The typical Aussie traveller has local cuisine at the top of their must-try list. Hong Kong is one of those places where the selection on offer is vast, from its renowned street food to Michelin-starred fine dining. The culinary scene in Hong Kong is a destination in itself and we have a sample restaurant guide to get you started.
You only need to take one look at JaJa’s Instagram page to understand why it’s such a hit! Every dish, every drink and every delight are meticulously designed, and not only for Instagram glory. JaJa’s passion is to spread happiness and wellness through original and innovative vegetarian cuisine, whose tastes are just as magnificent as the pictures they take.
This signature French fine-dining restaurant located at the The Landmark Oriental has been awarded both two-star and Green-star Michelin status. A green star honours restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices. Recognised for 14 consecutive years Amber redefines cuisine for a modern audience, with consciously sourced ingredients which are celebrated through a foundation of French technique.
Seventh Son, named after its owner who learned his skills at the age of 14 from his father, is located in Wan Chai and specialises in fine Southern Chinese Cuisine and serving authentic Cantonese dishes. This restaurant nails classic elegance and is famed for its dim sum and suckling pig.
Maxim’s Palace is located in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district. It’s big and busy and very popular! With its prime harbourside location, it offers diners an impressive view of Victoria Harbour while enjoying authentic Cantonese and dim sum.
Located 41 floors up in the Harbour Grand Hong Kong in North Point, Le 188° is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and has some of the best panoramic views Hong Kong has to offer. Whether you choose to stop by for an elegant afternoon tea, a romantic modern European dinner, or a pre-dinner cocktail you are sure to be equally captivated by the views. Try to time your visit for the “A Symphony of Lights” light and sound show on Victoria Harbour.
Promising ‘a modern approach to Chinese cuisine’, Mott 32 pays homage to 32 Mott Street in New York, where the city’s first Chinese convenience store opened in 1891. It is one of the best dining experiences in Hong Kong, and its dim sum is stunning. Must-tries include the Australian wagyu beef puff and the South Australian scallop, garoupa, caviar and gold leaf, and egg white dumplings.
When it comes to buffets, go big or go home! But there’s no point going big if it compromises quality. The Food Gallery at The Langham satisfies (and then some) on both fronts! It’s here you can feast on all your favourites from the sea, an array of international delicacies, and decadent desserts hand-crafted by a team of pastry chefs.
There is an often-overlooked facet of Hong Kong’s gourmet reputation — its humble street food. This is where you can find some of the richest, unforgettable food experiences. It’s difficult to pinpoint the “best” when the options are seemingly endless, but we do recommend trying Cheung fun (rice noodle rolls) at Hop Yik Tai, and egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery.