Craving the sun-kissed flavours of the Mediterranean? You’re in luck. The city’s eclectic dining scene is peppered with gems that bring the rich and diverse tastes of the Mediterranean coast to your plate. From freshly-made hummus, charcoal-grilled seafood, to the warm, comforting Moroccan tagine, here’s where to get your Mediterranean food fix in Hong Kong.

Sumac — Central

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Lebanese cold and hot mezze at Sumac (© Sumac Restaurant and Lounge)

Just a minute’s walk from Lan Kwai Fong, the Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurant and lounge Sumac is a romantic gem nestled atop Glenealy, led by chefs Ahmed Mahrous and Hussain Al Ankouni. Celebrated for its extensive use of sumac, a spice once reserved for nobility, the menu, features classic mezze like Hummus and Fattoush, alongside signature dishes including Lamb Kafta and Sayadieh (sea bream fillet). Complement your meal with Lebanese-inspired cocktails and the largest selection of Lebanese wines in Asia. With a stylish cocktail lounge available for private events and an al fresco dining area, this intimate spot is perfect for date nights.

Type: Lebanese restaurant and lounge
Price Range: $$$
Signature Dishes: Shrimp Provencal, Lamb Kafta, Sayadieh
Location: 8 Glenealy, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9594 1173 (Whatsapp)

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BEDU — Central

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BEDU on Gough Street serves Middle Eastern cuisine and cocktails (© BEDU)

Launched by the creative team behind Uma Nota, BEDU brings contemporary Middle Eastern fare, inspired by the Bedouin tribes’ nomadic journeys guided by the stars at night. These travels have enriched the region’s culinary traditions with exotic ingredients, flavourful spices, and cooking skills. At this corner restaurant, indulge in a menu of spice-centric sharing plates and exotic cocktails. Chef Corey Riches serves favourites such as Smoky Hummus and Lamb Rack with pistachio butter and sumac sauce, among other delectable small dishes.

Type: Middle Eastern restaurant
Price Range: $$$
Signature Dishes: Smoky Hummus, Lamb Rack with pistachio butter and sumac sauce
Location: 40 Gough Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 6346 5219 (Whatsapp)

Salisterra — Admiralty

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Salisterra offers a panaramic view of the city and Victoria Harbour (© The Upper House)

Perched on the 49th floor of The Upper House in Admiralty, Salisterra draws inspiration from the coastal flavours of France and Italy. This harbour-view restaurant offers a seasonal, Mediterranean-inspired menu amidst chic interiors designed by André Fu. Signature dishes such as Stracciatella di bufala, Salt-baked sea bass, and Ribeye on the bone are complemented by an array of innovative cocktails, including The Salisterra and Mediterranean Smash. Through their partnership with Belu Hong Kong, Salisterra invites guests to enjoy unlimited filtered water while supporting global water initiatives.

Type: French and Italian restaurant and bar
Price Range: $$$
Signature Dishes: Stracciatella di bufala, Salt-baked sea bass, Ribeye on the bone
Location: Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3968 1106

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Turkuaz — Sai Ying Pun

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A selection of grilled seafood and meats are available at Turkuaz (© Turkuaz)

Looking for authentic Mediterranean cuisine in Sai Ying Pun?  Turkuaz features a menu regularly updated with special ingredients. This blue-themed restaurant serves a range of durum wraps, salads, and pasta for lunch, all seasoned for a genuine flavour. Come evening, the focus shifts to BBQ grilled meats and seafood, perfect for sharing with friends or your date. Your furry friends are welcome, too!

Type: Middle Eastern restaurant
Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dishes: Oven Baked & Homemade Pides, BBQ Mixed Grills
Location: G/F, 36 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2520 0400

Tempo Tempo — Quarry Bay

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The outdoor terraza at The Sixteenth’s Tempo Tempo (© Pirata Group)

For the feel of an endless Mediterranean summer, head to Tempo Tempo, an outdoor terrazza at The Sixteenth in Taikoo Place. Adorned with sundowners, transport yourself to Italy with every sip of chilled drinks like Aperol Spritz and tempting bites at this alfresco restaurant. Enjoy after-work happy hours with good tunes, bubbly cocktails, and delectable snacks such as Italian pizzetta and calamari fritti. Depending on your mood, keep the evening going by heading to La Favorita, Honjokko, or TMK within the same location. Happy Hour is available from 3:00pm to 7:30pm on weekdays.

Type: Italian bar
Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dishes: Italian Pizzetta, Crostino, Calamari Fritti
Location: The Sixteenth, 2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2788 3037

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Mulino — Tsim Sha Tsui East

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Mulino features an alfesco area overlooking the Victoria Harbour (© Mulino)

The waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui East is a dining mecca, and Mulino, the Mediterranean restaurant launched by the Chess House Restaurant Group, sits among them. This 140-seat venue features an alfresco area perfect for pet-friendly dining with stunning harbour views. Chefs Mohamed Hegazy and Faycal El Moujahid bring a fusion of Mediterranean flavours to life, from charcoal-grilled meats to exquisite Middle Eastern dishes, complemented by an intimate cocktail bar, perfect for date nights.

Type: Middle Eastern restaurant
Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dishes: Falafel Pocket, Mulino Mix Grill, Squid Ink Linguine with Crab Meat
Location: Shop 1-6&45-46, G/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2721 3600

Bayfare Social — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Walk around Bayfare Social’s interactive food counters, just like in a gastro market (© Rosewood Hong Kong)

The buzzing Spanish restaurant and bar Bayfare Social is nestled within Rosewood Hong Kong, alongside other dining hotspots, including the recently reopened ladies-only bar XX. Led by the talented Spanish chef Jorge Vera Gutiérrez, it invites you to explore its interactive food counters and diverse menu, from authentic tapas and paella to fresh seafood dishes. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a refreshing Sangria or a crisp caña (Spanish beer), and enjoy the splendid harbour views from their outdoor terrace as the sun sets, offering a taste of the Mediterranean coast.

Type: Spanish restaurant
Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dishes: Hamachi Tartare, Bone Marrow Paella, Gambas al Ajillo
Location: 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3891 8732

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Lamees — To Kwa Wan

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Lamees is situated in a quitet neighborhood in To Kwa Wan (© Lamees)

Nestled in the laid-back neighbourhood of To Kwa Wan, Lamees is a hidden gem serving Eastern Mediterranean delights. Led by Chef Tarek Alali, this local eatery offers an array of Middle Eastern dishes, with favourites such as Octopus Spaghetti and Red Sea Magic Shrimp Rice. End your meal with a cup of exotic teas, from mint to cinnamon and sage.

Type: Middle Eastern restaurant
Price Range: $$
Signature Dishes: Octopus Spaghetti, Red Sea Magic Shrimp Rice
Location: Shop 2, G/F, Sanford Mansion, 145 Pak Tai Street, To Kwa Wan
Contact: Facebook | +852 9181 9600

Maison Du Mezze — Tung Chung

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The stylish interior of Maison Du Mezze (© Maison Du Mezze)

Tucked away all the way in the Sheraton Tung Chung hotel, Maison Du Mezze is a Mediterranean restaurant with a focus on Lebanese cuisine. The name Maison Du Mezze means “the house of appetisers”, reflecting the Mezze concept that defines Lebanese cuisine. Celebrating the tradition of sharing meals, this restaurant delights diners with mezze, authentic charcoal-grilled BBQ, and a selection of healthy, Mediterranean-inspired dishes. With its elegant indoor setting and an outdoor alfresco dining area, it makes a perfect spot for gatherings in Tung Chung.

Type: Lebanese restaurant
Price Range: $$-$$$
Signature Dishes: Fish Kabsa, Umm Ali Pudding, Chargrilled Octopus Tenticles
Location: G/F, Shop G10, Sheraton Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2330 0131

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The Hunter — Tseung Kwan O

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The waterfront restaurant overlooks Tathong Channel in Tseung Kwan O (© The Hunter)

In the newly developed residential area of Tseung Kwan O, the seafront Greenwich Village mall offers stunning views of the Tathong Channel and the upcoming Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park. This serene backdrop is ideal for The Hunter, a modern Mediterranean restaurant with al fresco seatings. Adorned with classic white-and-blue coastal interior, diners can enjoy fresh oysters, seafood platters, and premium steaks, including dry-aged beef from California’s Brandt Ranch, and the 1885 Prime Aberdeen Angus with striploin and ribeye cuts.

Type: Italian restaurant
Price Range: $$$
Signature Dishes: Stuffed Jumbo Calamari, Dry-aged steaks, Casarecce Pepperonata
Location: Shop 11, Ground Floor, The Commercial Accommodation, Alto Residences, Tseung Kwan O
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2330 0204

It’s clear the city offers a rich tapestry of dining experiences beyond the flavours of the sun-kissed Mediterranean coast. Whether it’s rooftop bars with stunning city and harbour views, romantic restaurants perfect for date nights, or bakeries serving freshly baked pastries, Hong Kong’s culinary landscape is vast and varied, waiting for you to explore.

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Growing up between Hong Kong and various other countries, Renee is a hospitality graduate, an adventure enthusiast, with a newfound passion for writing. When she’s not discovering hidden gems and new eats on Instagram, you'll most likely find her sweating at the gym, sipping on fine wine with friends, solving mysteries in crime movies, or jet-setting to new countries.

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