Hong Kong's Best Healthy Restaurants: Flavor is King in Hong Kong

Healthy eating is a relatively new concept in Hong Kong. After all, the old saying has it that Cantonese eat anything with four legs that isn't a table and anything that flies that isn't an airplane. And frying and similar forms of cooking are staples of Hong Kong kitchens.

Many of the city's best hotels take healthy food seriously, whether it's serve up sky high in the dizzy heights of the Ritz-Carlton's Lounge & Bar or down by the water at Harbourside in the InterContinental or – most exclusively – in the kitchen at Gaddi's in The Peninsula where there is no menu: simply tell the chef exactly what you want to eat. Talk about service!

So, whether you are in search of a healthy option in Hong Kong at breakfast, lunch, teatime, dinner or somewhere in between, there's an option just waiting, be it Chinese, Indian, vegetarian or a bit of a mixture. A lot of food is flown in, and there are a growing number of organic farms in the New Territories supplying the city's restaurants.

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22 Ships
Photo courtesy of 22 Ships

22 Ships – a project by Michelin star chef Jason Atherton – has a hip ambiance and comfortable neighborhood attitude. It is set to bring a unique flavor and vibe to Hong Kong, complementing Ship Street's casual and easy-going nature. The...  Read More

Bombay Dreams
Photo courtesy of Bombay Dreams

Indian food is quite popular in Hong Kong, given the city's substantial Indian population, so purveyors of the piquant cuisine are a dime a dozen. Bombay Dreams earns high marks, though, for its exceptional cooking. A wide variety of appetizers...  Read More

Jimmy's Kitchen

Jimmy's is, perhaps, Hong Kong's most famous restaurant. Located on Wyndham Street, this Continental-style restaurant has a definite Western atmosphere. Menu options span the globe – check out the soups, salads, pastas, fresh fish and other...  Read More

Cafe Causette
Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

Beautifully designed with a relaxed, friendly ambience, Café Causette is the Mandarin's all-day dining venue. Situated on the Mezzanine level, it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is one of the hotel's most popular restaurants. Café...  Read More

Internationally known chef Nobu Matsuhisa has acclaimed restaurants in world-class cities such as New York City, London, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, Milan and Tokyo. Add Hong Kong to the list! Opened at the end of 2006, this outpost is every bit...  Read More


Hong Kong is not lacking when it comes to restaurants with a view, so a venue needs to be truly exceptional in some other way to distinguish itself from the pack. Isola's floor-to-ceiling windows and huge outdoor terrace do indeed offer stunning...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Hong Kong

Literally located at the harbor edge, Harbourside offers all day dining in a casual and enjoyable setting, with an extensive and innovative menu. Most popular for its extensive international buffets with Asian and Western specialties,...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Gaddis

Since its inception in January 2000, guests have been able to experience the hustle, bustle and non-stop kitchen action at The Peninsula's newest and most exclusive dining spot – the Gaddi's Chefs' Table, located right inside the kitchen...  Read More

The Lounge & Bar
Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton's organic salad bar is a great place to eat healthy. More than ten different organic vegetables and greens including butter head lettuce, baby spinach, Italian lettuce, Romaine and watercress are on offer, in addition to 18...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Photo courtesy of Branto

Branto is one of the oldest pure Indian Vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, serving thousands of vegetarian loving clients from around the world since 1994. The earliest records of vegetarianism as a concept come from ancient India. Hence...  Read More


Meet Ed Peters

Ed Peters has been based in Asia for most of his adult life, and counts Hong Kong as his second home. While he lives in a farming village on one of the outlying islands, getting to the city center...  More About Ed

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