Food and drink

Hong Kong’s hottest
restaurants & bars (2018)

Quiet and cozy or bright and dazzling? The best bars and restaurants in Hong Kong have you covered

Great restaurants in Hong Kong worth booking as soon as you can.

March 2018


John Razalo

Hype meter: 9/10

Yes, there are two nine-hole mini-golf courses, but the food is a lot more than an afterthought at this theme restaurant in Causeway Bay. Set in an 8,000-square-foot space decked out in the pastel hues reminiscent of ’70s California, Strokes serves American fare like ahi tuna tartare and fried chicken tacos, along with fancy cocktails.

Big Sur


Hype meter: 8/10

Craft beer takes centre stage at another California-themed restaurant, which includes 14 local brands among its beer selection. Named after a wind-swept, coastal area in the state, the restaurant exudes retro nostalgia. The food menu goes heavy on barbecue dishes, which range from a straightforward sirloin to Baja tacos with prawns and sausages.



Hype meter: 8/10

Riding on the current popularity of green tea desserts, Kyoto’s green tea specialist Uji-en has opened a branch at Tsim Sha Tsui’s Harbour City mall. The restaurant with century-old heritage offers parfaits, cakes and mochi, as well as premium green teas.

February 2018

La Rambla by Catalunya

La Rambla Hong Kong
Edmon Leong

Hype meter: 9/10

The acclaimed Spanish restaurant Catalunya has closed its doors and reopened in Central’s IFC mall as La Rambla. With a sweeping harbour view, as well as fresh ingredients like daily air-freighted seafood and meat, it is set to be this year’s most talked-about restaurant. Menu highlights include foie gras and eel terrine, and the truffle, jamon and cheese bikini sandwiches Catalunya was famous for.


San Xi Lou

San Xi Lou Hong Kong

Hype meter: 8/10

Sichuanese favourite San Xi Lou, located in an out-of-the-way building in Central for 10 years, has expanded to Times Square in Causeway Bay. Alongside Sichuan spicy hotpot and Cantonese dim sum, the second branch also offers new dishes like baked crabmeat with five peppers, and braised prawns with Chinese cabbage.

J’s Bar Bistro

J Bar Hong Kong

Hype meter: 8/10

J’s Bar Bistro in The Royal Garden Hotel is the newest hotspot in Tsim Sha Tsui East to show up on our radar. In a dark-wood setting filled with art and books, award-winning mixologists create cocktails like the signature Colonel’s Last Laugh, which combines aged rum, vermouth and scotch. You might be drawn to the cheese and cold-cut bar, but save space for the snack menu’s mini wagyu burgers.

January 2018


Yojimbo bar Hong Kong

Hype meter: 9/10

Named after a samurai movie by auteur Akira Kurosawa, this new bar and club brings a piece of Ginza nightlife to Central. There’s a striking LED installation based on Japan’s rising sun, performances inspired by geishas and samurais, and a host of Japanese cocktails – all making this the funkiest new dance floor in town.


Hexa bar Hong Kong

Hype meter: 8/10

Panoramic harbour views from Tsim Sha Tsui, an outdoor lawn, 1960s-inspired decor, innovative Cantonese cuisine and a DJ booth that takes day into night: this latest addition to Harbour City mall’s restaurant overhaul ticks all the boxes of a right-on-trend culinary destination.


Meats restaurant Hong Kong

Hype meter: 7/10

Carnivores, take note: there’s a new ‘meat bar’ in town. There are plenty of traditional dishes here, but this Soho eatery has its experimental side. Cases in point: the coffee-rubbed lamb chop served with barbecue sauce and the smoked brisket pastrami. Want to try everything? Get the sharing menu for a proper protein overload.


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