Hong Kong has a lot to boast in its cocktail and speakeasy scene, and what goes hand in hand with that is the shisha. Focused especially on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon are tons of really cool bars that also have shisha offerings, as well as dedicated smoking lounges. Whether you’re looking for a rooftop to smoke while eyeing the skyline, a darkened lounge for intimate conversation, or a spot to fill your stomach and your hookah craving at the same time, we have the best options for shisha right here.

Ohana — Wan Chai

Enjoy shisha in a jungle with a nice cocktail (© Ohana Tiki Lounge)

Ohana is a delightful tiki bar, offering an extensive selection of shisha options, including some with ice infusion for added refreshment. Indulge in unique cocktails like the “Tiki Jungle,” a tropical twist on the classic fruit punch, or the “The Glitzy Torch,” a passion fruit and elderflower blend that they ignite for a captivating experience. With a charming outdoor terrace adorned with greenery, Ohana transports you to a jungle-like setting, making it the perfect place to unwind and escape the stress of Hong Kong.

Address: 29/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Working Hours: 5 pm–2 am (Monday to Wednesday), 5 pm–3am (Thursday to Saturday), 5 pm–2 am (Sunday)
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2648 0900

She Says Lounge — Tsim Sha Tsui

A unique shisha place in Hong Kong with stunning outdoor seating (© She Says)

She Says, a shisha bar in Tsim Sha Tsui, offers a range of drinks, cocktails, teas, munchies, and premium shisha. Whether you prefer indoor or terrace seating, you can relax and enjoy unique “wookahs” for a distinctive hookah experience. Oscar and Rita lead the team at She Says, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for guests to unwind and enjoy their time. Remember, happy hour is from 4.30 PM to 78PM, every day!

Address: 4/F, Soho Tower, 25 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui
Working Hours: 4:30 pm–2 am (Every day, except Friday 2:30am).
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 2330 0242

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Shahrazad Lebanese Dining Lounge & Bar — Central

shisha setup at shahrazad lebanese lounge and bar
Shahrazad’s picturesque balcony is perfect for a hookah session (© Shahrazad)

For a window into Lebanon in Hong Kong, you may need to visit Shahrazad Lounge & Bar in Central. If anything, you cannot fault the lounge on its ambiance, with the wall-to-wall set of folding windows that open right out to Wyndham Street, incredible mosaic wall art, and comfortable decor that invites you to sit for extended periods of time like you’re at a family friend’s home. Their shisha comes in a range of fruit and dessert-y flavours. If you’re looking for a beautiful, airy environment to smoke in, this should be at the top of your list.

Address: 2/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham St, Central
Working Hours: 12pm–3 pm; 5:30–12 am, everyday
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 2330 0242

J.Moon Lounge — Mong Kok

shisha bowl at j moon lounge hong kong
Warm moon lights create a comfortable ambience (© J.Moon Lounge)

J.Moon is an all-rounder for cool atmosphere, fusion food (including tacos, pizza, and pasta), creative cocktails, and a large partially covered terrace for shisha. They’re currently releasing a series of cocktails based on the star signs! With an inviting, Instagrammable space theme and a small, focused shisha menu, J.Moon is a great spot for a long hangout. The large windows, which bring in a lot of light during the day, also make it a nice way to transition from a day to nighttime space.

Address: Pakpolee Commercial Centre, Unit 410-411, 4/F, 1A Sai Yeung Choi St S, Mong Kok
Working Hours: 2 pm–12 am (Monday to Thursday), 12 pm–2 am (Friday and Saturday), 12 pm–12 am (Sunday)
Contact: Instagram | +852 9545 5738

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HYC Bar & Lounge — Tsim Sha Tsui

terrace of hyc bar and lounge hong kong
HYC’s spacious terrace and focused menu draw liquor and shisha connoisseurs alike (© HYC Bar & Lounge)

HYC offers up exactly what you might expect from a penthouse address. A hookah and gin lounge with a cool, minimal indoor space, the highlight is the see-through staircase leading up to the huge rooftop area, with unhindered views of Kowloon and the harbour. If you’re not a fan of gin, they also serve classic cocktails as well as drinks inspired by locales like Brazil and Okinawa. Setting HYC apart from other hookah spots is that they offer shisha sets made by Kalous and Shishabucks.

Address: 22/F, Nathan Hill, 38 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Working Hours: 5 pm–2 am (Monday to Thursday), 5 pm–3 am (Friday & Saturday), 5 pm–2 am (Sunday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2572 6388

He Says — Causeway Bay

guests at he says shisha bar
He Says is a well-known go-to spot for shisha (© He Says)

The same group behind much-loved hookah lounge She Says, people regularly frequent He Says because of the wide range of shisha flavours, good wine list, and inviting environment. They also offer cocktails, and you can even ask your server to mix you up a custom flavour for your bowl. The best deals are during happy hour, and you’d be hard-pressed to find the same harbour view at a similar price point.

Address: 13/F, the L.Square, 459-461 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay
Working Hours: 4.30 pm–2 am (Monday to Thursday), 4.30 pm–2.30 am (Friday & Saturday), 4.30 pm–2 am (Sunday)
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 3188 4443

The Aces HK — multiple locations

the aces shisha at babacio
The Aces’ shisha setup at their partner restaurant, Babacio (© The Aces Co)

The Aces is a provider of all things shisha – pipes, bowls, and flavours. Along with doing shisha rental delivery to your home, they partner with top tier bars and restaurants such as Alto, Babacio, and the China Bar in TST, bringing the same quality of shisha and service to all 15 partners. Their staff are always friendly and knowledgeable about their mixes and how to use the setups. Getting consistently high quality shisha and an incomparable variety of choice for incredible locations… can you ask for more?

Address: Depends on the branch (see here)
Working Hours: Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Central, Jordan, Sheung Wan
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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The Parallel — Central

The perfect ambiance for a relaxing hookah experience (© The Parallel)

Located in Central, not far from Tai Kwun, The Parallel has a special treat available Sunday to Thursday: the “Shisha Combo.” With this deal, you get to enjoy a shisha session along with two drinks of your choice. The atmosphere is cosy and soothing, with soft blue lighting creating a relaxed mood for your evening in Central. It’s a great place to relax and share some shisha with friends in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Address: 9 Old Bailey St, Central
Working Hours: 5pm–12 am (Monday to Wednesday), 5pm–2 am (Thursday & Saturday), 5pm–4am (Friday)
Contact: Instagram | Facebook | +852 9880 8321

Sumac — Central

shisha lounge at sumac lebanese restaurant
Ascend to the second level shisha lounge at Sumac (© Sumac)

Another Lebanese lounge where you can enjoy a waterpipe, Sumac is just set apart from the busy inner workings of Central, with a moody atmosphere, delicious Middle Eastern food, and cozy separate shisha area with a terrace. If you need to line your stomach first, we suggest the hummus, succulent skewers, and generous amounts of pita. But the hookah, consistently lauded as quality and smooth, is what puts it on the map as a go-to lounge.

Address: 8 Glenealy, Central
Working Hours: 6pm–10 pm (Monday), 12–3 pm; 6–10 pm (Tuesday to Friday), 12–34pm; 6–10 pm (Saturday)
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 9594 1173

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Born in Canada, Danielle is deep diving into the things that make Hong Kong a city of intermingling identities, and bridging the information gap as someone trying to navigate the city herself as a cultural inbetweener. Sometimes this means examining culture and local people’s stories, and other times it means drinking all the milk tea and doing walking explorations of peripheral districts.

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