Everyone who knows me, knows that I love food. This was one of the main reasons why I was up for the move to Hong Kong, knowing that I could taste so many new dishes! So a large part of this blog will also be about food, of course! To make it easier, I’ll list some restaurants and experiences here:
Tsui Wah Restaurant (15-19 Wellington Street, Central – but many more outlets dotted throughout the city) / Dumplings/Noodles in soup, BBQ dishes – simple, but honest food. Service is very quick, and you will be squeezed with others around tiny tables.
Mak’s Noodle Restaurant (G/F, 77 Wellington St, Central) / Very famous for its wonton noodle soup.
Vegetarian restaurant in Nan Lian Gardens (60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon) / Vegetarian dishes served behind a waterfall.
Pho 24 (Shop 402, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay) / Pho, Pho and Pho.
Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant
(88 Wellington Street, Central – plus Harbour Terminal TST, Quarry Bay, Wan Chai) / Pho soups, Bo Bun rice dishes. Best Vietnamese in town, but you might end up queuing.
Koh Tomyums (Shop 105B 1/F, Block A, D Deck, Discovery Bay) / Really good curries, love the pineapple rice. Worth the trip to Discovery Bay.
Greyhound Cafe in the IFC (Shop 1082, Podium Level 1, Central) / Fusion food. But too expensive for what it is.
Itamae (22-26, Wai Tsuen Road, Tsuen Wan – plus more throughout Hong Kong) / Sushi with fresh fish, grilled fish and grilled meat. Medium quality & low price.
Sen-ryo (Many outlets, but we’ve been to Shop 142B, 1/F, Cityplaza, Quarry Bay) / Good quality and fair prices. Eat from the conveyor belt or order your own.
Ginza Barin in the IFC (Shop 3013, Podium Level 3, Central) / We did not know this, when we entered, but the specialty is tonkatsu. Breaded meat and fish in various styles. The pork fillet is their special, but there are different pork types to choose from.
Zuma in the Landmark (6/F, 15 Queen’s Road, Central) / Known for its brunch, but good for dinner & drinks too. Lovely food, great location, but a hefty price tag.
Roka in Pacific Place (Level LG1, Shop 002, 88 Queensway, Admiralty) / Belongs to same group as Zuma, but less crowded Zuma, similiar food, better service.
Robata Zawazawa (LG/F, 41 Wyndham St, Central) / Anything from the Robata grill – i.e. pork skewered around ume and Shiso, tsukune (Japanese styled chicken meatball), pork neck and a mushroom/chicken skewer.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon (401, 4/f, The Landmark, Central) / Lovely French style dishes, 2-star cuisine – great for a birthday treat.
Amber ( 7/F, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queens Road Central, Central) / Another Michelin starred restaurant, another birthday treat. First time I tried a pigeon that I liked!
Liberty Private Works (26/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central) / Specials: Private kitchen, book 1 month in advance. Chef chooses menu for you. Love the egg yolk ravioli with parmesan and truffles, very rich but amazing signature dish! Very creative fruit sorbet platter as dessert.
King Ludwig (Shop 202, Murray House Stanley Plaza, Stanley – plus one more in Wan Chai and one in TST) / Specials: I would not call it a special, but they do a big affordable lunch menu on weekends. It’s not really Bavarian as you can get mussels and escargots too – but if you’ve never had German food and want to try many different things, then the buffet is for you.
Berliner (G01B, D Deck, Discovery Bay – plus other locations include Wan Chai and Olympic) / Specials: Loved the Nuernberger sausages, very authentic. Beer was good too, but kraut was too sweet and brezn too wet (I know the humidity here). Still, good German food but a little on the expensive side.
Linguini Fini (1/Floor, L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central) / Specials: Home-cooked Italian, animals from head to toe – some really unique dishes.
Otto e Mezzo Bombana (Shop 202, Alexandra House, 18 Charter Rd, Central) / My tip: Great fish dishes, but go for the pasta, meat and desserts.
Snacks, Tea & Drinks
Heirloom Eatery (226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan) / Book in advance if you want to got at lunch/dinner time, the place is small. Go for the chili and tacos! Best tacos in town.
Cafe Loisl (G/F, Shop A, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan) / Viennese coffee house in Hong Kong, complete with coffee and Apfelstrudel!
Cafe Gray Deluxe (Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty) / I am sure it’s famous for many things, but we only tried the Afternoon Tea and we were not blown away. Sorry!
Sevva (Prince’s Building 25th floor, 10 Chater Road, Central) / Great view, great cocktails. I am sure they have good food too, but I’ve not tried it (yet).