Restaurants in Hong Kong

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Roll up your sleeves and hunker down for some authentic cuisine at hole-in-the-wall places—one thing that Hong Kong seems to have in spades. The vibr... Read More

Roll up your sleeves and hunker down for some authentic cuisine at hole-in-the-wall places—one thing that Hong Kong seems to have in spades. The vibrant Cantonese culture has given rise to affordable culinary gems unique to the city that are some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong, such as milk tea at Sing Heung Yuen and baked pork chop rice at Mido Café. With Hong Kong's street food getting a major call out in the 2016 Michelin Guide, cheap eats like Master Low-Key Foodshop's egg waffles ought to be on your dining bucket list.

This city has experienced a culinary explosion and today the glut of excellent restaurants in Hong Kong can feel overwhelming. There are sleek top-floor spots with stunning city views to noisy, hole-in-the-wall noodle joints, and everything in between. There also are enough Hong Kong restaurants that everyone can find something they love to eat, whether it's Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian. Our recommendation? Stick with classic Chinese.

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  • Capital Café

    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

  • Caprice

    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

  • Cobo House by 2am: Dessert Bar

    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

  • Duddell's

    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

  • Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert

    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

  • Ho Lee Fok

    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

  • Issaya Siamese Club

    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

  • Luk Yu Teahouse

    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

  • Mandarin Grill & Bar

    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

  • Master Low-Key Food Shop

    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

  • Mido Cafe

    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

  • Mr & Mrs Fox

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

  • NUR

    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

  • Okra Kitchen

    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

  • Sang Kee Congee Shop

    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

  • Sing Heung Yuen

    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

  • Sohofama

    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

  • The Pawn

    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

  • Tim Ho Wan

    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

  • Tsui Wah Restaurant

    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

  • Vasco

    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

  • Winstons Coffee

    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

  • Yardbird

    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

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