My top restaurants in Hong Kong

Their sashimi are always fresh and delish! Top notch quality

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 02:38 pm

I love food, and there is no shortage of good food in Hong Kong. I have written about my favourite brunches, my favourite dessert places, and my top egg waffles. However, it’s getting harder for me to do round-up posts now since my list of favourite restaurants keeps expanding. So I decided to do this epic post to do all of them justice, dividing them by their cuisine type:

Note – this covers the ones that aren’t chains. Top established chain restaurants to eat at in Hong Kong is coming soon.

(Price points generally around /person : $=<100, $$=100-200, $$$=200-300, $$$$=300-400, $$$$+=400+)

Best Italian Restaurant Hong Kong

I’ve got to start with Italian food since it’s always on the top of my list. Pizza, pasta, olive oil, you name it, I love it. Hong Kong dishes up some pretty good Italian restaurant all over the city, in (no) particular order:


Free bread basket at Amoroni, Festive Walk, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Free bread basket, anyone?

Due to its proximity to New Territories and almost bottomless bread basket, Amoroni is my go-to place for any special occasion.

Pasta Rustica, Amoroni, Festive Walk, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
THE best pasta – Pasta Rustica

Recently redecorated to accentuate its retro New York Style Italian theme, their Pasta Rustica is a longtime favourite of my family and brawls over who has eaten too much of the bread basket often take place.

Address: Inside Festive Walk, Kowloon Tong.

Opening times: 11:00 – 0:00

Price point: $$

208 Duecento Otto

208, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
What’s not to love about this gorgeous design?

Located near where I used to work, I couldn’t believe how I didn’t see this architecture gem sandwiched between the older buildings on the street of Sheung Wan. With a distress metallic exterior and a high-ceiling open front, this sassy Italian restaurant also has a New York twist. The tile floors are Instagram-worthy and so are their delicious meatball.

Meatballs from 208, sheung wan, hong kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Seriously the best meatball (perhaps with exception to the ikea ones)

Hit them up for their meatballs and highballs every Wednesday from 19:00 onwards – with 50 HKD cocktail and tasty meatball and crunchy chicken snacks.

Address: 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

Opening times: 12:00 – 0:00

Price Point: $$

Warren Restaurant

Warren Restaurant, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
a cute french bistro

A cute French bistro in the neighbourhood of Tai Hang near Causeway Bay, Warren Restaurant isn’t large but it well deserved the name of a hidden gem with its small size and hidden location.

warren restaurant brunch, hong kong
brunch spread galore

We went for brunch as well as dinner, and while it isn’t the cheapest option on the list, their warm service and delicious food is what draws me back. They recently introduced a new dinner menu and the highlight includes the pan-seared foie gras, Iberico pork shoulder, and the French onion soup.

Foie Gras and lobster salad flatlay, warren restaurant, hong kong
Lobster salad and foie gras anyone?

For a more detailed review, you can find it on my Openrice account (coming soon).

Address: Shop 1, G/F, The Warren, 9 Warren Street, Tai Hang

Opening times: Mon-Thu 12:00-14:00, 18:00-00:00; Fri 12:00-14:00, 18:00-02:00; Sat 12:00-02:00; Sun 12:00-00:00

Price Point: $$-$$$$

Best Japanese Restaurant in Hong Kong

Hong Kongese has an obsession with Japan, so naturally, Japanese restaurants are popular in Hong Kong. There are plenty of choices, as always, so here are some of my favourites:

Japanese Restaurant Doraya

Doraya Japanese restaurant sashimi set H8, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Their DIY sashimi set for around 200ish HKD depending on what you get

This one is my sister’s go-to restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui. Though not cheap, their pick-your-own sashimi don combo is value for money. Their scallop sashimis are thick and they come with miso soup and small dishes. If you are going in the evening, get there early before the crowd comes.

Address: 6/F H8, 8 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening times: Daily 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – 23:00

Prince point: $$


千之瀧,shatin wai, new territories, hong kong | Laugh Travel Eat
They don’t have an English sign, so this is their store front for reference

Hidden in Shatin Wai, it’s out of the beaten path for many people, but it’s my mum’s favourite Japanese restaurant. They have the best quality fresh sashimi I have had in Hong Kong and big portions. Even their desserts are amazing!

sashimi from 千之瀧, shatin wai, new territories, hong kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Their sashimi are always fresh and delish! Top notch quality

It’s a small family own restaurant, so if you go at peak lunch hours or dinner, you should book ahead.

Address: 17 Chuen Fai Centre, 9 Kong Pui St, Sha Tin

Opening times: daily 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – 23:00

Number: 21458898

Price Point: $$

Otanri Japanese restaurant大盛


Another neighborhood favourite, this one close to my grandmother’s place. They have amazing sushi, I’m particularly in love with the scorched salmon belly with sauce (sorry for the bad direct translation). They also do some good lunch special with huge portions and the price is good, but again, it isn’t a big restaurant and can get quite packed.

Address: Shop G25-27, G/F, Yue Xiu Plaza, Ning Yuen Street, San Po Kong

Opening times: daily 11:30 – 15:30; 18:00 – 23:00

Price Point: $$

Best Korean Restaurant in Hong Kong


Honey Garlic Korean Chicken at Outdark, Mong Kok, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
The dish is big enough for three -honey garlic chicken time!

My all-time favourite Korean Fried Chicken place, Outdark is better than the other three that I’ve tried. My top three dishes are their cheesy ribs, honey garlic chicken (comes with chips) and DIY Rice Ball. In fact, the honey garlic chicken is enough for a group of three.

The chain started in Busan and now they have two stalls in Hong Kong – one in Mong Kok and one in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Address: 2/F, Fee Tat Commercial Centre, 613 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Mong Kok

17/F, H8, 8 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening hours: 17:00 – 2:00

Prince Point: $-$$

Sin Mapo BBQ

Sin Mapo Korean BBQ, Mong kok, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
A meat lover’s paradise – with eggs on the rim!

Another Korean favourite that has makes its way to Hong Kong, and has the best Korean BBQ. With a wide selection of meat and drinks. They offer an all-you-can-eat meal, too, with a for four-person offer at HKD 777 that even with service charge, amounts to about HKD 250 per person. Not too shabby.

There are 4 places, see all here.

Price Point: $$-$$$

The Charcoal Room


A new comer on the Korean BBQ scene, the Charcoal room opens its first restaurant in T.O.P. Mong Kok in 2018 and another in Causeway Bay in 2019. If you are looking for quality over quantity, this is the place to be.

Not only do they offer the most premiere Korean and Japanese beef and they are melt in the mouth good, you also get an assortment of side dishes and sauces that are so quintessentially Korean that it’s almost like you are there. I particularly love their kimchi which is fresh and not as sour as those you usually find.

They have a big a la crate and drinks menu in addition to sets. Their Supreme set (HKD 420 per person as of April 2019) is to die for with the best cuts and more than enough food per person.


The staff are also extremely helpful, grilling some of the tougher ones for us (such as the eel and octopus). There are three main dip sauce: sea salt, fish sauce, and dai sauce.


Address: 501舖, 700 Nathan Road, Mong Kok; Shop 301, 3/F, Island Beverley, 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay

Opening times: 11:30 – 23:00

Price range: $$$

Best General Western / American restaurant in Hong Kong

Urban Café Commune

Cakes at Urban Cafe Commune, MOKO, Mong Kok, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Helloooooo cakes!

Another favourite of mine with good main as well as desserts. I’ve been to this restaurant a couple of times, their three-hour slow cooked roasted french chicken is big enough for two and the 59.3-degree slow cooked steak bavette is my go-to. In terms of the cakes, it’s super value for money at HKD 38 – the NY style cheesecake, green tea, and cookie monster are all great.

Address: Shop 121 & 181, Level 1, MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok

Opening times: 8:00 – 23:00

Price Point: $$


Commissary, Admiralty, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Califonia-Mexican restaurant in Admiralty

I’ve been scouring high and low to find a good Mexican place in Hong Kong and I’m thrilled to stumble upon Commissary. I went for their Cinco de Mayo celebration, so I can’t say I’ve tried their normal menu (I’ll update once I’ve), but their tacos are on point. Their happy hour drinks are pretty good considering it’s in Admiralty.

Taco at Commissary, Admiralty, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
A perfect taco in Hong Kong – at last!

Located on the upper outdoor area of Pacific place, they also have a covered terrace area that’s great for gatherings (but it’s self-servicedd).

Address: Shop 405, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8:00 – 0:00; Weekends & public holiday 11:00 – 0:00 (Last order 22:30, drinks 23:30)

Price Point: $$ upwards

Ham and Sherry

A Spanish Tapas style restaurant that has captured my heart with its cuisine as well as décor, Ham and Sherry is a vision of blue and white in the streets of Wanchai. I’ve covered it extensively in my Ham & Sherry brunch review, but it definitely deserves a place here.

Address: G/F., 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai

Opening times: Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-15:00, 18:00 – 22:00

Price Point: $$-$$$

Hong Kong Fast Food

There are a ton of amazing fast food joints that pop up around Hong Kong that whips up some amazing concept at decent prices. From fusion food to a good old burger, here are some of my favourite:

Burger Deli

Burger + sweet potato chips + fresh guava juice = best meal ever, Burger Deli, Sai Kung, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Burger + sweet potato chips + fresh guava juice = best meal ever

I have passed by this burger joint quite a lot of times in Sai Kung town center and I finally went ahead and try it. Now I’m kicking myself for not sinking my teeth into this delicious burger earlier. Not the cheapest place I’ve seen, they have a varied menu with fresh juices, too. In fact, I heard a group of young lads exclaimed that this is the best burger place in Hong Kong (arguable, but still pretty good).

I had their Califonia burger which features guacamole and crispy bacon, the sweet potato fries and fresh guava juice are good, too.

Address: G/F, 2 Ko Shing House, 9 King Man Street, Sai Kung

Opening times: Monday closed; Tue-Sat 11:00-21:00; Sun 11:00-20:30

Seoul Brothers

Beef Bahn Mi and kimchi fries, Seoul Brothers, SoHo, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Beef Bahn Mi and kimchi cheese fries – perfect combo!

A Korean fusion (to something?) place hidden on Hollywood road between Sheung Wan and Central, Seoul Brothers are among the only reasonably priced place in that area. I haven’t been in a while and their new menu of Bahn Mi are divine. The kimchi fries are pretty good, too. They also have meal deals under 100 HKD as well and super huge cup of lemonade at only 28 HKD.

Address: 66 Hollywood Rd, UG/F, 66 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Island

Opening times: Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00; Fri-Sat 12:00-00:00; Sun 13:00-21:00

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Written by Nam Cheah

Hi, my name is Nam. I am 24 and spent half my life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. I believe there's endless experience and beauty in the world and this is me chronicling how to experience the best at the best price.

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