With its endless dining options, Hong Kong is an extraordinary culinary destination and a true foodie’s paradise. Four culinary neighbourhoods, in particular, shine especially bright and are must-go destinations on our list.
- Central: The frenetic heart of Hong Kong, full of award-winning bars, world-class establishments and trendy restaurants from across the globe. Be ready to get carried away on an exciting gastronomic journey.
- Kennedy Town: An eclectic neighbourhood filled with cool taverns and cafés frequented by many expatriates in Hong Kong. Head to K-Town for a foodie adventure, and wine and dine your way through the artsy, hipster west side.
- Wan Chai: The most authentic and cultural area in Hong Kong with long history, boasting myriad multinational cuisines and teeming with diverse restaurants and exotic bars. Immerse yourself in “The World of Suzie Wong”.
- Tsim Sha Tsui: A neon-lit, bustling district featuring stunning rooftop bars, open-air terraces and al fresco dining outlets with an unparalleled view of Victoria Harbour.
Here are our picks of the top establishments to visit next time you’re in town:
(No. 23 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021)
Tucked away on the historic Pottinger Street, this hidden bar takes tea-based cocktails to another level. Sourcing exotic teas around the globe, Tell Camellia offers tea-tails named after different countries. Who would say no to a glass of “Turkey” made of rize tea, apricot, kimyon leaf and gin?
(No. 26 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021)
Look no further than The Pontiac for a wild night out, Coyote Ugly-style. Loud music goes hand in hand with the cheeky cocktails in this American-style dive bar.
3.The Wise King
(No. 28 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021)
Inspired by the real-life 13th-century King Alfonso X of Castile, this true-to-theme, award-winning bar is decked out with time-transporting medieval elements and has statement-making drinks to match.
4.James Suckling Wine Central
Named after the renowned American wine critic and with a menu that pays homage to his Korean wife, the James Suckling Wine Bar serves only drinks that are rated over 90 points, alongside moreish dishes, like kimchi pancakes and Korean fried chicken.
A craft beer bar slash R&D centre, Grain all about the local craft brand Gweilo (a nickname for foreigners). Sample Gweilo’s experimental products and big hits, as well as classic cocktails on tap.
Founded by LA-based chef and Netflix star Esdras Ochoa, 11 Westside serves up feisty tacos and other Mexico-inspired dishes in a swank, high-ceilinged setting.
Coffee by day, cocktails by night? Sign us up! Because that’s exactly what you get at this friendly neighbourhood hangout that serves a killer espresso martini to boot.
8.MW Gunpowder Indian RestoBar
With a modern flair in a contemporary setting, MW Gunpowder Indian RestoBar offers a carnival of exotic Indian delicacies with a modern twist, from street savouries and tandoori grills to freshly baked bread and curries.
To create an energetic space for customers to relax their body and mind, 1011 has adopted a brand-new “tea bar” concept, serving creative, non-traditional tea drinks. Many lovely home-made products are also available in the store.
Tsim Sha Tsui
10.Qi Nine Dragons
Referring to “shining star” in Chinese, the Michelin-recommended Qi Nine Dragons serves up spicy dishes that are not for the faint-hearted! Get ready for the full spectrum of Sichuan flavours, accompanied by the most unexpected themed drinks.