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10 Best Restaurants in Hong Kong Island

Where to Eat on Hong Kong Island

Some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong Island are famous for serving cheap yet authentic Chinese cuisine, but this bustling area has also become famous for its fine-dinig scene. You'll find many critically-acclaimed venues that are awarded with Michelin stars, attracting foodies with their gastronomic masterpieces. 

Hong Kong Island also has quality restaurants, most of which are close to popular areas such as Lan Kwai Fong, Sheung Wan, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. Covering just about any budget level, check out our guide on where to eat on Hong Kong Island. 

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208 Duecento Otto

208 Duecento Otto has been a mainstay of the Shueng Wan dining scene for many years. With a downstairs bar and a cosy-yet-cool upstairs bistro, the restaurant is known for its fantastic Neapolitan pizzas, along with a range of classic and signature recipes.

The intriguing appetisers and light bites are also outstanding – cured meats and Italian cheeses are prominently featured on the menu. You can also enjoy a roasted lamb rack or slow-braised ossobucco, if you want the complete Italian dining experience.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11am to midnight
  • Location: 208 Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +856 2549 0208
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Itacho Sushi

Itacho Sushi is a Japanese chain restaurant in Hong Kong, where you can enjoy fresh sashimi and sushi at affordable prices. Standouts include the jumbo scallop sushi, sea urchin suchi, and fried softshell crab, all served up with no fuss in a modern setting. There are over a dozen Itacho Sushi branches throughout Hong Kong, most of which are in busy areas like Central, Causeway Bay, and Tsim Sha Tsui. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm (hours vary by outlet)
  • Location: Shop 137, 1/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2511 2826
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Kau Kee Food Cafe

The classic Hong Kong noodle dish – beef brisket with yellow egg noodles – is best enjoyed at Kau Kee Food Cafe. The queue is pretty much constant at this Central Hong Kong eatery, located just off the mid-level escalators on Gough Street, so expect at least 10 minutes waiting in line around mealtimes.

The broth is incredibly rich, the beef tender and soft, and the ‘yee-fu’ flat wheat noodles are silky smooth. As with all the most famous local restaurants in Hong Kong, expect long queues to get a seat at peak times.

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 12.30pm to 10.30pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: Ground Floor, 21 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2850 5967
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Lin Heung Kui

Lin Heung Kui is certainly one of the best places for Cantonese food in Sheung Wan. Unlike most dim sum spots in Hong Kong, this restaurant maintains the traditional style of serving dim sum,  where a staff pushes a trolley with various types of bite-sized dishes.  

Lin Heung Kui is often packed at lunchtime, so it's best to visit in the morning to secure a table. Standouts include the radish cake, rice noodle rolls with shrimp, and lo mai gai (steamed sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf).

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 10pm
  • Location: 40-50 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +856 2156 9328
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Lin Heung Tea House

Lin Heung Tea House does dim sum the way they did back in the ‘50s. Old aunties push the freshly steamed dumplings around on a cart and you just stop her and point. Tables are packed and piled high with bamboo baskets, fans whirl overhead and the whole vibe harks back to days gone by.

If you want something in particular, Lin Heung Tea House has order sheets (though you may need some help unless you can read Cantonese). Thanks to the number of tourists, the staff can speak a bit of English. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 5pm
  • Location: 162 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2544 4556
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Peking Garden

Peking Garden Hong Kong Island may sound like a generic Chinese takeaway, but this restaurant has actually been at the forefront of fine Cantonese dining in Hong Kong since 1978.

Peking Garden's speciality is, of course, the Peking duck – expect an entire duck arriveing at the table, before it's carved right in front of you by an experienced waiter. Stir-fried prawns and fried fish with sweet-sour sauce are also must-tries at Peking Garden. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11.30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 11.30pm
  • Location: Alexandra House, Shop B1, Basement 1, Central, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2526 6456
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The Boat House

The Boathouse is a 3-storey building with a rooftop section offering great views over Stanley Bay. You can't miss it – the corner lot restaurant stands out with its bright yellow and white exterior. It's one of the best places to head for if you’re after a quaint seaside atmosphere and a memorable dining occasion. The Boathouse's international ala carte menu spotlights fresh seafood, with an incredibly diverse menu offering everything from curry crab to African chicken and tandoori swordfish.

  • Opening Hours: Sunday–Thursday from 11.30am to 10pm, Friday–Saturday from 11.30am to 11pm
  • Location: 88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2813 4467
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Under Bridge Spicy Crab 橋底辣蟹

Under Bridge Spicy Crab has pictures of local and international celebrities adorning the walls, all of whom have sampled its siganture dish: spicy crab topped with deep fried garlic and chilli. Under Bridge Spicy Crab also specialises in seafood offerings such as mussels, shrimp and garoupa. There are 3 restaurants owned by the same group, which are located on Jaffe Road and Lockhart Road.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 3am
  • Location: G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2893 1289
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Takumi by Daisuke Mori

Takumi by Daisuke Mori is an award-winning restaurant in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. With 1 Michelin star to its name, Takumi's expert team of chefs create unique Japanese dishes based around seasonal produce from Japan, France, and Europe. 

The restaurant has an open kitchen concept, with 12 leather seats fronting a Japanese-style bar. A 10-course dinner at Takumi by Daisuke Mori costs around HK$ 2,080, while its 4- and 6-course lunch sets are priced at HK$88 and HK$1,280. 

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: Shop 1, G/F, The Oakhill, 16 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2574 1299
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Yat Lok

While Yat Lok Restaurant does offer a variety of roasted meats, it is the roast goose that brings people from far and wide to sample the rich and juicy offerings from the huge ovens out back. The dining experience is typical of local Hong Kong joints, with Chinese-speaking staff and abrupt service.

But if you are looking for a fill of delicious roast goose, head to Yat Lok in Central – you won’t be disappointed. Roast pork belly and soy-marinated chicken are also recommended at this local restaurant. 

  • Opening Hours: Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Saturday from 10am to 9pm, Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Location: 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Tel: +852 2524 3882
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