Are you looking for most famous restaurants in Hong Kong? Coming to Hong Kong, which legendary restaurants should we choose to eat in Hong Kong? That is a question because it will depend on how much food can you eat. Where to eat in Hong Kong, best restaurants in Hong Kong and must eat restaurants in Hong Kong? Let’s check it out our where to eat in Hong Kong blog — Top 7 well–known restaurants in Hong Kong (top signature restaurants in Hong Kong) you should visit below. Now let’s discover Hong Kong cuisine with Living Nomads!

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Peking duck in Hong Kong. Picture: hong kong must eat places blog.
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Dimsum. One of the most famous foods of Hong Kong cuisine. Picture: hong kong must eat places blog.

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Normally, it’s also Chinese food, but Hong Kong’s cuisine is not like Taiwanese cuisine. It’s made with more flavors, lots of soy sauce and fond of the steamed and roasted dishes. People have a Western-style breakfast with toast, pasta/soup, drink with coffee or milk tea. Because of historical reasons, Hong Kong dishes are influenced by many factors: Cantonese-style food processing, Fujian-style food processing, London-style food processing, Thai food processing, African or even Vietnamese food processing. It is easy to understand that Hong Kong has been a world-class trading center for a long time ago, so people from all over the world came here to do business. However, the most consistent food in Hong Kong was Cantonese food.

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Hong Kong’s noodle. Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.

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Some tips when dining at Hong Kong restaurants

There are some following notes when you eat at Hong Kong restaurants you need to know. These are called the customizable culture:

Sitting at the same table as another person is normal. Queuing and waiting for food is also normal.

Queuing and waiting for food in Hong Kong restaurants
Queuing and waiting for food in Hong Kong restaurants. Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.
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All guests share the same table at a Hong

At crowded restaurants, you should eat quickly to make room for new guests and avoid both eating and chatting.

Enjoying dinner at Hong Kong restaurant
Enjoying dinner at Hong Kong restaurant. Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.

When going out to eat at the restaurants, check the price carefully because there will be other types of extra fees such as service fees, fees for individual items out of the menu. Therefore, you can refuse politely with the items that you do not order.

Check menu and price carefully when having meal at Hong Kong restaurant
Check menu and price carefully when having a meal at Hong Kong restaurant

The owners of restaurants in Hong Kong are sometimes a bit rude, even talk with guests rudely, so you are not too shocked. The price of food in Hong Kong is quite expensive, so you’ve better have a good budget to eat comfortably.

Hong Kong’s May Chow, voted Asia’s best female chef
Hong Kong’s May Chow is voted Asia’s best female chef

Now, let’s see more detail information of Hong Kong restaurants below.

Kau Kee beef brisket restaurant

Kau Kee beef brisket restaurant
Kau Kee beef brisket restaurant

Kau Kee is considered as one of the best beef brisket restaurants in the world. Tendon beef is steamed softly, sweet and spicy meat sauce using big noodles. These big noodles have quite light taste, its boring taste, but the rest of the bowl is excellent and its special sauce makes this dish more attractive. The most popular dish is curry tendon beef brisket noodle.
The price is not too expensive, just from 40 HKD – 155 HKD / 1 person (5 – 20 USD) to eat. Because the food here is delicious and the price is quite affordable, guests lining up is very crowded. You should not be discouraged and it is sure that you will have a chance to eat this dish.

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Kau Kee beef brisket restaurant
Kau Kee's menu
Kau Kee’s menu
Kau Kee famous restaurants in hong kong where to eat in hong kong blog
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Kau Kee

Kau Kee

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A tourist enjoys Kau Kee beef brisket noodle. Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.

Kau Kee restaurant

Address: 21 Gough Street, Central. Near MTR Central.
Phone: 852-28150123
Opening hours: 12:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Mon-Sat), Closed Sun
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kau-Kee-Restaurant

Capital Cafe

Capital Cafe
Capital Cafe. Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.

If you want to have a Hongkong-style breakfast, Capital Café is the best choice. The restaurant is located near Causeway Bay and has many guests from morning until noon. From the young to the old, they often order toast sandwiched jambon, served with cold meat and eggs. There are also people who order sliced cold soup (look not very eye-catching). Having breakfast often use with coffee or milk tea or black tea and read the newspaper. If you go to Hong Kong, you will find that people like to drink black tea and it is often very sweet, while Taiwanese people prefer green tea and most people only take one-third of sugar. The price is about 23 HKD – 50 HKD/ dish (3 – 7 USD).

Capital Cafe inferior
Capital Cafe inferior

CAPITAL CAFE 華星冰室 - 茶餐廳 ( WAN CHAI 灣仔)

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Breakfast Set at Capital Cafe

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Capital Cafe

Address: Kwong Sang Hong Building Block B-d, 6 Heard St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2666 7766
Opening hours: 7 AM – 11:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Cafe/

Tim Ho Wan restaurant

Tim Ho Wan restaurant
Tim Ho Wan restaurant. Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.

The owner of the restaurant is Mr. Mak Pui Gor, a professor specializing in dim sum ^ ^.
For Din Tai Fung’s reviewers, they find the taste of dim sum unlike what they eat in Big Market. Thus, Tim Ho Wan is what you always expect. Famous restaurants throughout Hong Kong and many other countries have also received a Michelin star two years ago, so it is not surprising to wait for 20 – 30 minutes to be able to order food here. Therefore, you should come on weekdays, and avoid lunch time and dinner time, even the holidays or Saturday and Sunday because you will see many people standing in front of the restaurant.

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Tim Ho Wan restaurant (Sam Shui Po). Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.
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Tim Ho Wan restaurant (Central Branch). Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.

Moreover, a plus point for this restaurant is the price somewhat “gentle” than Din Tai Fung. Each dim sum has its price approximately 20 HKD ~ 3 USD (even more). In addition, there are steamed chicken legs with soy sauce, crispy tofu and roasted duck and other types. All famous dishes in this restaurant are Barbecue Pork, Steamed Fresh Shrimp Dumpling, Kwai Fah Gou, Vermicelli Roll stuffed with Shrimp, Pan Fried Turnip Cake (these dishes containing shrimps are delicious).

Super Jumbo of Tim Ho Wan
Super Jumbo of Tim Ho Wan
Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (or commonly termed as Shrimp Siomai) of Tim Ho Wan
Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (or commonly termed as Shrimp Siomai) of Tim Ho Wan
Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce
Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce. Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.
Pan Fried Turnip Cake
Pan Fried Turnip Cake
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Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.

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dim sum chinese cuisine dim sum receipes ingredients photos dim sum history art (1)

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Tim Ho Wan restaurant

Address: Sam Shui Po Main – G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Hong Kong (Sham Shui Po MTR)
Or Central Branch – Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong (Hong Kong MTR).
Phone: 2788 1226 (Sam Shui Po); 852-23323078 (Central Branch)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00-21:30; Sat-Sun: 09:00-21:30 (Sam Shui Po)
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Central Branch)
Website/Facebook: http://www.timhowan.hk/index.php (Sam Shui Po)

Yat Lok roast goose

Yat Lok roast goose restaurant
Yat Lok roast goose restaurant. Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.

This restaurant is also on the Michelin list with 1 star by 2015. The outside of roasted goose looks so normal but when you bite the perfect goose meat to feel how delicious it is. The best dish is Roast goose drumstick with noodles or rice. Don’t forget to order another cup of sauce. Furthermore, other parts of the goose may also be ordered such as breast, belly. The price is about 50 – 145 HKD per set (~ 7 – 19 USD).

Roast Goose hanging, Yat Lok, Hong Kong

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yat lok roast goose HK$140 drumstick quarter
Inside Yat Lok roast goose restaurant
Inside Yat Lok roast goose restaurant
Yat Lok roast goose Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.
Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.

Yat Lok roast goose

Yat Lok roast goose Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.
Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.
Roast goose and charsiu rice at Yat Lok
Roast goose and charsiu rice at Yat Lok

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Yat Lok roast goose

Address: 34-38 Stanley Street, Hong Kong. Exit MRT Central D2, use google to find the way, then take about 5 minutes.
Phone: +852 2524 3882
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yat-Lok-Roast-Goose-Restaurant

Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家

The entrance to Mak's Noodle, Hong Kong
The entrance to Mak’s Noodle, Hong Kong. Image credit: famous restaurants in hong kong blog.

This is Hong Kong’s most famous restaurant of egg noodle soup with wontons. The history of this restaurant is majestic enough. It’s been a long time since there was Mr. Mak Woon Chi in Hong Kong. He is the governess of Hong Kong egg noodle soup with wontons, also brought this dish from Guangdong and built into a culinary culture proud of Hong Kong. Before he passed away, he did not keep his own secret, he handed down the recipe to the descendants. Thus, Mak’s Noodle in Central was the only branch office owned by Mak An, his son. Not only Mak’s noodle, but Mak An Kee, Mak Siu Kee, and Mak Man Kee in Hong Kong are also from Makunouchi team.

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The basic interior of Mak’s Noodle. Photo by: where to eat in hong kong blog.
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Maks noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家 at 77 Wellington street central hong kong central

Mak’s noodle bowl will be a mini size bowl of noodle as a hand, this cup also has Chinese – style, blue – porcelain and white color (the popular version). Thus, when eating, you will have the feeling of eating in the costume dramas. The cup is so small that the noodles are not immersed in the sauce, less swollen. Therefore, it is more delicious. The best dish is shrimp wonton noodle. Noodles are small and soft, the wontons are placed above like the topping type and the shrimp is so sweet. You can order more beef that is very soft and delicious too. The price is about 36 HKD/bowl (~ 5 USD).

Beef brisket and beef tendon wonton in the making
Beef brisket and beef tendon wonton in the making. Image by: must eat restaurants in hong kong blog.
Wonton (Shrimp dumpling) with noodles
Wonton (Shrimp dumpling) with noodles
Wonton (Shrimp dumpling) with noodles Image by: must eat restaurants in hong kong blog.
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Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家

Address: 77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong (Central MRT, exit at D2 exit, walk along Wellington St)
Phone: 852-28543810
Opening hours: 11 AM – 9 PM Daily
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maks-Noodle-At-Lock-Road

Sun Kee (新記芝士麵)

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Sun Kee restaurant

That is a restaurant of instant noodles at a high level. Actually, this is exactly instant noodles but there is a layer of cheese sauce served with grilled pork. Only that but it turned into MUST TRY dish when coming to Hong Kong. There are many artists who come and eat at this restaurant. Thus, this place is home to everyone who wants to entertain.

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Image by: must eat restaurants in hong kong blog.
A Review of Sun Kee Cheese Noodles Cha Chaan Teng in Hong Kong
A Review of Sun Kee Cheese Noodles Cha Chaan Teng in Hong Kong

Sun Kee restaurant

Sun Kee (新記芝士麵)

Address: 3 Burrows Street, Wan Chai. You go to Wan Chai MTR Station – Exit at A4.
Phone: 2574 3988
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 07:30 – 23:00
Website/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/新記嗱喳麵

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