Where to Eat Hong Kong – a food and restaurant guide with recommendations to get the best eating experience on your trip including the best dim sum!
Hong Kong is a Foodie Paradise
There’s no denying Hong Kong is an incredible food city. Not only does it offer some of the best dim sum in the world but you’ll also find incredible. You can also eat like a king on any budget, whether it’s a few dollars at a food stall for a mouth-watering Hong Kong egg waffle or a multi course dim sum dinner that is art on a platter.
If you’re wondering how I came up with this amazing list on my first visit to Hong Kong, I have many of you to thank! I asked for restaurant advice on Instagram and you really came through!
Read on for where to eat in Hong Kong and all my favorite restaurants!
We had dozens of recommendations to look through and it made me want to extend my trip for another month so I could try all of them. In addition to the wonders of social media, we were also lucky enough to have the advice of Cynthia‘s family that lives in Hong Kong and some of the favorite restaurants of the staff at Kerry Hotel, our home base for the trip.
Where to Eat Hong Kong – Food & Restaurant Guide
Mott 32 Restaurant – Best Central Hong Kong Dim Sum
Mott 32 in Central Hong Kong was an incredible dining experience. Aside from Hung Tong at Kerry Hotel, this was the best food we had on our trip. The name Mott 32 comes from the address of New York’s first Chinese convenience store at 32 Mott Street in 1851.
Let’s start with the interior. The design is elegant and modern and the restaurant is divided into several rooms, each with their own decor. The bar is beautiful and their cocktail menu is fantastic (try the Forbidden Rose cocktail!), but my heart was captured by this yellow room with paintbrushes hanging on the walls.
The food at Mott 32 is mainly Cantonese with a modern twist. Expect beautifully created dim sum such as the little sweet & sour soup dumplings below. There wasn’t a single dish that was underwhelming. It was such a fun and delicious dining experience!
We were lucky to snag a last-minute reservation at Mott 32 but next time we will definitely plan ahead so we can enjoy their Peking duck. It needs to be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.
What to Order at Mott 32: Sweet & Sour Soup Dumplings, Forbidden Rose Cocktail, Double Boiled Bird’s Nest Soup, Royal Cut Peking Duck, and pretty much anything else!
Mott 32 Restaurant
Standard Chartered Bank Building
4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2885 8688
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Tung Po Restaurant – Most Fun Hong Kong Dining Experience
Tung Po is a culinary mystery. Hidden on the second floor of a large municipal services building in North Point, you’d walk by and never know it’s there. I thought for sure we had the wrong place as we rode up the escalator, but all of a sudden a brightly lit mess hall appeared at the top. We were suddenly in the thick of things. Huge tables with large groups of people eating, drinking and making a whole lot of merry! It’s like being a part of a huge party where even strangers feel like they are your best friends.
Chef Robby Cheung at Tung Po has become somewhat of a celebrity. He spends most of his time going around taking selfies with guests, pouring beer and psyching people up! You may have seen him featured on American TV on shows like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and CNN.
Just seeing Chef Bobby in action is worth the visit to Tung Po. He also has an amazing trick where he opens a bottle of beer with a chopstick. You can see him doing it by clicking on the “Hong Kong” highlight on my Instagram profile.
What to order at Tung Po Restaurant: Their famous black squid ink pasta, wind sand chicken with garlic crispies, razor clams.
Tung Po Restaurant
Municipal Services Building
Java Rd, 99號2/F Java Road
North Point, Hong Kong
+852 2880 5224
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Little Bao Hong Kong – Where the Hipsters Eat
If you’re looking to eat where the Instagram foodies and hipsters are in Hong Kong, look no further than Little Bao in Soho. It has the killer combo of a chic space, food that is both photogenic and delicious!
Just make sure you get there early. There are no reservations and there was already a line when we showed up 15 minutes before they opened. Small groups are also better as seating is mainly limited to the small bar that lines the kitchen. It’s really fun to watch the cooks work in such small quarters.
Little Bao’s chef, May Chow, was named best female chef in Hong Kong last year. Such a well-deserved award and I’m happy to see that she’s using her fame to promote LGBTQ equality and to encourage women to find jobs in professional kitchens.