Hong Kong Eating

If you are a food lover and willing to try completely new and exotic meals, Hong Kong is the perfect place for you. Besides the traditional Cantonese and Chinese cuisine, due to Hong Kong’s rich history as an international city of commerce, you can also experience the tastes of the Western world, Southeast Asia, and Japan. It is not by accident that this city has a reputation of “Gourmet Paradise”. As a tourist, you will probably spend most of the time eating and discovering new tastes since it is impossible to resist them. Having a decent meal does not necessary mean that you have to sit in expensive restaurants, since the roadside stalls are also quite popular and tempting, with a wide variety of choices. Hong Kong can also be marked as a city dominated by food, because it is impossible to visit even the smallest part of the city, without noticing plenty of places where you can eat. However, there are certain neighborhoods that can be labeled as perfect places for finding a great restaurant – Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

Hong Kong Island is generally the place with the most expensive restaurants, and you go there if you want to have a glamorous experience, eating food prepared by some of the most famous chefs. Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai, and Central offer numerous Western restaurants, but also Indian, Thai and Vietnamese, being maybe the most popular among all. SoHo is also a district which is fully dedicated to food, with mostly Western and Asian restaurants. Hotels such as Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons provide great high-end restaurants, with French and Cantonese cuisine.

On the opposite of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon offers a variety of cheaper places for eating, and street Chinese food around Ladies’ market and Mong Kong is particularly popular. Large immigrant communities are typical for this area, so it is not rare to see the restaurants owned by them. Indian cuisine, both at its best and worst editions can be found at Chungking Mansions, and Kowloon City is full of authentic Thai and Vietnamese restaurants. Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei are areas with restaurants which may not be good looking, but they offer very delicious and cheap food.

Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists $
Cuisine: Cantonese, Dim Sum
Address: Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon – Check website for more locations.
Web address: www.timhowan.com
Phone: 2332 2896
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
Metro: Olympic Station, Exit C2

Australian Dairy Company $
Cuisine: Tea cafe
Address: 47 Parkes Street, Kowloon
Phone: 2730 1356
Opening hours: 7:30-23:00, closed on Thursdays
Metro: Jordan Station, Exit C2

Kam Wah Cafe $
Cuisine: Bakery, Tea cafe
Address: 47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Phone: 2392 6830
Opening hours: 6:30-12:00
Metro: Prince Edward Station, Exit B2

Aqua spirit $$$
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
Address: 30 Floor, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Web address: www.aqua.com.hk
Phone: 3427 2288
Opening hours: 12:00-23:00
Metro: Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L5

Tin Lung Heen $$$
Cuisine: Cantonese, Dim Sum
Address: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Web address: www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HongKong/Dining/tin_lung_heen/Default.htm
Phone: 2263 2270
Opening hours: 11:30-22:30
Metro: Kowloon Station, Exit D1

Hong Kong Island
Kau Kee $
Cuisine: Cantonese
Address: 21 Gough Street, Central , Hong Kong Island
Phone: 2850 5967
Opening hours: 12:30-22:30
Metro: Sheung Wan Station, Exit A2

Tsui Wah $
Cuisine: Cantonese
Address: 15-19 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong Island
Web address: www.tsuiwah.com/en/business/restaurant/company_introduction
Phone: 2525 6338
Opening hours: 24/7
Metro: Central Station, Exit D2

Aberdeen Street Social $$
Cuisine: British
Address: 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Web address: www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
Phone: 2866 0300
Opening hours: 11:30-23:00
Metro: Sheung Wan, Exit E1

Yat Lok Restaurant $
Cuisine: Cantonese
Address: 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 2524 3882
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-21:00, Sun 10:00-17:30
Metro: Central Station, Exit D2

Mak’s Noodle $
Cuisine: Cantonese
Address: 77 Wellington Steet, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 2854 3810
Opening hours: 11:00-21:00
Metro: Hong Kong Station, Exit C

Tsim Chai Kee Noodle $
Cuisine: Cantonese
Address: 98 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 2850 6471
Opening hours: 9:00-22:00
Metro: Hong Kong Station, Exit C

Tai Cheong Bakery $
Cuisine: Cantonese, Bakery
Address: 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 2544 3475
Opening hours: 7:30-21:00
Metro: Hong Kong Station, Exit C

Under Bridge Spicy Crab $$
Cuisine: Seafood, Cantonese
Address: 405 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Web address: www.underspicycrab.com
Phone: 2573 7698
Opening hours: 18:00-6:00
Metro: Causeway Bay Station, Exit C