Hong Kong’s coolest Korean restaurants in Central and Sai Ying Pun!
Sick of eating at the same old Italian/Thai/noodle joint in your ‘hood? These cool Korean eateries will surely spice up your dining habits! If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated than Korean BBQ, but still want all those intense, delicious flavours, then be sure to try out these six new(ish) restos. The funky interiors teamed with the mouthwatering Korean dishes are a recipe for a great dinner out and about in Central.
Situated in the ever-trendy Sai Ying Pun, the recently opened U-Hang offers up an eclectic menu of modern, fusion fare in a contemporary setting that would make any hipster swoon. The exposed brick walls, funky chairs and hanging lights create a super stylish environment to tuck into a tasty Korean meal. See our full review here!
U-Hang, Shop 6-6A, 58-60 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.uhang.hk
Moyo is an Aberdeen Street gem that faces design hub PMQ that serves contemporary Korean food with an Italian twist! The simple black and white décor gives it an industrial feel but you’ll feel straight at home once you try the hearty Korean food. Kimchi Bruschetta, Pesto and Seaweed Rice Cakes, Pork Belly and Disco Fries are just some of the delicious dishes you can look forward to.
Moyo, 36 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2858 2777, www.facebook.com/moyohongkong
Tucked away in the Central wet market on Gage Street is Sanche, another trendy Korean restaurant. Expect to find a unique take on Korean cuisine in the heart of Hong Kong with Korean tapas! Sanche wants to serve you the most “healthy yet delicious” Korean cuisine in HK, by using fresh ingredients from Korea as much as possible. It’s the perfect place for a yummy set lunch on your break from the office or for a full dinner to try their specialty dishes. See our full review here.
Sanche, 28-32 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2628 3248, www.sanchehk.com
Jang means ‘sauce’ in Korean, and the sauces are what make this restaurant special. Jang makes each and every sauce in house from scratch, making sure all raw food is marinated for at least 48 hours before cooking. This ensures that all the food is positively packed with We love the more traditional ways of Jang, but the dim lighting and décor create a cool contrast that makes it feel more modern.
JANG, 18/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2412 0002, www.jangrestaurant.com
In the heart of Hong Kong’s party district you’ll find the newly opened Hanjan, a modern Korean bar and restaurant. You wouldn’t expect it from the décor, but the food and drinks scream Korean flavours. It’s the perfect place to just stop by for a drink too. Try one of the homemade cocktails like the Kimchi Fizz or Kinro Spring and munch on their Korean nachos topped with Kimchi and bulgogi. Check out our recent review here!
Hanjan, G/F, 4-5 Wo On Lane, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/HanjanHK
Korean fusion food is an up and coming cuisine in Hong Kong, and this new gastro-pub has deliciously combined Korean and American comfort food for you to try! So ditch the classic burgers and sandwiches to try Korean grilled cheeses and Bulgogi sliders! Edition ads unique flavours to classic dishes with their house made special sauces and Korean spices.
Edition, 37 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2336 6695, www.facebook.com/EditionCentral
There are tons more Korean restos to try in HK, so if you’re looking for Korean cuisine outside the Soho/Central bubble or something more budget-friendly, keep your eyes peeled!
Noteable mention: There may be no set restaurant for this foodie fave, but be sure to always be on the look out for the next pop-up with Sook! Founder Mina (and our recent That Girl!) is an absolute genius when it comes to create delicious Korean dishes.