Mong Kok is one of the most popular and bustling districts in Hong Kong as there are plenty of great restaurants and bars, as well as many interesting streets and markets. You may not find many great international brands there, but you will find many unique local stores and restaurants. Here is our list of the 10 best things to do in Mong Kok.
Ladies’ Market is definitely a must-go spot in Mong Kok, as it is one of the most characteristic pedestrian streets in Hong Kong. The market is saturated stalls selling Hong Kong-style souvenirs, traditional Chinese handicrafts, stylish clothing, and lovely gadgets. There are a lot of nice restaurants nearby so you can enjoy some good food after crazy day shopping.
Fa Yuen Street, also known as Sneakers Street, because of the numerous sneakers shops on the street. Since the 1980s, more and more sneaker brands like Nike, Adidas, and New Balance chose to open their stores on the road which lead to the creation of Sneakers Street. You will be able to find the hottest styles here, as well as very rare and limited ones. If you are a sneaker lover, just go and have a look and you will not be disappointed.
Sai Yeung Choi Street
Sai Yeung Choi Street is a very long and wide pedestrian street in Mong Kok on which many shops, malls and restaurants are situated. You will be able to find almost anything you want, lovely cosmetics, beautiful clothing, hi-tech gadgets, luxurious jewellery, and lots of great restaurants and street food stalls.
The Sky Bar
The Sky Bar, which is located on the 13th floor of The Langham Place Shopping Mall, is a cool bar which serves brilliant cocktails, mocktails, wine and incredibly fine seafood and Western-style bar snacks. Their fresh and sweet oysters are popular as they are directly selected and imported from six countries. The bar also offers regular live music.
The Flower Market is particularly bustling during the Chinese New Year, as many local people come and buy luck-bringing flowers and greenery. It is well worth a visit all year round though. The vendors here are mostly friendly and hospitable, and they are willing to recommend and select nice flowers for customers.
Michelin two-star restaurant, Ming Court, is located in the luxe Mong Kok Langham Place Hotel. In Ming Court, you can have a range of fine dishes which are extremely tasty and appetizing The interior of the restaurant is sophisticated, and the seating and atmosphere are brilliant.
Temple Street Night Market
Although Temple Street Night Market is not exactly located in Mong Kok, it is really worth visiting and not very far, just a 15-minute walk from Mong Kok metro station. Every day, after the sun sinks, numerous traders, street performers and fortune tellers begin to gather in the bustling market. Temple Street Night Market is a nice spot for tourists to experience local culture and traditional craftsmanship, as well buy lots of souvenirs, including antiques, jade, clothing, tea ware, and electronic gadgets.
Tung Choi Street North, also known as the Goldfish Market, is a place where you can buy any type of fish you want. Hong Kong residents love buying goldfish as they think they can bring them good luck. Besides fish, you can also find turtles, snakes, spiders, frogs, and some other amphibians and reptiles sold on the street.
The Langham Place Shopping Mall
Spreading over 600,000 square feet and housed in a 15-storey building, The Langham Place Shopping Mall is the biggest mall in Mong Kok, and contains fashion brands, fine restaurants and a cinema. With sophisticated interior design and cool decorations, the mall is spacious and trendy. The mall is easy to access as it is linked to the Mong Kok metro station, and several local buses stop right outside.
Eat some street food
Besides dining in fine restaurants, having some street food is also a must do in Hong Kong. In Mong Kok, you can find plenty of street food stalls scattered on Sai Yeung Choi Street, Dundas Street, Fa Yuen Street and Soy Street. They sell traditional, as well as innovative Hong Kong-style snacks, including fish ball, takoyaki (octopus ball), stinky tofu, milk tea, siu mai (pork dumpling), and more, at very reasonable prices.