Best Hong Kong Restaurants: Top 10 Culinary Experiences

Eating is a serious matter in Hong Kong. Every day the city warbles a symphony of frying, chopping and sizzling at more than 11,000 restaurants, ranging from extravagant seafood restaurants to intimate family-run Cha Chaan Tengs (literally: tea food halls).

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 was the first Chinese kitchen in the world to get three Michelin stars. The fine-dining space is the top choice for a dim sum lunch with a harbor view if budget permits. 

The real Hong Kong flavor however, lies in the numerous neighborhood cha chaang tengs (tea food hall). This is fast food at its most delicious and creative. From a hybrid menu mixing Chinese, Indian, British and even Japanese, visitors can sample weird but extremely yummy dishes such as deep fried buns and macaroni with luncheon meat. 

The city also has the most envied international food scene in Asia,with a vast array of cuisines that's like a United Nations smorgasbord. Orange Tree is a prime example. Some are helmed by celebrity chefs, others simply run with passion and good cheer by young up-and-coming men and women with a stong belief in the value of good food.

Rech by Alain Ducasse
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This is possibly one of the most amazing restaurants in Hong Kong, combining views, food and drink that are all out of this world. As one of France's greatest chefs Monsieur Alain Ducasse needs little introduction and it's in this superlative...  Read More

Grassroots Pantry
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Grassroots Pantry is one of the most impressive restaurants to have opened in Hong Kong in years. It's vegetarian, incredibly imaginative, and the food is presented beautifully amid inspiring surrounds. Very much the brainchild of the dynamic...  Read More

Ho Lee Fook
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Inspired by old school Hong Kong restaurants and the spirit of late-night Chinatown hangouts in 1960s New York, Ho Lee Fook is a funky Chinese kitchen where guests can enjoy a fresh approach to traditional flavors in a setting that is...  Read More

Wan Chai
22 Ships
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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 buzz...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui


In the throng of Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong, Nadaman, located in both Shangri-la hotels, is often rated as one of the best. Food is not cheap (a meal for two costs US$258 on average) but they come at its freshest and most artistic. Helmed...  Read More



It sounds incredible but it's true: the yummiest Italian food outside Italy is hidden at the south tip of China, according to the Michelin Guide. Located on Chater Road in Central, fine-dining restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA in Central was...  Read More



Don't be surprised if you are eating next to a celebrity or your waiter is good friends with Hong Kong's richest men. Fook Lam Moon, a family-run restaurant, has satisfied some of the most demanding taste buds over more than six decades. Food is...  Read More

New Punjab Club
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Put simply, this is one of the most fabulous restaurants to have opened in Hong Kong for years. The location is neat, the decor arresting, the seating inviting, the food Punjabi of course and really surprising and stimulating to boot. But best...  Read More

Sha Tin 18
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Sha Tin


Named after the hotel's street address number "18" which also means good fortune in terms of Feng Shui, Sha Tin 18 is a new concept for Hong Kong, and one of the best Chinese restaurants serving authentic Dongguan and northern Chinese cuisine in...  Read More

Orange Tree
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This intimate little Dutch restaurant thrives in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. The owner imports much of his seafood from Holland, and maintains a dedicated hands-on attitude in the kitchen. The restaurant is light and cheery, and lunches start...  Read More


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Ed Peters has been based in Asia for much of his life.