Hong Kong restaurant reviewsi

Hong Kong is a foodie’s paradise, with some 14,000 restaurants dishing up an array of cuisines from all over China, the rest of Asia and the world. Join our expert critics as they explore the best the city has to offer, from its local dai pai dong (street stalls) and cha chaan teng (tea houses) to its fine dining restaurants. The dining scene is ever changing, so for accuracy's sake you'll find on this page reviews published in the past 18 months. Included are first impressions of newly opened restaurants, some of which we revisit a month or two later for a more in-depth review. For budget meals under HK$100, see our Hong Kong budget eats page. For some classic Hong Kong restaurants, see our Explore Hong Kong page 


Former Yuè chef Lai Ching-shing’s seafood dishes are the main draw at Jade in Aberdeen, but the floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the South China Sea come a close second

Hong Kong’s fallen meat and burger masters opened a new surf and turf destination … to underwhelming results, as we’d take the truffle fries over the Wagyu


Towngas’ ESG-themed eatery serves up ‘contemporary Western kaiseki’ that’s both sustainable and delicious in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – think scallops, sea bass and kale salad

Private dining room Jing – next to Auntie Ayi in Pacific Place, Hong Kong – takes ‘dinner and a show’ to a new level with its eight-course menu and immersive experience exploring the Tang dynasty

The Pontiac shifted from beers and cocktails to coffee and sandwiches amid pandemic restrictions – but what started as a pop-up is here to stay, with Winstons and Cupping Room’s Rachel Wedlock at the helm

Cantonese cuisine can get a bad rap, but today a new wave of chefs are reimagining classic regional dishes with modern flair – this list is the city’s best-in-class revealed

The fare is no fuss or frills, but favourites like bruschetta, warm octopus salad, pasta, baked sea bass, tiramisu and cannoli make Ramato an authentic Italian experience

Pretzel and spaetzle are on the menu, but highlights include Koenigsberger Klopse or pork dumpling with capers and gherkins, and Brittany lobster with 58-degree egg

If it’s hearty Cantonese fare that you crave, look no further than Ship Kee, which takes up the mantle from iconic institutions that fell victim to the pandemic

French chef Olivier Elzer, who enjoys near-celebrity status in Hong Kong, helms this passion project where his masterful cuisine is accompanied by a fine selection of wine

The owners of the iconic Hong Kong restaurant, previously a huge draw for tourists with its prime location, are now paying less than half the monthly HK$230,000 (US$29,300) they were forking out on a lease signed pre-pandemic.


The stunning ambience, with a panoramic view of the city, is prelude to the stellar menu, enough reason to drop by not for the art but for a gastronomic adventure

Chef Robert Wong brings his fiery brand of Sichuan tastes to this new addition at Alexandra House, where there’s even free champagne on ice outside the loos

From celebrity chef Vicky Cheng’s Wing to fine dining Cantonese at Rùn, these are the city’s best venues to experience traditional cuisine rethought for the contemporary diner