- With so many restaurants, cafés and fast food joints vying for your attention in Hong Kong, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you (and your taste buds) figure out where to go for food, we asked our users about their favourite restaurants in Hong Kong over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what they told us...
M at the Fringe
M at the Fringe is recommended by: Carlo Buffo.
Located in the same building as the Fringe Club theatre, this restaurant offers up a selection of dishes with a Mediterranean flavour. The menu changes regularly and the prices are pretty reasonable. Keep in mind that this is actually a private members club but you can still eat here if you pay a small temporary membership fee.
Location: 2 Lower Albert Road, Albert.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, Mon-Sun 7pm-10.30pm.
Australian Dairy Company
Australian Dairy Company is recommended by: Sarah Boyle.
This bustling restaurant is an incredibly popular spot and you’ll sometimes see queues forming outside before it’s even open. On the menu, you’ll find plenty of breakfast fare including scrambled eggs and toast, plus coffees, cold drinks and lots more.
Location: 47 Parkes Street, Kowloon.
One Harbour Road
One Harbour Road is recommended by: Kiefer Pan.
Smart dress is required at this Cantonese restaurant in the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Plenty of traditional dishes including Peking duck are offered here but tend to be a bit more expensive than the usual fare filling out the rest of the menu. Set price lunch and dinner menus are available for parties of two or more and are pretty great value, while reasonably priced dim sum is offered during lunch.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel, Wan Chai.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm, Sun 11.30am-2.30pm & 6.30pm-10.30pm.
Cha chaan teng
Sandy Suen says:
"Cha chaan teng"s (Tea resturants) are great! You can find every kind of food there. Western / Chinese food even some southeast asian food :)
These tea cafés can be found throughout Hong Kong and serve up a wide variety of Eastern and Western dishes. Everything from noodles to spaghetti to French toast can be sampled here at very affordable prices. When dining at one of these ‘cha chaan teng’ eateries, why not try the ‘yuenyeung’ or ‘yuanyang’ which is a popular drink made from a mixture of coffee and HK-style milk tea (black tea plus evaporated milk) often served on ice.
Location: Various locations.
Al Pasha is recommended by: Juan Manuel Cortés Navarro.
Offering ‘Silk Road’ cuisine, the menu here includes dishes from central China and the Middle East. Along with lamb and rabbit, you’ll also find more exotic choices such as camel. While you eat, you can enjoy the nightly performances by spirited belly dancers.
Location: Shop 401, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Life Organic Café
Simo Autio says:
Life Organic Cafe. The best.
This organic restaurant and bar was established in 2004 to provide delicious food in an eco-friendly environment. Spread over three floors, this popular eatery serves up brunch, lunch, dinner and more. Dishes on the menu include omelettes, soups, salads, and pizzas. A wide variety of vegan dishes are also offered, along with homemade cakes and cookies for those with a sweet tooth!
Location: 10 Shelley Street, Soho.
Ah Shan Hostel says:
I love Kam Wah ~ the Ball law bread is very nice and famous in HK ~~
Across the road from a quirky goldfish market, this café is well-renowned for the quality of its local food including their famous pineapple buns with butter. Egg tarts and milk tea are also pretty popular in here, and while the place is often jam-packed with customers, the service is still efficient.
Location: 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward.
Lan Fong Yuen
Effie Shiue says:
I love Lan Fong Yuen. Have a breakfast there will make you energetic all day.
A traditional Chinese teahouse, this restaurant serves up breakfasts and plenty more besides. French toast, dumplings and noodles are just some of the dishes you’ll be able to sample at this eatery which is a firm favourite with locals.
Location: Gage Street, Central.
Scott Wilsher says:
The "Felix" restaurant/bar at the top of the Peninsula hotel on the Kowloon side has the best views!! It is very expensive, so if on a budget; just dress nice and go for a drink and enjoy the view!
Felix is also recommended by: Laura Jayne MacDonald and Ukki Lukki.
Perched at the top of the Peninsula Hotel, the elegant Felix bar and restaurant boasts stunning views of the city as well as contemporary cuisine and a wide array of exotic cocktails. No shorts or flip flops are allowed in Felix so even if you decide that you just want to check out the view and have a drink, make sure to dress the part. If, however, your wallet will stretch to a meal here, then you’re in for a treat with tasty dishes including steak, black cod, roast duck and more all available on the internationally flavoured menu.
Location: The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Kowloon.
Opening hours: Daily 6pm-1030pm (dinner) & 10.30pm-12.30am (snacks).
Jumbo Kingdom is recommended by: Elly King.
For something a bit different, check out the visually stunning Jumbo Kingdom, a floating restaurant which initially opened in 1976. Decked out like a colourful imperial palace, the restaurant has played host to plenty of famous faces plus huge numbers of visitors from around the world. In terms of food, the signature dish here is Flamed Drunken Shrimp which is prepared in front of you. Plenty of other seafood and meat dishes round off the varied menu.
Location: Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11.30pm, Sun 7am-11.30pm.
Melissa Liew says:
ming court at langham place:)
Contemporary Cantonese cuisine including a wide variety of seafood dishes is what you’ll find on the menu here at this popular hotel restaurant. Ming Court is in possession of a coveted Michelin star so keep that in mind when you’re perusing the prices.
Location: Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.
Opening hours: Daily 11am-3pm & 6pm-11pm.
Jollibee is recommended by: Lyndsey East.
Jollibee, which is the top fast food chain in the Philippines, is also well-established at its outlet in Hong Kong’s Central district. Chicken meals, rice and noodle dishes, burgers, fries and more are all available here at extremely affordable prices.
Location: G/B Eurotrade Center, 13-14 Connaught Rd, Central.
Café de Coral
Vineta Supe says:
It was not a restaurant, but we many times visited Café de Coral chain - cheap, tasty and everwhere.
With around 100 self-service fast food restaurants in and around Hong Kong, this major chain is a popular spot with those looking for a cheap and cheerful meal. Dishes offered include both Chinese and Western flavours.
Location: Various locations.
Sole Traveller says:
Lucky Dessert! Close to Lady's Market you find this great little place with desserts based on fruits or berries as far as I could see. Try their signature dessert, Lucky Dessert, which is a mango sago soup.
One of the most popular places to go for dessert in Hong Kong, Lucky Dessert is a must for visitors with a hankering for something sweet. The speciality here is sweet soup, with a number of different flavours including mango, grapefruit and more available.
Location: 532 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay.
Opening hours: Daily 12.30pm-2am.
Mak’s Noodle is recommended by: Queenie Ng.
Well-known for its wonton soup and popular with both locals and visitors, Mak’s Noodle is a family-run place offering Cantonese cuisine. This restaurant serves up plenty of noodle dishes along with pork dumplings, beef brisket and lots more.
Location: 77 Wellington Street, Central.