The general consensus seemed to be that no matter where you eat in Hong Kong, chances are you’ll be getting something good. Street and market stalls featured prevalently on our list alongside plenty of restaurants and areas specialising in certain types of cuisine, so don’t be afraid of eating as the locals do.
Din Tai Fung is a must in Hong Kong, there are a few of this chain scattered across Asia, and one in the US, but according to our colleagues, this one is the best. They maybe a little biased though. Originating in Taiwai, Din Tai Fung was born of necessity, a side business that soon took over as people spread the news of the amazing steamed pork dumplings, each topped with 18 intricate folds and finished with a twist. This was the first and still one of the most popular dishs on the menu, even after all these years. Called Xiao Long Bao, this specialty is shown off to customers through open kitchens when you can see the master chefs in action.
Jumbo Kingdom is definitely one for the tourists. A floating restaurant amidst a floating theme park, here you’ll not only find entertainment options but also the fine dining restaurants serving an array of Chinese favourites. Most people who set foot in Hong Kong will make the pilgrimage to Jumbo, and it’s popular with locals taking out those from further afield.
If you’re a fan of seafood you must visit the area of Lei Yue Mun on the Kowloon side. Here you’ll find a vast array of market stalls and restaurants all specialising in fresh seafood. The other side is a former military defence outpost, so be sure you pick the right side of the channel. We recommend just taking a wander through the markets as you’re bound to see some interesting seafood delights. If you prefer your seafood with a view, try Bubba Gump Shrimp up at The Peak. Whilst the chain hails from the USA, the food is good and the views out over Hong Kong are second to none.
If it’s fine dining you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with Lung King Heen, the world’s first Chinese restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars, which it retains today. Cantonese cuisine, views of the harbour and seamless service make it a sensational experience. Be aware that the signature dishes do have a habit of selling out.