Top Tables for Two in Hong Kong
Looking for date-night dinner inspiration? From trendy to classic and full service multi course meals to DIY fun…here are our top recommendations for a table for two.
If your partner is passionate about art, as well as food, Bibo is the perfect dining option. Combining décor from artists worldwide, while simultaneously delivering your very own masterpiece on a plate, Bibo is simply awe-inspiring. Dinner at Bibo isn’t just about the food; it’s a complete dining experience for all of the senses.
Location: G/F, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
This trendy restaurant offers Japanese tapas in an intimate space, making it the perfect spot for a cozy dinner for two. Bringing okazu (Japanese tapas) to the streets of PoHo, they offer a varied and exciting menu, and some of the best service in town.
Location: 20 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan
Twenty Six by Liberty
Twenty Six by Liberty provides a unique experience for its diners, unlike many other restaurants throughout the city, and is a foolproof choice if you’re looking for something intimate and interactive. Seating only 26 people around a large open kitchen, you’ll be able to see each course of the degustation menu prepared right in front of you.
Location: 26/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central
Best known for their seasonal tasting menu, SAAM offers guests an intimate dining experience filled with fresh ingredients and unique presentations. Chef Patrick Dang draws inspiration from Hong Kong, where he was born, and Australia, where he grew up. Each dish is carefully executed, combining various textures and flavours that are sure to entice your tastebuds.
Location: G/F, 51D Graham Street, Central
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Nothing says “romantic date” quite like a formal French meal. If the a la carte or “Discovery” tasting course dinner options are a bit over budget (either for your wallet, or your stomach), the set lunch menus are equally amazing.
Location: Shop 401, 4/F The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road, Central
Mostaccioli Brothers (AKA Mo Bros)
Tucked away in a basement off Elgin Street, this restaurant serves hearty, home-cooked Italian food and is one of the hidden gems of Soho. The environment is casual but classy, with a small, open dining room so you can watch the chefs at work. There’s an al fresco terrace for warmer weather days too.
Location: B/F & G/F, 16 Elgin Street, Central
Serge et le Phoque
Wan Chai Market may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think date night, but rest assured, the service, food, and atmosphere at Serge et le Phoque are a world away from the chaos of the streets just outside. Choose from the “Le Petit Serge” or “Le Grand Phoque” (essentially a small or large tasting menu), where you will sample food that delivers on both flavor and presentation. Though you’re not told the exact dish of each course (making for an even more exciting dinner experience), there is a general theme behind the menu. What’s more, Serge et le Phoque was awarded one Michelin Star last November, which can only mean good things.
Location: G/F, Shop B2, 3 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai
Qi House of Sichuan
With a menu filled with Sichuan staples and Chinese fusion food, Qi House of Sichuan delivers delicious food at very reasonable prices. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace, making it the perfect dining spot on a nice night. Qi managed to earn itself one Michelin Star late last year (seems as though Wan Chai is upping its Michelin Star game!), so you can always use that to impress your date.
Price: $ – $$
Location: Shop 12, 2/F, J Senses, 60 Johnson Road, Wan Chai
For a dining experience that is a bit more interactive than most, try this tiny shabu-shabu shop. Each diner gets their own Japanese-style hot pot (nestled neatly into the counter in front of you) and a platter of wagyu beef, pork, chicken or seafood, plus a basket of fresh veggies to be cooked in your choice of broth. Grilled skewers and other menu items are available from the kitchen, but we think the DIY approach is what makes this meal different enough to be date night-worthy.
Location: Shop E, G/F, Vienna Mansion, 55 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, 2577 2628
Fabulous views from the 102nd floor of The Ritz-Carlton, beautifully presented food, and attentive service make Tosca an excellent venue for a special occasion or simply a romantic dinner out. The cuisine is southern Italian with a deliciously modern flair, and the dramatic dining room lends a Romanesque feel to the experience, with high ceilings, fountains and chandeliers. Along with the impressive views, Tosca boasts a large, open kitchen bustling with activity.
Location: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Morton’s sure knows how to make a trip to Kowloon worth it, with their classic staples of steak and seafood. Morton’s The Steakhouse sits along Victoria Harbour, offering great views of the Hong Kong skyline (perfect if you’re there at 8pm to catch the light show). The service is top-notch with attentive waiters and the decor, albeit simple, works with the restaurant’s concept. Aside from the setting, the steak will likely be some of the best you’ve had in Hong Kong.
Location: The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 4/F, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Not in the mood to go out? Then Secret Ingredient is your perfect choice for a fun date night at home. Not only is the food healthy and fresh, it’s incredibly simple to make—everything is measured and labelled for you. All you need is a bottle of vino and a candle to set the mood, and you’ve got date night sorted.
Location: Delivered right to your door
Did you know that cooking classes are regularly offered at City Super’s Times Square, Harbour City and New Town Plaza locations? Choose from demonstrations where all you have to do is show up hungry, or hands-on classes that let you be the chef. Themes are constantly changing, but have featured everything from French (duck breast and foie gras) to Chinese New Year specialties, to bento box cooking classes.
Location: City Super stores at Times Square (Causeway Bay), Harbour City (Tsim Sha Tsui) and New Town Plaza (Shatin).
thisgirlabroad is a Canadian expat who found herself packing her life up in the Great White North to move to a city filled with skyscrapers, dim sum, and 7-Eleven’s. She’s been living, loving, and eating her way through Hong Kong for the past four years without any plans to slow down. Between working full time, managing her blog, and freelance writing, you’ll likely find her with a strong cup of coffee in one hand and a jar of crunchy peanut butter in the other.