Hong Kong

Hong Kong Travel Guide

The acronym stands for Goods of Desire—and if you like cool, modern housewares and textiles, it’s 100 percent accurate. The furniture, light fixtures, linens, and tablewares here are highly Ikea-ish—only with a strong local twist.

To begin your Hong Kong culinary education, have your hotel wangle an invitation to Saturday brunch at the China Club, a members-only oasis taking up the top three floors of the old Bank of China building. This is as central as you can get in Hong Kong’s Central district.

TOTT’s—for “Talk of the Town”—is a contemporary restaurant (specializing in super-tender Wagyu beef, including a delicious $29 burger) that morphs into a buzzing nightclub where the convention, business, and tourist crowd boogies to imported pop and rock cover bands.

No matter what ails you, you’ll find an herbal antidote in this shop’s seemingly endless collection of Chinese teas.

Lan Kwai Fong, the city's nightlife epicenter, is where you'll find this speakeasy-like lounge, a moodily lit, wood-paneled brasserie and bar. Start downstairs with oyster shooters at Bloom before heading upstairs for cocktails at Prohibition-inspired Lily.