Considered by many to be the heart of Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui is a bustling part of the city that is filled with offices, museums, shopping, and of course, food! You can find everything from cute coffee shops, to historic eateries, to Michelin star restaurants, to rooftop bars with stunning of the Victoria Harbour.

So how does one choose where to eat or drink in Tsim Sha Tsui? Don’t worry – we’ve compiled the list of the best restaurants you should try in Tsim Sha Tsui this year.

Yè Shanghai — Shanghainese

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One-Michelin-starred Yè Shanghai has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Admiralty (© Yè Shanghai)

If you’re dining in TST and are craving Shanghainese, look no further than Yè Shanghai! This historic restaurant has chains across Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai and now, this Michelin star restaurant is brought to you in K11 MUSEA, with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and the nostalgia of old Shanghai. You can expect classics like braised beef ribs with brown sauce (HK$420) or an assortment of dumplings, but it’s also worth trying the new innovations by chef Sze such as the Shanghainese Rice Cake (HK$220).

Yè Shanghai, 702, Level 7, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Rd | +852 2376 3322

Wooloomooloo Prime — Steakhouse

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14-foot-tall ceilings allow incredible 270-degree views of Hong Kong (© Wooloomooloo Prime)

Killer views, fine wines, and the best steak in town, what more could one ask for when eating in TST? You have the choice of four sauces to accompany your steak, Béarnaise, Five Peppercorn, Mushroom, and Red Wine; and the steak cuts themselves are extensive. Sourced from Australia, you can indulge in a 200-day Grain Fed 340g Rib Eye from Queensland for HK$650 or opt for a Grass Fed 280g Filet Mignon for HK$580. For non-meat lovers, their seafood selection is also impressive!

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Wooloomooloo Prime, 21/F, The One, 100 Nathan Rd | +852 2870 0087

Sabatini Ristorante Italiano — Italian

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The Royal Garden’s Sabatini is modelled after the original Sabatini restaurant in Rome (© Sabatini)

Fine dining in TST? Sabatini is modelled after the original Sabatini Ristorante Italiano restaurant which opened in Rome in 1954. Bringing the timeless dishes to Hong Kong, along with the rustic charm with the ambiance,  it’s hard to find a more authentic Italian spot in this side of the world. But legacy and quality will cost you a pretty penny. A must-try is their The Linguine with Sicilian Red Prawns with Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Basil (HK$588), as well as their Oven-baked Blue Lobster with Risotto in “Homemade Style” (HK$ 1,580), an original dish created by Francesco Sabatini himself.

Sabatini Ristorante Italiano, 3/F, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Rd | +852 2733 2000

Namo Avant Thai — Thai

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Namo is located on prime real estate beside the harbour (© Namo Avant Thai)

Sitting on the seafront with views of the Hong Kong skyline enjoying Thai food sounds like paradise, and can be attained at Namo. Another incredible Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant, Namo brings contemporary and elevated Thai food by using traditional and trusted recipes across Asian cuisines and incorporating international ingredients and cooking methods. Enter delights such as the “Tuk Tuk Tofu” Crispy Fried Soft Tofu with a Coconut Crispy Coating and Spicy Red Chili Jam (HK$118) or “Silken Salmon” which is served with Chili-Lime Garlic (HK$268). You can also enjoy shisha with your skyline views.

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Namo Avant Thai, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd | +852 2739 1133

Hanook — Korean

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Hanook offers authentic, affordable Korean cuisine (© Hanook)

This popular Korean spot on Kimberly Road, which is filled with a number of Korean restaurants, stands out not just for flavour and style, but also for affordability. For just HK$100-HK$200, you can enjoy a delicious meal for two. And this is one of those spots where no matter what you try, it tastes great! But still, we do have favourites. Kimchi Soup with rice is a must as it is incredibly rich and the bibimbap with cheese was too good. The Korean dumplings were definitely the stand-out, do give them a try!

Hanook, G/F, Beauty Mansion, 69-71A Kimberly Rd | +852 2638 2832

Flame Japanese Cuisine — Japanese

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Flame Japanese Cuisine’s crab paste served in a crab shell (© Flame Japanese Cuisine)

A vibrant hamayaki-style restaurant tucked away in an alleyway is the last thing you’d expect on a list of best restaurants in TST, but to try Flame is to love it. Hamayaki refers to grilled fish and seafood, and boy, do they do it well! It is so fresh that the abalone is still moving when it touches the grill. We also recommend the crab paste served in its shell, sake marinated scallops, and oysters.  The food is quite reasonable for what it is, with a meal only setting you back between HK$200-HK$400 for two. 

Flame Japanese Cuisine, G/F, 23 Minden Ave | +852 2654 8200

Hexa — Dim sum

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Dim sum with premium ingredients and Victoria Harbour views at Hexa (© Hexa)

Cantonese food with a twist and a view, that is Hexa for you. Located in Harbour City, it has 270-degree harbour view and a stunning interior. The dim sum is also elevated with classics such as cheung fun given an upgrade with Kurobuta pork (HK$68) or Steamed Salmon Roe Dumplings (HK$68). A must-eat is the Steamed Bamboo Charcoal Buns with Egg Custard Cream (HK$58). If you’re looking for more Canton dishes, obviously with a modern spin, you can try the Roasted Iberico Char Siu or Smoked Chicken with Long Jing Tea Leaves.

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Hexa, OTE 101, Harbour City, 25 Canton Rd | +852 2577 1668

Branto — Vegetarian Indian

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Branto offers authentic vegetarian South Indian cuisine (© Branto)

Home-style Indian vegetarian food can be found at Brantos in TST. This small, unassuming spot has been around for years, serving loyal customers. It is one of the few places that provides authentic South Indian food, such as masala dosa (HK$49), idly (HK$39), and vada (HK$41), but people also love their pav bhaji (HK$74) and channa masala (HK$59). Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the mango lassi, a sweet, smooth drink to help you combat the spiciness of the Indian cuisine.

Branto, 1/F, 9 Lock Rd | +852 2366 8171

The Cheesecake Factory — Western

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The well-loved American chain serves a huge variety of decadent cheesecakes (© Cheesecake Factory)

The All-American chain has an outlet in our very own Tsim Sha Tsui! You can get your fill of their inviting, hometown special occasion décor while you wait, because this is one that almost always has a line. Their giant menu parallels their giant portions, so do be careful when you are ordering. Some savoury recommendations include the Factory Nachos (price?) and Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta (HK$196), but of course, we’re here for the cheesecakes. Chocolate lovers must try the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, and those who prefer a bit of an acidic kick can try the Key Lime Cheesecake (Both slices priced around HK$80).

The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, Harbour City Gateway Arcade, 25 Canton Rd | +852 2791 6628

FAQ about Tsim Sha Tsui restaurants

What is the best restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui?

While on the higher end, Hexa encapsulates the old and new of TST perfectly to be crowned the best restaurant in TST.

What is the best bar in Tsim Sha Tsui?

With stunning city and sea views, and incredible cocktails, Aqua is the best bar in Tsim Sha Tsui.

What is the best pet-friendly restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui?

The beautiful al fresco Elephant Grounds in K11 is one of the best pet-friendly restaurants in TST. Or, grab great English gastro pub fare at Bricklane while still hanging out with your pup!

Header image credits: Sabatini Ristorante Italiano

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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,

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