Hong Kong's Late-Night Restaurants: Best Dining for Night Owls

Hong Kong is pretty much a 24-hour city, and it's rare not to be able to get a bite to eat at any time of the day or night. But for the best food well after dusk, it's worthwhile finding somewhere that's a little smarter than a fast food joint or a hole-in-the-wall eatery. And, while you're at it, you might as well seek out somewhere with a really stupendous view, or perhaps somewhere that attracts the city's movers and shakers on a regular basis. 

It's restaurants like ToTT's Asian Bar & Grill that really – to use an appropriate turn of phrase – cut the mustard, combining the sort of harbor panorama that almost makes you think you're in a helicopter with a menu that fairly sets the taste buds jangling. Or there are classics like Cafe Deco, high on Victoria Peak, best reached by the venerable Peak Tram, the ideal spot to sit and sup while darkness cloaks the metropolis.

Note that Hong Kong restaurants like these rarely stay open until the wee hours, but once they close up for the night, other smaller venues are still serving food, while it's also possible to get something to eat in the many dance clubs.

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons

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Meet Ed Peters

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