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 Restaurant in Hong Kong DanielFoodDiary.com
    Capital Café

    Come for the homey black-and-white-tiled space and two-inch-thick toast topped with silky, plush scrambled eggs (corned beef hash optional). Locals also... Read More

  • Caprice Restaurant in Four Seasons in Hong Kong Markus Gortz/Four Seasons
    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

  • Duddell's Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Duddell's
    Duddell's

    Walking into Duddell's is an experience akin to visiting the stylish living quarters of a great art collector. This doesn't look like your average dim... Read More

  • Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert
    Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert

    It doesn't take much sleuthing to discover the specialty of this Causeway Bay restaurant; the name should be a giveaway to crustacean-seeking diners.... Read More

  • Ho Lee Fook Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Ho Lee Fook
    Ho Lee Fok

    The name "Ho Lee Fok" may sound tongue-in-cheek to an English speaker, but the phrase actually bears the wholesome meaning of "good fortune for your... Read More

  • Issaya Siamese Club Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Issaya Siamese Club
    Issaya Siamese Club

    Every aspect of Issaya Siamese Club is meant to wow and impress. Occupying a whole floor of a commercial tower, the entire space is lined with vintage... Read More

  • Luk Yu Tea House Restaurant in Hong Kong Alamy
    Luk Yu Teahouse

    The spirit of old Hong Kong is brought to life in this teahouse that's known as much for its dim sum as for tea. Visitors are taken back to the 1930's... Read More

  • Master Low-Key Food Shop Restaurant in Hong Kong

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    Master Low-Key Food Shop

    After gaining record-setting recognition in the 2015 Michelin guide, street food in Hong Kong has become the newest culinary darling. Atop your bucket... Read More

  • Mido Cafe Restaurant in Hong Kong Alamy
    Mido Cafe

    Cha chaan tengs, or tea restaurants, are the heart and soul of Hong Kong's cuisine culture. These establishments serve Western-inspired dishes with a... Read More

  • Mr & Mrs Fox Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Mr & Mrs Fox
    Mr & Mrs Fox

    Taking up the first three levels in the recently opened Taikoo Place apartment complex, this restaurant has been the talk of the town ever since its... Read More

  • NUR Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of NUR
    NUR

    NUR is by no means a massive restaurant, so it's surprising that a good portion of ingredients is processed at this very space: The kombucha is... Read More

  • Sang Kee Congee Shop Restaurant in Hong Kong Alamy
    Sang Kee Congee Shop

    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

  • Sing Heung Yuen Restaurant in Hong Kong Shutterstock
    Sing Heung Yuen

    Long waits are par for the course at this tiny, open-air food stall—it's especially popular among tourists from mainland China. If your party is small,... Read More

  • Sohofama Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Sohofama
    Sohofama

    Nestled in the store space of G.O.D., Sohofama feels like a culinary extension of the local design shop. A gallery wall of vintage Chinese advertising... Read More

  • The Pawn Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of The Pawn
    The Pawn

    Chef Tom Aikens' concept restaurant wins major points just for the setting alone: It's situated in a century-old building that once housed the Woo... Read More

  • Tim Ho Wan Restaurant in Hong Kong Premshree Pillai
    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-pork... Read More

  • Tsui Wah Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Tsui Wah Restaurant
    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 Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Vasco
    Vasco

    This upscale dining space is one flight up from its more relaxed sister establishment, Isono, and takes after the same Spanish culinary influence. The... Read More

  • Yardbird Restaurant in Hong Kong Courtesy of Yardbird
    Yardbird

    Japanese skewered chicken (or yakitori) is the specialty at this eatery in the stylish neighborhood of Sheung Wan. A dinner for two will set you back... Read More

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