Overlooking the panoramic view of the iconic Victoria Harbour, Mid-Levels is home to many hidden gems of Hong Kong
. From upscale high-end restaurants to local diners tucked away in street corners, Mid-Levels offers a rich variety of culinary experiences.
Bar, Restaurant, Australian, $$$
Not your standard fish and chips, Seasalt has a modern twist on the traditional style. Founded by two Australian guys, Seasalt brings the freshest Aussie fish and chips to the streets of Hong Kong. With a laid-back atmosphere, this trendy restaurant offers popular dishes such as beer-battered cod and fish tacos, great news for taco fanatics! If you’re rushing to get to work or school, fear not. You can also choose to grab some fish and chips to go, with a discount off takeaways.
Seasalt, 23 Mosque Street, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2790 7211
Courtesy of Seasalt-Fish & Chips + Taco Bar | © Photo Courtesy Seasalt-Fish & Chips + Taco Bar
Restaurant, Japanese, Seafood, none
Hidden on the far end of the steep Castle Road, Hige Izakaya is the ideal spot for a drink after work. The traditional Japanese restaurant is set up with a cozy and homey decor in tatami style. You can enjoy a taste of some steak or seafood skewers in the comfort of your own private cubicle. For an authentic Japanese culinary experience, come and treat yourself to a fresh Japanese draft beer, along with some skewer bites.
Hige Izakaya, Shop A, G/F, Woodland House 9A-9C Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2503 3533
Hige Izakaya ©hkblogger | ©hkblogger
Still reminiscing over your last vacation in Thailand? Don’t worry, as you can find the solution to all your Thai food cravings at Koh Thai, located on the world’s longest escalator in Mid-Levels. With just one bite of its traditional dish of pad Thai, you will feel as if you are back on the beaches of Thailand. Escape from the hustle of the city and enjoy a Thai retreat, with a relaxing ambiance and authentic Thai dishes.
Koh Thai, Mosque Street, Soho 38, Shelley Street, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2179 5779
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Restaurant, Italian, $$$
SEPA is a Venetian restaurant that serves cicheti, or small plates, and is located just a few minutes’ walk from the Mid-Levels escalator. Created by Chef Enrico Bartolini, Italy‘s youngest chef to receive two Michelin stars, it is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The restaurant is dimly lit, creating a mysterious yet romantic atmosphere. You can also choose to people-watch as you enjoy your meal by the window. Seafood is the main feature, but dishes such as pasta, risotto and more are also available.
SEPA, 61 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2521 9800
Courtesy of SEPA: Bacaro Veneziano | © Photo Courtesy SEPA: Bacaro Veneziano
Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
Renowned for its authentic Italian home-style cuisine and friendly atmosphere, this neighborhood restaurant features signature dishes, handmade pasta and jet-fresh seafood from the Mediterranean, with ingredients that are imported directly from Italy. Decorated with brick archways and terracotta floors, the cozy and warm ambiance will make you feel right at home. For a special touch to a romantic night out, you can also choose to dine in the lovely al fresco area.
Panevino, 30-32 Robinson Road, G/F Peace Tower, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2521 7366
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San Xi Lou
Restaurant, Chinese, none
San Xi Lou
As the hot summer heat begins taking over Hong Kong, San Xi Lou is the go-to restaurant to defeat the heat by sweating it out! As the hot place for Sichuan food and hotpot, San Xi Lou offers a wide range of Sichuan dishes that will send your palate dancing. For the spice lovers, this is the perfect place to feel the burn and the numbing sensation that the signature soup base, the Sichuan Mala Broth, will bring you.
San Xi Lou, 7/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2838 8811
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Pure Veggie House
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Chinese, Vegan, none
Pure Veggie House
For those who are on the hunt for a quality vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong, look no further than Pure Veggie House. This strictly vegetarian restaurant serves all kinds of Chinese-style veggie dishes. Newest additions to the menu include honey locust fruit salad and chilled spicy bull kelp – perfect for a hot summer day. The decoration of bamboo elements and Buddha statues adds to the Zen vibe that completes your healthy cleansing experience.
Pure Veggie House, 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2525 0552
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Fish and Meat
Fish and Meat carries a casual yet chic vibe with rustic decor and an open terrace. It is a perfect spot for a little get away from the bustling metropolitan traffic. You can choose to treat yourself to a free flowing brunch on a Sunday morning, or invite your friends and family to a night of a delicious three-course dinner. The impressive Hong Kong night view will add an extra spark to your land-to-sea culinary experience.
Fish and Meat, 32 Wyndham Street, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2565 6788
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Chicken on the Run
Restaurant, Fast Food, Halal, Vegetarian, none
Chicken on the Run
Located right off the Mid-Levels escalators, Chicken on the Run offers just what its name suggests, a hearty healthy meal on the go. The takeaway restaurant not only prides itself on its delicious Australian-style roast chickens that are flown freshly from Australia but also their large selection of Aussie grub. You can find a healthy selection of sides to go with your half or full roasted chicken. Although the restaurant mainly serves takeaways, there’s still space for those who wish to dine in and enjoy their meal and the beautiful Mid-Levels view.
Chicken on the Run, Shop A, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Prince’s Terrace, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2537 8285
Courtesy of Chicken on The Run | © Photo Courtesy Chicken on The Run
The Monogamous Chinese
Specializing in authentic Sichuan and Peking dishes, The Monogamous Chinese takes you back in time to 1950s China with its retro-style interior. The vibrant decoration correlates with the rich-tasting dishes that are lavished with chilies and spices. It is rare that you will find Peking duck and Sichuan chicken offered on the same menu, but The Monogamous Chinese strives to provide the best of both worlds. Come and taste the tradition and sophistication that is Chinese fine dining.
The Monogamous Chinese, 59 Caine Road, Soho, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2523 2872
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