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The 10 Best Restaurants In Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
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The 10 Best Restaurants In Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Being the most vibrant rallying point for nightlife in Hong Kong, there are over 90 restaurants and bars t choose from in Lan Kwai Fong. Upon indulging in the culturally diversified atmosphere, you should not resist the culinary delights of the East-meets-West delicacies, or the restaurants with award-winning reputations and exoticism. Among the many dining options, from old-time favourites to high-end restaurants, we have found the 10 best restaurants in the bustling area.

Casa Lisboa Portuguese Restaurant & Bar

Authentic Portuguese cuisine in romantic table settings

Casa Lisboa has earned a reputation of offering traditional dishes from Portugal in typical Portuguese style. The newly appointed executive chef Edgar Alves has revamped the menu with old-fashion dishes. The magnum opus of Portuguese cuisine would be nothing else except bacalhau -made with cod, potatoes, onion, garlic and cream, the dish is brimmed with salty fish flavor, complemented by a soft creamy complexity. The entire ambience is exotic. Permeated with patriotic elements, tiles and rubble are assembled to form Portuguese geometric patterns.

Price: fine dining

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12-3pm; 6.30pm-12am

Watch out for: suckling pig and Portuguese furnishings

8/F, Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 55 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK, +852 29051168

The interior of Casa Lisboa | Courtesy of Casa Lisboa Portuguese Restaurant & Bar
The interior of Casa Lisboa | Courtesy of Casa Lisboa Portuguese Restaurant & Bar

Insomnia

Acoustic enjoyment in jovial atmosphere

As one of the most bustling bars situated in Lan Kwai Fong, Insomnia gets customers hooked on its European-style outdoor patio that resembles medieval Gothic buildings. The wine list at Insomnia is comprehensive, offering both popular and uncommon varieties, like chocolate Martini and Laurent Perrier Rose. Targeting not only clubbers, but gluttonous diners too, the over-sized burger set and all day breakfast are supplied during lunch hours. What’s so special about Insomnia is that they are on the very few venues with live musical entertainment year round.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-3am; Fri-Sat 5pm-5am

Watch out for: all day breakfast and British architectural style

Shop A, LG/F, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK, +852 25250957

Gold by Harlan Goldstein

Bar, Restaurant, European
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Gold by Harlan Goldstein

Modern European dishes in shiny golden environment

Highlighted as one of the top restaurants in the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2014, Gold by Harlan Goldstein is located at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. As its name suggests, the restaurant cultivates a feeling of grandeur, with the combination of golden-yellow decoration. Unlike traditional sit-down dining, Gold by Harlan Goldstein offers appetizer and a salad buffet featuring a selection of dishes splendidly placed at the bar counter. The slow-cooked wild salmon and lobster spaghetti with Napoli tomatoes are the stars of the show at Harlan, which will definitely delight one’s appetite.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-1am; Thu-Sat 12pm-2am

Watch out for: lobster spaghetti

2 /F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK, +852 28699986

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Outdoor terrace at Gold by Harlan Goldstein | Courtesy of Gold by Harlan Goldstein
Outdoor terrace at Gold by Harlan Goldstein | Courtesy of Gold by Harlan Goldstein

Lily & Bloom

Bar, Restaurant, American
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Lily & Bloom

All-you-can-eat American seafood feast

In American style, Lily & Bloom is a restaurant in an upscale setting that encompasses over two floors of dining space. While sipping a glass of vintage port with an attractive palate, customers can always find variation of contemporary American dishes on the menu, be it Chicago omelette or carrot miso black cod. The Cedar River beef tartare is an advocate of classic American flavour. Guests can enjoy the raw bar feast every Tuesday and Wednesday night with unlimited supplies of fresh seafood including oysters, prawns and mussels.

Price: fine dining

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12-3pm; 6-11pm; Fri-Sat 12-3pm; 6pm-2am; Sun 11am-4pm

Watch out for: Uni toast, chicken & waffle, and Ragu Bolognese

5 & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK, +852 28106166

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Fofo by el Willy

A taste of Spain with a view of skyscrapers forest

Instead of offering an unobstructed view of Victoria Harbour or a roof terrace of skyscrapers, Fofo by el Willy nestles among prismy high-rise commercial buildings, offering an unusual but inviting view of the city center. The predominance of white establishes a fairly comfortable interior. Mixed lberico cold cuts, explosive smoked salmon air bag, and spicy suckling pig brioche are just few of the dishes on this modern Spanish menu which is designed by the Barcelona chef Guillermo. Located in the main district of Central, it is just few minutes of walk away from the subway station.

Price: fine dining

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm; 6.30-10.:30pm

Watch out for: scallop ceviche and beef cheek

20/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, HK, +852 29002009

Lan Kwai Fong  © Wiki.IkfaWikiCommons
Lan Kwai Fong | © Wiki.IkfaWikiCommons

SOUVLA Greek Restaurant

Taste of authentic and original Greek recipes

Exploring the robust flavours in cuisine from the Mediterranean Sea, guests at SOUVLA can take their taste buds on a Greek tour, with favourites including pita bread & hummus and grilled scallops. Designed by Stephen Hart from ARC Projects, SOUVLA presents the local style in Greek through porcelain ceramic works from renowned Australian brand Robert Gordon, and white granite as the backdrop. With creative accent honeycomb-shape décor, SOUVLA illustrates the supreme position of Greek being the best honey exporter. Going for harmonious and delightful dining atmosphere, customer could enjoy authentic cooked-with-perfection Greek dishes.

Price: fine dining

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-12am

Watch out for: slow-cooked lam and steak, and feta cheese

1/F, Ho Lee Comm Bld, 40 D’Aguilar Street, Central, HK, +852 25221823

Brickhouse

Sumptuous Mexican recipes in a low-key location

Sandwiched between two alleys, Brickhouse offers Mexican food in an atmosphere of relaxation and hospitality in the quaint dining area. Brickhouse has won several awards in Hong Kong. Brickhouse imports beers directly from Mexico, including one of the leading upmarket beers Tecate, which delivers a malty aroma. Offering an extensive library of Mexican dishes, from classic appetizers like guacamole and salsas, to the unconventional entrée DIY bone marrow tacos, Brickhouse fulfils customers’ culinary desires.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-3am; Fri-Sat 5pm-5am

Watch out for: beef smort rib and the cosy ambience

G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, HK, +852 28100560

D'Aguilar Street at night © Kaupaickehran/WikiCommons
D’Aguilar Street at night | © Kaupaickehran/WikiCommons

Mesa

Southern Spanish specialties with Michelin star status

Enjoying the flavours of Southern Spain need not be an obstacle, here in Lan Kwai Fong Mesa serves acclaimed Spanish food prevalent with beach-themed flavour. Touting its one-star Michelin status, Mesa boasts of its tasting menu which is available only on Monday to Thursday. One of the best seller on the Pica-Pica menu is the 36-month bellota ham that is prized for its smooth texture and nutty flavour. Holding up to 40 guests, the dining area is furnished with marbles and wooden tables that inculcate southern European style.

Price: fine dining

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12-3pm; 6-10.30pm

Watch out for: French mussels, and the naturally lit environment

6/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK, +852 25301890

DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant

Milanese-inspired dishes in indoor and outdoor setting

Evoking Italian bar aesthetics, DiVino Wine Bar and Restaurant uses red and white as the predominant colour in its design. With the indoor dining area that is connected to a small flowerbed wafting heavy scent of flowers in its open-air terrace, DiVino is committed to creating a laid-back style to diners. Specialized in serving appetizer-size Italian meals in small portions, beef carppachio, cream-filled burrata, and Linguine pasta with Main lobster, just to name a few, are the all-time top dishes.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-2.30am; Fri-Sat 12pm-4am; Sun 12pm-1.30am

Watch out for: Farfalle and refined furnishings

Shop 1, G/F, 73 Wyndham Street, Central HK, +852 21678893

Bistecca Italian Steak House

Premium steak and Italian semi-buffet

As a high-quality steakhouse that does not cost a small fortune, Bistecca serves lunch set in a semi-buffet style. With low ceilings and small dining area, a shelf that stores dry-aged beef and freezer with meat are found in this cosy room. Offering a wide selection of premium beef from wagyu rump steak, rib eye steak to skirt steak, Bistecca offers high-end cuts of beef in marbling flavour and tender texture. To the intimate end of dining experience, creamy cheesecake or buttery crumbles would be a perfect choice.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12-3pm, 6-11pm

Watch out for: Farfalle and refined furnishings

2/F, Grand Progress Building, 15 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, HK, +852 25251308