It’s no secret that Hong Kong is home to some of the best food in the world, from upscale dining to sizzling hot street food eaten right there and then. With more than 14,000 restaurants across the city, where should you focus your hungry attention? These are considered the unmissable food districts in Hong Kong, with bites to eat for all tastes…
Best Food Districts In Hong Kong
1. Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong is home to more than 90 restaurants and bars and is the city’s main ‘party hotspot’. From cosy wine bars to some of the hottest Michelin-star restaurants, you’re sure to find somewhere amazing to eat here. Expect international flair, from classic French to Mexican or Brazilian steakhouses.
The quaint village of Stanley on Hong Kong Island’s south coast is a huge hit with both locals and tourists alike. As well as a buzzing market with all sorts of clothes and knick-knacks, the seaside alfresco dining options have South China Sea views and local seafood.
3. Lei Yue Mun
Feeling like some fresh fish? This fishing village is well known for its array of excellent, local seafood. The ordering method is what makes this spot so special: first you buy your fish from a tank in a market stall; then you take it to one of the nearby restaurants, which will prepare it for a fee.
4. Kowloon City
For local, family-run restaurants, you can’t miss out on Kowloon City. Eat your fill of Southeast Asian, Thai, Chiu Chow and Cantonese food and local desserts in this gourmet paradise. There’s plenty to explore here: just wander around Nga Tsin Wai Road, Nam Kok Road, Lung Kong Road, Fuk Lo Tsun Road and Prince Edward Road.
5. Tsim Sha Tsui
The busy strip of bars, restaurants and cafes in Tsim Sha Tsui East have pretty harbour views – the perfect partner for the tasty eats you’ll find here. Singapore’s famous Tian Tian hawker stall has a location here, so you can enjoy world-class food on a budget.
6. Lamma Island
Just 30 minutes from downtown Hong Kong, make your way to the fishing village of Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island. You’ll find authentic local restaurants perched above the bay on stilts. Fresh chilli crab, garlic prawns, deep-fried squid and steamed fish with ginger and spring onions are all tried-and-tested favourites.
7. Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay has endless shopping malls, department stores, boutiques and market stalls, with a mind-boggling number of places to eat. Whether you want laidback Korean ramen, hotpot, healthy vegetarian foods or fine dining, you’ll find it all here. Be sure to check out the street food stands along Tung Lung Street, Matheson Street and Jardin’s Bazaar too.