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The Best Burgers In Hong Kong

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Burger Joys

Burger Joys prides itself on using 100% USDA chilled black Angus beef with a one-of-a-kind Brioche Bun, created by a famous French pastry chef from Las Vegas. The result? A fully loaded burger bursting with quality ingredients. The idea is that the top tier method and recipe means a high-quality consistent burger for every customer. The soft, fresh and fluffy qualities are all thanks to the precisely-measured baking process done in its top-secret bakery. The experts say we couldn’t make it even if they gave us the recipe – and all you need is one bite to believe it!

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Burger Joys, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.burgerjoys.com

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Beef & Liberty

Beef & Liberty is a bona fide Hong Kong classic, with the skilled team perfecting that all-important bun to patty ratio. This fun, affordable and upbeat concept has a real focus on quality ingredients. The hamburgers, for instance, use only the best grass-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free beef from Scottish Highland cattle. Along with its classic beef offerings, Beef & Liberty serves up vegetarian and/or vegan alternatives which use the famed IMPOSSIBLE meat, tasty Falafel and Quinoa as meat substitutes. Yes please!

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Sassy Tip: Check out the Double Trouble offer every Monday from 6pm at all locations (excluding the airport) – buy any burger and a drink to receive the second burger free! Available for dine-in only.

Beef & Liberty, various locations across Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com

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The Big Bite

The burgers at The Big Bite range from simple classics all the way to the more unique Peanut Butter and Jam Burger (yes, you read that right). All of its sizeable patties are flame-grilled and come served on the freshest Kaiser bread rolls.

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Sassy Tip: Stop by this cool Canadian spot on Tuesday nights to enjoy $3 buffalo wings with purchase of any beer – talk about getting bang for your buck!

The Big Bite (North Point), Shop 4B, G/F Kar Fu Building, 196-202 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 6979 9690

The Big Bite (Shek Tong Tsui), Shop B, G/F Clarence Court, 8-16 Clarence Terrace, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, 2857 2508, www.facebook.com/TheBigBiteHK

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BLT Burger

Found in Harbour City in TST, BLT Burger serves up a wide variety of burgers to hungry Hongkongers, with a menu that ranges from classic beef burgers ($88), to the likes of the “Canton Road” pork and shrimp burger ($88). The offering at this joint is extensive, and sure to please burger fans of all tastes. We’re particularly fond of the Buffalo Chicken burger ($98), which gives us all of the delicious taste of buffalo wings without any of the mess!

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

BLT Burger, Shop 301, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2730 2338, www.bltburger.com

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Burgerman

With locations in both Sham Shui Po and Tai Kok Tsui, Burgerman is a great spot to know if you have a hankering for a burger when in Kowloon. If you’re feeling hungry, the Trucker Burger ($80) features two layers of beef patties with double cheese, a fried egg, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, sautéed fresh onions and mushrooms. Be sure to complete your meal with a side of our favourite waffle fries ($30).

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Burgerman (Sham Shui Po), G/F, 65-71, Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2374 6007

Burgerman (Tai Kok Tsui), Shop C, G/F, 95-97 Ivy Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2331 3973, www.facebook.com/burgermanhk

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Burger Circus

If you’re after 50s diner-style vibes, head over to Burger Circus. The menu here offers all the classics, with everything from American Cheeseburgers ($98) to Spicy Chicken ($98) and Veggie ($98) varieties. Don’t miss the Onion Rings ($38), Wings ($88) and Shakes (from $68) too. The best bit? Burger Circus is conveniently located on Hollywood Road and is open until 3am from Thursday to Saturday – perfect for a late-night bite after you’ve had a drink or two.

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2878 7787, [email protected]www.burgercircus.com.hk

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The Butchers Club

With multiple locations to choose from, The Butchers Club Burger is always a solid option. Whether it’s meat, chicken or veg you’re after, the varied menu at this chain delivers on all fronts. We love The Gambler ($140), consisting of a juicy chicken thigh ​marinated in buttermilk, which is then deep fried and tossed in Frank’s Red Hot sauce, and topped with lettuce, coleslaw, pickles and a creamy blue cheese dressing. The vegan options using Beyond Burger patties ($120) are also a must-try!

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

The Butchers Club Burger, various locations across Hong Kong, thebutchers.club

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Electric Ave

Sai Ying Pun favourite Electric Ave may be small, but its burger offering is mighty, winning rave reviews from all corners of the city. This burger joint prides itself on delivering stunning flavour combos and top notch ingredients. The Chicken Carbonara is a standout ($150), though if you’re a stickler for the classics, we recommend the Black Cheddar ($175). Complete your feast with a side of Rosemary Fries ($40).

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Electric Ave, 301 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2858 8883, www.facebook.com/electricavehk

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Five Guys

Five Guys has been around for a hot minute now in Hong Kong, yet its locations still command queues upon queues – which tells you everything you need to know really. Expect hearty American-style burgers, generous portions of handcut fries (cooked in peanut oil) and signature shakes galore. Burgers start at a reasonable $55 – just make sure you don’t fill up on the bottomless peanuts while waiting for your order.

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Veggie sandwiches are available

Five Guys, various locations across Hong Kong, www.fiveguys.com.hk

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Honbo

Now with two locations – one in Tsuen Wan and the original tucked away on Sun Street in Wan Chai – Honbo is a firm fan favourite here at Team Sassy. Describing itself as a “grassroots burger restaurant”, Honbo takes pride in sourcing the very best produce, with everything from its buns, veggies and beer coming from local sources. We love the Honbo Burger ($88), made with three two-ounce beef patties, homemade pickles, house sauce and cheese, as well as the Soft Shell Crab Burger ($138) with crab, chicken liver pate and Kewpie. Make sure to wash your meal down with a beer – Honbo stocks local brewery favourites including Moonzen and Heroes.

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Honbo (Tsuen Wan), 303 The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 2567 8616

Honbo (Wan Chai), G/F New Sun House, 6-7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2567 8970, www.honbo.hk

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Morty’s

We’re huge fans of Morty’s Rueben sandwiches, but this NY-style deli also serves up a mean burger. Our top pick is the Double Smoked Meat Burger ($148), with cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickles and Thousand Island dressing. In the evening, the burger comes with your choice of fries or a salad, but we recommend upgrading your fries and indulging in Morty’s Poutine for an extra $30.

Morty’s (Central), Jardine House, Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, 3665 0900

Morty’s (Wan Chai), 8-10 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3665 0890 www.mortys.hk

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Shady Acres

Shady Acres might be best known for its incredible drinks deals, but we’ve heard on the grapevine that its burger offering is one to watch. In particular, the Impossible Cheeseburger ($125) might well be one of the best veggie buns in town. Run don’t walk people!

Vegetarian or vegan options available? Yes

Shady Acres, 46 Peel Street, Central, [email protected], www.theshadyacres.com

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Shake Shack

Ever since landing in the 852 two years ago, Shake Shack has become somewhat of an institution. Just as good as those found stateside, the burgers at this pick can be enjoyed at some of the best prices in the city (starting at $50 for a single ShackBurger). Whether you opt for a classic ShackBurger or the veggie ‘Shroom Burger ($66), don’t leave without trying one of the delicious hand-spun shakes (from $42).

Shake Shack, various locations across Hong Kong, www.shakeshack.com.hk

 

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 23 September 2016, and was most recently updated in May 2020.

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