Where to Find Great Dinner in Hong Kong
As with any talk of food in one of the best places to eat in the world, it’s hard just to recommend a few. Hong Kong offers a diverse range of food options to suit any taste and budget – so what we’ve done is listed a few of our favorites to get you started, but by no means should you stop here. Go forth and explore the delight that it the Hong Kong food scene!
A little more relaxed than most high-class eateries, but don’t let that put you off. Ronin is warm and inviting and features a delightful seafood-centric menu that encourages ordering multiple dishes so you can try a bit of everything. The décor is retro-inspired, and the drinks menu is heavy on the Japanese whiskey – something Ronin specializes in; you’ll have over 100 different ones to choose from! Book ahead, this restaurant is small and gets very busy.
Another 2-Michelin-starred restaurant, Amber is located on the 7th floor of the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Its namesake comes from its central piece of décor, a sculpture made with 4,320 pieces of amber; truly something spectacular to see. The menu combines Japanese ingredients with French techniques to produce a unique approach to food. Complement this with the great wine list and you know you’re onto a winner.
TATE is a very interesting restaurant, and we highly recommend you visit for something different. Follow the white marble staircase up to the immaculate TATE dining area and be prepared to think about food like you never have before. The exceptional food is all structured around a story based on the All the Odes Collection by Pablo Neruda, and Vicky Lau the award-winning chef behind the food and its concept, has devised a tasting menu where each course, like the odes, is intended to evoke a memory or sense.
2-Michelin-starred Caprice is located within the Four Seasons Hong Kong and provides a glamourous and decadent dining experience. With an open kitchen where you can watch all the chefs at work, you can be sure to relish the experience of delightful and classic French dishes in an unbeatable atmosphere. You’ll find, as you would expect, an extensive wine list that features a range of French wines to complement your meal as well as an impressive list of artisanal cheeses.
An incredible experience that you won’t want to miss is the Jumbo Kingdom, a floating restaurant decorated in traditional imperial Chinese style. Jumbo is connected to another floating restaurant, Tai Pak, but Jumbo is the larger, serving up to 2,000 diners at one time. The two venues connect to form Jumbo Kingdom and is an ostentatious yet entertaining tourist attraction. The food is on the pricier side, with options such as fresh-caught seafood (sometimes prepared at your table-side) and Peking duck – with the standard fare being around 8 courses. While the atmosphere is bright and busy, the restaurant is a fine dining experience and counts many famous celebrities on its guest lists.
Cheap & Cheerful but Utterly Delightful Dinners
Located in Wan Chai, Samsen is one of those hidden gems that is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. Serving up some of the best Thai food that Hong Kong has to offer, you can grab a delicious meal and dessert without breaking the bank. Try the wagyu beef boat noodles and the homemade ice-cream for a hearty dinner option.
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The lively crowds that frequent Tung Po should be an indication of the quality of this place. Tung Po is located inside the Java Road Wet Market and specializes in seafood. You’ll find some delicious, cheap food options here – give the squid ink spaghetti with cuttlefish, complemented by cold beer drunk out of small white and blue bowls. The party is always going here!
Kind of hidden away with a back-alley vibe, Happy Paradise is a great place to visit off the beaten track for a great atmosphere and delicious food. Decked out with an American diner/retro feel, the menu is strongly neo-Chinese, and if you enjoy your meal here, the chef also lends her expertise to Little Bao – so try them both out!
A very small but delightful restaurant with a grand total of about 20 seats, little bao is designed in the modern dining vibe with white tiles, white walls and stainless steel everywhere. The food, while on the cheaper side, does not skimp on quality. Of course, the restaurant specializes in baos and you can get a range of different types. Best to share the smaller plates so you can taste it all.