Hong Kong is a melting pot of people and cultures, which lends itself to an incredible food scene. There’s a lot to keep you busy in this city but trying different restaurants and street food stalls should be at the top of your list. Wondering where the best places to eat are in Hong Kong? Here are our six favorite places.
It’s hard to find a list of the best Hong Kong restaurants without a recommendation for Yardbird. It was first opened by well-known restaurateurs, Matt Abergel (a Masa alum) and Lindsay Jang, and is one of the city’s most popular eateries. They focus on Yakatori, offering very specific parts of the chicken to diners. Expect skewers of gizzards, hearts, livers, thighs, and more. They don’t take reservations so expect to wait in line.
Hong Kong has a significant Muslim population, making the offerings at Islam Food both authentic and delicious. Their veal goulash pockets are a staple, as are their beef brisket noodles and lamb curry noodles. It’s a simple eatery that has a straightforward menu and cheap prices.
Peking Garden Restaurant
This restaurant has been a staple in Hong Kong for years. It’s a favorite for families who come to spend time together over one of the famous beggar’s chicken. You’ll be treated to noodles that are pulled table-side as well as other traditional dishes. Sure, the decor has a bit of an 80s vibe, and there will probably be lots of patrons in suits, but don’t let this fool you. People from all over Hong Kong have been dining here since the 70s since the food is delicious and the price is right. Make sure to try the Peking Duck as well as the onion cakes, and don’t forget to enjoy the view of Victoria Harbor while you dine.
If you love Sichuan Chinese food (which is very spicy but incredibly delicious) you’ll want to visit Chilli Fagara. They opened in 2005 and have been said to offer the best Sichuan food in Hong Kong. Their authentic recipes have been passed down for generations, earning them awards and Michelin Stars. Make sure to try their map PO tofu, emperor’s chilli prawns, and the chicken with caramelized garlic and ginger.
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
If you’re looking for the best Italian cuisine in Hong Kong, this is your place. It’s headed by the famous chef, Umberto Bombana and offers a fine dining experience to guests. The restaurant is beautifully designed, featuring artistic details and exuding luxury. Make sure to try the lobster and mozzarella salad, braised veal cheek with barley risotto, and the pear tart. The prices here are high but so is the quality so make sure to visit for a special occasion.
This restaurant has been dubbed one of the best in all of Asia. It serves up classic Cantonese eats with a retro feel. The look and the atmosphere is a play on how restaurants in Hong Kong looked in the 1940s. Some of their top dishes include the pan-fried minced pork cakes and salted fish, layered bean curd with Chinese mushroom, braised spare ribs and the pigeon with Longjing tea. The portions are slightly smaller than you’d typically get elsewhere but the atmosphere and flavor make it worth it.
If you’re visiting Hong Kong and looking for a fantastic meal, make sure to visit one (or more) of these delicious restaurants.