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Western | HK Island, Western District | $$$
address: Culinart, 22B Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
telephone: 2580 0919

If you’re looking for catering which is a little more sophisticated, you should definitely consider Culinart. They provide bespoke catering for corporate and private events with their focus on cocktail parties, teambuilding and fine dining dinners. Their multi-course tasting meals are delish and change every month, and their cocktail parties are a treat for the…

126 Grammes

Cafe & Dessert, European, French | Central/Soho, HK Island | $$
address: 42 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
telephone: 2886 1885

For a cute little bite, stop by Hong Kong’s first speciality choux-pastry specialists! The choux are adorable and you’ll be charmed off your socks with 126 Gramme’s colorful and delish delights! The choux are surprisingly light and we promise you’ll be polishing them without feeling guilty at all! Closed on Mondays and takeaway only.

18 Grams

18 grams hk
Cafe & Dessert, European | Causeway Bay/Happy Valley, HK Island, Kowloon, Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui | $ | Al fresco
address: Shop B04, 56 Dundas Street, Gala Place Basement, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
telephone: 2770 1339
address: Shop 3001-G (Minor Portion), Level 3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
address: Unit C, G/F, 15 Cannon St, Causeway Bay, 2893 8988

While 18 Grams proudly claims the title of the smallest coffee shop in Hong Kong with only five chairs available in the TST shop, its Mong Kok location is better suited to meet customer needs. Order a flat white and their signature grilled banana bread with organic honey to give you fuel for a bit…

208 Duecento Otto

European, Italian | HK Island, Sheung Wan | $$$
address: 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
telephone: 2549 0208

Rustic Italian joint 208 Duecento Otto serves up versatile and authentic Italian cuisine. No trip to 208 would be complete without their house specialty – pizzas made using the freshest ingredients, including a special blend of Italian flour and buffalo mozzarella from Campana.

22 Ships

European, Spanish | Admiralty/Wanchai, HK Island | $$$
address: 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
telephone: 2555 0722

Brit celebrity chef Jason Atherton’s first HK joint, 22 Ships brings a refreshing spin on tapas classics to the streets of Wan Chai. The interior may be almost as small as the dishes (only 35 seats!), but signatures like the foie gras and Iberico pork burgers, baked smoked bone marrow with onion jam and the…


Western | HK Island, Western District | $
address: Unit D, 22/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
telephone: 3462 2951

The food is simple, yet delicious and healthier than many other options in the Wong Chuk Hang area. There’s a choice of soups, salads, pizzas, cheese toasties and pastries, which change on a weekly basis. Or you can go for a small salad box, which you can fill with as many selections of Ottolenghi-esque salads as you…

798 unit and co

Western | Causeway Bay/Happy Valley, HK Island, Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui | $$
address: Shop 1203, 12/F, Food Forum, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
telephone: 2506 0611
address: 1/F, 9 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366 0234

Known for its simple and filling entrees and prices to smile at, 798 Unit & Co is a staple in Hong Kong’s Western dining scene. The smart casual bistro atmosphere makes it the perfect place to eat after catching a movie or a long day of shopping, and their lunch deals are good value if…

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

otto e mezzo
European, Italian | Central/Soho, HK Island | $$$
address: Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
telephone: 2537 8859

Chef Umberto Bombana makes a well-deserved comeback after the closure of Toscana with 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA. Overlooking Chater Road in Central, the décor is elegantly simple and warm, a perfect parallel to the award-winning food. Definitely save room for his famed pear tart, but don’t hold back on the mains either. Each…

ABC Kitchen

ABC mille feuille
Western | HK Island, Sheung Wan | $$
address: Shop CF7, Food Market, 1 Queen St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
telephone: 9278 8227

ABC Kitchen is full of surprises – the tables are set with red and white checkered tablecloths, reminiscent of a French bistro, but don’t expect it to be fine dining, you’ll be eating away right in the middle of the busy Sheung Wan marketplace! And shh! This secret spot is for the pork lovers out…

Aberdeen Street

aberdeen street
European, French | Central/Soho, HK Island | $$
address: G/F, 41-49 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Hong Kong
telephone: 2546 5833

Aberdeen Street is the perfect sanctuary after a loooong week at work thanks to its fabulous outdoor terrace, and a great venue for weekend brunch too. We particularly like their menu of good value salads, named after the streets in Soho!

Aberdeen Street Social

aberdeen street social
Western | Central/Soho, HK Island | $$, $$$
address: Aberdeen Street Social, PMQ, Ground Fl, JPC, 35 Aberdeen Street, (enter gate closest to Hollywood Road intersection), Central, Hong Kong
telephone: 2866 0300

Aberdeen Street Social perfectly blends a casual, relaxed vibe with a cool, sophisticated design. They already score points with the setting – the architecture and design details of the old Police Married Headquarters create a very unique aesthetic. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, especially downstairs which a much more casual, and is the perfect…

Above and Beyond

Asian, Chinese | Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui | $$ | Great view
address: Level 28, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
telephone: 3400 1318

One of the most startling features of Above & Beyond is the view. 28 floors up and with floor-to-ceiling windows, it offers one of the best views in Hong Kong as a backdrop for a Chinese feast… And for those with their back to the windows, fear not as strategically placed mirrors ensure everyone can…

Agnes B Cafe

Cafe & Dessert, European, French | Causeway Bay/Happy Valley, Central/Soho, HK Island, Sheung Wan | $$ | Al fresco
address: G/F, Chung San House, 8-10 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
telephone: 2563 9393
address: Shop 3093, La Loggia, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, 2805 0723
address: Shop G001-005, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2890 2989
address: Shop 1, 1/F, Fashion Walk, 2-4 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay
address: Kiosk G, 3/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, 2506 3323
address: Shop 304, 3/F, The Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Ave, Causeway Bay, 2907 2387

This quaint French cafe chain can be found in hip locations all over the city. The vibe is different in each indivual café, removing itself from the generic sterotype that exists in chain restaurants (the Gough Street and IFC terrace are particular Sassy faves). The coffee is great, the iced chocolate even better and you…

Al Molo

al molo
European, Italian | Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui | $$
address: G63, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
telephone: 2730 7900

NYC bigshot chef Michael White made his mark on the HK dining scene with this waterfront restaurant. He brings progressive Italian food to the city and many of the ingredients are sourced straight from the motherland (go for the prosciutto and salami!). You can’t get more authentic than that.


Western | Central/Soho | $$, $$$
address: Alchemy, G/F-LG/F, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong

Separated into two sections, Alchemy is made up of a (fully lit) upstairs lounge and a pitch-black restaurant downstairs, called Alchemy in The Dark. Let’s cover the usual query first, yes it really is that dark. They weren’t kidding when they said it was “dining in the dark” because this 850 sq ft space is…

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