Craving a big, fat, juicy beef burger? One with all the classic toppings like cheese, bacon, and onion? Or do you prefer a veggie burger that’s slightly got a premium taste with truffle? Or are you a wild card, wanting to put fish into your burger? Don’t worry, Hong Kong has something for all your palettes and desires. Don’t forget to get fries and milkshake to go with that!
Kabo Burger — Kwai Chung, Tsim Sha Tsui, Sai Ying Pun
For Hong Kong burgers that give you bang for your buck, you must try Kabo Burger. Their classic burger starts at just HK$36 with a choice between beef, pork, chicken, and veggie patties. It also includes a host of toppings such as their signature sauce, onions, mayo, fried egg, bacon, etc. They also offer the Impossible burger. Their fries and cornflake-crusted tater tots are the perfect addition to complete the meal, and should not be missed. Or just add a drink to make it a combo! You can visit them in person in their Kwai Chung or TST locations, or order in from their cloud location in Sai Ying Pun.
Locations in Kwai Chung and Tsim Sha Tsui (in-person), Sai Ying Pun (delivery only) | +852 6125 8419 (Kwai Chung), +852 9521 4405 (TST)
Burger Republic — Tseung Kwan O
Gourmet burgers in Hong Kong at great prices, anyone? Look no further than Burger Republic at the PopCorn mall in TKO. It might be a small location (explaining the friendlier prices for the premium ingredients), but do not miss out on their range of burgers, loaded fries, and milkshakes. Their beef burgers feature 100% premium angus beef patties, and the Smokey BBQ (HK$68) is particularly outstanding. Their Chicken Mexicana (HK$74) is a great sandwich, juicy and moist, for those looking for a chicken burger with a twist. Do add their Chilli Cheese Chips (HK$48) if you have the capacity to try more, or just get the sauce for HK$12. And drink it all down with one of their thick milkshakes; the Bailey’s VC is one of our favourites (HK$54).
Burger Republic, Shop F24-26, 1/F, PopCorn Mall, 9 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O | +852 2568 1199
Beef & Liberty — Multiple locations
With a claim to love hamburgers more than anything else, Beef and Liberty is higher end burger chain in Hong Kong offering more than just beef. They are actively engaged in offering vegetarian and vegan options and promoting sustainability. Their Leaves and Liberty menu has choices such as Falafel (HK$103), Shrumami (HK$108), and Karana Jack Stack (HK$118). They also offer the Impossible burger patty to replace the meat. If you aren’t vegan, their burgers have their much-loved 175g Australian grass-fed beef patty. Or, for the full deluxe burger experience, try The Liberty (HK$209) which comes with 220g seared NZ wagyu brisket and flank blend beef patty.
Locations in Sheung Wan, Wong Chuk Hang, Stanley, Hong Kong International Airport | +852 2178 0522
Burger Circus — Central
For an all-American hamburger in Hong Kong, Burger Circus is your go-to. On Hollywood Road, the festive, carnival-like atmosphere is sure to draw you in, and the awesome food and milkshakes will have you coming back for more. Their burgers are made daily from five ounces of USDA-certified prime three-way chuck and are served on a soft toasted bun. You really can’t go wrong with their Classic (HK$88) or the American Cheeseburger (HK$98). They also have Veggie, Chicken, and Fish burger options. And whether you are with the kids or not, be sure to order the milkshakes, you can make yours boozy and add candy to theirs!
Beef & Liberty, 22 Hollywood Rd, Central | +852 2878 7787
Feather & Bone — Multiple locations
As the premium butchers of Hong Kong, if you are looking for good meat, you have to start with Feather & Bone. And now with their six feature restaurants, they let their quality products, such as their burgers shine. They currently have an option of grass-fed beef burger (HK$178) or dry-aged patty (+HK$40) which is served with house-smoked thick-cut bacon, comté, cos lettuce, and tomato. The dish is completed with fries and pickles. For pure meaty goodness, this might be the best burger in Hong Kong.
Multiple locations | +852 6313 0513
Morty’s — Central & Wan Chai
Morty’s Delicatessen honours the tradition of New York-style delis with their classic reubens and smoked pastrami sandwiches, which are smoked in-house for 20 to 45 days. With two locations on Hong Kong Island, Morty’s offers a tidy selection of hamburgers, with highlights being the This Is So Texas Burger (HK$140) with an Impossible beef patty slathered with sautéed onions, mushrooms, and BBQ sauce; as well as the Smoked Blue Cheese Burger (HK$160) with Australian Angus beef, avocado, and spicy mayo. They also have dressed up breakfast bagels in the morning and hot dogs absolutely stuffed with quality ingredients like creamy guacamole throughout the day. Basically, Morty’s is an expert in putting delicious things between bread.
Central: Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central | +852 3665 0900
Wan Chai: Wing Fung Building, Wing Fung St, Wan Chai | +852 3665 0890
Mirror Burger — Sai Ying Pun
Mirror Burger is one of those places that you hope never expands to too many locations because its space is too cozy, the quality too well-controlled, the prices too friendly, to want anything more. The narrow Sai Ying Pun shop is small, but you don’t get the sense that you’re expected to eat and dash here. With subtly upscale hamburgers on the menu like the soft shell crab burger (HK$98) with their secret tartar sauce or housemade veggie burger (HK$62) with a sunny side up egg and sprinkle of blue cheese (add HK$18 to make it a combo – we suggest the Burdock Fries), there’s a very strong ‘Live slow and savour’ vibe at this hidden gem of a Hong Kong burger spot.
194 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun | +852 5292 3545
Smash’d — Kennedy Town
Smash’d is one of the few burger restaurants in Hong Kong where you can find smashed hamburgers. Generally agreed to be invented in Colorado, USA, this is where the chef presses a loosely packed beef patty into the pan or grill surface, caramelizing as much of the outer surface area as much as possible while the short cooking time keeps the inside of the patty moist. The result is a ratio of just-charred outsides with a juicy middle that you simply can’t find in a conventional beef patty; try the Classic Smash’d Cheese Burger (HK$78) to get in on the hype. This burger spot in Kennedy Town also offers vegetarian and sustainable seafood options, such as the Captain’s Catch Burger with a crab meat patty (HK$78).
21 Catchick St, Kennedy Town | +852 2817 7377
Burger Home — Wan Chai
Western restaurants do burgers in Hong Kong well, but something that often goes missed is the city’s very own local hamburger scene. Burger Home is one such place with amazing Hong Kong-style burgers for a reasonable price. The splashy decor and mix of high and low tables create a comfortable, homey buzz and lovely environment to take in the flavours of high quality ingredients treated simply to draw out their flavours. Specials on the wide-ranging menu include the Beef Tongue Burger with basil sauce (HK$82) and the Kimchi Home Burger (HK$57).
233 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2662 0201
Beeger — Kennedy Town
Beeger in Kennedy Town was created from a deep appreciation for two inseparable companions: beer and burgers. This K-town hamburger restaurant offers a unique mix of burgers inspired by classic Hong Kong foods (with buns featuring the bor lor bao pineapple bun topping, or the deep fried cubes of luncheon meat that inevitably remind you of eating a simple, delicious meal of rice and luncheon meat) and American hamburgers (like The Double (HK$138) with double beef patties and double cheese slices. Beeger also regularly switches up its beer menu, with craft beers from such breweries like Carbon Brews and Taiwan Head Brewers Brewing Co. on offer.
G/F, Shop J May Sun Building 1-15, Smithfield, Kennedy Town | +852 2812 2328
Header image credits: Burger Circus