Looking for restaurants to bring friends and family visiting Hong Kong?
How can you give a unique Hong Kong experience to your friends and family when they’re visiting town? Whether it’s finding a place that shows off the beautiful Hong Kong skyline or an authentic street food experience, here are our top picks for the best restaurants in Hong Kong for visitors.
These restaurants are sure to show off the quirks and personality of Hong Kong to “wow” your visitors. We’re sure you’re in a hurry to find the perfect spot for your visitors, so I’m going to tell you the best place to go for:
- Authentic street food at night
- Cantonese-inspired hip eatery
- Traditional dim sum eatery
- Chic day-time dim sum
- Oriental, elegant nighttime experience
- An instagrammable-restaurant with colonial heritage
- A glamorous high-end restaurant with harbor views
Our final tip: EXPLORE!
We can’t say it enough because there are always hidden gems in this beautiful city, and you’ll never know what new food adventure you’ll find!
1. Mong Kong Street Food
The best place to go for authentic street food at night
Mong Kong is truly a paradise for authentic Hong Kong street food. Start your culinary adventure by exiting from Mong Kok MTR exit D and make your way towards the five food streets. Fill up your stomach with Hong Kong delicacies such as curry fish balls, condensed milk waffles, and a fresh bottle of bamboo juice for a satisfying meal.
Afterwards, head to Argyle Centre, a mall known for its affordable makeup, cheap trendy clothes, and nail salon. Be sure to roam around the center on the first and second floor to find the popular snack stalls and bubble tea shops frequented by young couples on the weekends. Click here to read about some of the sought-after, international makeup brands that are available in the Argyle Centre for low prices!
Mong Kong Street Food, Mong Kong MTR D-exit
2. Little Bao
Cantonese-inspired hip eatery
Little Bao is another hip, Cantonese-inspired Hong Kong eatery that should not be overlooked. Located in Causeway Bay, the restaurant is spacious and laid back, fitting with its menu of sharing plates, finger foods, and the signature range of steamed bun sandwiches. Don’t leave without giving the ice cream sandwich a try— guaranteed mind-blowing.
Little Bao, Shop H1, G/F, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay
3. Maxims Palace City Hall
Traditional dim sum eatery
Maxims Palace in City Hall offers an excellent dim sum experience while giving diners a view of the gorgeous Victoria Harbor. Trolleys filled with dim sum is usually pushed around the restaurant, and diners hoping to grab a hot plate of dim sum can get a fresh serving straight off the trolley.
The restaurant is often buzzing with noise and activity from both locals and tourists alike, which means it’s often packed for lunch and dinner. Be sure to get a reservation or be ready to wait a long time for your seat. Come with 3 other friends if you want to try a wide range of dishes since most dim sum dishes come with four pieces. The restaurant opens daily at 9 am for breakfast.
Maxims Palace, 2/F, Low Block, City Hall, Central
4. Dragon I
Chic day-time dim sum
Dragon-I, which operates as a trendy night club part-time, offers a chic dim sum experience during the day. The décor is stunning, the background music is fresh, and the refillable chrysanthemum tea is divine. Take your visitors to the Sunday brunch, which offers all you can eat dim sum with free-flow champagne. Who doesn’t love a little free-flow?
We recommend visiting Dragon I during lunchtime as that’s when they offer the classic all-you-can-eat dim sum package. From creative modern dim sum selections to classics, vegetarians and vegans will also be happy with the new vegan Omnipork dishes, including steamed Omnipork and vegetable dumplings, and pan-fried Omnipork and lotus root cakes.
Dragon-I, 60 Wyndham Street, Soho
Oriental, elegant nighttime experience
Oriental, dark, brooding, quiet, and elegant, the interior of Hutong is spectacular. Offering a clear view of the Victoria Harbor, you can maximize the evening by taking the Star Ferry to the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier and get to Hutong just in time to dine alongside Hong Kong’s nightly light show. Try to book in advance to secure a window seat.
One final tip, in Mandarin, hutongs are narrow streets or alleyways typically found in Beijing, representing the heart and soul of old Peking. When you enter this restaurant, you will find yourself feeling like you are indeed walking down some alleyways, and you’ll wonder which alley will lead to your table.
Hutong, 28/F One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
6. Madame Fu Grand Cafe Chinois
Instragrammable-restaurant with colonial heritage
Located on the third floor of Tai Kwun, a newly renovated former prison in Central, Madame Fu-Grand Cafe Chinois is divided up into six areas, with different themes and interiors in each section. Photogenic and Instagram friendly, all areas have their personal quirk, and you’ll be able to snap hundreds of photos while enjoying their contemporary Chinese cuisine.
The Grand Cafe Chinois features banquette sofas and marble tables for dining, while its period windows, teak flooring, and timber ceiling reflect its colonial heritage that dates back to 1905.
Madame Fu-Grand Cafe Chinois, 3rd Floor, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
7. Cafe Grey
Glamorous high-end restaurant with harbor views
Come dressed in your best— Located on the top floor of the Upper House Hotel, Café Grey offers an exquisite dining experience.
Overlooking Admiralty and Victoria Harbor, Cafe Grey serves modern European cuisine with a focus on healthy, sustainable dining. Using premium ingredients and seasonal set menus focused on organic, sustainably-sourced dishes. The price point is slightly higher than most places but well worth it for friends visiting town.
Cafe Grey, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
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