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TAMAR CAFE - HK Central Government Office, Exit A, Admiralty MTR. This is a little cafe at the new government headquarter complex. Serving simple western cuisine and cakes in cheap, but the quality is quite good.
ABC Kitchen - Known as A Better Cooking Kitchen, inside the Queen Street wet market, Sheung Wan. Lunch is served in a reasonable price and Dinner is served in a price similar to a standard western restaurant. Nevertheless, the dinner is of high quality. You will be surprised of how good the food can be in a wet market.

QUAYSIDE at Fenwick Pier - Exit E2, Admiralty MTR, next to HK Academy of Performance Arts. This Quayside resembles the beach front restaurant in South East Asia; an oasis in the skyscraper-ed city. The weekend brunch is a must try. (The map below shows the location of Quarterdeck, which was the predecessor of Quayside at Fenwick Pier. 

  SOHO - An area of international foods (indeed) in HK, contains more than 100 restaurants and bars. Some of the best are: Phukets (Thais), Sahara (Moroccan), Taco Loco (Mexican), Olive (Mediterranean), Boca and La Comida (Spanish), Al Dente (Italian), La Pampa (Argentinean, Stauton Street), and Oysterman (Oyster). Nonetheless, you must be bear in mind that all restaurants in SOHO are quite expensive. (HK$ 300 / person)

KNUTSFORD TERRACE - Exit B1, TST MTR Station - The Lan Kwai Fong of Kowloon. A little alley filled with western food restaurants and bars. The Italian restaurants there are hella good. (HK$ 200 / person)

FOOD STREET Causeway Bay - Houston Street, Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR Station - Another area for dining adventure (HK$ 200 / person)

SANLITUAN - Sun Hung Ki Centre, Wanchai, Exit A, Wanchai MTR Station - The podium of this skyscraper has a large number of restaurants serving foods around the world combine with a cozy environment. It is a bit expensive though. (HK$ 200 / person)

FUSION GOURMENT - 1F The Pemberton, 22 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Exit A2 Sheung Wan MTR. Decent, healthy and fresh food in reasonable price. It is not for people with a huge appetite yet the food is quite tasty. You can also buy fresh meats from the place for your home use. Also there are a few more nice restaurants in the Pemberton building; but this one is a cheaper place to go.

YARDBIRD - 33 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Exit A2 Sheung Wan MTR. Fried chickens at its best. You can order fried chickens from any part of the bird. What's more? The drinks from the waiting-to-be-seated bar are good and the bartender, male or female, are all friendly and good looking.

GOLDEN PHOENIX Steak House - 102 Lai Chi Kok Road, Sham Shui Po; Exit C2 Prince Edward MTR. This is a HK style steak house which may not be the kind of steak you are expecting. However, it is very cheap and the portion is big; that belongs to the western standard at least. Last but not least, if you don't want to wait for at least an hour to get your table, please arrive before 6 pm!

CHARLIE BROWN Cafe - 58 Cameron Road, TST; Exit B1 TST MTR. Snoopy themed restaurant. Not really special.

PATIO - 4/F Ocean Centre, a few restaurants with outdoor seating area for limited harbor view. The restaurants are fancy, so you may go to 7-ELEVEn before heading to the Patio where there is also free public space.

TECTONIC PIZZA - Ashley Road, TST, Exit L5, TST MTR. It is a take away store but the special thing is their pizza is 'huge' and 'genuine'. There is another one (Paisano's) in Wanchai, just outside Exit A5, Wanchai MTR.

HAU FOOK Street - Exit B2, TST MTR Station, between Granville and Kimberly Road - Like Lan Kwai Fong or SOHO, but this small street is a dining area for Chinese food instead of western foods. (HK$ 60 / person) There is a Thai restaurant in Hau Fook Street and you can have all you can eat Thai food dinner for only about HK$ 100 every night. The menu is only in Chinese though.

FUK WING Street, Sham Shui Po - This street is full of all cheap, local and delicious restaurants; mostly Asian food but also some western.

KOWLOON CITY - is known as the little South East Asia in HK. A large part of people living there is coming from South East Asia, with Thais being the majority. Kowloon City was the location of the old airport which helped it developed into a “gourmet city”. Technically, you can find restaurant serving foods around the world at Kowloon City, in very reasonable price. You can take mini bus no. 2 from Festival Walk and get down at Kowloon City (when you see the Park’N Supermarket).

SWEETHEART GARDEN - Basement, 218-220 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Prince Edward, Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station. This is only a very simple HK style steak house. But because of this, it is very cheap. Nevertheless, they have steak of all kinds which can compare to a 5-stars restaurant quality (maybe 4). For just HK$ 40 at lunch period, or HK$ 80 at dinner time, you can enjoy almost the best steak in HK (not in the world though). (HK$ 50 / person) Sweetheart Garden actually has more than 10 restaurants in HK

REVOLVING RESTAURANT - 62F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queens Road East, Wanchai, Exit A3, Wanchai MTR Station. Up at 200 M you got the view of the entire Kowloon and HK Island North in 66 minutes' dining experience.

CENTRAL PIER no. 6 - Here is not about the food, but about the place, the surrounding. Central Pier no. 6 is a fast food shop at daytime, and an outdoor bar in the evening. Situated at the outmost of Central, you can enjoy a 360' harbor view from most of the seats there. If you are not asking for high quality service (I don't), why bother going to Four Seasons 100 yards away? Central Pier no. 6 would just give you the same pleasure, in a more cost-saving and outdoor manner. (HK$ 30 / person)

IKEA - Shatin Central Plaza / MegaBox Kowloon Bay / Great George Street Causeway Bay - Yes, you are not in the wrong section; I am talking about the food from IKEA. I love the food at the IKEA canteen, especially the dessert cakes. (HK$ 40 / person

1 PEKING ROAD - 1 Peking Road, TST, Exit C1, TST MTR Station - This is a commercial building with restaurants in some of the floors offering delicacies from different parts of the world. They are all expensive but they also have a fantastic view of the Victoria Harbour. (HK$ 200 / person) Recommendation: Aqua - 29F, 34272288

CAFE DECO - 1/F Peak Galleria, The Peak. One of the best restaurants in HK, the Cafe Deco at the Peak is expensive but its worthy. The food is so good, shame about the view there you could not see the Victoria Harbour though. Average expenditure per person - HK$ 200 for lunch.
APRIL - Shop A2, 15 Fa Po Street, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon Tong

It is a very nice western food restaurant. The foods are not expensive and are delicious. At night, it will become a bar and it is cool to chill out inside. This is by far the bar nearest to Cornwall Street. The Buffalo Wings there is one of a kind. (HK$ 60 / person)

THE PENINSULA HOTEL - Exit E, TST MTR Station / Exit L4, TSTE Station

Not only about the architecture, everyone visit HK will just go to the Peninsula Hotel at least one time. It is a symbol of classical and elegance. Presidents from America stayed there when they came to HK; Tom Cruise landed on the submit on the rooftop from his helicopter. And speaking about the food, getting treated by her boyfriend a dinner at the Peninsula Hotel is every local girls dream. I am not a local / girl, but I do like having food in 2 of the restaurants in the hotel:

FELIX - The most luxurious, vogue place to satisfy your natural need and to chill out in HK – The Felix at the Peninsula Hotel, Kowloon, HK. Felix is created by the product-design icon Philippe Starck, at the 28/F of also an icon - the icon for life of a tycoon in HK, the Peninsula Hotel. If you just want to chill out in some of the nights, not up for dancing, Felix could be a good place. Approximately HK$ 150 for a drink and you can drink the harbor...

CAFE at the Lobby

Enjoying English Tea at the Lobby cafe is a daily social activity of the billionaires' wives in HK. However, it doesn't mean it is only a privilege for them. The tea set is only about HK$ 200 per person but you will not regret spending them. It can be your lunch if you are on diet. On the other hand, you can just order a piece of cake for HK$ 100 if you are not coming with a starving stomach.
TALKS OF THE TOWN - 34/F Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay, Exit D1, Causeway Bay Station

Another bar I like in the hotels of HK is the Talks on The Town at Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay. It is on the top floor - 34/F and it has the view of the Kowloon skyline. Drinks are sold at about HK$ 100 per one, and they have a cool live band in the evening.
  HIGH STREET - High Street, Sai Ying Pun. To welcome the opening of the new MTR line on the West of the Island, a bunch of cafe / restaurant are open on High Street near to the new MTR entrance. There you can find Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Thai, American and of course, Chinese restaurants. They all have nice interior and friendly service.

LA FAUCHON - 45 Elgin Street, Central - Yummy but too expensive. (HK$ 500 / person)

CERES Boulangerie et Patisserie - 19 Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City - You would be shocked that such a nice cafeteria for French patisserie could be found in this part of HK (Oops, French cuisine is not Asian foods LOL) (HK$ 50 / person)


AMARONI'S - Festival Walk - "Big" portion according to HK standard makes 4 or more people going together so worthy. (HK$ 100 / person)

PEPPERONIS - 1592 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung. Italian Restaurant serves good pizzas, pastas, potato skins etc., in a nice setting and cool environment. (HK$ 100 /  person)

Tosca - 102F, ICC, Kowloon Station, 22632263 - Italian restaurant aka the highest in HK. It is quite pricy but the food is excellent. Yes, excellent. Reservation should be made for 1 month in advance.


OLE - Ice House Street, Central - Also known as the official Real Madrid HK Fan Club, well... (HK$ 300 / person)

PLAZA MAYOR - 9 Moon Street, Wanchai, via Exit F to Pacific Place 3, Admiralty MTR.

Catalunya - Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai.


KING LUDWIG Beerhall - G/F, TSTE Station - Average price, acceptable quality. (HK$ 200 / person)

OMA's Kitchen - Ma Wan Beach, Ma Wan Island. Very good service and traditional German food. (HK$ 150 / person)


The Swiss Chalet - 12 Hart Avenue, TST, Exit N1 TST or P3 TST East MTR. Probably the only Swiss restaurant in HK. The food and service are quite good; and the price is reasonable. It is right next to Tequila's Jack. So it is good to go there to try some Swiss cuisine on a day which is not Tuesday.


The Mediterranean Cafe and Restaurant - 5 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Exit E, Causeway Bay MTR Station - Good food and good environment. (HK$ 200 / person)


Outback - 1F, 8 Fenwick Street, Wanchai, Exit C, Wanchai MTR Station - Australian grill restaurant, also provides yummy desserts. Free unlimited refill of tea and soft drinks. (HK$ 150 / person)


RUBY TUESDAY - 5/F, New Town Plaza, Shatin, Shatin Station. Their desserts would make you keep coming back again and again. Free unlimited refill of tea and soft drinks. (HK$ 150 / person)

TGI FRIDAYS' - 4F, Oterprise Square, 26 Nathan Road, TST, Exit F, TST MTR Station - Not as good as the other 2. Free unlimited refill of tea and soft drinks. (HK$ 150 / person)

DAN RYAN - LG2, Festival Walk. Free unlimited refill of tea and soft drinks. (HK$ 150 / person) Their TST shop - 3/F Ocean Terminal, has Thanksgiving meal and Live broadcast of Super Bowl every year.

THE FLYING PAN - 1F, 37 Lockhard Road, Wanchai, Exit C, Wanchai MTR Station - 24/7 serving all day breakfast. Yes, 24/7 (HK$ 100 / person)

JHD (Just Hot Dog) - Olympian City 3, Exit D1 Olympic MTR. Yummy hot dog and burger for only HK$ 40

LA KAFFA - Olympian City 3, Exit D1 Olympic MTR. All day breakfast for only 50% the price of the Flying Pan

JIMMY'S KITCHEN - GF, South China Building, 1 Wyndham Street, Central. Reasonable priced food with a decent interior.

O PIZZA - Caine Road by the escalator. The biggest pizza you can get in HK: 1 meter pizza for the price of HK$ 200.

BUTCHER - GF Rialto Building, 2 Landale Street, Wanchai; Exit F2 Admiralty Station. If you are American, you love burger. And if you love burger, you got to try the burger of this place. They have so far the most genuine American burger in HK. What you will get? Burger. Yes, they only make one type of burger (HK$ 100); but it is one of a kind!

HOOTERS - 43 Wyndham Street, neat LKF. The infamous Hooters with its sexy waitress arrives in HK (near LKF, of course) in 2016. Rumor has that it will be running out of business in 2018.

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY - G102, Gateway, Harbour City, TST. If it is not the best, it should be the second best place in the world for cheesecake. It puts all the other kinds of cheesecakes available in HK from those local or Japanese places into shame (which should have been done long time ago).


COYOTE - 114 Lockhard Road, Wanchai, Exit C, Wanchai MTR Station (HK$ 150 / person)

TACO LOCO - 7 Staunton Street, Central, Exit D2, Central MTR Station  (HK$ 100 / person)

CARAMBA - 26 Elgin Street, Central, 25309963

QUE PASA - Nutsford Terrace, TST, 23162525

TEQUILA JACK - 33 Chatham Road South, TST, Exit P3, Tsim Sha Tsui East Station. This Mexican bar has taco Tuesday when you can get delicious taco for only HK$ 20 each, and Tequila for HK$ 35 only.

Seafood Grill

15 Soy Street, Mong Kok. BBQ style, grill it by yourself. Open till 5 am.


LA KASBAH - Basement, 17 Hollywood Road, Central, 25259493,


HABIBI CAFE - 112 Wellington Street, Central, 25443886,


ORANGE TREE - GF 17 Shelley Street, Mid Levels (by the escalator), 28389352


IVAN THE KOZAK - GF, 46 Cochrane Street, Central (by the escalator), 28511193


FINDS - 1/F Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberly Road, TST, 25229318

Something Classy

D17 - 17F, 525 Hennessey Road, Causeway Bay, 39070090 - Don't miss their Barcelona seafood selection

D-DIAMOND - R001, 3F, Elements, Kowloon MTR Station, 21968126 - Luxurious Italian restaurant at the tallest building in HK

DOMANI - 4F, Pacific Place, Admiralty, 21111197 - Nice restaurant, nice food, but average service quality

FIRE - 1F, W Hotel, Kowloon MTR Station, 37172848 - Australasian food with special pigeon tea

BURGER REPUBLIC - 39 Gough Street, Central, 25811887

DUKE'S BURGER - 5 Staunton Street, Central, 25267062

ARMANI - 1F, Charter House, Central, 28050028 - Who doesn't know Armani?

THE PAWN - 62 Johnston Road, Wanchai, 28663444

UNO MAS - 1F, 54 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, 25279111 - Spanish restaurant serves in large portion with Spanish beers only can be found there

CAPRICE - 6F, Four Seasons Hotel, Central, 31968888

NOBU - 2F, Inter Continental Hotel, TST, 23132323

ZUMA - The Landmark, Central, 36576388

LOBSTER BAR and Grill - Island Shangri-La Hotel, Admiralty, 28208560 - Just can't get anything wrong from this place

GOLD BY HARLAN GOLDSTEIN - 2F LKF Hotel, LKF Central, 28699986 - Emphasize on the freshness and the quality of the recipes. Be prepared to pay for a prime steak for US$ 150.

RUTH'S CHRIS Steak House - Lippo Centre, Admiralty, 25229090

AGNES B LE PAIN GRILLE - Shop 1, Vogue Alley, 2 Kingston Road, Causeway Bay, 25770370

FRITES - 1F, Queen's Palace, Central, 21795179 - Belgian food

HARVEY NICHOLS - The Landmark, Central, 36953388 - Harvey Nichols may not produce clothes more expensive than Armani, but sure her restaurant does

M AT THE FRINGE - The Fringe Club, Central, 28774000

CAFE LOSIL - GF, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, 91790209 - Austrian

RED BAR - 4F, IFC, Central, 81298882 - Come drink at the 2nd tallest building of HK, even if you cannot afford the food

ZENSES - Henley Building, 5 Queen's Road, Central, 25218999 - This place is popular for the handsome people working inside

131 - 131 Tseung Tau Village, Sai Kung, 27912684 - French restaurant with breath-taking sea view

GADDI'S - Peninsula, TST, 23153171 - Best French food at the best hotel in HK, probably in Southern Asia as well

L. PLACE - 139, Queen's Road Central, Exit E2, Sheung Wan MTR. L. Place is not the name of the restaurant, but it is a building full of great restaurants. Such as, Fettuccini (Italian, G/F), Steak Place (USA, 3/F), 1968 Indonesian Restaurant (you know, 5/F) and a Japanese one. They all become very popular upon opening. The service quality is really good, especially for Steak Place.

SPOIL CAFE - 1 Sun Street, Wanchai, 35895678 - Where to find fine Italian Gelato?

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