If you haven’t read my post from Monday, be sure to check it out. Maybe you’ll have a chance to visit Ocho Rios, Jamaica sometime soon and do some of the things I listed as my top 5. Today, I’d like to share a Hong Kong travel guide that I’ve curated just for you! When I started writing this post initially, my intent was to include places to eat and things to do. After hours and hours of writing, I decided to break up the guide into two parts. This guide will provide you with a few of my favorite places to eat. I’ll be posting my top things to do on another day this week.
I’ve never been the type to enjoy too many “touristy” activities when I travel. In my mind, part of the excitement of going somewhere new is doing the things that not everyone has done. That’s why I love to watch shows like Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”. He is a person who has truly mastered the art of staying off the beaten path. Lucky for me, I travel with some of the best researchers known to man. I have to admit, I did absolutely nothing to prepare for my trip to Hong Kong. I’m not sure what got into me. I’m usually pretty good at doing some due diligence ahead of time. With that said, I can’t really take credit for having found any of the great restaurants I’ll be listing in this guide. To keep things separate, I broke out the restaurants by time of day.
Here’s my list:
*Photos taken by me unless indicated otherwise in the caption
What to Eat:
- Top Pick: The Flying Pan, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Open 24 hours
I don’t know about you, but unless I’m in Jamaica and eating Ackee & Saltfish for breakfast, I require good old fashioned eggs and bacon. If it’s a Western breakfast you’re looking for, this is the place to go. The food is fantastic! For all you coffee lovers (that would be me), they offer bottomless coffee. The menu is quite extensive plus you have the option of building your own plate!
- Nosh, 11 Upper Station St, Hong Kong, Hours: Closed on Monday, Open from 8:30am-6pm Tues-Thurs, 8:30am-10pm on Friday and then 10am-10pm on Saturday
This quaint, adorable little restaurant is tucked away in the heart of the Tai Ping Shan neighborhood. I absolutely fell in LOVE with this area! The food here is very good as well. They offer Western breakfast, along with pastries and a variety of different coffees and teas. They’re also open for lunch and dinner. If you plan to visit Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road, this restaurant is just a short walk away.
- Papillon Caffe, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East Wan Chai, Open from 7:30am-10pm Monday-Sunday
Papillon Caffe is a great place to go if you eat a gluten-free diet, or if you just enjoy eating healthy. They offer a variety of different coffees and teas, along with a nice spread of pastries to go with their Western style menu.
- Top Pick: Tim Ho Wan, 2 Hoi Ting Rd, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, Open from 10am-10pm Mon-Fri and 9am-10pm on Sat-Sun, No reservations allowed
Tim Ho Wan is a Dim Sum restaurant that’s perfect for lunch. If you’re looking for super delicious food and a place to have a “quick” lunch, you’ve got to go to one of their locations.
- Ichiran Ramen, Lockhart House Block B, 440-446 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Open 24 hours
Ichiran Ramen is actually a Japanese chain of restaurants that has a location in Hong Kong. This unique restaurant offers some of the best ramen noodles I’ve ever tasted in my life! If you want to visit a place that is off the beaten path, this is it! I really enjoyed going here and since it’s open 24 hours, my friends and I found ourselves making this a last stop for the night. The ordering style is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Each patron is given the privacy of their own personal booth to enjoy their noodles. This is definitely a must do!
- Top Pick: Café Landmark, LANDMARK, The Landmark York House, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, Open from 8am-9am on Mon-Sat and 9am-9pm on Sunday
Café Landmark may be located in a shopping mall but don’t let that fool you. This restaurant is very chic and the shopping mall it’s located in isn’t too shabby either. It’s actually quite posh, boasting boutiques like Gucci, Prada, Hermés and Victoria Beckham (to name a few). The cuisine offered here is International with a touch of Asia-inspired refinement. I HIGHLY recommend the Lobster Linguine and be sure to save room for some delectable dessert!
- Azure Restaurant Slash Bar, 33 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, Open for dinner from 6:30pm-11pm Tues-Sat
Azure is located on floors 29-30 in Hotel LKF in Central Hong Kong. All I can say is, make sure you order the burger! It was SO amazing! The layout of the restaurant is very chic and the view is to die for! I suggest wearing your favorite cocktail dress!
- Ozone Bar, Elements, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, Open from 5pm-1am Mon-Wed, 5pm-2am on Thursday, 5pm-3am on Friday, 3pm-3am on Saturday and 12pm-12am on Sunday
I couldn’t resist throwing this one in! Ozone is not the place you would go for dinner, but the view is something you have to see to believe! This is the world’s highest bar, positioned on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton. The atmosphere here is very nice and the drinks are FABULOUS! This is the perfect place to end your evening!
That’s it for now! I hope you find this guide helpful. It’s been fun going back through the pictures from the trip!
Stay tuned this week for my Hong Kong Travel Guide Part II!
Until next time…