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While Hong Kong is actually made up of over 250 islands, much of the excitement is packed onto Hong Kong Island proper. One of the world’s most densely populated places and home to over 1,000 skyscrapers it buzzes with places to eat. Here are ten restaurants not to miss.
Located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island on Duddell Street, this restaurant is situated just above the Shanghai Tang flagship store and specializes in authentic Cantonese cuisine. Visitors of the art trail in Central will also find that Duddell’s fits in perfectly with its neighbors. Despite being primarily a restaurant, the trendy establishment features many gorgeous artworks. With two stories, guests can dine in the hip Dining Room or head upstairs to the cozy Salon and Library. If the weather permits, diners can even choose to head up to the Garden Terrace to enjoy their meal with some sun on the side. The kitchen is headed by famous Chef Siu Hin Chi, and signature dishes include their fried fresh lobster with scallions and shallots.
Duddell’s, 1 Duddell Street, Hong Kong, +852 2525 9191
It’s highly doubtful that anyone who considers themselves to be a true Hong Konger would tell you that they haven’t been to, or at least heard of, Tsui Wah Restaurant. This establishment is one of those places that simply everyone has visited at one point or another. The food is alright, but perhaps the main draw is its convenient location and the fact that it is open 24 hours. It definitely doesn’t hurt their business by being a stone’s throw away from Lan Kwai Fong, an area in Hong Kong well known for its nightlife.
Tsui Wah Restaurant, 15 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2542 2288
Dim sum at Maxim’s Palace in City Hall on a Sunday afternoon is about as Hong Kong as it gets. Locals and tourists alike fill the large hall, and visitors are sure to get an authentic Cantonese dim sum experience, including all the noisy chatter and parading dim sum trolleys pushed by plump and friendly ladies. Try to get a table by the window for a view of the harbor and the old Queen’s Pier location. Although open for business at 9am, you should get there about half an hour earlier to avoid waiting in a massive queue. Must try dishes include the barbecued suckling pig, deep-fried prawns with mango salad dressing, and deep-fried sliced garoupa with sweetcorn sauce.
Luk Yu Tea House & Restaurant is a great place for tea and dim sum right in the heart of the city in the Central district on iconic Stanley Street, particularly known for the Stanley Street market. It is an old establishment and came about in the early 1930s. The restaurant still retains a colonial feel and is frequented by long-time customers. The name of the tea house is derived from a famous Chinese poet from the Tang Dynasty who is known for his work, ‘The Classic of Tea,’ a piece that describes the cultural history of tea in China.
Luk Yu Tea House & Restaurant, 24-26 Stanley Street, Hong Kong, +852 2523 5464
Established in the 1920s, Lin Heung Tea House is a dim sum restaurant that has truly stood the test of time. Despite being a cozy venue, waves of people still flock there for its delectable cuisine. As such, expect to spend some time waiting in the queue. It’ll be worth it though. Lin Heung prides itself in its age-old dim sum recipes that reflect authentic and traditional Cantonese tastes. It’s not just dim sums they serve though; from 6pm onwards, their dinner menu opens. Dishes visitors can expect to see there include the signature Eight Treasure Duck, so be sure to give that a try if you’re visiting in the evening.
As its name suggests, Hunan Garden specializes on cuisine from the Chinese province of Hunan, an area famous for their hot and spicy dishes. For those who can’t take the heat though, fear not because the menu caters to all types of tastes and the extra spicy items are clearly marked out on the menu (including plenty of non-spicy options to choose from). As this is quite a popular restaurant and tends to fill up quickly, it is advisable to make a reservation before your arrival and intended visit.
Hunan Garden, 14 Tai Koo Wan Road, Hong Kong, +852 3691 9928