Hong Kong Restaurants
If business is the engine that drives Hong Kong, food is the fuel. One of the best things about Hong Kong is its food, which ranges from traditional and modern Chinese dishes to regional Chinese cuisine from Sichuan, Chaozhou and other places.
When it comes to food, Hong Kong is best known for its dim sum, small morsels of food served in carts. The locals enjoy their dim sum for lunch and breakfast as well as during picnics. For some of the best dim sum in town, tourists can visit City Hall in Central Hong Kong. They also have an English menu for your convenience.
Here’s a rule of thumb for tourists to follow in Hong Kong: local restaurants are cheap while their Western counterparts are expensive. But both of them serve excellent cuisine.
It’s easy to find a good meal at a restaurant for only US$10. A typical meal at a fast food chain like McDonald’s costs around US$3. A meal at a mid-range restaurant would be around US$25. Dinner for two at Hong Kong’s best restaurants would cost around US$100, including appetizers, main course, dessert and drinks.
The following are among the most popular restaurants in Hong Kong.
Located on Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Felix is a luxury restaurant that specializes in fusion and international cuisine. Its setting is magnificent and its food is even better, especially house favorites such as lobster nachos and hoisin grilled ribs. The restaurant was designed by Philippe Starck and features high ceilings, copper columns and Art Deco tables.
Probably the most elegant restaurant in town, Heichinrou serves excellent dim sum and Cantonese cuisine. It is also the most stylish restaurant in the Food Forum located at the 10th to 13th floors of the Times Square shopping mall on 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay. They’re listed as Shop 1003.
Located at 1-3 Wyndham St, Central, Jimmy's Kitchen is one of the oldest restaurants in the city, founded in 1928. There was a time when it was the only restaurant in Hong Kong that served Western cuisine. Fortunately, this restaurant doesn’t rely on its history and nostalgia alone to draw in customers. Their Western dishes are as good as ever, especially its steaks, seafood and pies. Its interiors are designed in an understated British style, which is very relaxing.