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Hong Kong Best Restaurants

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Top Restaurants in Hong Kong

Restaurants Hong Kong – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Hong Kong. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!

Whether a sushi restaurant in Hong Kong, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Hong Kong are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Hong Kong where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Hong Kong with the x-factor!

The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Hong Kong with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Hong Kong where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!

But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Hong Kong you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!

22 Ships

Style: Spanish Tapas Restaurant

22 Ships

22 Ships on Ships St. is owned by British Michelin Starred Chef Jason Atherton who also owns Pollen Street Social on Pollen St. in Mayfair London (notice the naming trend?). The trendy 30-seater eatery does not accept reservations so best come early. Best seats are by the bar where guests can watch skilled chefs prepare their meals.

Some guests waiting to be seated often chit chat and gather in front of the restaurant with drinks in hand making it seem like they are in Spain. The Iberico ham croquettes and roasted pardon peppers are recommended starters. The smoke baked bone marrow with relish butter, a la plancha gambas, and squid paellas are must try menu offerings. Drink options include sherries and Spanish wines, sangrias, plus Estrella cerveza on tap.

Ships 22 is open daily for lunch from noon ‘til 3pm and for dinner from 6pm – 11pm.

 

Address: 22 Ships St., Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
Area: Wanchai
Phone: +852 2555 0722
Website: http://www.22ships.hk/

Price: HK$68 -HK$138 starters;HK$98 -HK$208 main course

Amber

Style: French Cuisine

AmberChef Richard Ekkebus leads this haute cuisine of European culinary delights; the tasting menu is a must and delivers an amazing gourmet experience; great for power lunches and intimate dinners; located in the newly renovated Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Address: 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2132 0066
Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/dining/amber/

Price: Set menu HK$ 1’000.-

Bo Innovation

Style: Out Of This World Chinese Molecular Gastronomy

Bo Innovation

Demon Chef Alvin Leung, born in the UK and raised in Canada, has created a whole lot of controversy when he deconstructed Chinese classics and put them back together in a really unexpected way at Bo Innovation Restaurant in the trendy Wan Chai district. The trendy fine dining restaurant has a modern dining room, al fresco seating, private room, and offers chef’s table dining too. The 2 Michelin Starred eatery has an ever changing menu that offers in season ingredients in creating what is so called to be extreme Chinese modern cuisine. Signature creations include smoked quail’s egg with caviar and taro crust, crab soufflé with Jiangsu vinegar, xiao long bao or soup dumpling, and other deconstructed Chinese fare.

Call ahead weeks in advance if you plan to sample the newest and most innovated version of centuries old Chinese cuisine at Bo Innovation that is open for lunch on weekdays (noon until 2pm) and dinner from Monday thru Saturday (7pm ‘til late).

 

Address: Shop 13 , 2/F J Residence; 60 Johnston Road ,Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
Area: Wanchai
Phone: +852 2850 8371
Website: http://www.boinnovation.com/html/

Price: HK$1580 + HK$700 Chef’s Menu + Wine pairing

Caprice

Style: Modern French Restaurant in HK

CapriceThe place to be in Hong Kong for innovative French food; restaurant led by chef Vincent Thierry (worked at “Le Cinq” in the “George V Hotel” in Paris); breathtaking views on Hong Kong harbour.

Address: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 3196 888
Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/dining.html

Price: Mains HK$ 450.- to HK$ 750.-

Gaia Ristorante

Style: Authentic Italian in Hong Kong

Gaia RestaurantWithout a doubt the best pizza in Hong Kong – that’s it!

Address: 181 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2167 8200
Website: http://www.gaiaristorante.com/

Price: Mains HK$ 150.- to HK$ 380.-

Gold by Harlan Goldstein

Style: Restaurant & Club In One – Conceived By Celebrity Chef Harlan Goldstein

Gold

Are you looking to be seen? Then check out Gold, created by Harlan Goldstein. With its refined sense of style, Gold is a luxurious and elegant restaurant on one side and an equally breathtaking nightclub on the other.

Gold brings the Mediterranean’s beauty and places it right at the heart of Asian society.  The restaurant opens Mon-Sat at 12 pm, with the club opening it’s doors by 11pm.

The restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste food that’s worthy of the greatest Greek gods. The chef packs every bite full of flavors that explode in your mouth. As for the night club, you better bring you dancing shoes!

Gold welcomes very talented, internationally loved, DJs  to spin, showing off their insane skills while maintaining an infectious beat. Gold is an up and coming hot spot, worth checking out, especially for your next big date. You should make reservations to secure a table, you don’t want to let your date down by not being able to get into this amazing restaurant and night club.

Address: Hotel Lkf By Rhombus , 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2869 9986
Website: http://www.gold-dining.com

Hutong

Style: Modern chinese with Amazing View

Hutong

Modern Chinese eatery with stunning views on Central Hong Kong; located just below Aqua Restaurant.

Address: 28/f One Peking Road, Tsim Sha, Hong Kong, China
Area: Kowloon
Phone: +852 3428 8342
Website: http://www.aqua.com.hk/

Price: Mains HK$ 125.- to HK$ 350.-

La Piola

Style: Piedmont-style Italian & bustling wine bar

La Piola

At long last, Italy is passionately and accurately represented in the Asian culture by way of La Piola. It’s about time that people in Hong Kong got the chance to experience fine Italian dining, with it’s fresh baked bread, the intoxicating aroma of olive oil and garlic, and the overwhelming sense of family and community that Italians bring with them everywhere they go, and which is embodied so deeply into their food. You will enjoy wonderfully crafted risottos, fresh salads, pasta, and an incredible wine list.

La Piola is as cozy, warm, and inviting as one would hope to see in an Italian restaurant of this level. The décor is rich and relaxing, a great place to go for a retreat from your hectic life. If you are in a rush and in need of a “pick me up”, there is a bar area that serves food and drinks.

La Piola opens daily at 12pm, reservations are suggested.

 

Address: G/F + 1/F , 8 Lyndhurst Terrace 2-10 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2851 2281
Website: http://www.terra.com.hk

Liberty Private Works

Style: Nouvelle French-Japanese Fusion Cuisine

Liberty Private Works

Hong Kong’s Private Kitchens are massively popular and so is Liberty Private Works in Central Hong Kong offering a one of a kind dining experience as inventive chef Vicky Cheng and his team of skillful chefs provide added entertainment and culinary education while preparing guests’ meals. The ever changing 8 course degustation menu will surely delight the most discerning palates. Expect foams, jus, and other molecular gastronomy modern techniques.

Booking should at least be 30 days in advance and the restaurant only has 26 bar stool seats around an L-shaped bar where people can watch the team at work through the central see through kitchen. Ask not to be seated by the stoves as temperatures can get real high enough to cause a makeup meltdown. After a very entertaining dinner, the vista of the city skyline from 26 floors up is also a sight to behold.
Liberty Private Words serves dinner from 6 pm until late from Mondays through Saturdays.

 

Address: 26/F Stanley 11, 11 Stanley Street Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 5186 3282
Website: http://www.libertypw.com/en/

Price: HK$800 degustation; HK$680 wine pairing

Lotus

Style: Glamorous Chinese Restaurant

LotusModern Asian menu meets Australian-style bar and restaurant; signature cocktails; good place to host parties and functions; right now no.1 hang-out in Hong Kong Central.

 

Address: 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2543 6290
Website: http://www.lotus.hk/

Price: Mains HK$ 150.- to HK$ 520.-

Lung King Hee

Style: Fine Dining with Chan Yan Tak

Lung King Heen

Lunk King Heen – “view of the dragon”- is the only three Michelin star Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong and is located in the sleek Four Seasons Hotel; executive chef Chan Yan Tak is the master behind the intricately designed menu; he combines textures and flavours coupled with inventive presentation; commanding the spectacular harbour views, the atmosphere is modern and stylish, featuring silver and glass accents that replicate the glitter of Hong Kong’s night.

Open: Daily 12pm – 2:30pm and 6pm – 10:30pm (last order).

 

Address: 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 3196 8888
Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/dining/lung_king_heen.html

Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Style: 3-Michelin star Italian Fine Dining

Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Being the only 3 Michelin Starred Italian restaurant outside of Italy, it is needless to say that 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo by world renowned chef Umberto Bombana, is a very elegant and sophisticated restaurant in terms of ambiance, décor, and of course – the mouthwatering food offerings.

The spacious sleek and stylish restaurant located in the Alexandra House has a very classy main dining room, cozy lounge & cocktail bar that serve the best martinis and stuzzichinis in town, two private rooms, an ageing cellar for hams and cheeses, and a wine cellar that features more than two thousand bottles of international fine wines.

The menu varies depending on the freshest seasonal ingredients. Osso Buco, Alba truffled and black truffled pasta and risotto offerings, and lamb dishes are frequent diner favourites. A la cart and tasting menu are available but if you want the full experience then go ahead and splurge on the degustation menu.
Otto e Mezzo is open from Mondays through Saturdays for Lunch (noon ‘til 2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm – 10:30pm). The bar and lounge that also serves afternoon tea is open from noon until late.

 

Address: Shop 202 Alexandra, 18 House Charter Rd.Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2537 8859
Website: http://www.ottoemezzobombana.com/hong-kong/en/homepage/

Price: HK$350 -HK$400 lunch set; HK$180 -HK$300 starters; HK$250 -HK$400 mains

Ovologue

Style: Colonial Dim Sum & Cantonese

OvologueIf you like to eat real Hong Kong food you have to eat Dim Sum; at restaurant “Ovo” you will get the old Chinese experience in a classical old Shanghai decor and wooden feel of an old Hutong build in a pawn shop; located in Wanchai and easy to find, just watch out for a white colonial house (it’s the only one – the rest is brand new); for a good lunch go underneath to “The Pawn” – real gastropub fare, outdoor seating and great views.

 

Address: 66 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Area: Wanchai
Phone: +852 2527 6088
Website: http://www.ovologue.com.hk/

Price: 5 dim sums for about HK$ 200.-

Petrus

Style: High-class French Restaurant in Hong Kong

PetrusLocated on the top floor (56th) of the “Shangri-La Hotel” on Kowloon; floor to ceiling windows provide great views of Hong Kong Island; high standard French cuisine including an extensive wine cellar – one of the best in Asia; go for the menu gourmand.

 

Address: Pacific Place, Hong Kong, China
Area: Kowloon
Phone: +852 2820 8590
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining/restaurants/restaurant-petrus/

Price: Mains HK$ 360.- to HK$ 780.-

Posto Pubblico

Style: Brooklyn Style Italian Cuisine

Posto Pubblico

Posto Pubblico in Central Hong Kong transports diners to the predominantly Italian occupied side of Brooklyn in New York. The owners, Todd Darling and Robert Spina, show their rich Italian-American heritage through the interior décor showing family photos and through family recipes handed down from their grandfathers who were both restaurant owners in NYC.

The casual eatery is spacious and has a cheery ambiance which is why it is one of the latest hotspots for the hip Hong Kong Greenwich crowd.
The menu features locally sourced ingredients with specialties like Brooklyn special sandwich, veal meatballs, homemade mozzarella, rigatoni, and the famous Grandma’s Pie which is a Sicilian style pizza. Bellinis and fine wines from Italy are on offer.

Posto Publico is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7:30 am until midnight.

 

Address: G/F 28 Elgin Street, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2577 7160
Website: http://www.postopubblico.com/

Price: HK$ 80 – HK$ 200 starters; HK$ 180 – HK$ 330 main course

Ronin

Style: Hip Upscale Isakaya

Ronin

Ronin is a new and stylish Izakaya in central Hong Kong owned by Lindsay Jang and Matt Abergel, the same restaurateurs behind the successful Yardbird restaurant. The cozy inconspicuous  restaurant only has 20 seats available so making reservations are advised; walk-ins have a slim chance of being seated since the eatery has been jam packed since it opened early this year.

The menu features seafood specialties and artisan Japanese spirits like sochu sake, and impressive whiskeys. Silverfish tempura, sea bream karaage, Kyoto shichimi, Shigoku oyster, kagoshima beef, and Edisu rock oysters are just some of the must try items on the menu. Diners can also learn a thing or two about the makings of Japanese whiskey and sake while enjoying great food and a jovial ambiance.

Ronin is open from 6 pm until midnight from Mondays through Saturdays.

 

Address: 8 On Wo Lane, Sheung Wan, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Website: http://www.roninhk.com/

Price: HK$ 800 – HK$ 1200 average meal for two with drinks

The Chairman

Style: Best Cantonese Slow-food Restaurant in Town

The Chairman

If anyone has a hankering for scrumptious Chinese slow-food and Cantonese specialties then The Chairman restaurant in Central Hong Kong would be the ideal eatery satisfy the craving.

The simple décor yet chic and predominantly white interiors may not be so bold but wait till you take a whiff of the aroma wafting from the kitchen.

Bold and rich flavours will surely surprise palates with specialty dishes like shaoxing crab, chicken in soy, and their famous crispy yellow croaker in balsamic dressing. The braised spare rips and tea smoked baby pigeon are also crowd favourites.

They offer a wide array of vegetarian means and spicy dishes are clearly indicated. The drink list is quite short but the quality and the friendly price of the food more than makes up for it.

The Chairman is open daily for lunch from noon until 3pm, and dinner from 6pm – 11pm.

 

Address: No.18 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: + 852 2555 2202
Website: http://www.thechairmangroup.com/

Tim Ho Wan

Style: Cheap Michelin Starred Dim Sums

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is a chain of restaurants (currently 3 restaurants) that had done dim sums at its finest, hence garnering a well deserved Michelin Star award. This original eatery located in a residential area of Hong Kong is not like any other Michelin Starred restaurant because diners wait in line to be seated but the wait is oh so worth it. Chef Mak Kwai-pui offers a modest selection of dim sum and dumplings that are both tasty and filling. The Siu Mai beef and prawn dumpling, Har Gao prawn dumplings, fried radish cake, shrimp beef and rice balls, cheong fun, and crispy pork bunks are must try offerings.

All branches of Tim Ho Wan are open to serve dim sum lovers daily but opening times may vary per location. Cash only payments are accepted.

Locations of the two other branches are:  Tim Ho Wan – IFC Mall (Dim Sum) Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1, IFC Mall , Central, Hong Kong & Tim Ho Wan – Sham Shui Po (Dim Sum) 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po.

 

Address: lat 8, Ground Floor, Phase 2, Hong Kong, China
Area: Kowloon
Phone: +852 2332 2896
Website: http://www.timhowan.com/

Yardbird

Style: Painfully Hip Chicken & Divine Cocktails

Yardbird

Yardbird on Bridges Street in Central Hong Kong owned by Lindsay Jang and Matt Abergel is more than just a yakitori place, it is a hip and stylish eatery that solely serves…yes you guessed it right…yardbirds – in this case, plain old but very innovative prepared chicken.

The petite hangout spot has to levels but its almost always jam packed and does not take reservations so be sure to come early or be prepared to wait at the bar which serves fantastic concoctions and also skewered specialties like chicken heart, liver, and chicken oysters to name a few.

The menu is categorized under small portions, yakitori, and big portions that feature all imaginable preparations of each and every part of a chicken. Must try items include meat ball-tare, fried cauliflower, popcorn gizzards, and chicken liver mousse served on toasted milk bread. Their drink list is also as innovative and they even have their own house name sake.

Head on up to Yardbird as early as 6pm and enjoy cocktails and chicken like you never have before until it closes at midnight.

 

Address: 33-35 Bridges St., Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China
Area: Hong Kong Central
Phone: +852 2547 9273
Website: http://yardbirdrestaurant.com/