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’s best burger joints have something for all your palates and desires. Don’t forget to grab some fries and a milkshake to go with that!

Beef & Liberty — Multiple locations

Beef & Liberty — Multiple locations
The classic ‘The Liberty’ with New Zealand wagyu, onion jam, and truffle pecorino with onion rings (© Beef & Liberty)

With a claim to love hamburgers more than anything else, Beef and Liberty is a higher end burger chain in town that is actively promotes sustainability. Order their Falafel (HK$115), Shrumami (HK$118), and Karana Jack Stack burgers (HK$118), or replace the regular meat with Impossible burger patty. If you aren’t vegan, don’t miss their much-loved 175g Australian grass-fed beef patty. Or, for the deluxe experience, try The Liberty (HK$235) which comes with 220g seared NZ wagyu brisket and flank blend beef patty. One of the finest burger in Hong Kong.

Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dish To Try: The Liberty
Location: Multiple locations in Sheung Wan, Stanley and Hong Kong International Airport
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2178 0522

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Burger Circus — Central

Burger Circus — Central
Visit Burger Circus’s Central shop, which emulates the classic American diner, the first of which resembled train cars (© Burger Circus)

On Hollywood Road, the festive, Burger Circus’s carnival-like atmosphere is sure to draw you in, and the awesome burgers 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), alongside Veggie, Chicken, and Fish options. Order the milkshakes too, you can make yours boozy!

Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dish To Try: Classic Burger, American Cheeseburger
Location: 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2878 7787

Burger Joys — Wan Chai & Sai Ying Pun

Burger Joys — Wan Chai & Sai Ying Pun
Grilled Brazilian chicken thigh, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, all nestled between a homemade brioche bun (© Burger Joy)

Come visit Burger Joy for “Happiness You Can Taste”! With two branches on Wan Chai’s lively Lockhart Road and in Sai Ying Pun, Burger Joy brings Los Angeles’ gourmet burgers to the city. Awarded No.1 Best Burger in Hong Kong and No.5 Best Burger in Asia by Big7Travel, their signature Double Cheeseburger (HK$130) and Chicken Burger (HK$90) are the most popular, but you can also opt for the vegetarian Mushroom Burger (HK$90). Go bunless if you prefer fewer carbs.

Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dish To Try: Chicken Burger, Double Cheeseburger, Mushroom Burger
Location: Shop E, G/F, De Fenwick, 42-50 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai or LG/F, Tai Yik House, 27-29 First Street, Sai Ying Pun
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2787 1288

Burgeroom — Causeway Bay

Burgeroom — Causeway Bay
Double Foie Gras Beef Burger and Portobello Mushroom Beef Burger (© Burger Room)

With its expansive alfresco dining area, Burger Room at Fashion Walk is perfect for a yummy hamburgers and laid-back drink after work! Set like an American diner, enjoy generous, tasty burgers such as the Portabello Cheese Burger (HK$110). If you feel like going all out, the Double Foie Gras Beef Burger (HK$248) will satisfy all your greasy cravings and guilty pleasures. Follow their social media for any special collaborations and beer promotions.

Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dish To Try: Double Foie Gras Beef Burger, Portobello Cheese Burger
Location: Shop D, G/F, 50-56 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2890 9130

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Five Guys — Multiple locations

Five Guys — Multiple locations
It’s hard to miss Five Guy’s classic red-and-white American diner design (© Five Guys)

The debate between Five Guys and Shake Shack seems never-ending, and each has its own fans. Since 1986, Five Guys has grown to over 1,600 locations worldwide, including 9 across Hong Kong. Adhering to the philosophy of fresh daily preparation, they serve excellent classic burgers and fries made from scratch each day. Many will also opt for their thick, handmade milkshakes that’ll make you ditch your diet at the door.

Price Range: $
Signature Dish To Try: The Five Guys cheeseburger, milkshakes
Location: 9 locations in Central, Causeway Bay, North Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon Tong, Kwun Tong and Olympian City
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook 

Flat Iron Burger — Central

Flat Iron Burger — Central
Flat Iron Burger’s own creations utilize luxury ingredients and combos (© Flat Iron Burger)

Having just opened in March, Flat Iron Burger is the brainchild of the culinary minds behind Steak King. Helmed by Johnny Glover and chef Aarik Persaud, the impressive burger menu features highlights such as the Pigalle N Cheese with truffle jam and raclette (HK$188), and the luxe Shinjuku Surf N Turf topped with Wagyu and tempura lobster (HK$298). These aren’t your average burgers; they are probably amongts the best ones in town. Swing by Elgin Street to enjoy top-quality burgers crafted from prime cuts of Black Angus and Wagyu.

Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dish To Try: The Flatiron, Pigalle ‘n’ Cheese, Shinjuku Surf ‘n’ Turf
Location: Shop A, Ground Floor, No. 27 – 29 Elgin Street, Soho
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Honbo — Multiple locations

Honbo — Multiple locations
Honbo wins multiple awards for their burgers over the years (© Honbo)

The award-winning, homegrown Honbo serves outstanding American-style burgers with a local twist. Now with three branches in the Star Street precinct, Basehall, and Harbour City, they use high-quality ingredients like all-natural, artisanal potato milk buns and USDA Double Gold Standard beef. Try the beastly Honbo 2.0 burger (HK$168), a towering creation with four juicy patties, triple the cheese, pickles, onion, and house sauce. Not in the mood for beef? They also offer an Impossible burger (HK$118) and a Teriyaki Chicken burger (HK$98).

Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dish To Try: Honbo 2.0 burger
Location: 3 locations in Central, Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Kabo Burger — Multiple locations

Kabo Burger — Multiple locations
Kabo Burger is beloved for its value and innovative creations (© Kabo Burger)

For Hong Kong burgers that give you bang for your buck, you must try Kabo Burger. Their excellent classic burger starts at just HK$29, with choices between beef, pork, chicken, and veggie patties, and a range of toppings to choose from. The best choice, of course, is the slow-cooked burger patties made from beef ribs that taste juicy. Their fries and cornflake-crusted tater tots are the perfect additions to complete the meal. Alternatively, add a drink to make it a combo! Visit their branches in Kwai Chung, Mong Kok, and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Price Range: $
Signature Dish To Try: Truffle Chesse Burger
Location: 3 locations in Kwai Chung, Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | Check individual branch for phone numbers

Mirror Burger — Sai Ying Pun & Fortress Hill

Mirror Burger — Sai Ying Pun & Fortress Hill
The Soft Shell Crab Burger with avocado and house-made tartar sauce (© Mirror Burger)

Mirror Burger is one of burger 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. 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. It’s undoubtedly one of the finest choices for the price.

Price Range: $
Signature Dish To Try: Soft Shell Crab Burger, Classic Beef Burger
Location: 194 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun | Shop I, 1A Merlin Street, Fortress Hill
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 5292 3545

Morty’s Delicatessen — Central & Wan Chai

Morty’s Delicatessen — Central & Wan Chai
‘This Is So Texas’ burger with caramelized onions and house-made BBQ sauce (© Morty’s)

Morty’s Delicatessen honours the tradition of New York delis with their prime classic Reubens and smoked meat sandwiches, which are smoked in-house for 20 to 45 days. With two locations on Hong Kong Island, Morty’s selection of burgers including the Smoked Blue Cheese Burger (HK$160) with Australian Angus beef, and the plant-based This Is So Texas Burger (HK$140) featuring an Impossible beef patty. They also serve breakfast bagels in the morning – basically, they’re experts at putting delicious things between bread.

Price Range: $$
Signature Dish To Try: This Is So Texas Burger, Smoked Blue Cheese Burger
Location: Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central | Shop 8-10, Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3665 0900 (Central, +852 3665 0890 (Wan Chai)

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Shake Shack — Multiple Locations

Shake Shack — Multiple Locations
Classic Shack Burger and Crispy Chicken Burger at Shake Shack (©Shake Shack)

Perhaps the most famous burger chain on the East Coast, the New York-based burger giant has eight branches across the city, including branches at IFC, Pacific Place, and Elements. Apart from the iconic ShackBurger (HK$60), which features 100% all-natural Angus beef, and the chicken burgers; veggie lovers can enjoy the Shroom Burger (HK$67), starring a slow-roasted portobello mushroom. The Bacon Cheese Crinkle-Cut Fries (HK$43) are addictive, as are the milkshakes and Fifty/Fifty (lemonade + organic iced tea).

Price Range: $
Signature Dish To Try: ShackBurger, Dark Meat Chicken Shack, Crinkle-Cut Fries
Location: 8 locations in Central, Admiralty, West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tung Chung, Causeway Bay, Sha Tin and Kwai Fong
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Check individual branch for phone numbers

Smash’d — Kennedy Town

Smash’d — Kennedy Town
The Captain’s Catch Burger with a breaded crab meat patty and tiger prawns (© Smash’d)

Smash’d is one of the few spots in the 852 offering smashed burgers and they are amazing. Generally agreed to have originated in Colorado, the chef presses a loosely packed beef patty onto a hot surface, caramelizing the outside while keeping the inside moist, creating a just-charred exterior with a juicy middle that’s unmatched by traditional patties. Try the Classic Smash’d Cheese Burger (HK$78) to get in on the hype. Vegetarian and sustainable seafood options, like the Captain’s Catch Burger with a crab meat patty (HK$78), are also available.

Price Range: $$
Signature Dish To Try: Classic Smash’d Cheese Burger
Location: 21 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2817 7377

The Diplomat — Central

The Diplomat — Central
Don’t miss The Diplomat Burger when you visit this award-winning bar (© The Diplomat)

Think The Diplomat is just a 50 Best bar? Sneak in for one of Hong Kong’s best burgers! Served in just one style, The Diplomat Burger is a quarter pounder perfectly grilled to medium-rare with crispy edges, topped with melted cheddar, and nestled between toasty sesame buns. Add a side of tomato slices and pickles, and pair it with a killer cocktail for the night. Their Cubano sandwich is equally impressive.

Price Range: $$
Signature Dish To Try: The Diplomat Burger
Location: LG/F, High Block, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3619 0302

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FAQ about Hong Kong’s best burgers

Where to find affordable burgers in Hong Kong?

For affordable yet delicious burgers in Hong Kong, check out Kabo Burger for classic options starting at HK$29, Shake Shack for its famous ShackBurger, Five Guys for fresh, daily-made burgers, and Mirror Burger for unique, upscale choices — all ensuring great taste and value.

Are there vegetarian and vegan burgers in Hong Kong?

Absolutely yes! Most burger joints in Hong Kong offers vegetarian and vegan options: Morty’s Delicatessen features the plant-based This Is So Texas Burger with an Impossible patty; while Burger Joys offers a vegetarian Mushroom Burger; and Burger Circus serves a Veggie Burger with mushroom and carrot patty.

Where can I get the finest burger in Hong Kong?

Award-winning, fine burgers can be found across Hong Kong. Head to Honbo for their all-American-style burgers with a local twist, or try The Diplomat for gourmet burgers paired with killer cocktails. Beef & Liberty, on the other hand, offers high-end options like The Liberty Wagyu burger, and Flat Iron Burger on Elgin Street serves luxe burgers like the Shinjuku Surf N Turf.

Header image credits: Burger Circus

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Born in New Delhi, brought up in Hong Kong, and having lived in New York, city life is in Kopal's blood. You can find her exploring her beloved city. Whether it's the latest sustainable fashion store, or the cutest new coffee shop, she loves finding the hidden secrets of Hong Kong. In her free time, Kopal is a active advocate for animal welfare and adoption, and she runs a Facebook and Instagram page, @adoptdontshop.hk.

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