Group Dining in Hong Kong: The Best Restaurants to Book for a Crowd

16 February, 2018
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Eat & Drink

Group Dining in Hong Kong: The Best Restaurants to Book for a Crowd

Good food and good company…


While it feels like our city is bursting at the seams with cool eateries and restaurants, it can be surprisingly difficult to find a restaurant which will actually accommodate or accept group reservations. Whether you’re trying to book a table for a special occasion, or just want to grab a quality meal with your pals, we’ve got you (and your crew) covered.

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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-D.I.Y. 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 D.I.Y. favourite, this option is bound to satisfy everyone in your party. The more people in your crew, the better – in addition to complimentary banchans (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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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?

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,

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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 shoutout. 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
Cuisine: American comfort food with Hong Kong accents

Alvy’s, 8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,

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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, large and smaller plates, this late-night eatery has something for everyone. Make sure you save some room for dessert though – they’re not to be missed!

Takes Bookings for: Parties of all sizes, but for groups of more than 7 TokyoLima requires credit card details in order to book a table
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,

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 usualy 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 Sassy favourite is bound to satisfy any carnivore. La Vache! take reservations for five or more, but they always accommodate walk-ins for smaller parties. Plus, with the newly opened TST location, it’s never been easier to dig into some quality steak with some equally quality company!

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!

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

La Vache!, 12 Hart Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 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 swankier, trendier restaurants such as Yum Cha and Zen take reservations for parties of all sizes.

Read More: The Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong 

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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,

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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, 

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With platters, tasting boards, and small plates galore, this conveniently located restaurant is perfect for groups of all sizes. Offering modern Korean fare at its finest, you and your party can nibble on mini-sliders, skewers and tacos before you tackle heartier bites like the Pajeon Pizza or even a whole Korean Fried Chicken. With a menu like this, you’ll find any excuse to get the crew together for a proper feast!

Takes Bookings for: Parties of all sizes
Cost: Mid-range to splurge
Vibe: Cool, laid-back, casual
Cuisine: Modern Korean cuisine
Something extra: The weekend brunch is a great deal and still suitable for groups – plus, it includes an ice cream platter (what more could you want?)

Jinjuu, UG, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong,

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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 eggplant salad, haloumi and falafel before tucking into some of the larger mains like Beef Kafta Skewers, Duck Shawarma and more.

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

Mama Malouf, G/F, 93 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,

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