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Group Dining In Hong Kong: The Best Restaurants To Book For A Crowd

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Scarlett Café & Wine Bar

Located in the heart of TST, Scarlett Cafe & Wine Bar is the perfect place to head to if you’re looking to drink and dine with a group. Not only does the menu offer up a range French wines by the glass or bottle, along with a variety of plates made for sharing (including everything from imported cold cuts and cheeses to fresh oysters and seafood!), but the restaurant also hosts special dining deals from Monday to Thursday. On Mondays, guests can enjoy a bottle of white wine for $150 when ordering six oysters; on Tuesdays, five cheeses and two glasses of wines are up for grabs for just $258; Wednesday night is Beef Night, with Le Chateaubriand, Prime Ribs and special cuts of the day on offer, along with a bottle of red wine for $150; and Thursday night is ladies night, with buy one get one free drinks by the glass and bottle all night long!

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes, along with private events for up to 100 guests, featuring customised menus. Book online here, or see further information about private bookings here
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Casual and relaxed
Cuisine: French bistro-style, with European inspiration
Something extra: Daily between 3pm and 6pm, Scarlett’s happy hour offers 50% off all a la carte food and beverage items!

Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, 2 Austin Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.randblab.com/scarlett-hk, www.facebook.com/scarletthk, www.instagram.com/scarlett_hk

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ZUMA

With its internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cuisine, ZUMA has become a Hong Kong staple for good reason. It’s been whipping up quality fare for this city for almost 12 years, serving dishes inspired by Japan’s informal Izakaya dining style. Created to be shared, this is an ideal spot for a special occasion group dinner, with plenty of robata-grilled skewers, fresh sushi and sashimi on the menu to feed a hungry crowd! Don’t forget that along with its famed weekend brunch (Saturdays and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm), ZUMA also offers a one-of-a-kind Friday and Saturday night brunch experience, complete with all-you-can-eat food and free-flow drinks (two-hours  of free-flow drinks on Friday night and two-and-a-half hours on Saturday)! If you’re thinking about hosting a larger gathering, ZUMA can cater for any celebration, with space for up to 350 guests, with the fun and vibrant vibe and array of menus to choose from making it the perfect choice.

Takes bookings for: Parties of any size! Call 3657 6388 to book.
Cost: Mid-range to splurge
Vibe: Upscale izakaya
Cuisine: Modern Japanese
Something extra: Whether you’re planning a corporate party or personal celebration ZUMA’s event space can cater to between 15 and 350 guests, with a range of menu options and beverage packages available. See more information here!

ZUMA, Level 5 & 6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388, [email protected], www.zumarestaurant.com

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Three Blind Mice

A Wan Chai favourite of ours, a trip to Three Blind Mice always guarantees a good time and good food. Bookings of all sizes can be made (you can even book out the upstairs room for private events!), and walk-ins are welcome. The relaxed and homely vibe is perfect for any night of the week, though it’s always bound to get lively at the weekends due to its epic free-flow offerings. With Burger Nights on Mondays, Steak Nights on Tuesdays and a Sunday Roast offering all day on Sunday, it’s the perfect option for a group.

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes. Book online here, or call 2447 7793
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Casual and homely
Cuisine: European with strong British influences
Something extra: Love free-flow? Three Blind Mice offers incredible party packages for large groups. Though walk-in customers can also enjoy free-flow food and drinks, with your choice of seven to nine dishes plus free-flow priced at $520 per person for two-and-a-half hours, or $620 for three-and-a-half hours!

Three Blind Mice, 35 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.threeblindmicehk.com

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Ho Lee Fook

This hip SoHo restaurant celebrates both the old and the new, offering a fun and modern take on classic Chinese cuisine. If you’re planning a night out with some adventurous foodie friends, this one’s for you – at this restaurant you’ll find a creative, contemporary spin on the classic Cantonese dishes we all know and love, including a fun range of cocktails. Plus, in true Cantonese style, all of the dishes are designed to be shared – what more could you ask for? Don’t leave without trying the signature roast wagyu short ribs, along with a plate of mom’s “mostly cabbage, a little bit of pork dumplings”.

Takes bookings for: Parties of 5 or more
Cost: Mid-range to splurge (depending on what you order)
Vibe: Eclectic
Cuisine: Contemporary Chinese
Something extra: The cocktails are not to be missed and, on a different note, the quirky furnishings and décor definitely deserve a mention!

Ho Lee Fook, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.holeefook.com.hk

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Alvy’s

A true Sassy favourite, this cosy Kennedy Town joint accepts reservations for groups of all sizes. While it’s tempting to scarf down an entire pizza by yourself, food made with this much love is best shared with a whole group of friends. Feast on classic American favourites with a local twist – the Bak Gwei pizza is particularly fantastic, and the Yu Kwen Yick Fried Chicken Wings also deserve a shout out. Wash down your meal with a pitcher or two of local or imported beer and you’re set!

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Chilled out, casual
Something extra: Head here during the week to enjoy Yu Kwen Yick Chicken Wings and curly fries for half price during happy hour (4pm to 7pm), and half price pizza when you purchase any pitcher of beer!
Cuisine: American comfort food with Hong Kong accents

Alvy’s, 8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/AlvysHK

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TokyoLima

For a proper foodie feast, book a table at TokyoLima! At this Peruvian/Japanese fusion joint, most of the dishes are designed to be shared – with a delish selection of rolls, skewers and large and smaller plates, this late-night eatery has something for everyone. Make sure you save some room for dessert though – the offerings here are not to be missed! If you’ve got a hungry group to feed, think about opting for Tokyolima’s set menu, priced at $490 per person it includes a range of the chef’s favourite dishes served family-style to the table and is sure to leave you satisfied.

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes, but for groups of more than seven, TokyoLima requires credit card details in order to book a table. Book online here!
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Cool and eclectic, ideal for a post-work bite or special occasion
Cuisine: Peruvian/Japanese fusion

TokyoLima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2811 1152,  www.tokyolima.hk

Read more: Late Night Eateries In Hong Kong

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Tung Po

It’s impossible to have a boring night at this classic North Point institution. Tung Po is particularly ideal if you have visitors in town and want to give them a taste of old-school Hong Kong cuisine. Some would even go so far as to classify it as a legitimate must-do tourist attraction – all the more reason to book it for your next group dinner!

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Fun, casual
Cuisine: Traditional Hong Kong cuisine
Something extra: The infamous beer bowls are a must-order. Music also usually starts at around 9pm – so book in late if you’re looking for a place to begin your night out!

Tung Po, 2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 2880 5224

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La Vache!

For a hearty meal, look no further than La Vache! – with entrecôte steak, all-you-can-eat chips and a show-stopping dessert trolley, this favourite is bound to satisfy any carnivore. La Vache! take reservations for five or more, but the restaurant always accommodates walk-ins for smaller parties. The menu keeps things simple when it comes to ordering too, with just one option available. Priced at $318 per person, get stuck into a Trimmed entrecôte steak “La Vache!” with special house sauce, (unlimited) French fries and green salad with walnuts. Plus, with locations in both SoHo and TST, it’s easy to dig into some quality steak with some equally quality company, wherever you are!

Takes bookings for: Parties of 5 or more
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Laid-back, perfect for both casual dinners and special occasions
Cuisine: French steak house
Something extra: The dessert trolley is worth splurging on! Also be sure to keep an eye out for La Vache!’s monthly Le Disco Brunch. Taking place on the first Sunday of every month, the riotous celebration promises a non-stop disco with a live DJ, bottomless bubbles, house wine and Bloody Marys, and as much steak frites as you can handle.

La Vache!  G/F, 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong

La Vache!, 12 Hart Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.lavache.com.hk

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The Globe

Offering up the closest thing to a British pub in Hong Kong, The Globe is ideal for casual group gatherings. The large space and long tables are perfect for feeding a crowd, or you can even book a private area for larger gatherings. When it comes to food, expect everything from pies, burgers and fish & chips, to rib eye steak, sausage and mash and pork chops. In true pub fashion, The Globe also offers a wide array of international and local brews, claiming to “have more beer than you can shake a stick at”.

Takes bookings for: Parties of any size
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Casual
Cuisine: British gastropub with international influences
Something extra: Happy hour here runs all day from 9am to 8pm, so head over early to make the most of the epic list of discounted beers

The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.theglobe.com.hk

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Qi - House of Sichuan & Qi – Nine Dragons

If you’re looking for a spicy evening out, look no further than Qi – House of Sichuan and Qi – Nine Dragons. The Sichuan restaurants are found in Wan Chai and TST and lend themselves perfectly to feeding a hungry crowd. While the TST location has been Michelin-recommended consecutively since 2017, the Wan Chai resto has held its star since 2016 – so you know you’re going to be tucking into high-quality fare. Favourites of ours include the Bang Bang Wontons, Spicy Soft Shell Crab and Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs in Mala Sauce. If you’re headed to the TST branch, be sure to check out its rooftop bar for pre or post dinner drinks.

Takes bookings for: House of Sichuan – Parties of any size can be booked by calling, but for groups of 12 or more, click here. Nine Dragons – Parties of all sizes, book online here.
Cost: Mid-range to splurge (depending on what you order)
Cuisine: Sichuan
Something extra: Got a veggie or vegan friend to please? Not only do both branches offer plenty of plant-based dishes, but there is also a full Impossible™ meat menu. 

Qi – House of Sichuan, J Senses, Shop 12, 2/F, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.qi-sichuan.hk

Qi – Nine Dragons, 20/F & Rooftop, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.qi-ninedragons.hk

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The Flying Elk *now closed*

The Flying Elk by Michelin-starred chef, Björn Frantzén offers up a taste of modern Nordic comfort food, in a relaxed and unpretentious “log-cabin” inspired setting. Claiming to “epitomise refined comfort”, expect to dine on hearty dishes such as Veal Schnitzel, 48-hour Ox Cheeks and Fish & Chips “TFE”, along with plenty of other Scandi-style fare. Plates are made for sharing, with the attentive staff always on hand to recommend a dish or whip up a speciality cocktail.

Takes bookings for: Parties of 2 – 17 can book online here
Cost: Mid-range to splurge (depending on what you order)
Vibe: Relaxed and unpretentious Scandi-style
Cuisine: Modern Nordic

The Flying Elk, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.theflyingelk.com

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Mama Malouf

If you decide to hit up this Kennedy Town favourite, make sure you’re hungry – you’ll want to try everything! While the banquet options are bound to satisfy even the most voracious of appetites, it’s just as easy to order a selection of mezze plates to share. Take your pick from cold and hot mezze plates like halloumi fondue, cumin fried calamari and falafel before tucking into some of the larger mains like beef kafta, lamb shoulder and more. You can also “Let Mama Do What Mama Does Best” and enjoy a banquet menu for $330 per person.

Takes bookings for: Parties of 5 or more
Cost: Mid-range
Vibe: Relaxed and homely
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Something extra: Be sure to visit on Mondays for buy-one-get-one mains!

Mama Malouf, G/F, 93 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.mamamalouf.hk

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Crystal Jade Jiang Nan, Wan Chai

With multiple locations around town and a line out the door at almost all hours of the day, you know this Shanghainese favourite is a keeper. While the majority of the locations don’t take reservations, the Wan Chai restaurant (thankfully) does. Order a few baskets of xiao long bao, a selection of plates to share and you’re good to go!

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes
Cost: Budget friendly to mid-range (depending on what you order)
Vibe: Casual
Cuisine: Shanghainese

Crystal Jade Jiang Nan, Shop 310, Tai Yau Plaza, 181 Johnston Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.crystaljade.com.hk

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Café Siam

This Thai restaurant has locations in Lan Kwai Fong and Kennedy Town, making it ideal for a post-happy-hour or pre-night out bite with friends. Feast on classics like pomelo salad and Tom Yum Goong before digging into heartier bites like Pla Krapong Pao (grilled seabass with chilli-lime sauce), Pad Thai and more.

Takes bookings for: Parties of all sizes
Cost: Budget friendly to mid-range (depending on what you order)
Vibe: Great for casual post-work/weekday dinners
Cuisine: Thai

Café Siam, 2-3/F, The Plaza, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong

Café Siam, G/F, 38 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.cafesiam.com.hk

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Hot Pot

This local favourite is ideal for groups – in fact, the more the merrier! This winter warmer is Chinese comfort food at its finest, and there are so many hot pot restaurants to choose from in our city. Your night out with your crew is guaranteed to be even more fun with this quasi-DIY meal – all you have to do is choose a selection of meat, veggies, seafood and/or tofu, cook them in your soup base of choice and voila!

Read more: Top 10 Hot Pot Spots In Hong Kong

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Korean Barbecue

Another reliable DIY favourite, this option is bound to satisfy everyone in your party. The more people in your crew, the better – in addition to complimentary banchan (traditional Korean side dishes like kimchi, seasonal vegetables, japchae etc.), you can order a huge range of marinated cuts of meat and tofu, which you cook yourself on the tabletop grills. Plus, most of the non-grill items like kimchi pancakes and dumplings are designed to be shared, making it the perfect choice for your next ‘do!

Read more: Best Korean BBQ In Hong Kong

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Dim Sum

If you’re on the hunt for a proper crowd-pleasing meal, it doesn’t get more classic than this! While it might be difficult to find a local joint which can accommodate your party, most of the higher-end restaurants such as Yum Cha and Zen take reservations for parties of all sizes.

Read More: The Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong 

 

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Hayley Kaplan on 16 February, 2018, and was updated by Annie Simpson on 12 June, 2019.

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