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Hong Kong Restaurants – Guide to the Best Hong Kong Restaurants

Hong Kong Restaurants

Regarded as the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong offers tourists and locals alike with a huge selection of food and cuisine at any one of its 11,000 restaurants. Whether you are after traditional Asian cuisine or international dining with the likes of Italian, Mediterranean and American dishes, you will be satisfied that Hong Kong restaurants cater for it all.

Hong Kong cooks are challenged to meet and surpass international standards in their dishes. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has implemented a cooking contest which encourages creativity and excellence which has been a yearly event since its creation in 2001 as an incentive. The contest, ‘Best of the Best Culinary Awards’ awards cooks with gold and silver awards for different categories.

When searching for Hong Kong Restaurants there are seven main food districts to explore. Below is a guide to Hong Kong’s food districts and what you can expect from each to help you decide where to dine.

Causeway Bay

For a true Hong Kong feel, Causeway bay offers fine sushi and authentic regional food in one of its cosy restaurants and bars. There are also many budget eateries to be found here but if you want to splash out try Opia, an Australian influenced restaurant which offers a unique menu that will please your taste buds.

Lan Kwai Fong SoHo

A popular area for the young and stylish, the area of Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo is a favourite dining and entertainment area of Hong Kong Island. Many international restaurants can be found here from Japanese to French cuisines, and everything in between. For a cheap option dine at Ajisen Ramen or for something a little high class, step inside Jimmy’s Kitchen or the Brasserie Le Fauchon.

Stanley

Situated to the south of Hong Kong Island, Stanley has an eclectic mix of relaxed and comfortable seaside eateries. Stanley is one of the best places for a romantic meal while not spending through the roof. Mijas Spanish Restaurant and Rocksalt Café Grill are good western cuisines to check out.

Tsim Sha Tsui

Showcasing many upmarket hotels, Tsim Sha Tsui boasts some exquisite restaurants. Away from the hotels, stroll through Nathan, Canton and Chatham Roads for alternatives. For some great Cantonese cuisine head to Jade Garden or for a Japanese experience, try AKU Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner.

Hung Hom

The main attraction in Hung Hom is its luxury cruise liner styled shopping venue, the Wonderful World of Whampoa. Within is the Whampoa Gourmet Place which offers a selection of specialty restaurants all under the one roof – follow your nose!

Kowloon City

Kowloon City has transformed into a hub of international cuisine, most of which are run by families which give them a friendly ambience. They are mainly small establishments which are not heavily expensive but still provide delicious dishes.

Sai Kung, Lei Yue Mun Lamma Island

If seafood is top on your list, this area lets you pick your favourite seafood straight from the tank at the restaurant before the chef prepares you a scrumptious meal. You can’t get much fresher than this while enjoying your meal on the seaside. Try the Rainbow Seafood Restaurant to tempt your taste buds.

For an interactive way to organise your dining experience, try using a dining planner.