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Dining Out in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's top restaurants rival those of any international city. Whatever your tastes, you will find some fantastic options amongst Hong Kongs myriad restaurants. The Chinese love to eat well and that is certainly evidenced by the excellent Chinese, as well as the many other restaurants offering European, New World and Fusion cuisines. The Hong Kong Chinese palette has become very sophisticated over the years, thus fuelling a dynamic dining scene.

Hong Kong is renowned for its constant turnover of restaurants. New restaurants open frequently, ensuring an unending supply of new and exotic eateries to try out.

Although you can find value for money, especially amongst the smaller restaurants tucked away in Soho and Causeway Bay, dining out is generally expensive.

Not all restaurants have a non-smoking section. In recent years, steps have been taken to accommodate non-smokers. More restaurants are now adopting the practice of segregating their seating, but it is wise to check when making reservations.

Price Guide
(includes wine and service)
$ = under $$HKD200$$ per person
$$ = $$HKD200$$ E$HKD299$$ per person
$$$ = $$HKD300$$ E$$HKD399$$ per person
$$$$ = More than $$HKD400$$ per person

V = Visa
MC = Master Card
AE = American Express
DC = Diners Club


A Few of the Best

Annexx (Sophisticated, Modern American)
4/F, California Entertainment Building
34-36 D'Aguilar Street
Lan Kwai Fong
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2877 9779
Fax: (852) 2523 0479
Website:
http://www.lankwaifong.com
Note: Excellent modern-American dining in the heart of the city.  A beautifully landscaped outdoor terrace is one of the big attractions here, making it a popular spot at the weekends.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$

Cinecitta (Italian)
G/F, The Starcrest
9 Star Street
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2529 0199
Note: Exquisite Italian cuisine served in a modern, sleek and stylish locale.  Mouthwatering pastas, meats and salads and an extensive wine list.  Have a pre-dinner cocktail around the corner at the ultra-hip 1/5 (One Fifth) bar in the same building.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$

Gaia (Italian)
G/F, Grand Millennium Plaza
181 Queen's Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2167 8200
Note: Excellent Italian food.  Ask for a table outside on the terrace.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$
Non-smoking available.
Open daily 9:00am-11:00am (breakfast), 12:00pm-3:00pm (lunch) 6.30pm-11:00pm (dinner).

Grissini (Italian)
2/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2588 1234 ext. 7313
Website:
http://hongkong.dining.grand.hyatt.com
Note: One of the city's most popular Italian eateries, Grissini's superb food is complemented by panoramic views of Victoria Harbour.
V, MC, AE, DC, JCB $$$$
Open daily 12:00 -2:30pm, 7:00-11:00pm.

Kokage (Japanese)
The Starcrest
9 Star Street
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2529 6138
Note: Contemporary Japanese in exquisite surroundings. Non-smoking available.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$$
Open for lunch Monday-Friday noon-2:30pm, dinner Monday-Saturday 6:00pm- midnight.

M at The Fringe (Continental)
1/F, South Block
2 Lower Albert Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2877 4000
Fax: (852) 2877 0135
Website:
http://www.m-atthefringe.com
Email:
info@m-atthefringe.com
Note: Consistently delicious food and fabulous desserts served in laid-back yet stylish surroundings. Non-smoking available.
V, MC, AE, $$$ - $$$$
Open for lunch Monday-Friday only, noon-3:00pm. Open for dinner Sunday-Thursday 7:00-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday 7:00-11:00pm.

Nicholini's (Italian)
Conrad Hotel
Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Admiralty
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2521 3838
Website:
http://www.conrad.com.hk
Note: Possibly Hong Kong's best Italian restaurant with beautiful decor and top-notch service. Non-smoking available.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$$.
Open Monday-Friday noon-3:00pm, daily 6:30-11:00pm. Sunday brunch 11:00am-3:00pm.

One Harbour Road (Chinese)
7/F-8/F, Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2588 1234 ext. 7338
Website:
http://hongkong.dining.grand.hyatt.com
Note: Arguably the city's most elegant Chinese restaurant. The food is sumptuous and plentiful; a real treat.  Non-smoking and takeaway available.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$
Open daily noon-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm.

Petrus (French)
56/F, Island Shangri-La Hotel
Pacific Place
Supreme Court Road
Admiralty
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2820 8590
Note: Petrus is characterized by discreet service, opulent decor and spectacular views. Its wine list is unmatched in Hong Kong. Proper dress is required and no jeans are allowed.  Non-smoking available.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$$
Open daily noon-2:30pm, 6:30pm-midnight. No lunch on Sunday.

Shanghai Shanghai (Chinese:Shanghainese)
Ritz Carlton Hotel
3 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2877 6666
Fax: (852) 2877 6778
Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/hong_kong/dining
Note: This elegant art deco style restaurant offers superior Shanghainese cuisine. The Peking duck is superb and on busy nights needs to be pre-ordered. Live Shanghainese music accompanies dinner.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$$

Song (Vietnamese)
LG/F, 75 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2559 0977
Note: Song is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in town. The food is superb with a varied and innovative menu.  The decor soothing yet incredibly chic.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$-$$$
Open Monday Friday 12:00-3:00pm, 7:00-11:00pm. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 7:00pm-midnight.

Vong (Vietnamese/ French)
26/F, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
5 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 0111 ext.4028
Note: Superb French food with an Asian influence set in luxurious surroundings with an exceptional view of the harbour. The bar is extremely popular among the city's moneyed and trendy folk.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$$
Open Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00pm, 6:00pm-midnight daily


Best Brunch

Nove
49 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2545 9889
Website:
http://www.aqua.com.hk
Note: A modern and innovative restaurant in the heart of the city. Great food and stylish decor make this a popular retreat. The menu offers plenty of alternatives for vegetarians.
AE, V, MC, $$$-$$$$
Open Monday-Friday noon-2:00am, Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:00am.

Cafe Deco
Peak Galleria
118 Peak Road
The Peak
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2849 5111
Website:
http://www.peakcafe.com/CafeDeco
Note: Quite possibly the best view in Hong Kong, the solid glass walls of Cafe Deco offer a vista that is quite simply breathtaking.
Sunday brunch offers a wide selection of cuisines including seafood, tandoori, sushi, grills and fabulous desserts.  This is a great family brunch location with a miniature buffet just for the kids.
AE, DC, V, MC, $$-$$$
Open Sunday Brunch 11:30am-2:20pm

Harbourside
Intercontinental Hotel
18 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2721 1211
Fax: (852) 2739 4546
Website:
http://hongkong-ic.dining.intercontinental.com/honic/index.shtml
Note:  While you watch the view of the harbour, the kids can watch cartoons and movies on the flat screen TV's.  Enjoy plenty of fresh seafood, delicious made to order Asian dishes and some great desserts.
$$$
Open Sunday 11:45am-3:00pm.

Post '97
UG/F, 9-11 Lan Kwai Fong Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2810 9333
Website:
http://www.lankwaifong.com
Email:
funky@ninetysevengroup.com
Note: A Hong Kong favourite. The food is always good and the atmosphere lively.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$
Brunch - Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 11:30am-3:00pm.

The Café
The Ritz-Carlton
3 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2877 6666
Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/hong_kong/dining
Note: Top-quality food as you would expect to find in a hotel of this calibre. The enormous buffet includes fantastic seafood and tempting desserts.  The best bit may be the free-flowing champagne!
V, MC, AE, DC, $$$-$$$$
Brunch-Sunday and Public Holidays 11:00am-3:00pm.

Staunton's Bar and Cafe
10-12 Stauntons Street
Soho
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2973 6611
Fax: (852) 2973 6603
Website:
http://www.stauntonsgroup.com/stauntons
Email:
info@stauntonsgroup.com
Note: It always feels like the weekend at Staunton's, the atmosphere is relaxed, the people watching great and the food delicious.
V, MC, AE, DC, $$
Brunch-Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 8:00am-5:00pm.

Mandarin Grill
1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
5 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 0111 ext. 4020
Website:
http://www.mandarinoriental.com
Email:
grill@mohg.com
Note: A superb buffet is laid on at the Mandarin Grill with a wide selection of pastries, seafood and desserts. 
MC, V, AE, DC, $$$-$$$$
Sunday's only 11:30am-3:00pm.

The Verandah
1/F, The Repulse Bay
109 Repulse Bay Road
Repulse Bay
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2812 2722
Fax: (852) 2812 2176
Website:
http://www.therepulsebay.com/restaurants.html
Note: Superb food made all the better by being served in a location outside of the city! The brunch here is so good you'll need to take advantage of the beach to walk off some of your breakfast! Bookings for brunch are required well in advance. Non-smoking available. Live piano at dinner.
AE, DC, V, MC, $$-$$$
Open daily for lunch noon-2:30pm, afternoon tea 3:00-5:30pm, dinner 6:00-10:30pm; Sunday brunch 11:00am-2:30pm.

Uncle Willie's Deli
G/F, 36 Wyndham Street
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 7524
Note: A Saturday and Sunday hangout where the cappuccino flows and the newspapers are spread about the place. The Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine are delicious, and pastries and bagels excellent. Non-smoking available. Reservations are a must.
V, MC, AE, $$
Brunch served all day, every day.


Last Updated: 15 June, 2005 
  
  
 

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