The best restaurants in Hong Kong bring together some of the world's most sought after chefs and some of the most charming dining rooms found anywhere in the world. There well over 15,000 restaurants in Hong Kong offering cuisine from all around the world so it stands to reason that more than a few are excellent places to dine. Lovers of seafood will not be disappointed and fine-dining venues are certainly not lacking in the city. To enjoy Hong Kong's very finest restaurants doesn't come cheap, but there are some great value options too.
Logic dictates that authentic Chinese food is easily found although you should not feel obliged to go to the ‘big-name’ restaurants; ask around your area for what’s best because in Hong Kong, amazing food is never far away. Read on to see what we feel are the very best restaurants in Hong Kong.
One Harbour RoadWan Chai - Cantonese
One Harbour Road at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong takes classic Cantonese dishes and delivers them in a ‘home-cooked’ style that borders on perfection. Expect world-class delicacies including crab claw, wagyu beef and the finest fish from across the world. The idea at One Harbour Road is to allow the inherent flavours shine through. This means you won’t find molecular foam or dry ice steaming off the plate; this is all about the taste! True Cantonese cuisine prepared by an experienced master chef. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30, Sun 11:30 - 15:00; Dinner: Mon - Sun 18:30 - 22:30
- Address: 7-8/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2584 7722
Lung King HeenWan Chai - Cantonese
Lung King Heen commands spectacular harbour views from its fourth-floor location, and offers contemporary Cantonese cuisine at its best – created from the freshest local ingredients by a team of regionally renowned chefs. Indeed, it is one of the most critically acclaimed Cantonese restaurants in the world. Translated as ‘view of the dragon’, Lung King Heen is located in the Four Seasons Hong Kong on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. Enhancing the dining experience, silver and glass accents reflect Hong Kong’s glittering skyline and harbour lights. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30, Sat - Sun & Public Holidays 11:30 - 15:00; Dinner: Every day 18:00 - 22:30
- MRT: Central
- Address: Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 3196 8880
Amber at Landmark Mandarin OrientalCentral – Western
For sumptuous Western cuisine that is a joy to behold as well as taste Amber Hong Kong takes some beating. Bold but light, and fantastically plated, the dishes served here are on the cutting edge of the culinary arts with reimagined classics available in a range of degustation menus. Located on the seventh floor of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong you couldn’t really get more downtown. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Breakfast 07:00 – 10:30, Lunch 12:00 – 14:30 and Dinner 18:30 – 22:30 (daily)
- MRT: Central
- Address: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central
- Tel: +852 2132 0188
L’Atelier Joel RobuchonCentral - French
Superstar chef Joel Robuchon has racked up an incredible 28 Michelin stars from his collection of fine dining restaurants around the world, so what he doesn’t know about French haute cuisine isn’t worth knowing. His three Michelin starred ‘Atelier’ Hong Kong takes on the same ‘workshop’ theme as his other branches with most of the chairs surrounding the central kitchen adding some lively theatre to your meal.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - late
- Location: The Landmark Hotel, Central
- Tel: +852 2166 9000
Spring Deer RestaurantKowloon - Roast duck
Legendary among Hong Kong locals, this out-and-out Chinese restaurant is spacious and can seat up to 300 diners. It’s an, at times, hectic experience but the wait staff are well trained and tend to seat foreigners together to stay on top of things. The speciality at Spring Deer is Peking duck with hoi sin sauce and portions are large so try to go in a group but do explore other items on the menu other than the duck.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
- Address: 2/F, 42 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Tel: + 852 2366 4012 / 2366 5839
The Boat HouseStanley – Seafood
This three-storey colourfully painted building has great views out over Stanley Bay and its rooftop section is the place to head for if you’re after a quaint seaside atmosphere and a memorable dining occasion. The international a-la-carte menu spotlights the freshest seafood, with an incredibly diverse menu offering everything from curry crab to African chicken and tandoori swordfish
- Opening Hours: 06:00 - 18:30
- Address: 88 Stanley Main St, Stanley
- Tel: +852 2813 4467
Yan Toh Heen at Intercontinental Hong KongKowloon – Cantonese
Yan Toh Heen at Intercontinental Hong Kong is a Cantonese fine dining restaurant with stunning harbour front views. The gourmet dim sum make a truly special lunch, while the fish and meat dishes are delicately flavoured with world delicacies such as black truffle, bird’s nest and abalone. The desserts at Yan Toh Heen are similarly sublime; a combination of Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai and pastry Chef Cyril Dupris. The dining room is palatial, with masses of jade tableware and wall art Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2313 2323
Sai Kung SeafoodNew Territories – Seafood
Many people familiar with Hong Kong claim that Sai Kung in the New Territories is the best place to sample local seafood. There are many restaurants located in small coastal villages, where the dining is unpretentious but world class. Sai Kung is one of the most popular. Seafood fans head for the seafront promenade, where sampans sell freshly caught fish straight off the deck or, in some cases, straight from the boat. Pick your dinner and take it to one of the promenade restaurants to be prepared according to your preferences. Read More...
- How to get there: MTR to Diamond Hill, bus 92 or 96R
Tim Ho WanKowloon - Dim Sum
This is the original branch of the famous (and constantly packed) dim sum institution. Tim Ho Wan become world famous when it became the cheapest ever Michelin-starred restaurant and everyone flocked to check it out. It’s foreigner friendly, although you may have to wait for up to an hour to secure a table (there is a no reservation policy in place at all branches of Tim Ho Wan). Choose your dim sum by ticking a piece of paper; there are around 30 options in all. Everything from har gao (crystal shrimp dumplings) to chicken feet is available, depending on your adventurous spirit.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Tenku RyuGinKowloon - Japanese
Regularly touted as one of the finest restaurants in Asia, this swanky Japanese establishment excels in delectable cuisine as well as stunning views over Hong Kong. Many Kowloon restaurants take advantage of the plethora of skyscrapers facing Hong Kong Island, but none quite like RyuGin, which is found on the 101st floor of the ICC building, the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. Recently gaining its second Michelin star, the menu here really does promise a gastronomic experience like no other.
- Opening Hours: 18:30 - 21:30 (daily)
- Address: 101/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West
- Tel: +852 2302 0222