Hong Kong is a city that takes its food seriously. With a rich culinary history and influences from around the world, it’s no surprise that the city has become a global food destination. From humble street food stalls to more exclusive restaurants, the city offers something for every palate and budget.

To pay tribute to the deep Hong Kong food culture, we’ve curated a list of 50 amazing restaurants in Hong Kong, with Michelin-starred restaurants (19), Michelin Bib Gourmand (16) awarded restaurants and our own list of favourite restaurants, namely, The HK Hub’s Picks (15). Restaurants are listed by alphabetical order.

The guide aims at covering the best food options available in various types of restaurants across the city. From fine dining to street food, from Cha Chaan Teng to hot pots, from Western to Asian restaurants, you will find here countless options in Central, Jordan, Sham Shui Po, Lamma Island, Sai Kung or Tsim Sha Tsui. So, are you ready to find your best restaurant in Hong Kong?

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8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana — Central

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Chef Bombana is also known as “The King of white truffle” (© 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana)

8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, situated in the bustling financial hub of Central, is a three Michelin-starred restaurant named after Chef Umberto Bombana’s favourite film, “8 ½” by Federico Fellini. Experience an exquisite blend of Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, featuring signature dishes such as the delectable black truffle risotto, blue lobsters, and house-made pastas. The cinematic ambiance is enhanced by subdued lighting and a low mirror ceiling, overlooking the dynamic street view. With branches in Macau and Shanghai, this restaurant remains a mainstay in the fine dining scene.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Italian – Michelin Three Star
Location: Shop 202, 18 Chater Road, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2537 8859

Amber — Central

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The contemporary French restaurant offers set menus (© The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)

Awarded for 16 consecutive years two Michelin stars and The Michelin Green Star since 2022, it’s no secret that Amber is one of the top contenders in town. Led by renowned Dutch-born chef Richard Ekkebus, this French fine dining restaurant offers only prix-fixe menus, including a dairy- and gluten-free vegetarian option with reduced salt and sugar. In 2018, the award-winning restaurant underwent a revamp by acclaimed New York designer Adam Tihany, featuring a bright, gold, and beige palette. The new menu highlights the natural flavours of ingredients, with an emphasis on vegetables, including homemade tofu with Fukuoka tomatoes and amadai (tilefish) with rice and sake lees (leftovers from sake production).

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French – Michelin Two Star
Location: 15 Queen’s Rd Central, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2132 0066

An Choi — Sheung Wan

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Expect to queue during lunch hour at An Choi (© An Choi)

An Choi serves “No bullshit” Vietnamese cuisine, offering daily freshly baked bánh mì, phở, and special ăn ốc (snails & seafood) dishes like Lã Vọng grilled fish, bringing the true flavours of Vietnam to the city. Recently awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024, its bright yellow exterior and down-to-earth attitude mirror Vietnam’s lively street food culture, constantly attracting a long queue during lunchtime.

Price Range: $-$$
Type: Vietnamese – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: 15-17 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 5286 1517

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9 Best Vietnamese Restaurants In Hong Kong To Try In 2024

Andō — Central

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The stylish design at Andō (© Andō)

Andō is where Chef-Founder Agustin Balbi brings his Spanish-Argentinian roots and Japanese training together in a fusion of flavours. The innovative tasting menu defies labels and takes diners on a personal journey, combining ancestral flavours with Japanese techniques in a minimalistic dining room. Don’t skip the caldoso rice dish Sin Lola – it’s a tribute to his grandma and an absolute must-try!

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Innovative – Michelin One Star
Location: 1F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9161 8697

Australia Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司) — Jordan

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Australia Dairy Company at Jordan (© Australia Dairy Company)

Australia Dairy Company is one of the most popular cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style cafe) in Jordan. This beloved diner is renowned for its classic local breakfast dishes, including rich and buttery thick toast, comforting macaroni soup with BBQ pork, and, of course, the signature silky smooth scrambled eggs. Don’t be put off by the long queues – the no-nonsense service and bustling atmosphere are all part of the experience. The restaurant’s old-school decor and no-frills approach transport diners back in time to a simpler era, making it a true Hong Kong gem. Just be sure to study the menu beforehand, order quickly, eat heartily, and make way for those eager to try this favourite.

Price Range: $
Type: Cha Chaan Teng – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: 47 Parkes Street, Jordan
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2730 1356

Belon — Central

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Dungeness crab with smoked fennel and caviar (© Belon)

Belon is a Michelin-starred neo-Parisian restaurant helmed by the talented Chef Matthew Kirkley. Moved into its new location on Elgin Street in Soho back in 2021, this eatery offers a contemporary menu of elevated French cuisine with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. The stunning menu includes the famous whole roasted chicken, the decadent foie gras tartlet with sauternes wine, alongside reimagined French dishes are a feast for the senses. The restaurant’s sophisticated design features kitchen counter seats for a front-row view of the culinary magic.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French – Michelin One Star
Location: 1st Floor, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 2152 2872

Big JJ Seafood Hotpot (珍姐海鮮火鍋飯店) — Central

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The locally-slaughtered yellow beef platter is perfect for hotpot (© Big JJ Seafood Hotpot)

Nestled in an alley close to Lan Kwai Fong, Big JJ Seafood Hotpot is a social media sensation that’s loved by locals and tourists alike. This popular restaurant is renowned for its signature seafood hotpot, featuring locally-slaughtered yellow beef, the catch of the day seafood platter, and signature soup bases with zero artificial flavoring or MSG. Their loud Cantopop music and friendly staff perfectly embody their tagline, “Noisy, rude, and overrated.” If you’re in the mood for wine, ask their friendly sommelier for a recommendation, or bring your own with a surcharge. While the hotpots are only served at night and advanced booking is a must, their lunch menu boasts must-try dishes like Pratunam Chicken Rice and Prime Beef with Scallion Oil & Soy Noodle.

Price Range: $$
Type: Hot Pot – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: G/F, Wo On Building, 9 Wo On Ln, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2388 6982

Caprice — Central

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Caprice is one of the best fine dining restaurant in Hong Kong (© Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong)

Caprice, located in the iconic Four Seasons Hong Kong, is a three Michelin-starred restaurant that delivers French haute cuisine at its finest. With Executive Chef Guillaume Galliot at the helm, the menu showcases the freshest ingredients and highlights the best of French culinary techniques. The ‘Menu Connaisseur’ allows guests to indulge in all of their specialities at once, including its signature Crabe Royal d’Alaska, and the inspiring desserts by pastry chef Nicholas Lambert, who was the youngest recipient of Asia’s Best Pastry Chef in 2018. The restaurant’s glamorous design and outstanding Victoria Harbor views perfectly complement the concept of French luxury dining.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French – Michelin Three Star
Location: 8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3196 8882

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Chaat — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Chaat has retained its Michelin star in 2023 (© Rosewood Hong Kong)

Chaat, which means “to lick” in Hindi, is an Indian fine dining restaurant located at Rosewood Hong Kong. Headed by Chef Manav Tuli, the restaurant was awarded Michelin One Star since 2022. Chaat offers a unique and imaginative take on Indian street food, with a menu that showcases bold and flavourful dishes. The restaurant’s Tandoori menu is particularly impressive, featuring standout dishes such as the Lobster Tikka and Brandt Ranch Tomahawk, both cooked to perfection in the custom Tandoor oven. These dishes are best enjoyed with Chaat’s spice-influenced cocktails and wines. The vibrant and colourful decor features a glass-clad Masala room filled with fragrant spices, and an outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Indian – Michelin One Star
Location: 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3891 8732

Cristal Room By Anne-Sophie Pic — Central

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Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic was awarded with Michelin One Star within 5 months of opening (© Cristal Room By Anne-Sophie Pic)

Part of the city’s most thrilling lifestyle hub, FORTY-FIVE, Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic is a partnership between French celebrity chef Anne-Sophie Pic and luxury crystal house Baccarat. The French fine dining restaurant offers not only jaw-dropping views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline but also a delightful and innovative menu using local ingredients. No wonder it was recognized with a Michelin Star within five months of opening.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French Contemporary – Michelin One Star
Location: Forty-Five, Gloucester Tower Landmark, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 3501 8580

Dragon State Kitchen (龍邦燒味小廚茶餐廳) — Sheung Wan

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Dragon State Kitchen is the expert of Cantonese BBQ (© Dragon State Kitchen)

Dragon State Kitchen is tucked away on a street corner in Sheung Wan, offering authentic Cantonese BBQ. This gem is renowned for its succulent selection of roasted meats, from the flavourful barbecued pork and roasted duck to the crispy skin chicken and everything in between. If roasted meat isn’t your thing, fear not – the menu also features Cantonese rice and fried noodles, making it a bustling cha chaang teng for lunch. And for those on the go, Dragon State Kitchen also offers take out options.

Price Range: $
Type: Cha Chaang Teng – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: 38 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
Contact: Facebook | +852 2342 3189

Eng Kee Noodle Shop (英記麵家) — Sai Ying Pun

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Cantonese-style soup noodles with braised beef brisket and oven-grilled char siu (© Dennis Wong via Flickr)

Eng Kee Noodle Shop is a family-run restaurant located in Sai Ying Pun that has been serving up Cantonese-style noodles since 1994. The Michelin-recommended restaurant is famous for its signature dish – the beef brisket – which is braised overnight and steeped in a spiced marinade for maximum tenderness and flavour. The oven-grilled char siu, made with pork shoulder and pork neck, boasts a juicy and springy texture thanks to the fine marbling. This little shop offers both dine-in and takeout options, making it the perfect joint for a quick and satisfying meal.

Price Range: $
Type: Chinese Noodles – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: GF, 32 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
Contact: Website | +852 2540 7950

Estro — Central

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Estro is led by Naples-born Chef Antimo Maria Merone (© Estro)

Helmed by Naples-born Chef Antimo Maria Merone, Estro ain’t your typical Italian joint. With a focus on elevating Neapolitan flavours through modern techniques, the restaurant’s refined tasting menus reflect Antimo’s childhood memories and global perspective, offering ingenious creations like handmade bottoni pasta stuffed with parmesan emulsion and red prawn panna cotta topped with caviar.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Italian – Michelin One Star
Location: Level 2, 1 Duddell Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9380 0161

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Forum (富臨飯店) — Causeway Bay

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The signature Ah Yat braised abalone (© Forum)

For over 40 years, Forum has been a beloved eatery, attracting tourists from around the world with its Michelin-starred cuisine. The restaurant’s signature dish, Ah Yat braised abalone, is named after Forum’s founder and master Chef Yeung Koon Yat. Premium abalone is slow-cooked in a flavourful broth for days and served with the option to add toppings like goose web, dried seafood or fish maw. Today, under the guidance of Executive Chef Adam Wong, Forum continues to deliver the finest Cantonese cuisine with top-quality ingredients. Don’t miss the sweet, tender braised ox-tails, or the aromatic and delicious Ah Yat fried rice, made with fresh shrimp, BBQ pork, and finished with ham sauce.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Dim Sum – Michelin Three Star
Location: 1/F, Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2869 8282

Hansik Goo — Sheung Wan

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Hansik Goo showcases the variety of Korean cooking traditions (© Hansik Goo)

Led by Chef Mingoo Kang, who is also responsible for the acclaimed Mingles in Seoul, Hansik Goo is a Michelin-starred Korean restaurant that celebrates authentic Korean flavours with a creative twist. Offering just one tasting menu with add-on options available, the creative courses draw inspiration from the variety of Korean cooking traditions. The standout dish, samgye risotto 2.0, is a modern take on the beloved Korean chicken soup dish, samgyetang, featuring a chicken and duck roulade stuffed with song-yi mushroom and drizzled with ginseng chicken and rice soup. The contemporary design is inspired by the old Korean kitchen and hearth, known as Bu-Eok, creating a unique and inviting atmosphere that highlights the restaurant’s Korean heritage.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Korean – Michelin One Star
Location: 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2798 8768

Hop Sze (合時小廚) — Sai Wan Ho

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Hop Sze will soon be moving to Central’s new Club Bâtard (© Hop Sze)

From the outside, you may assume this is just another Cantonese restaurant; but no, Hop Sze is a local favourite with a waiting list up to months. Led by Chef Wong, this Cantonese gem offers homestyle dishes that pack a punch with unique flavours and top-notch ingredients. Signature dishes like shrimp toast and soy sauce chicken showcase Wong’s dedication to freshness and quality. Sure, it’s a bit pricier than your average spot, but trust me, it’s worth every penny – plus, they’ll soon be moving to the new Club Bâtard in Central’s Pedder Building.

Price Range: $$
Type: Cantonese
Location: 39 Shau Kei Wan Rd, Sai Wan Ho
Contact: Facebook | +852 2569 0862

Hop Yik Tai (合益泰小食) — Sham Shui Po

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Silky smooth cheong fun with sweet sauce, sesame sauce, soy sauce, and sesame seeds (© Hop Yik Tai)

Sham Shui Po is home to numerous delectable eateries, and the always busy Hop Yik Tai in Sham Shui Po is all about authentic Hong Kong street food. Celebrated on the Michelin guide, this joint is always buzzing with activity, serving up freshly made cheong fun, or rice noodle rolls, that are velvety and paired perfectly with sweet sauce, sesame sauce, and soy sauce. Whether you’re grabbing it to go or snagging a seat in this cozy shop, you won’t want to miss out on their other mouth-watering street food, like fish balls, pork skin, and braised radish.

Price Range: $
Type: Street Food – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: 121 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: Website | +852 2720 0239

Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳) — Mong Kok

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The sweet buttered pineapple bun is a must-try at Kam Wah Cafe (© Kam Wah Cafe)

Kam Wah Cafe, located in Mong Kok, is renowned as one of the best Pineapple bun makers in the city. This humble cha chaang teng serves up traditional Hong Kong-style breakfast fare, with dishes like pork chop noodles and creamy scrambled eggs with soft white bread, paired with a cup of rich and smooth milk tea, crispy and buttery pineapple buns, and fluffy egg tarts. While you may have to share a table with strangers, it’s quite common with local eateries. The menu is thoughtfully provided in both English and Chinese.

Price Range: $
Type: Cha Chaan Teng – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: 45-47 Bute Street, Mong Kok
Contact: Instagram | +852 2392 6830

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12 Iconic Hong Kong Street Foods & Where To Eat Them

Kam’s Roast Goose (甘牌燒鵝) — Wan Chai

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Goose is perfectly roasted with a crispy skin and juicy meat (© Carrie Wang via Flickr)

Kam’s Roast Goose in Wan Chai is the place to go for its mouthwatering Cantonese roast goose. Founded by the third generation of the Kam family, whose grandfather was the founder of the infamous Chinese restaurant Yung Kee, this restaurant offers a simple yet delicious menu centred around their signature dish, the succulent roast goose. The goose is roasted to perfection, with a crispy skin and tender, juicy meat that is enhanced by the restaurant’s secret marinade. Don’t miss the creamy, melty goose blood pudding or the decadent blanched noodles tossed in goose fat. The cosy design allows guests to savour the restaurant’s Cantonese dishes in a warm and family-oriented environment that.

Price Range: $$
Type: Cantonese – Michelin One Star
Location: 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2520 1110

Kau Kee (九記牛腩) — Central

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Expect to queue for Kau Kee’s beef brisket (© Simon Lau via Flickr)

Recognized by the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide, Kau Kee is a restaurant in Central famous for its succulent and flavor-packed beef brisket. Since its humble beginnings in the 1930s, Kau Kee has been serving up Cantonese-style noodle soup with a variety of noodles and cuts of meat in both clear broth and rich, spicy curry soup. The restaurant’s delectable offerings have attracted a massive following, with lines often stretching out onto the street. Be prepared to cosy up with strangers at a crowded table and navigate the slippery floors, but the hearty and satisfying flavours of Kau Kee’s dishes are sure to make it all worthwhile.

Price Range: $$
Type: Chinese Noodles – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: Ground Floor, 21 Gough St, Central
Contact: Website | +852 2850 5967

Kung Wo Beancurd Factory (公和荳品廠) — Sham Shui Po

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Add a spoon of brown sugar on top of the tofu pudding for extra sweetness (© Kung Wo Beancurd Factory)

For over 70 years, Kung Wo Beancurd Factory has been a staple in the vibrant neighbourhood of Shum Shui Po, renowned for their wide variety of classic soy products, which earned them a spot on the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide. Using locally sourced non-GMO soybeans, this iconic old-school store has become popular for their signature silky smooth tofu pudding, a beloved iconic dessert in Hong Kong, as well as their bean curd puffs, deep-fried tofu, and homemade sugar-free soy milk, all made fresh daily. Kung Wo Beancurd Factory is renowned for its ability to bring out the rich, savoury flavour of soybeans, which make it a mainstay in the local food scene.

Price Range: $
Type: Street Food – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2386 6871

Kwan Kee Claypot Rice (坤記煲仔小菜) — Sai Ying Pun

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The hearty clay pot rice is a must-try especially in winter times (© Liso via Flickr)

For over 30 years, it is no secret that Kwan Kee Claypot Rice in Sai Ying Pun has been a beloved destination for authentic Hong Kong-style clay pot rice dishes. The Michelin-recommended restaurant uses a unique three-rice blend that gives it a chewy and fragrant texture, with a perfectly crispy crust at the bottom that’s expertly scorched from the right amount of heat and time. Popular items to pair with include white eel, Chinese sausage, beef, chicken and more, all perfectly made with excellent wok hei. Keep in mind that clay pot rice is only served at night and takes time to prepare, so order it as soon as you’re seated.

Price Range: $$
Type: Cantonese – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: Shop 1, G/F, Wo Yick Mansion, 263 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Contact: Website | +852 2803 7209

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon — Central

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The Michelin-starred restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine amidst stunning decor (© L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon)

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, situated in the heart of Landmark Hong Kong, is a French culinary masterpiece that has earned three Michelin stars for an impressive 11 consecutive years since 2012. The contemporary chic design features its signature red velvet and dark decor, and an open kitchen where culinary magic happens before your eyes. Currently headed by Executive Chef Julien Tongourian, the restaurant offers French classics in tapas-style portions. Don’t miss the signature truffle langoustine ravioli or the iconic mashed potatoes. For a more intimate experience, book a table in the outdoor Le Jardin.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French – Michelin Three Star
Location: Shop 401, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2166 9000

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L’Envol — Wan Chai

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L’oursin d’Hokkaido: Hokkaido sea urchin sits with prawns and fennel in a caviar box (© The St. Regis Hong Kong)

L’Envol at The St. Regis Hong Kong is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant led by Executive Chef Olivier Elzer. The restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine with Asian ingredients, and their set menus change regularly to incorporate only the freshest seasonal ingredients, with a particular focus on seafood delicacies such as the Hokkaido sea urchin box. The restaurant’s elegant design of marble and wood creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, with natural light streaming in to showcase the stunning open kitchen. Wine lovers will be delighted by the extensive and exclusive wine list, with a variety of exceptional wines available by the glass.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French – Michelin Two Star
Location: 3/F, The St. Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2138 6818

Lan Fong Yuen (蘭芳園) — Central, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Lan Fong Yuen is famous for its ‘silk stocking milk tea’, the Hong Kong-style milk tea (© Lan Fong Yuen)

Whether you’re a fan of milk tea or not, you should try Lan Fong Yuen, their Central branch one of the oldest local milk tea shops that exists in present time. This iconic restaurant has been serving up their signature Hong Kong-style milk tea since 1952, using high-quality Australian milk and Indian Assam black tea. For coffee lovers, try their Yuen yeung, a delicious mix of coffee and milk tea. Originally starting out as an open-air food stall, the nostalgic green stall in Central is still preserved today despite the restaurant now operating inside a building. Indulge in their crispy pork chop buns, French toast, or simply a bun with condensed milk to complete the perfect meal.

Price Range: $$
Type: Cha Chaan Teng – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: 2 Gage Street, Central; 44 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2544 3895

Loaf On (六福菜館) — Sai Kung

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The variety of fresh seafood served at Loaf On (© Loaf On)

Hong Kong is a seafood lover’s paradise: wander along the waterfront promenade in Sai Kung, where restaurants display water tanks outside for fresh seafood. Among them is Loaf On, boasting a Michelin star for 15 consecutive years. This Cantonese seafood haven serves up fresh delights like mantis shrimp, razor clams, and scallops with glass noodles. Be sure to pre-order the signature chili pepper crispy skin chicken for a flavourful treat. And don’t forget, you can bring your own seafood for the chef’s creative touch.

Price Range: $$$
Type: Chinese Seafood – Michelin One Star
Location: G/F, 49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 2792 9966

Luk Yu Tea House (陸羽茶室) — Central

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Delicate dim sum and a wide selection of Chinese tea in an elegant colonial setting (© Luk Yu Tea House)

Named after the Sage of Tea, a renowned Chinese tea master, Luk Yu Tea House in Central has been delighting diners with authentic dim sum and Cantonese dishes since its establishment in 1933. The elegant decor, featuring Chinese art and subtle colonial details, adds to the old-world charm of this three-story restaurant, attracting both regulars and tourists alike. Indulge in their freshly made dim sum, perfectly paired with a wide selection of Chinese tea, ranging from Puer to Long jing and everything in between.

Price Range: $$-$$$
Type: Chinese Tea House – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: 24-26 Stanley Street, Central
Contact: Facebook | +852 2523 5464

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Yum Cha : Where To Eat The Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong?

Mak Man Kee (麥文記麵家) — Jordan

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Fresh prawn wontons is perfectly paired with Mak Man Kee’s housemade noodles (© Mak Man Kee)

The iconic Mak Man Kee in Jordan, with a history spanning over 60 years, is all about Cantonese wonton soup noodles. To ensure the perfect texture of their noodles, this diner uses self-made noodles, featuring the distinct flavours of egg and shrimp roe. Their firm and bouncy tiger prawn wontons are prepared fresh and al dente, while the sweet clear broth is simmered for at least 6 hours, with a blend of pork bone, Jinhua ham, flounder, dried shrimp and more. Enjoy the noodles tossed in oyster sauce or shrimp roe, which is also available as a pre-packaged condiment to-go. The restaurant’s dedication to quality and authentic flavours has earned them a nod from the Michelin Bib Gourmand guide.

Price Range: $
Type: Chinese Noodles – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: G/F, 51 Parkes Street, Jordan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2736 5561

Man Yuen (文苑飯莊) — Wong Tai Sin

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A new addition to the Michelin BIb Gourmand list is Man Yuen (© Man Yuen)

Man Yuen Restaurant might be tucked away in an East Kowloon public housing estate, but don’t let that fool you. Led by culinary director CK Poon, the restaurant offers quality Cantonese cuisine that has earned it a spot on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list. Expect mouth-watering dishes made with fresh ingredients sourced from local markets, and their team knows how to whip up classics like wok hei-laden stir-fries that’ll make your taste buds dance. Forget the fancy location, Man Yuen attracts diners from near and far with its top-notch Cantonese eats!

Price Range: $$$
Type: Cantonese – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: Shop S02, 2/F, Tin Ma Court, 55 Chuk Yuen Road, Wong Tai Sin
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 6315 7300

MONO — Central

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MONO reflects Chef Ricardo Chaneton’s personal culunary journey (© MONO)

Helmed by Venezuela-born Chef Ricardo Chaneton, MONO is an intimate 22-seater space with a Michelin One star under its belt. This fine dining restaurant presents Asia with a taste of refined Latin American gastronomy, reinterpreting LatAm cuisine with inventive dishes that pay homage to tradition while being influenced by European and Asian culture. Bold flavours and sophisticated techniques take centre stage. You can even listen to the Chef’s wide range of music collection on Spotify.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Latin American – Michelin One Star
Location: 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9726 9301

Mora — Sheung Wan

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Tate’s VIcky Lau put the spotlight on soy at Mora (© Mora)

If you’re strolling down Cat Street, keep an eye out for Mora, where soy takes the spotlight in every dish. Led by the renowned Chef Vicky Lau, this restaurant in Sheung Wan embodies the surprising, harmonious capacities of contrasting ingredients and textures. From light-as-air tofu to bubbling stone pot mala tofu, Mora’s hyper-seasonal menu showcases the versatility of soy, a pivotal ingredient in Asian culinary tradition. The MICHELIN Green Star restaurant works with long-standing local product shops and participates in sustainability charity activities.

Price Range: $$$
Type: Innovative – Michelin One Star
Location: 40 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9583 8590

Neighbourhood — Central

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You can always be surprised by Chef Lai’s innovative dishes at Neighborhood (© Neighborhood)

Nestled in the middle of lively bars and antique shops, Neighborhood might not scream fine dining from the outside, but trust me, it’s where the real foodies flock. Chef-owner David Lai, influenced by his training in the U.S. and culinary experiences in San Francisco, offers a seafood-heavy French menu with tapas-style dishes and large platters for sharing. The salt-baked chicken rice with giblets and morels is a crowd favourite, showcasing Lai’s seasonal produce-first philosophy. Despite the absence of fancy websites or Instagram hype, this place books out faster than you can say “bon appétit”.

Price Range: $$$
Type: French – Michelin One Star
Location: 61-63 Hollywood Road, Central
Contact: Facebook | +852 2617 0891

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She Wong Leung (蛇王良) — North Point

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She Wong Leung is a Michelin-recommended snake soup expert (© David Wang via Google)

Explore the exotic flavors of traditional Hong Kong delicacy at She Wong Leung, a Michelin Bib Gourmand recognized restaurant in North Point specialised in snake soup. Unlike most snake soup shops that serve the dish only in winter, the owner, who studied Chinese medicine, formulates its signature snake soup with a different blend of herbs and spices for every season, making it a healthy tonic all year round. Enjoy exceptional value with set menus featuring snake soup and home-style dishes to cater to all tastes. For those feeling extra adventurous, try the snake wines. Don’t miss out on the equally popular double-boiled soups, which require pre-ordering.

Price Range: $
Type: Chinese – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: Shop A, GF, 298 Electric Road, North Point
Contact: Website | +852 2578 8135

Shugetsu (麵鮮醬油房周月) — Central

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A bowl of hearty Tsukemen ramen from Shugetsu (© Shugetsu)

A long-stayer on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list, Shugetsu is a Japanese ramen joint on Gough Street, drawing early queues for its lip-smacking Tsukemen ramen. Homemade noodles, available thick or thin, are paired with a comprehensive base sauce aged for a whopping 18 months. The meticulous soup-making process involves simmering chicken stock until concentrated, then adding soy sauce and vinegar. Owner Taka’s commitment to quality also shines through in their equally-exceptional noodles, made in-house with the same recipe and ingredients as their Japanese restaurant in Shikoku’s Ehime prefecture.

Price Range: $-$$
Type: Japanese Ramen – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: 5 Gough Street, Central
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2850 6009

Shui Kee Coffee (瑞記咖啡) — Sheung Wan

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The signature Hong Kong-style French toast (© Kian Yam via Flickr)

Located inside the bustling Sheung Wan Cooked Food Centre, Shui Kee Coffee is a beloved cha chaang teng known for its French toast and milk tea. While this eatery serves up nostalgic comfort food items like instant noodles, sandwiches, and buns with your choice of ham, spam, or egg, it’s their Hong Kong-style French toast that draws in the crowds. The toast is pan-fried to perfection with crispy edges, while the inside remains moist and buttery, sinfully drizzled with butter and condensed milk, and it is perfectly paired with a cup of milk tea. Prepare to brush up on your math skills to navigate their menu, using “Suzhou” numerals for prices that even locals may not understand. But fear not, as they have an English menu to guide you through.

Price Range: $
Type: Cha Chaan Teng – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: Shop 17, 2/F, Cooked Food Centre, 345 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | +852 2850 8643

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Top 45 Cantonese Foods & Snacks You Must Have In Hong Kong To Eat Like A Local

Sister Wah Beef Brisket (華姐清湯腩) — Tin Hau

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Sister Wah specialised in tender beef brisket in clear broth (© Sister Wah)

Carrying on their mother’s legacy, Wong Shu Wah and Wong Kwok Wah, the second-generation owners of Sister Wah, continue to serve their mother’s recipe for the famous beef brisket in clear broth, just the way she did. Using only locally butchered beef brisket, the meat is seasoned and simmered to perfection with up to 10 spices, resulting in a balanced, flavourful clear broth that’s not oily and has a distinct herbal aroma. To maintain the best flavour, the brisket is prepared on the same day it’s butchered. But the brisket isn’t the only star on the menu; their homemade Shanghainese cuisine, including wontons in chilli oil, is not to be missed.

Price Range: $
Type: Chinese Noodles – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: 13 Electric Road, Tin Hau
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2807 0181

Sun Hing Restaurant (新興食家) — Kennedy Town

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Fresh dim sums at 3am at the self-serving Sun Hing Restaurant (© K. NG, Y. T. Chuang, P. C. Ching via Google)

Craving dim sum late at night? Look no further than Sun Hing Restaurant in Kennedy Town, open from 3am to 4pm daily. This legendary eatery is a favourite among all walks of life, serving up steaming hot baskets of freshly made dim sum since the 1980s. Be sure to try all the dim sum classics, including the steamed custard buns, with a runny, rich, and piping-hot filling that’s out of this world. Sun Hing Restaurant is an old-school joint that’s self-serving, just like the good old days. Choose your preferred loose tea leaves from a stainless-steel shelf to make a pot of Chinese tea, and pick from a variety of delicious dim sum on the steam trolleys full of bamboo baskets stacked high. It’s no wonder Sun Hing is always packed with regulars and tourists alike.

Price Range: $
Type: Chinese Dim Sum – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: Shop C, G/F, 8 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town
Contact: Website | +852 2816 0616

Sushi Shikon — Central

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Sushi Shikon is a three-Michelin-starred restaurant serves Edomae sushi (© The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong)

Located at the luxurious The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Sushi Shikon is a culinary gem that has earned three Michelin stars every year since 2014. Led by Chef Yoshiharu Kakinuma, a master of Edomae sushi who was served as a young apprentice to Mr. Yoshitake, the restaurant curates an unforgettable omakase experience featuring the freshest ingredients imported daily from Tokyo’s infamous Toyosu market. Complementing their seasonal menu is a carefully selected collection of sake, including exclusive options available only at Sushi Shikon. Prepare to be dazzled by the artistry of Edomae sushi and indulge in a truly exceptional dining experience.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Japanese omakase – Michelin Three Star
Location: 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central,, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2643 6800

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T’ang Court (唐閣) — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Baked stuffed crab shell (© The Langham, Hong Kong)

Experience the epitome of Cantonese cuisine at T’ang Court, one of the finest restaurants in town and a recipient of three Michelin stars since 2020. Curated by Executive Chef Wong Chi Fai and his talented team, the restaurant is inspired by the Tang Dynasty, China’s golden age. Don’t miss the signature dishes such as the baked stuffed crab shell, the succulent braised imperial bird nest, as well as the finest abalone and seafood dishes. The equally lavish decor and impeccable service make T’ang Court a constant presence in the fine dining scene.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Cantonese – Michelin Three Star
Location: 1F & 2F, The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2132 7898

Ta Vie — Central

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As the name suggests, Ta Vie takes you a culinary journey oveer the world (© Ta Vie)

Ta Vie means “Your Life” in French and “journey” in Japanese, and this Michelin-three-starred spot invites diners on a culinary journey that marries French and Japanese cuisines. Chef Hideaki Sato’s mantra of “pure, simple, and seasonal” guides the tasting menu, featuring top-notch ingredients sourced from Japan. The intimate setting and darkened interiors add to the dramatic experience. The cherry on top? The wine-pairing here includes interesting Asian vintages as well as sake.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: French-Japanese – Michelin Three Star
Location: 2F, The Pottinger Hotel, 21 Stanley Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2668 6488

Tai Ping Koon (太平館) — Multiple locations

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Chicken wings in Swiss sauce and soufflé (© Tai Ping Koon)

Step back in time and experience the rich history of the city’s oldest running Hong Kong-style Western restaurant, Tai Ping Koon. Established in 1860 and currently run by the fifth-generation of the Chui family, this iconic restaurant chain is famous for its ‘soya sauce’ Western dishes, a fusion of Chinese ingredients and faux-Western recipes, including Swiss sauce chicken wings and sizzling steaks. And of course, no visit to Tai Ping Koon is complete without trying their famous roasted pigeon, cooked to crispy perfection on the outside and juicy on the inside. The secret to Tai Ping Koon’s success is their signature “Swiss sauce,” a marinade sauce made with a blend of soy sauces and sweet tones originating from their first Guangzhou restaurant. And don’t forget to leave room for their signature soufflé, a true showstopper that’s as big as a plate.

Price Range: $$
Type: Western – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: Causeway Bay, Central, Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Facebook | +852 2899 2780

Tate Dining Room — Central

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Scalloped Custom Plate in blush pink (© Tate Dining Room)

With Michelin-starred Chef Vicky Lau at the helm, the French-Chinese fusion restaurant Tate Dining Room tells edible stories through its artfully crafted tasting menu, each dish tells an edible story that pays tribute to a specific ingredient, such as local flower crab and pigeon. Thrived for perfect moments and last experiences, every aspect of the dining experience is carefully curated by the team, from the flavours and lighting to the aroma, plating, temperature, and more. Recognised with the title Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2015, Lau infuses her graphic design background into her colourful and creative plating. The dining room itself is also an interior design dream, featuring pastel pink velvet banquettes and etched steel tables.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Innovative – Michelin Two Star
Location: 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2555 2172

The Chairman (大班樓) — Central

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Steamed flower crab with aged Shaoxing wine and chicken oil (© The Chairman)

The Chairman made history in 2021 as the first restaurant in Hong Kong to claim the No.1 spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Under the helm of the talented Chef Kwok Keung Tung, this Michelin-starred hotspot offers a farm-to-table experience that celebrates the freshness of locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. The signature dish, steamed flower crab with aged Shaoxing wine and chicken oil, is a true masterpiece. They continue to shine after relocating to a new place on Wellington Street with a new lush green design, and diners can only make reservations online and are required to order one of the set menus in advance.

Price Range: $$$
Type: Cantonese – Michelin One Star
Location: 3/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington St, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2555 2202

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The Steak House by Regent Hong Kong — Tsim Sha Tsui

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The specacular view at The Steak House (© Regent Hong Kong)

In an elegant setting overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Steak House at Regent Hong Kong serves up a tantalising array of prime meats from around the globe. With a focus on dry-aged beef and an original charcoal grill, Chef Amine Errkhis and his team create mouthwatering dishes that are complemented by an elaborate salad bar and decadent desserts. Featuring a curated wine selection, this stylish restaurant is perfect for celebrating any special occasions.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Steak House
Location: 15-17 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 5286 1517

Tim Ho Wan (添好運點心專門店) — Multiple locations

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Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po is the birthplace of the infamous global dim sum chain (© Tim Ho Wan)

Indulge in Michelin-starred dim sum at Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po, the birthplace of this world-renowned restaurant chain. Don’t miss their signature dish, the char siu bao, a Baked BBQ Pork Bun with a crispy, buttery crust and a sweet and savoury filling that’s out of this world. Alongside this iconic dish, the restaurant offers over 20 other traditional dim sums, including shrimp dumplings and steamed beef meatballs, all at affordable prices. This neighbourhood gem is your chance to dine at one of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, without sacrificing quality or taste.

Price Range: $$
Type: Dim Sum – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: Central, Olympian City, Sham Shui Po, Tseung Kwan O, West Kowloon
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2788 1226

Tin Lung Heen (天龍軒) — West Kowloon

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Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is located at 102/F of ICC (© The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong)

Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong occupies 102nd floor of the city’s tallest skyscraper, ICC. Led by renowned Executive Chef Paul Lau, this two-Michelin-starred restaurant celebrates fine Cantonese cuisine, with standout dishes such as the signature honey-glazed Iberian pork char siu, double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw in coconut, and delicate dim sum served only on weekends. The restaurant’s high ceiling and grand red wood veneer decor highlights the breathtaking views of Hong Kong west’s skyline. Privates rooms are available for special occasions of any sizes.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Cantonese – Michelin Two Star
Location: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2263 2270

Twins Liangpi Limited (兩姊妹涼皮有限公司) — Mong Kok

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From a small takeaway spot to Michelin Bib Gourmand, Twins Liangpi Limited remains its quality over the years (© Twins Liangpi Limited)

Ready for some seriously satisfying Sichuan cold skin noodles (liangpi)? Originally a takeaway spot in Prince Edward, Twins Liangpi Limited has now moved to Mong Kok with dine-in options. And let’s talk sauce – their secret recipe of sesame paste, sugar, soy sauce, and more is like a flavour explosion in your mouth. With fresh, handcrafted noodles and homemade chilli oils, every bowl is a labour of love. If you live on Hong Kong Island, check out their shop at Central’s Basehall 2!

Price Range: $-$$
Type: Sichuan Street Food – Michelin Bib Gourmand
Location: GF, 99 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok
Contact: Instagram | Facebook

Under Bridge Spicy Crab (橋底辣蟹) — Wan Chai

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The signature Under Bridge Spicy Crab (© Under Bridge Spicy Crab)

Started off with humble beginnings as a stall along the Canal Road flyover, Under Bridge Spicy Crab has been delighting diners with its Boat People style cuisine, and even appeared on the late Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations in 2007. The signature dish here is the fiery and flavourful Under Bridge Spicy Crab, where each crab weighs over five catty (a little over one pound), deep-fried, and cooked with a secret typhoon-style sauce. You can also choose the level of spiciness to suit your taste buds, from mild to super spicy. But the menu doesn’t stop there – there’s also a wide selection of fresh seafood, from mantis prawns to fresh clams and everything in between. Get ready to dig in and get your hands dirty as you immerse yourself in this delicious crab feast.

Price Range: $$-$$$
Type: Chinese – The HK Hub’s Pick
Location: G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Contact: Facebook | +852 2893 1289

Wing — Central

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Chef VIcky applied his French culinary expertise to refine Chinese cuisine (© WING)

WING redefines Chinese cuisine with modern flair, synergising the finest of the Eight Great Chinese Cuisines with modern culinary approaches. Chef Vicky Cheng’s French training shines through in every dish, from crispy pigeon to chilli oyster with house-preserved century egg. The menu is highly seasonal. The decor is as chic as the food, adorned with rich emerald hues and subtle marble touches to create an elegant atmosphere. But beware – snagging a reservation here often requires months in advance.

Price Range: $$$$
Type: Chinese
Location: 29F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2711 0063, +852 9310 0172 (Whatsapp)

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Yardbird — Sheung Wan

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The modern izakaya tucked away in the old area of Sheung Wan (© Yardbird)

Yardbird is a well-known secret among foodies in Hong Kong. Situated a bit further from Lan Kwai Fong and Soho, this modern izakaya is renowned for its yakitori delicacies. Owned by Chef Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang, it offers over 20 types of yakitori skewers, featuring local ‘three-yellow’ chicken grilled over binchotan charcoal, paired perfectly with a selection of Japanese whisky. The dynamic vibe and welcoming hospitality are also why people keep returning.

Price Range: $$$
Type: Japanese Izakaya – Michelin One Star
Location: 154-158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2547 9273

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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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