Best Hong Kong Restaurants: Top 10 Culinary Experiences

Tracy You Xiaoying

By , Local Expert, Hong Kong
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Eating is a serious thing in Hong Kong. Everyday the city hums a symphony of frying, chopping and sizzling from more than 11,000 restaurants, ranging from extravagant floating seafood restaurants to intimate family-run Cha Chaan Tengs (tea food hall).

Some of the world's finest and most recognized Chinese restaurants are here. One example is Lung King Heen. The Four Seasons Hotel's affiliation is celebrated for its sophisticated Cantonese cuisine and is the first Chinese kitchen to get three Michelin stars in the world. The fine-dining space is the top choice for a dim sum lunch with a harbour view if budget permits. For a more...  Read more »

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    Lung King Heen

    The fine-dining establishment is the first Chinese restaurant in the world to be awarded three Michelin...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the steamed shrimp dumplings with asparagus. These jade green purses are juicy, tender and umami. You won't find them anywhere else."

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    Fook Lam Moon

    This family-run chain restaurant serves some of the best and most extravagant Cantonese seafood.

    Local Expert Tip: "Fook Lam Moon has two branches, one in Wan Chai and the other in Tsim Sha Tsui. Both carry one Michelin star."

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    Yung Kee

    The time-honored restaurant produces top-notch Cantonese barbecue with its roast goose being the crown jewel.

    Local Expert Tip: "Like other Chinese poultry dishes, Yung Kee's roast goose is served with bones."

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    Tsui Wah

    The cha chaan teng (tea food hall) chain is an institution for ever-popular Hong Kong street-side eats.

    Local Expert Tip: "Tsui Wah has 24 chains throughout Hong Kong. Seven of them open around the clock, including the Wellington Branch, Jaffe Road Branch and Mongkok Branch."

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    West Villa Restaurant

    The mid-range chained restaurant produce the best plate of char siu in Hong Kong.

    Local Expert Tip: "Fancy dim sum? Their cutsy char siu buns and almond pastries are stellar."

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    Jumbo Floating Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    • Average Main Course Price: $300
    • Neighborhood: Aberdeen

    The 2,000-seat restaurant satisfies all your fantasies about China: imperial-like palace on a lavish dragon...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Bring your camera as Jumbo Floating Restaurant is moored in one of the most scenic parts of Hong Kong."

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    Lei Garden

    The unpretentious, non-touristy restaurant offers a top-of-the-line dim sum experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "It's hard to go wrong with the dim sum dishes at Lei Garden, so just go ahead and order what meets the eye off the menu."

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    Luk Yu Teahouse

    The 80-year-old tea house is the top choice to enjoy Hong Kong's colonial lifestyle and a pot of properly-brewed Chinese tea.

    Local Expert Tip: "Luk Yu's dim sum menu rotates weekly. Make sure to order the pig liver siu mai and steamed chicken buns if they are available."

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    8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

    This three-star Michelin restaurant cooks some of the finest Italian food outside Apennine Peninsula.

    Local Expert Tip: "Chef Bombana is also known as "The King of Truffles" in Hong Kong so that should give you a clue of what to order."

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    The state-of-art Japanese restaurants serves artful kaiseki cuisine with impeccable service.

    Local Expert Tip: "As Nadaman update the kaiseki menu based on seasonal ingredients, autumn is a better season to go as there are more fresh and colorful produces during those months. "


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