Whether you’re craving traditional Chinese food or looking for a fancy Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong, there’s no doubt something delicious awaits you. To steer hungry tummies in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurants in Hong Kong where you can feast on just that.

Where to go in Hong Kong for Chinese food…

TIN LUNG HEEN

Located within the Ritz-Carlton and with a beautiful view of the harbour, you can expect 5* dining when you book a table here. Tin Lung Heen serves all your favourite traditional Cantonese dishes with a fine dining twist. We can’t get enough of the Barbecued Iberico Pork which is rumoured to be the best Char Siu in Hong Kong. If you’d prefer to sample a little bit of everything, we recommend ordering the Chef’s Signature Tasting Menu.

Blue Tour Route, Stop: Sky100
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ONE DIM SUM RESTAURANT

Serving the most delicious selection of Dim Sum for an affordable price, it’s easy to see why this restaurant is a favourite for those wanting Chinese food in Hong Kong. A meal that feeds two is expected to cost around 100HKD which a real bargain given the quality of the food on offer. The venue is quite small so depending on when you go there may be a queue, but it’s well worth the wait for their steamed buns and fried dumplings.

Blue Tour Route: Stop: Langham Place

MOTT 32

Another strong contender for delectable Iberico Pork, Mott 32 is an excellent choice for anyone wondering where to eat in Hong Kong. Easily mistaken for a speakeasy given the relaxed vibe of the restaurant, you’ll be tempted to try everything on their cocktail menu.

If you’re more focused on food than drink, we recommend trying the house speciality of Apple Wood Roasted Duck, the Lobster Har Gow or the Salted Octopus. However, you can order anything on the menu and still be satisfied with your meal.

Red Tour Route, Stop: Peak Tram Lower Terminus
Green Tour Route, Stop: Peak Tram
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HUTONG

Go for the décor and amazing view of the light show on the harbour and stay for the award-winning Northern Chinese cuisine served. A tad pricier than our other recommendations, reserve a table here if you’re celebrating something special or in the mood for a night of luxury. We recommend ordering anything from the barbeque or seafood sections of the menu. And if you’re a vegetarian, Hotung has one of the biggest selections of meat-free dishes in Hong Kong.

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Blue Tour Route, Stop: The Peninsula
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The best Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong…

AQUA

Part of a collection of bespoke restaurants in Beijing, London and of course, Hong Kong, Aqua is a real treat for all your senses. Offering a breath-taking view of Hong Kong Island, you won’t know whether to concentrate on the delicious food in front of you or the iconic landmarks being lit up in the night time. Choose from the Japanese or Italian menu. We recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment.

Blue Tour Route, Stop: Hankow Road
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NOBU

There’s hardly a more well-known Japanese restaurant around the world than Nobu. Renowned for its innovative new-style Japanese cuisine, you can look forward to delicious creations using local ingredients. Order the Wagyu Beef Truffle Nigiri, Crispy Belly Pork and the Black Cod Saikyo Yaki. This place is also a strong contender for being one of the best seafood restaurants in Hong Kong, so we encourage trying your favourite fish dish here too.

There’s a separate menu depending on the time of day you go, and the dress code remains smart casual making this the perfect location for a romantic lunch or date night.

Blue Tour Route, Stop: The Peninsula
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ZUMA

One of the best Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong in our opinion, Zuma is the place to be for those looking for a stylish way to spend an evening. Offering a range of sushi and sashimi as well hot mains, there’s something on the menu for everyone. For a one-of-a-kind dining experience go for the Sunday Brunch where you can sample most things on the menu with a glass of champagne to match.

Red Tour Route, Stop: Lan Kwai Fong & Soho

ICHIRAN

When you think of Japanese food, it’s impossible not to imagine a steaming bowl of scrumptious Ramen ready to be scooped up. And that’s exactly what those who don’t mind waiting in line for a table at this restaurant can look forward to. All part of the authentic Japanese experience Ichiran prides itself on, diners can expect to sit in individual kiosks where they’ll be served their Ramen created to order.

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Red Tour Route, Stop: Causeway Bay – Sogo

Make the most out of your time on the island by tucking into the finest of Hong Kong’s cuisine. And once you’re done eating your way through our top picks, be sure to take a look at our guide for the Top 10 Things to do in Hong Kong