Where to go when the hunger pangs strike past midnight!
Creatures of the night, this is for you! Hunger strikes when it’s past midnight, especially after a night out drinking or partying – the dilemma is that by then, most restaurants you know of are closed. Some may think that because of the late hours good grub is hard to come by, but thankfully Hong Kong is a foodie haven that has quite a few amazing late night eateries. So if you’re burning the midnight oil and are in need of some fuel to get through the night, rather than settling for a Mc’Donald or Tsui Wah midnight snack, why not try something new? Read on to discover our favourite late night eateries:
Like most people, after a night out I’m hungry and craving something satisfying to gobble up. In situations like, this pizza is one of my go to munchies. So to the partygoers who also have a soft spot for pizza, you’re in luck because Big Pizza is open until 6am and located in the heart of Hong Kong’s party district, LKF. Right time, right place!
Big Pizza, Shop No.5 G/F, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 0036, www.bigpizza.com.hk
Big Pizza, Shop No. 5, G/F, Wan Chai Central Building, 89 Lockhard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2153 3363, www.bigpizza.com.hk
If you’re out and about past midnight and in need of some comfort food, nothings soothes the appetite like breakfast food. Lucky for Hong Kongers, down in this retro 1950s diner you can get breakfast meals at any time of the day. This HK classic serves up morning delights such as Eggs Benedict, omelettes, pancakes, and more. Never again will you get up late and miss out on breakfast.
The Flying Pan, G/F 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2140 6333, www.the-flying-pan.com
The Flying Pan, 1F/L David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Enter on Fenwick, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2528 9997, www.the-flying-pan.com
Closes: Never! Open 24 hours
Before or after your adventures in LKF, make sure you fill your tum with fusion, East meets West, fare from Loyal Dining. For the Tsui Wah regulars, cross over to the other side of Wellington street and give Loyal Dining a go. When you’re there, don’t miss out on their Truffle Fried Rice, which is simply to-die-for. Another plus for Loyal is that they have quite a few veggie dishes, such as veg dim sum and fried rice (fun fact: The name ‘Loyal Dining’ is derived from the Cantonese saying ‘Loi Lo’, which refers to goods imported from the West).
Loyal Dining, 66 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3125 3000, www.loyaldining.com.hk
Closes: Fri – Sat at 4am and Sun – Thu at 2am
A gem in the night and in the day, Ichiran is the king of ramen. In addition to good food, the individual stalls are perfect for winding down in at the end of the night. Ichiran has something for everyone in every sense of the word as you can customise your own bowl of ramen, spicy or mild, you pick! You can tell Ichiran is a Hong Kong favourite when you see the epically long lines out the door…
Ichiran, Lockhart House Block B, 440-446 Jaffe Rd, Causeway bay, Hong Kong, 2152 4040, www.ichiran.com
Closes: Never! Open 24 hours
Perfect for the night owls, Sun Hing opens at 3am! Despite the hours, Sun Hing is always packed with people. This little resto’s popularity is rooted in the authentic Hong Kong dai pai dong experience and dim sum they offer (and the affordability is another gold star). One thing to keep an eye out for is Sun Hing’s ‘lou sah baos’ (aka. the runny custard buns). They’re a Hong Kong dim sum classic and the moment they come out of the kitchen, everyone rushes for a plate. So if you are lucky enough to see a batch, grab it! You won’t regret it.
Sun Hing Restaurant, Shop C, G/F, 8 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Western District, Hong Kong, 2816 0616, www.facebook.com/pages/Sun-Hing
Opens from 3am – 4pm
Along with Kpop songs and fashion, the Korean wave has also brought Korean Fried Chicken fever to Hong Kong (victory lap for the foodies)! So time to get your hands dirty and grab ahold of a drumstick! In addition to the five flavours to choose from, Chicken Hof & Soju gives you your money’s worth of chicken as they dish out in big portions.
Chicken Hof & Soju, Shop C, G/F, Wah Fat Mansion, 405-419 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, 2176-4598 or 2176-4599
Chicken Hof & Soju, G/F, Kam Kok Mansion, 84 Kimberley Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375-8080
Changwon is a popular traditional Korean restaurant that many locals visit when they are looking for legit Korean food. After a night out partying, when your sense of hunger is seriously heightened, these Korean stone pot soups are the perfect cure to your cravings and help with hangover situation the next day…
Changwon Korean Restaurant, Shop G, 1 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2368 4606
Arguably one of the best traditional wonton noodle shops in Hong Kong is Wing Wah. With over 60 years of experience under its belt, you can be sure the noodles are authentic and the broth will definitely make your taste buds dance. In addition to offering savoury food, they also have a list of sweet Hong Kong desserts.
Wing Wah, 89 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2527 7476, www.facebook.com/wingwahnoodleshop
Closes: Mon – Sat 5am, Sun 1am
Walking into this quaint little restaurant is like going back in time to an old school American diner. The interior of Burger Circus features iconic red leather bound stools and wooden benches, a classy setting for a late night bite! The decor is as well thought out as the food, which is served in the same retro and detailed manner. The freshly grounded burgers and creamy milkshakes at Burger Circus will definitely be an upgrade from usual late night eateries!
Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2878 7787, www.burgercircus.com.
Closes: Sun – Wed 11pm, Thur – Sat 3am
Hong Kong’s Amazake brings a modern twist to Japan’s popular izakaya cuisine. They have a range of dishes that include salads, rolls, main dishes, desserts, and sides to sate your appetite. The fun space also offers the chance to play drinking games such as beer pong and rage cage if you fancy getting back on the wagon! Or enjoy a more chilled out end to your evening and sit down at the bar to sip on one of Amazake’s innovative cocktails. The great thing about Amazake is that it has the flexibility to be the place to either start or end the night at!
Amazake, Shop A, G/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 7787, www.amazake.com
Closes: Mon- Wed 10.30pm, Thur 1.30am, Fri – Sat 3am
Did you know that Cali-Mex’s LKF branch opens till 5.30am on a Friday and Saturday night? Well now you do! At Cali-Mex expect freshly sourced meat and seafood from Australia, New Zealand, and the States, and vegetables sourced from Hong Kong local farms. Visit Cali-Mex for their simple American-style Mexican bites – think burritos, burrito bowls, mextras, quesadillas, salads and tacos!
Cali-Mex, 7 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2904 7855, www.cali-mex.com
Closes: Mon – Wed 11pm, Thur 3am, Fri – Sat 5.30am, Sun 10pm
If you’re not up for a full on meal and you’re just looking for a quick snack, check out Sharkie’s Snacks. They offer a few traditional Hong Kong street snacks that will kick those hunger pangs; from classic fish balls in curry sauce and fried chicken, to siu mai, cheung fan and many more. Located in the heart of LKF and open until 6am, Sharkie’s Snacks is the perfect place to stop by for a bite before heading home!
Sharkie’s Snacks, Shop C, G/F, Wo On Building, 8-12 Wo On Lane, LKF, Hong Kong, 2530 3232, www.facebook.com/SharkiesHK