it. While 1860 marked the beginning of... Read More

At this pint-sized restauarant chef-owner Que Vinh Dang, who has worked for Rocco DiSpirito and Geoffrey Zakarian, injects playful Americana into his... Read More

This extensive salad buffet is ideal for scoring healthy pre-flight nibbles. There’s plenty of self-seating for those with time to spare, while... Read More

Comfort food staples like macaroni and cheese are taken to the next level with the inclusion of fresh lobster meat, making for an irresistible and... Read More

Some say the bay was named after the British navy’s repulsing of squatter pirates, while others claim a ship inspired the moniker. Whatever the... Read More

Even if you arrive well before the 10 a.m. opening, a line will already stretch out the door. Persevere: it leads to the city's lightest barbecued... Read More

The famous Longjing tea leaves from the Hangzhou region make the stir-fried freshwater shrimp taste sweet and earthy, but the star of the show is... Read More

This 24-hour grub spot is a minute's walk from Lan Kwai Fong, the nerve center of Hong Kong's nightlife. Needless to say, it's a favorite haunt among... Read More

The tasting menu at this upscale dining space gets a complete makeover every three months, but the mighty sea—and the treasures it renders—remains the... Read More

Cantonese dim sum, seafood, and Shanghai-style fare are served in the banquet-style dining room of this Wan Chai-area restaurant. Located on the second... Read More

This sleek Japanese bar and dining room lets patrons walk the runway that separates the restaurant and bar areas. Part of the Aqua restaurant group,... Read More

Finally, Hong Kong has a premier waterfront restaurant with a view of Victoria Harbour, complete with a 270-degree panorama of Kowloon Peninsula. Ask to... Read More

There’s no need to settle for just one restaurant at this Kowloon food mall, part of the Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa. Across from the cruise ship... Read More

Sichuan fare is known to start a party (or a fire, with the proper seasoning) in your mouth, so have a glass of water at the ready before digging in at... Read More

Whether you prefer to beat jet lag with caffeine or cocktails, this new corner spot on Queens Road West from a group of British expats, has your fix.... Read More

This ground-floor restaurant in the Star Street district showcases owner Jacky Yu’s love for food and arts, not just with desserts like the... Read More

The restaurant, overlooking the harbor, serves delightful sweet barbecued pork buns, steamed rice-flour cannelloni with diced scallop and crabmeat, and... Read More

Japanese skewered chicken (or yakitori) is the specialty at this stylish eatery. While dinner for two may set you back around $150, the restaurant is... Read More

This Sichuan restaurant is well hidden on the sixth floor of a central district business building. It’s no secret though, since it received a... Read More

Have a romantic dinner at this delightful spot tucked into a 1914 heritage building. An advertising executive turned Slow Food diva, owner Margaret Xu... Read More

Founder Kam Shui Fai’s reputation for roasted goose began at his humble street-side food stall before the onset of World War II. From that... Read More

The second outpost of London restaurateur Rainer Becker, this contemporary Japanese hot spot opened to huge fanfare in June 2007. Part of the hoopla... Read More

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