16 January, 2020
Your Ultimate Chinese New Year Dining Out Guide
Your Ultimate Chinese New Year Dining Out Guide
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Your Ultimate Chinese New Year Dining Out Guide

16 January, 2020
Your Ultimate Chinese New Year Dining Out Guide

Looking for the best feasts to celebrate the Year of The Rat? We’ve got you sorted with this roundup of all the best Chinese New Year dining deals.

Chinese New Year is coming early once more this year, and the festivities (and the extra days off work!) are the perfect excuse to gather your loved ones and head out to feast! We’re making sure you have everything to eat mapped out – from family-style feasts, seasonal spreads, and the best traditional eats. Here’s our roundup of the best places to dine with friends and family to ring in the Year of the Rat.

Read more: New Restaurants In Hong Kong: January, 2020

Old Bailey

Old Bailey is serving a family-style menu that pays tribute to age-old Chinese New Year culinary traditions this January. Home to modern Jiangnan cuisine, Executive Chef Wong Kwan Man has created a menu full symbolic festive foods, including dumplings, fish and rice cakes – which are all commonly interpreted to bring wealth, fortune, good health and longevity. Highlights include the Family Pot (a sharing-style pot of Shanghainese delicacies in a nourishing pork and chicken soup), Mandarin fish with a traditional sweet and sour sauce, braised pigs trotters and savoury Shanghainese Ningbo rice cakes.

When: Available from Friday, 20 January to Thursday, 9 February
Where: 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Old Bailey Chinese New Year Celebration Menu: $2,588 for four; $3,888 for six; $7,688 for 12; extra $600 per extra head. Call 2877 8711 to book!


Duddell’s chinese new year dining


One Michelin-starred Duddell’s is pulling out all the stops this Chinese New Year. Not only is the authentic Cantonese restaurant serving two special set menus to ring in the Year of the Rat, but there will also be a range of Chinese New Year a la carte specials, dim sum selections and puddings. Promising to bring both flavour and fortune, the two special set menus are titled “The Year of Wealth” and “The Year of Prosperity”. “The Year of Wealth” menu features a medley of Duddell’s popular dishes such as sautéed prawn, asparagus, Duddell’s signature XO sauce, crispy suckling pig and more, while “The Year of Prosperity” offers the ultimate experience of premium Cantonese ingredients, including double boiled whole papaya, chicken and fish maw soup, hearty stuffed pigeon with foie gras, and Imperial Bird’s Nest with almond cream and sesame dumplings.

Guests will also be able to order two classic Chinese New Year Puddings to take away, including traditional sweet pudding with coconut milk ($298 per box) or go for the traditional savoury turnip pudding with Chinese cured sausages, conpoy and fried Shrimps ($348 per box).

When: Chinese New Year Puddings available from now until the end of January; Chinese New Year Set Menus available from Friday, 13 January to Wednesday, 8 February
Where: Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Chinese New Year Puddings: $298 or $348; “The Year of Wealth” Menu: $1,088 per person; “The Year of Prosperity” Menu: $1,688 per person. Call 2525 9191 to book!


John Anthony

In celebration of the Year of the Rat, sustainable Chinese restaurant John Anthony is presenting a Chinese New Year menu featuring a variety of exclusive dishes. The special dinner menu highlights contemporary yet sustainably sourced ingredients, alongside several festive additions to the dim sum menu, including eleven dishes that symbolise prosperity, harmony and good health. Guests can look forward to trying the likes of steamed prawn dumplings with Korean yuzu, veggie and beetroot dumplings, rose tea smoked crispy free-range yellow chicken and more.

When: Available from Friday, 20 January to Thursday, 9 February
Where: Basement Level, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: John Anthony’s Chinese New Year set dinner menu: $688 per person (minimum four people required). Call 2898 3788 to book!


YUM CHA chinese new year dining


Known for serving an array of cute and colourful dim sum creations, YUM CHA has launched a selection of dishes to bring health, wealth and prosperity to diners across Hong Kong this Lunar New Year. The new menu features fun interpretations of Chinese New Year favourites, all created to bring luck and good fortune to the table. Highlights include deep-fried sticky dumplings with minced pork and shrimp ($38 for three), assorted mushrooms, shrimp roe and sea cucumber dumplings ($48 for three) and salted egg yolk layered cake ($38 for three). Diners can also choose from two lo hei Prosperity Toss dishes, perfect to share with friends and family. Symbolising the blessing of good fortune in the upcoming year, opt for either the mini smoked salmon prosperity toss ($168) or the mini prosperity toss with chicken ($168), and top your whole feast off with a sharing plate of steamed sabah grouper with fried rice in soup ($218).

When: Available until Monday, 3 February
Where: Multiple locations across Hong Kong
How much: A la carte dishes priced individually



Head to the 28th floor of One Peking to enjoy a nine-dish celebratory menu at Hutong this Lunar New Year. The  Lo Hei Salad with lobster, salmon and sweet plum sauce is sure to bring good fortune, while other highlights include steamed Hokkaido scallops with chilli and black garlic, and Hutong’s signature aromatic peking duck. For dessert, enjoy special “Double Happiness” dumplings served in warm ginger soup.

For the occasion, Hutong will also be hosting a family-friendly Feng Wei Brunch with Couplets Calligraphy on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, January. The festivities will be complete with a Dragon and Lion Dance Puppet Show, along with the chance to shape your own sweet, fried “Yau Gok” dumplings and hang a wish on Hutong’s wishing tree!

Plus, on Sunday 26, January, guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views overlooking Hong Kong harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui while feasting on a 12-dish special menu. Dishes include spotted grouper in spicy black bean sauce, black truffle chicken with Yunnan mushrooms, and the Chinese New Year special “Double Happiness” Dumplings.

When: Chinese New Year Nine-Dish Menu available from Friday, 10 January to Sunday, 9 February; Feng Wei Brunch on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, January; 12-Dish Menu on Sunday 26, January
Where: 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Chinese New Year Nine-Dish Menu: $1,098 per person; 12-Dish Menu: $1,288 per person; Feng Wei Brunch: $468 per person (plus additional $200 per person for three-hours free-flow Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin NV; $350 per person for free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut NV; or $480 per person for free-flow Ruinart rosé NV). Call 3428 8342 to book!


Ying Jee Club chinese nww year dining

Ying Jee Club

Bestowed with two Michelin stars, the Ying Jee Club is offering up a Chinese New Year menu that is sure to impress. Guests can feast on classic items given a contemporary twist (think a taro puff with scallop and caviar, shaped as a lucky gold ingot!). CNY is a time for family and friends to come together, so an eight-course sharing menu can be prepared for a table of 10 people, though there will also be a set menu available for smaller groups too.

When: CNY Set Menus available from Wednesday, 15 January to Saturday, 8 February; CNY Dim Sum and a la carte dishes available from Saturday, 25 to Friday, 31 January
Where: 107-108 Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Eight-course set menu: $12,888 a group of 10; smaller parties $2,288 per person. Call 2801 6882 to book!


Chinese Library

Presenting a special eight-dish menu, including the signature Chrysanthemum “Thousand Cut” Silken Tofu in Chicken Soup, The Chinese Library’s Chinese New Year menu is not to be missed. Symbolising longevity to wish good health for the new year ahead, standout creations also include Wagyu beef rib with dill butter toast, and the limited-edition fresh abalone, chopped chilli peppers and scallions, topped with clove fish to usher in an abundance of wealth.

When: Available from Friday, 10 January to Sunday, 9 February
Where: Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,088 per person. Call 2848 3088 to book!


Rosewood Hong Kong

Featuring gourmet cuisine, harbour views and plenty of festive cheer, Rosewood Hong Kong is the place to celebrate this Lunar New Year. If you’re looking to feast with friends and family, look no further than the host of sumptuously curated menus and delectable speciality treats at Legacy House. Sure to bring a joyful and prosperous start to the New Year, feast on dim sum delights such as pan-fried tofu sheet roll with vegetable and mushroom ($80 per piece), deep-fried sesame dumpling with egg custard ($80), pan-fried coconut glutinous rice cake ($80), steamed pork dumpling with dried oyster and dried black moss ($90) and more. Chef Li Chi Wai and his talented team have also created a pristine six-course Chinese New Year Lunch menu ($880 per person), along with an eight-course dinner gourmet menu ($2,280 per person), which both celebrate the finest seasonal ingredients.

When: Legacy House Lunar New Year set menu and special dishes available from Saturday 25 January to Saturday, 8 February.
Where: Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: See full pricing options across all Rosewood Hong Kong restaurants and bars here. Contact [email protected] or call 3891 8888 for bookings or more information.


Dim Sum Library chinese new year dining

Dim Sum Library

It wouldn’t be Chinese New Year without some festive dim sum dishes. Welcome the year of the rat at Dim Sum Library, featuring dishes like ox tongue and tomato broth deep-fried dumplings, which take the form of three “Fortune Orbs” and “Ingot Treasure” which are Kumquat rice cakes, neatly presented in little yellow bao.

When: Available from Saturday, 18 January to Saturday, 8 February
Where: 124, 1/F, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong; Shop 1028B, Water, Elements, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: A la carte dishes priced individually


Mott 32

Mott 32 is preparing some standout dishes this Chinese New Year using auspicious ingredients for the season – including sea cucumber, abalone and coral garoupa fish to name a few – to bring diners abundance and luck for the Year of the Rat. Treat yourself to whole Atlantic lobster salad with Australian Abalone and homemade sauce ($1,088), or opt for stir-fried Australian Wagyu M9+ sirloin with Black bean sauce and chilli ($488). Enjoy these dishes alongside the restaurant’s Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing-style favourites like apple wood roasted Peking duck and barbecue Pluma Iberico pork glazed with yellow mountain honey.

When: Available from Saturday, 25 January to Sunday 9 February
Where: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: A la carte dishes priced individually. Call 2898 3788 to book!


Ho Lee Fook chinese new year dining

Ho Lee Fook

Your family and friends will love ushering in new beginnings with the Yee Sang Platter ($358) at Ho Lee Fook. The colourful, Singaporean dish is made with a sweet and sour yuzu and plum dressing, drizzled on top of hamachi sashimi and shredded veggies, topped with sesame seeds, peanuts and crispy wonton skins. Mix your own at the table while belting out blessings and well wishes for the New Year. The higher you toss, the greater your luck! What’s more, larger groups can choose from two banquet menus; the Golden Dragon or the Double Happiness.

When: Available from Friday, 24 to Friday, 31 January
Where: 3-5 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong
How much: Yee Sang Platter: $358; Golden Dragon menu: $538 per person; Double Happiness menu: $678 per person. Call 2810 0860 to book!


Ovolo Hotels — TQM Central, TQM Southside, VEDA and Komune

Guests at any of the Ovolo Hotels’ restaurants this New Year will receive a lucky red packet! Good fortunes await as your packets are filled with special offers. You might find “a white wine in your near future,” or perhaps it’ll be a cocktail, cake or another special CNY surprise.

When: Vouchers will be handed out from Saturday, 25 to Tuesday, 28 January and can be redeemed any time before Tuesday, 31 March
Where: Various locations
How much: Regular menu available


The Salted Pig chinese new year dining

The Salted Pig

For a Western take on Chinese New Year dishes, book in for a feast at The Salted Pig. The affordable set menu includes the “Hei Hei” snack platter (with yuzu chicken wings, crispy pork skin crackers, battered shrimp and piggy riblets), “Fat Choi” seafood risotto, crispy “Bok Bok Chui” pork knuckle and “Lucky” golden whole suckling pig and more! With five locations across Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories as well as offering delivery options your festive meal couldn’t be easier.

When: Available from Monday 20 January to Sunday, 2 February
Where: Multiple locations across Hong Kong
How much: $300 per person, minimum 6 people required


Wooloomooloo Prime

Head over to Tsim Sha Tsui to enjoy Wooloomooloo Prime’s special five-course menu, complete with a superb view! The menu features Hokkaido scallop carpaccio, duck liver parfait, and roasted tomato and capsicum velouté to start, followed by a surf or turf choice of Wooloomooloo’s signature grilled Australian 200-day grain-fed sirloin or olive oil poached John Dory fillets. Top it all off with an Australian-style hazelnut pavlova.

When: Sunday, 26 January
Where: Level 21, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $988 per person. Call 2870 0087 to book!


Featured image courtesy of John Anthony, image 1 courtesy of Duddell’s, image 2 courtesy of YUM CHA, image 3 courtesy of Ying Jee Club,  image 4 courtesy of Dim Sum Library, image 5 courtesy of Ho Lee Fook, image 6 courtesy of The Salted Pig,

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