Hong Kong Island Restaurants

Where to Eat in Hong Kong Island

With so many people in such a relatively small island there's bound to be a lot of hungry mouths to feed. Hong Kong's restaurateurs are an entrepreneurial lot so expect the weird and wonderful alongside the stately and traditional when it comes to dining out on the island.

As in the rest of the city, street food is well worth checking out and given the cosmopolitan nature of the area pretty much every nation's cuisine is represented in Central.


Agnes b Le Pain Grille, Cubus

Going along with European modern simplicity, agnès b. LE PAIN GRILLÉ at Cubus aims to create a contemporary dining house in warm and relaxing ambiance. The menu of the restaurant emphasizes on a blend of authentic European cuisine with a modern twist, and offers a carefully selected list of fine wine and whisky.

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 12:00 - 23:00 (22:00 last order),
Fri & Sat & Public Holiday Eve 12:00 - 23:30 (22:30 last order)
Address: 15/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2577 2718
Cuisine: French

 

Avenue Joffre (Closed)

Enter via a comfortable, elegant long bar adorned with black-and-white photos of a once-famous Shanghainese actress. Rich red walls, dark wood lattice ceilings, white pinewood floors and marble-topped tables take you back to the 1930s heyday of Shanghai style.

Avenue Joffre is broken up into numerous little rooms, so while it can seat 130 you still feel like the center of attention. Shanghainese food with a lot less oil than usual used and an extensive wine list – and last, but not least, good views out over Victoria Park.

Address: G/F, 9-11 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2822 6001
Cuisine: Shanghainese

Balalaika (Closed)

Balalaika

A Russian restaurant with a commanding view over Lan Kwai Fong, Balalaika serves traditional Russian food such as borscht, Siberian dumplings with pork, marinated herring – all with live music. Features a vodka fridge serving fire water at minus 20 C.

Address: M/F, Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3579 2929
Cuisine: Russian

Big Ernie's Diner (Closed)

More retro, but sort of fun in this entertainment district where anything goes, Big Ernie's is decked out in Art Deco-style gleaming stainless steel, wood panelling and comfortable silver-blue booth seats. The restaurant evokes an air of 1950s Americana, where the local diner is the town's favourite hangout and everyone pops in for a burger and shake, or a sandwich and dessert.

Opening Hours: Sun –Thu 10:30 – 02:00, Fri - Sat 10:30 – 03:00
Address: Shop A, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Tel: (852) 2520 5303
Cuisine: Western

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Part of a chain of 30 restaurants, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company has fantastic views from the top of Victoria Peak Tower. Dixie-style baby back ribs and grilled fish with Cajun shrimp are some of the menu's specialties.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Address: Shop 304 & 305, Level 3 The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road The Peak, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2849 2867
Cuisine: Grill

Bulldog's Bar & Grill

A busy place doubling as a pub, with real tummy-filling dishes and lashes of beer. A home away from home for many expats, but don't expect a quiet meal with white tablecloths and fawning waiters. Roughish stuff, but value for the money.

Address: G/F, 17 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2523 3528

Café des Artistes (Closed)

If you're looking for such sumptuous fare as red wine braised beef cheeks, pan-seared duck foie gras with duck vinaigrette, imported 'Challand' French duck breast and leg confit, roasted lamb saddle and tenderloin in the Lan Kwai Fong area look no further than Café des Artistes. The first-floor restaurant also boasts a large bar and terrace area that is perfect for pre- and after-dinner drinks with friends.

Opening Hours: Lunch Mon - Sat 12:00 – 14:30, Dinner Sun - Thu 19:00 – 22:30, Fri & Sat 19:00 – 23:00
Address: 1/ F., California Tower 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central
Tel: (852) 2526 3880
Cuisine: Aussie-Brit pub grub

Caledonia

Hong Kong's only authentic Scottish restaurant and bar, Caledonia also boasts Asia's largest selection of single malt whisky. From its amazing 'Wall of Whisky' in The Whisky Bar, through its Scottish and house ales in the Lounge Bar, to The Argyll Room, an a la carte seafood outlet, Caledonia excels, as well as presenting an interesting insight into the history of the territory.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 02:00
Address: Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central
Tel: (852) 2524 1314
Cuisine: Scottish

Club Bacchus

Club Bacchus is a cool spot for wining and dining after a shopping spree at Pacific Place or in the local markets. The food is Mediterranean – Greek, Spanish and Italian – and the prices are reasonable. Club Bacchus combines a cool atmosphere with fruity red wines, and if you fancy some plate-smashing routines, no problem: Greek-style destruction of crockery is encouraged.

Address: Hop Hing Centre, 8 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2529 9032
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Fat Angelo's Italian Restaurant

A family style Italian restaurant serving generous portions, this place is bustling, loud, and slightly chaotic, making it sometimes hard to flag down your waitress. Still, all in all, this place is good for a fun outing with a group.

It offers good value with its hearty renditions of Italian food, including pastas ranging from traditional spaghetti marinara to fettuccine with salmon and main courses like rosemary roasted chicken, grilled salmon with pesto, and eggplant Parmesan, all of which come with salad and homemade bread. The emphasis here is on quantity, not quality, though the food's not too bad.

Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
Address: 102, 1/F Elizabeth House,, 250 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2574 6263
Cuisine: American/Italian

Itacho Sushi

A chain of restaurants, Itacho Sushi deals in seafood galore with jumbo scallop sushi, sea urchin suchi, sweet shrimp sushi, sea eel sushi, salmon sushi, scallop sashimi, salmon sashimi, shrimp tempura, fried softshell crab all served up efficiently with no fuss in a modern setting.

The beauty of it all is that Itacho Sushi is eminently affordable and with a dash of trendiness thrown in. The chef adds a dash of wasibi then the wait staff will ask again if you’d like some more.

Address: Shop B, G/F, W Square, No.314-324 Hennesy Road, Wan Chai
Tel: (852) 2834 3181
Cuisine: Japanese /Sushi
Price Range: Affordable

 

Jumbo Kingdom

A huge floating restaurant based in Aberdeen, the famous pier of Hong Kong Island, Jumbo Kingdom has hosted royalty, movie stars and about 30 million other visitors. Jumbo Kingdom has been established in October 1976, and is today world famous due to its magnificence and originality. Millions of dollars have been spent in the design and construction of this culinary and entertainement floating empire. Read More...

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30, Sun & Public Holidays 09:00 - 23:30
Address: Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2553 9111
Tour Available: Night of Delights Tour

Kau Kee Restaurant

This is beef brisket noodle soup at its best but with absolutely no frills attached. It’s worth getting bullied by the short-tempered staff here at this noodle stand because the fare is sumptuous but don’t imagine for a minute that you won’t be encouraged to eat up and be on your way. The turnover here is incredibly fast. There’s a good reason that Kau Kee has been featured in both the Michelin Guide and Time Magazine. And it’s the food.

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 12:30 – 22:30
Location: G/F 21 Gough Street, Central
Remarks: Accept cash only
Cuisine: Noodle
Price Range: Budget

Khana Khazana

Khana Khazana is the only Indian vegetarian restaurant on Hong Kong Island and has been featured on local TV channels, magazines and newspapers. Combining North Indian, South Indian and Fusion Food, the restaurant's chefs constantly experiment, offering guests new culinary delights. North Indian, South Indian and fusion, along with Italian and Chinese dishes cooked Indian style.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:30
Address: 1/F Dannies House, 20 Luard Road, Wan Chai
Tel: (852) 2520 5308
Cuisine: Indian vegetarian fusion

Kyo Hachi Japanese Restaurant

Kyo Hachi offers tempting cuisine complemented by stunning scenery. The open design, incorporating massive windows and a glass ceiling, not only introduces natural light, but also brings the spectacular views in to form part of the restaurant’s ambience. Kyo Hachi’s colourful menu marries fresh Japanese and local produce with international ingredients. In addition to the main restaurant, Kyo Hachi has several special features, including an open teppanyaki counter as well as a central sushi bar.

Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 - 23:30
Address: Shop 205, Level 2, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2907 2888
Cuisine: Japanese

 

Pearl on the Peak

Pearl on the Peak

With Hong Kong's most spectacular panoramic views of Central, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon from The Peak Tower, Pearl on the Peak offers western & grill cuisine along with huge high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and jaw-dropping views of Hong Kong. Wine cellars alongside the dining room showcase a broad selection of vintages, many served by the glass. As well as being one of the signature outlets at the Peak Tower it is also the flagship for Maxim's Caterers.

Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 - 23:00
Address: Shop 2, Level 1, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2849 5123
Cuisine: Grill

 

The Boathouse

The Boathouse

This three-storey colourfully painted building has great views out over Stanley Bay and its rooftop section is where to head for if you’re after atmosphere and a memorable dining occasion. The international a-la-carte menu spotlights the freshest seafood, appetizers, salads and dishes from African chicken, tandoori swordfish to barbequed baby back pork ribs. Other menu highlights include a seafood platter, a bucket of black mussels, prawns, or clams.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30, Sat 11:00 - 22:30, Sun & Public Holidays 10:00 - 22:30
Address: 88 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2813 4467
Cuisine: Chinese & International

The Chili Club

Predominantly Asia cuisine, this upstairs restaurant in the heart of the bar area wastes little money on décor, with the only nod to fine dining apparent in its white tablecloths. But the seafood, curries, and noodles, which include all the Thai favourites, are as spicy as this national cuisine is renowned to be. The good thing about Chili Club is the price is right, making this one of Hong Kong's best dining venues and extremely popular. Try to get a seat near the window, where you can watch the action on the street below. Best for evening dining.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:30
Address: 1/F, 88 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2527 2872
Cuisine: Asian

The Flying Pan

If you can picture 'nouveau retro' you'll have a good idea of how the Flying Pan is fitted out. Formica table tops, chequered floors and walls awash in cool blues, the Wan Chai branch also boasts a full-size jukebox with an eclectic collection, board games and coffee table books to look good over. The food is good too, with a vast menu with over a dozen different omelettes with fillings aplenty, an inventive variety of Eggs Benedict, challah bread French toast, Belgian waffles and pancakes with a wide range of toppings.

Address: Wanchai: 3F/L 81-85 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2528 9997
Central G/F 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2140 6333
Cuisine: Western

Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant

Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant

The name means 'The Pinnacle of the World', and the restaurant lives up to this description by virtue of its location in Hong Kong’s loftiest landmark. Tien Yi is renowned for the brilliance of its cuisine that encompass speciality dishes such as bird’s nests, shark’s fins and abalone, as well as classic items like roasted meats and dim sum. Its impressive wine cellar is noteworthy and contains 3,000 bottles of the finest wines to accompany its choice array of culinary delicacies.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00, Sat - Sun & Public Holidays 10:00 - 23:00
Address: 128 Peak Road Shop 3A-3B, 2-3/F Peak Tower
Tel: (852) 2907 3888
Cuisine: Chinese

WasabiSabi

WasabiSabi offers excellent modern Japanese cuisine with superb service in a stunning layout. The menu holds such exotic items as sushi, sashimi, and temaki and includes tuna, prawns and anago. The avocado and smoked eel temaki is a special dish on offer and is a must try. Centrally situated booths face one way for dining, so once you've eaten and want to watch the action at the main bar you can swivel around. Drinks are exotic; try the sake lychee mojitos.

Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 - 00:00
Address: Shop 1301, Times Square 1 Matheson Street Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2506 0009
Cuisine: Japanese

 

Yung Kee

One of the best-known restaurants in Hong Kong, Yung Kee serves unabashed Chinese cuisine. It’s pretty much busy every day so get there early if you want a good table. The roast goose here is legendary (the restaurant serves up to 300 of these birds a day) but you may just want to request good old-fashioned cutlery instead of tackling it with chopsticks. Yung Kee was the only Chinese restaurant chosen by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 15 Restaurants in the World.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 1624
Cuisine: Chinese

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