In Hung Hom you’ll be able to find plenty of fabulous restaurants that serve a wide range of Asian cuisines, including the Japanese, Sichuanese, Cantonese, Shanghainese and more. There are many great Japanese restaurants especially, because lots of Japanese immigrants actually live in the district and have gradually formed a community with lots of restaurants serving the kaiseki, ramen, udon and other Japanese food. Here are our top picks for dining out in Hung Hom.
Restaurant, Chinese, none
Yu Lei provides diners with very fine Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes, and the restaurant has been awarded one Michelin star. The steamed gluten, a light Shanghainese appetizer, is very tasty and sweet, while those Cantonese dim sums are all delicate and delicious. Yu Lei also provides a range of vegetarian dishes which are also suitable for those who want to have healthier dishes. With a stunning harbour view, the environment of Yu Lei is fabulous, and the interior design is sophisticated and full of Chinese characteristics.
Yu Lei, 5/F, Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Hoi Sreet, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3746 2788
Restaurant, Japanese, none
Kazuo Okada is a fine Japanese restaurant specializing in the kaiseki, a traditional multi-course Japanese meal made from fresh ingredients directly imported from Japan. Kazuo Okada offers diners with two sets, the seasonal kaiseki and the chef’s kaiseki, and both are incredibly delicious. Their flash smoked salmon salad is truly fabulous, a lid is used to retain the aroma of the fresh smoked salmon, and once the lid is opened, diners can immediately smell the amazing scent of the dish. While the dining environment of Kazuo Okada is very comfy, so that diners can relaxingly enjoy their meals there.
Kazuo Okada, 5/F, Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Hoi Sreet, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3746 2722
Wing Lai Yuen
Love eating spicy food? Then you probably should not miss Wing Lai Yuen which specializes in orthodox hot and flavoursome Sichuanese cuisine. Their signature dan dan noodles are amazing, as the noodles are chewy, the soup is spicy and savoury, and the meat is juicy and succulent. Other Sichuanese dishes are also yummy, like the spicy wontons (dumplings) in chili oil, the fu qi fei pian (pork lung in chili sauce), and the greenbean sheet with shredded chicken in sesame sauce.
Wing Lai Yuen, Shop 102-103 & 105, Site 8, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, 7 Tak On Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2320 6430
Restaurant, Japanese, none
MIKAWAYA serves diners with delicious budget Japanese dishes, like the tempura ramen, the udon curry, the eel rice, and the hash brown rice with Hokkaido creamy sauce. Their dishes are truly tasty and appetizing, while the service is brilliant as well because the Japanese staff there is very welcoming and hospitable. Although MiKAWAYA is just a tiny restaurant, you will enjoy dining there as the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is cosy and relaxing.
MIKAWAYA, Shop D, G/F, Lux Theatre, 14 Ming On Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2330 7175
Old Man Hot Pot
In Old Man Hot Pot, you can have fabulous Cantonese-style hot pot served with a wide range of fresh dishes, such as the hand-sliced beef, the minced seafood balls, the chive dumplings, the beef bone marrow, and the pig lung slice. It is a perfect dining spot if you have a big group of people because this allows you to try more dishes. Besides hot pot dishes, their poached fish skin, the crispy chicken’s feet, and the duck’s tongue in soy sauce are brilliant as well.
Old Man Hot Pot, 25-31 Cooke Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 9089 7732
Takeya is a family-style Japanese izakaya (an informal Japanese drinking establishment) saturated with wooden furniture and Japanese-style decorations, and the ambience is homelike, cosy and relaxing. Takeya provides diners with a wide variety of delicious and appetizing skewers, and the signature yakitori (grill chicken skewer) is particularly savoury and tasty. Their beverages are also brilliant, and the Japanese sake and beer are just best complements to their dishes. In Takeya, you can experience the traditional izakaya culture which is truly amazing and fabulous.
Takeya, G/F, On Wah Building, 31C1 Tak Man Street, Whampoa Estate, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2365 8878
Si Sun Fast Food
Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
Si Sun Fast Food
Established in the 1960s, Si Sun Fast Food is a very popular Hong Kong-style fast food restaurant in the district as they serve up brilliant hamburgers that are tasty and reasonably priced. The double cheese and egg hamburger is their signature one, the big burger is filled with two pieces of thick Hamburg beef, plentiful cheese and their special sauce, creating a truly heavenly bite. The interior of the fast food shop is nostalgic, as they use 1970s folding tables and colourful plastic chairs, which has now become one of the characteristics of the restaurant.
Si Sun Fast Food, G/F, 1A Whampoa Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2362 1279
King’s Dynasty provides diners with the very special steam hot pot which uses steam at 102 degree celsius to cook the food. They offer a wide range of incredibly fresh seafood, including scallops, mussels, spiral shells, clams, prawns, crabs, fish and more. The seafood cooked by steam is especially sweet as the original freshness of the seafood can be retained. Their various snacks are tasty and appetizing as well, including the deep fried fish ball, the Japanese green soy bean, and the fried pork roll.
King’s Dynasty, G/F, 20 Sung Chi Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2350 5050
Restaurant, Seafood, none
With the slogan ‘fresh, tasty, hearty’, Alfafa Alfafa aims at providing diners with a range of healthy and finely cooked Western-style dishes, such as the Nicolse salad with Atlantic fish fillet, the Alfafa house beef burger with potato wedges, and the grilled fish fillet teriyaki with angel hair pasta. While their various desserts and drinks are also so brilliant that you should order some and end your meal. With warm lighting and comfy seating, the environment of the restaurant is so lovely that diners can relax totally and enjoy their fantastic food.
Alfafa Alfafa, Shop G10B, G/F, Site 2, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2334 4302
Cafe, Dessert, $$$
In Café Charm’s, you can have a wide variety of brilliant European food and some unique East-meets-West dishes which are all tasty. The Caesar salad with Norway smoked salmon is fresh and appetizing, while the homemade Wagyu beef burger is their signature dish that definitely should not be missed. The Japanese Wagyu beef is tender and meaty and other fillings, including the thick slice of tomato, lettuce and cheese are truly fresh and fabulous, creating a heavenly burger.
Café Charm’s, Shop G27, Pebbles World, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa III, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3480 6386