Located in the luxurious Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Shang Palace has been a Michelin two-star restaurant for seven consecutive years, 2009 to 2015. They serve delicate gourmet Cantonese dishes which are all meticulously prepared and finely decorated. They are not just preparing a range of Cantonese food in the traditional way – the chef de cuisine, Mok, always tries to add new elements to the dishes and create innovative fusion cuisine so as to take the dining experience to the next level.
Sun Tung Lok Chinese Cuisine
Opened in 1969, Sun Tung Lok Chinese Cuisine has offered authentic Guangdong cuisine for more than 40 years. It was bestowed with three Michelin stars in 2011, being the first non-hotel restaurant in Hong Kong to receive such recognition. Their dishes are delicious and innovative, as the chefs try to fuse the traditional cuisine with Western styles, creating fabulous fusion cuisine. While the decor of the restaurant is great as well, the seating is cozy and the lighting is soft, bringing an elegant atmosphere.
Kimberley Road, also known as ‘Korean Street’, is famous for having plentiful Korean restaurants and grocery stores. The authentic Korean barbecue restaurant, Seorae, is also situated on the road. It offers diners a wide variety of juicy meat, such as the marinated beef and pork belly, which range from HKD100-200. Besides Korean barbecue, it also serves other traditional Korean dishes so diners can have more choice. The place is spacious and there are different types of seating which are suitable for both family and friend gatherings.
SPOON by Alain Ducasse
Accompanied by the stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, SPOON by Alain Ducasse is located in the sumptuous Intercontinental Hotel. It serves orthodox French-style cuisine together with a fine selection of white and red wines, which are high quality. With trendy paintings and ornaments put up as decorations, the decor of SPOON is simply elegant and sophisticated, which makes you want to dine there again and again.
Empire City Roasted Duck
If you want to have authentic Peking roast duck in Hong Kong, Empire City Roasted Duck is a good choice. They strive to maintain authenticity by importing ducks directly from Beijing and using Dongguan’s lychee wood as fuel. The duck tastes juicy and savory, while the pancake used for wrapping the meat is incredibly soft and thin – everything of this dish is fabulous. Their other Chinese-style dishes are equally great as well, such as the marinated shrimp with peony and stir-fried rice cake with stewed pork.
Dazzling Café is an innovative venue opened by Taiwanese residents. They mainly serve Western-style food, such as pasta, sandwich, waffle, and honey toast, which is the most popular dish in the cafe. Their various pastas are delicious and flavorsome, while some are really creative. These include the linguine with creamy mocha, chili and calamari, which tastes interesting, having a subtle coffee flavor. It is a nice restaurant which was named Openrice’s ‘Best South East Asian Restaurant’ and ‘Best New Restaurant’ in 2015.
Tenku Ryu Gin
Tenku Ryu Gin is a great Japanese restaurant which has been hailed as one of ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ in 2015, and bestowed with two Michelin stars for three consecutive years, 2013 to 2015. They make fabulous kaiseki, which is a traditional multi-course Japanese meal. A kaiseki of 10 courses is offered in Tenku Ryu Gin. The menu items are incredibly fresh as seasonal ingredients are imported directly from Japan every day. Moreover, seeing that the luxe restaurant is located on the 101st floor, the view is breathtakingly.
Tin Lung Heen
In Hong Kong, having some orthodox Cantonese dim sums is a must-do, and in Tin Lung Heen, you have plenty of decent dim sums options as well as Cantonese dishes. Their dim sums are mostly innovative, as the chefs add new elements so as to make their food stand out. For example, in their egg tart, the egg is replaced by the luxurious abalone and roast goose, making the taste extraordinary. It is noteworthy that their Cantonese-style desserts are particularly tasty – it’s unlikely that anyone will be disappointed after trying them.
Housed in the historical former Marine Police Headquarters, St. George serves modern French cuisine with a hint of British style. Diners can pick the five- or eight-course tasting menus, or create their own combination from the a la carte menu. While dining in St. George, you will feel like you are going back to the colonial Hong Kong. The crystal chandeliers, old leather sofas, high-vaulted ceilings, and heavy velvet curtains all allude to the old and luxe English ambience.
Khyber Pass is perfect for curry lovers, as it is one of the best Pakistani venues in Hong Kong providing authentic Pakistani curry. The restaurant is so popular that it has been introduced by TV programs several times, and is frequented by local celebrities. Khyber Pass offers diners with a wide range of curry complemented with different meat, including the chicken makhani (butter chicken curry), chicken korma, and mutton vindaloo. Their curry is best to eat with naan, the traditional Indian-Pakistani-style bread.