Causeway Bay has a complete range of restaurants to please the many types of shoppers who descend on this bustling area of downtown Hong Kong. Everything from quick street food snacks, hole-in-the-wall local eateries, international fast food, and a fair number of fine dining restaurants can be found in Causeway Bay.
Due to the cramped nature of the streets and alleys around here it can be quite tricky to find something to suit your mood, so to help you out we have collected our very favourite restaurants in Causeway Bay for you convenience. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but if it is your first time in Hong Kong, we assure these are the places to check out first.
Din Tai Fung
The legendary Taiwanese dim sum restaurant opened their first Hong Kong branch in Causeway Bay before moving onto an additional three other locations dotted around town, although this is still our favourite. The expertly crafted xialongbao (a sort of twisted dim sum with a range of fillings) are by-now legendary and an absolute must try, especially the fancy black truffle and pork. Other highlights include tofu with crab roe and the classic salabao steamed buns with a range of fillings. One of the best things about Din Tai Fung is the food is typically less oily than other dim sum joints around town.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 22:00
- Address: G/F, Delay No Mall, 68 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +852 3160 8998
Seasons by Olivier E.
For refined French fine dining in Causeway Bay, Seasons by Olivier E. stands head and shoulders above the competition. Located on top of the exclusive Lee Gardens Shopping Mall, this smart restaurant has a modern interior with charcoal accents, and a spacious terrace to enjoy an after-dinner cocktail. The menu is designed around seasonal ingredients, with modern interpretations of French classics along with stylish plating. Standout dishes include foie gras terrine with gingerbread and quince jam, Roasted rack of lamb with garlic Brocciu and Dover sole meunière. Set lunch at Seasons restaurant start from HK$318 for three courses, which we feel is excellent value for money, while the dinnertime set menu starts from HK$628, with an optional wine pairing for an additional fee.
- Location: 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay,
- Tel: +852 2505 6228
Eighteen Sharp by Franck Muller
Eighteen Sharp serves modern Chinese cuisine from a western perspective, with a focus on premium quality seafood and meticulous preparation. Dinner here is available by set menu only, with prices starting from HK$300 for lunch and HK$680 for dinner. This sophisticated restaurant is on the third floor of Maison Franck Muller, a flagship venue showcasing the whole range of this legendary Swiss watchmaker. It is a more formal than the Japanese/Italian fusion restaurant, Francesco, one floor below, often attracting more experienced diners who know quality and don’t mind paying for the pleasure.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00, Dinner 18:00 - 24:00 (Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed)
- Address: 3/F, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay
This premium sushi restaurant serves classic Japanese dishes with fish flown directly from Japan. Dishes are stylishly plated but stay true to the flavours of Japan, with Chef Fujikawa Tsutomu having worked under some of the most celebrated sushi chef’s before moving to Hong Kong. There is an a la carte menu, but for the real experience of Sushi Ta-Ke, we advise taking the Omakase (the Chef’s choice) and wait to be amazed by the exceedingly fresh taste and fatty cuts of fish.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00, Dinner 20:00 - 24:00 daily
- Address: 12/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Alto 88 is a rooftop restaurant located in The Regal Hong Kong Hotel. The food is contemporary Italian cuisine which is beautifully plated and a firm favourite of the business lunch crowd. If you are looking for a meal with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour in Causeway Bay then this restaurant is highly recommended. It’s true that prices are on the high side but competitive for a meal of such quality (set dinner costs HK$888). There’s a fantastic wine list to complement Chef Giuseppe Maria Brancati's clean flavours at Alto 88. Desserts are a particular highlight so make sure you save room.
- Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00 - 15:00, Dinner 18:00 - 23:00
- Address: 31/F Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +852 2837 1799
Francesco by Franck Muller
This fantastic restaurant goes to prove that fusion food, when done with care and skill, can bring new life to classic dishes. Francesco by Franck Muller is one such restaurant, combining Japanese dishes with Italian elements to create something fresh and unique. Highlights include the miso-marinated black cod with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and an onigiri rice ball stuffed with dried bonito flakes, and Boston lobster cooked with plum wine and tofu. The dining room is a continuation of the menu. Namely, elements of west and east, playfully arranged to add another dimension to the dining experience. There’s also an interesting range of signature sake cocktails to enjoy, particularly the Felicita: yuzu sake, mixed with rum, vanilla liqueur and triple sec. Sip it slow and savour the flavour.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 24:00 daily
- Address: 2/F, 15 - 21 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +852 6299 3292
Ah Meow Cat Café
Cat cafes add an extra cute dimension to lunch and Ah Meow Cat Café in Causeway Bay is our favourite place in Hong Kong for a lunch with feline friends. Pancakes, pizzas and cute cupcakes are the order of the day at Ah Meow Cat Café with a range of coffees and teas. The café is quite hard to find, on the 3rd floor of Po Ming Building. It’s a member’s only club but registration can be done on the spot. The kitties’ wellbeing is carefully considered, to the point that every guest is given a small booklet containing information about how to interact with the animals.
- Location: 3F, Po Ming Building, 2 Foo Ming Street, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +852 2710 9953
24-hour ramen joint Icihiran shot to fame in Japan due to its seating layout, which sees individual seating booths divided by partitions built tightly on either side. This, they argue, is so diners can fully appreciate the quality of the ramen on offer here. The layout of the Causeway Bay branch keeps the partitions, but thankfully, it is still possible to chat to your neighbour. The ramen at Ichiran is made of tonkotsu stock (made from pig bones) so it has that ultra-rich flavour, with pork, spring onion, and quite thin and firm noodles. If you are looking for a tasty feed at any time of the day or night, head to Ichiran for some steaming ramen.
- Opening Hours: 24 hours a day
- Address: Lockhart House Block A, 440-446 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +852 2116 4802
Yee Shun Milk Company
If steamed milk pudding seems a little boring, that’s because you have never tried it from Yee Shun Milk Company. With a whole page of flavours to choose from, the soft texture of the pudding melts in the mouth, and available hot or cold, it can is suitable for any season. Our favourites include the classic milk pudding, along with the ginger variety, although almost any fruit flavour is available for those with a sweet tooth. Prices start at HK$25 so not only is this a tasty snack, it’s also cheap. The restaurant is located on Lockhart Road, on the way towards Wan Chai.
- Address: G/F., 506 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +851 2591 1837
Deriving its name from a Chinese coastal city in Fujian Province, Putien is an exclusive restaurant located in Lee Gardens Shopping Mall. The menu is a very authentic Chinese cuisine with a nice mix of classic dishes everyone will know, such as crispy duck pancakes, through to some unusual dishes like fish head casserole with glass noodles and their signature bamboo clams prepared in a number of ways. Dishes start from around HK$20. Putien moved from its original location in Times Square Shopping Mall to this new restaurant on Percival Street nearby, but thankfully the food is as good as ever.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 - 15:00; 17:30 - 22:30 daily
- Address: Shop A, 7/F, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay
- Tel: +852 2111 8080