19 November, 2018
Eat & Drink

Five Guys: The American Burger Joint Makes its Hong Kong Debut

19 November, 2018

We’ve got the skinny (fry) on Hong Kong’s very first Five Guys, now open in Wan Chai…

District: Wan Chai
Cuisine: Burgers
How much: Burgers start at $55. A meal including fries and a drink will come to around $150 per head.
Must Order: All-the-way bacon cheeseburger and cajun fries for the full Five Guys experience.
The Best For: A quick bite with friends.
Sassy Tip: Grab a free cup of peanuts to nibble on while you’re waiting for your number to be called.

With local favourites serving up perfect patties and stateside stalwarts joining Hong Kong’s ranks, there’s never been a better time to be a burger lover in the 852. After months of staring longingly at the red and white hoarding, the day to check out Five Guys’ first Hong Kong location finally arrived. Since the burger joint’s opening in 1986 by the five Murrell brothers (see what they did there), Five Guys has established a cult following; with fans praising the joint’s creamy milkshakes, thick cut cajun fries and of course, their signature beef burgers. Naturally, we were excited to get a chance to check it out.

five guys new hong kong wan chai burger joint

After being welcomed into the store by Five Guys’ super-friendly team of servers, we set about ordering from the extensive menu. There are 15 free toppings on offer to help you customise every burger, sandwich, and hot dog, and there are 11 different mix-ins to choose from for their milkshakes, including bacon bits. Yes, really. We decided to try a few different items (for the sake of the review, of course) and ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger, Cheese Dog, and both the Five Guys style and the Cajun style fries between two.

After watching the servers build our burger and hot dog, (every item is made fresh to order in front of you), we set about trying them. The bacon cheeseburger certainly lived up to the hype, with two flavoursome beef patties, crispy bacon, oozy cheese (which is melted between the patties as soon as they come off the grill), fresh, crunchy salad and a soft bun. All Five Guys burgers are served well-done and juicy to bring out the flavour of the meat, and the one we tried certainly delivered on this promise.

five guys new hong kong wan chai burger joint drinks hot dog

Already feeling quite full from the generously sized burger, we tackled the cheese dog. Despite neither of us usually being hot dog lovers, we were impressed. The meat was full of flavour and really complemented by the relish that we ordered with it. These hot dog sceptics both agreed that we would order it again. Five Guys prides itself on always perfect french fries, with every server going through special “fry calibration” training to ensure they never serve up a soggy chip. Ours were perfectly crispy, although a little too salty for our taste. Just like the burgers, the portions are incredibly generous. We’d recommend sharing a regular portion between two, and you’ll probably still be full!

We didn’t get a chance to try the milkshakes during our sneak preview but will 100% be going back to check them out now that the store is open. If we’re feeling brave, we might even ask for the bacon mix-in.

Our verdict: If you’re looking for a casual, diner-style atmosphere to catch up with friends, and simple, fast food done really well, be sure to check out Five Guys. But be warned, you’ll likely have to queue! Despite being best known for their fresh ground beefburgers, Five Guys serves several vegetarian options, including the veggie sandwich, cheese veggie sandwich and the grilled cheese. And if you’re looking for gluten-free eats, every burger and dog on the menu can be served bunless.

Five Guys, Wan Chai, 60 Johnston Road, Shop 1B, G/F – J Residence, Wan Chai, 3618 9122, www.fiveguys.com.hk

All images property of Sassy Media Group

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top
We’ve teamed up with Vancouver skincare brand Harlow for a great giveaway. We have two gift baskets crammed with its all-natural, thoughtfully + aesthetically designed products for one lucky reader to win (one each for you and a friend). ⠀
To enter:⠀
♥ 1. Tag the person you would share your prize with below.⠀
♥ 2. Follow @harlowskincohk ♥ 3. Follow @sassyhongkong ⠀
The competition closes on 4 July, so hurry! But if you miss out on this prize, don’t worry, Sassy readers can pick up a complimentary skin vial sampler at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (limited to one per person, while stocks last). We recommend its brand new Flora toner, which is perfect for combating the HK humidity and the drying effects of constant air conditioning. ⠀
*This post is brought to you in Partnership with Harlow*⠀
#harlowskincohk #floraharlow ⠀
Ts&Cs apply. https://www.sassyhongkong.com/terms-conditions-harlow-instagram-giveaway/⠀
🧗‍♀️ If you’re looking to stay active but don’t love the idea of a traditional workout, these fun classes will be a game changer.

Check out *11 Workouts For People Who Hate To Work Out* on #sassyhongkong now.


Happy #NegroniWeek2019 Hong Kong. Kicking off today, and running until Sunday, 30 June, the international charity event showcases the classic cocktail, all while raising money for international charities across the globe.

Head to #sassyhongkong now to read *Where To Drink In Hong Kong For Negroni Week 2019*  for all the information you need on what to drink and which charities are being supported 🙌🏻 Link in bio and what’s on highlights.

#NegroniWeek2019 #hongkongcocktails
If you're looking for spices, chargrilled meats, mezzes and more? We've updated *The Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In Hong Kong* on #sassyhongkong. 

#sassytastes #doubledippers


Who's heading to the beach today? 🏖

#sassyloves the summer vibes of HK illustrator @ana.duje

#sosassy #sassysummer


Want to learn all about coffee from the experts? Enter our giveaway for your chance to win a coffee tasting masterclass with @noccoffeeco! The class will cover everything from coffee sourcing, roasting and tasting, to learning all about single origin coffees and finding your perfect brew. And you’ll even be able to take home some of NOC’s signature beans to make your own perfect cuppa after the class. ☕️

Sound good to you? Enter simply by following three easy steps - 
♥ 1. Follow @noccoffeeco
♥ 2. Follow @sassyhongkong
♥ 3. Tag the friend that you’d take with you in this post! 

All entries must be submitted by Friday, 5 July 2019. Ts&Cs apply.

*This post is brought to you in partnership with NOC Coffee Co.*⁣

🏖 Planning a beach day for this weekend? Make sure you've read *The Best Beachside Restaurants And Bars In Hong Kong* updated now on #sassyhongkong. 

Discovery Bay to Shek O we’ve rounded up the best eateries on Hong Kong’s shorelines. 


Happy Pride Month Hong Kong 🏳️‍🌈. Check out *LGBTQI+ Books You Should Read This Pride Month* on #sassyhongkong and our stories. 

#loveislove #hkpride #lgbthongkong