Discover the best spots to grab a bite in the wee hours of the night.
After a long day exploring all corners of the city, there’s no doubt that you will have worked up an appetite. Luckily, Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps! From authentic Cantonese classics to Italian antipasti, Thai street snacks, Japanese yakitori or even some delicious Nepalese momos, no matter what you’re craving, there’s a late-night dining option ready and waiting. The Hong Kong Tourism Board has introduced the Quality Tourism Services (QTS) Scheme, to bring you merchants that you can trust. Here are 10 of our favourite eateries accredited under the Scheme. Don’t forget to claim your $100 “Hong Kong Night Treats” dining vouchers!
Satay sticks, fish cakes and spring rolls certainly make for perfect late-night snacks! You’ll find all these and more at the laid-back branches of Baan Thai, located in hotspots around Central, Western and Causeway Bay, all on Hong Kong Island. Whether you’re just popping in for a quick bite on the go, or are sitting down to feast on aromatic and delicious signature dishes like the Lamb Shank Massaman Curry, Salmon Fillet Yellow Curry, Laab Mini Burgers and Spicy Prawns with Mayo Dressing, you’ll be welcomed with a smile and warm, friendly services. Wash it all down with a beer, wine or cocktail from the wide variety on offer from the drinks menu and you’ve got the makings of a relaxed night out on the town.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 11pm; Friday and Saturday, 12pm to midnight (till 2am at Baan Thai – Central)
canton pot is a quality Cantonese dining experience serving hot pot at night. Try their signature nourishing broth bases available all year round or opt for a seasonal option. Then it is simply a matter of picking your favourite premium ingredients from the range of local fresh lobster or beef, gourmet seafood such as Canadian geoduck clams and organic vegetables. For a real treat, order the Deluxe Beef Platter which includes an exquisite selection of prime beef cuts. Dumpling lovers won’t want to miss the handmade parcels of pleasure stuffed with fillings like roe, coral clams, kimchi, mixed mushrooms and Kurobuta pork.
Sassy Tip: If you’re dining with a group be sure to book one of the seven private dining rooms for an intimate dinner or vibrant gathering.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 11pm; Friday, 5pm to 11pm; Saturday, 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to midnight; Sunday and public holidays, 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to 11pm
canton pot, 1131 Canton Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 5971 0088, www.ninahotelgroup.com/en/lodgewood-mong-kok/canton-pot
Dai Mon Yokocho
What’s more satisfying than a hearty bowl of Sanuki-style udon noodles or sharing a plate of yakitori after a day of shopping in Kowloon? These are exactly what you’ll find – and more – at Dai Mon Yokocho. Their udon noodles come with a variety of delectable broth bases; popular choices include satay and tomato, both exclusively created and meticulously prepared in-house using all-natural ingredients. These broths undergo hours of simmering on the stove to create delightful and unforgettable flavours that keep locals coming back time and time again.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 1am; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 12pm to 1am
Dai Mon Yokocho (Mong Kok), G/F, 76 Shan Tung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Dai Mon Yokocho (Tsim Sha Tsui), G/F, Horizon Court, 9 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/daimonyokocho
DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant
Long-time favourite DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant has stood the test of time as one of Hong Kong’s most popular late-night hangouts in the city centre. Snack on a plate of authentic Italian Burrata D.O.P or if you’re looking for something a little heartier, try the freshly made Penne Jerome with Gorgonzola and Black Truffle Cream. Pair it with a glass of wine or champagne, or ask for a recommendation from DiVino’s impressive collection. For an extra treat, pick a table that faces the street – with a cocktail in hand; it’s a surprisingly calming experience to watch the vibrant pace of SoHo pass by before your eyes.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm until late
Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert
No visit to Hong Kong is complete without trying the quintessential typhoon shelter crab, and Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert are known for their mastery of this traditional local dish. A favourite among fishermen who sought refuge in Causeway Bay’s safe port during storms, the dish features succulent crab fried up to perfection with generous helpings of chilli. As you enter the restaurant the irresistible smell of black beans, garlic and chilli seasoning will make your mouth water. Besides the typhoon shelter crab, there’s also a variety of meat and seafood dishes on offer. Don’t miss the Popping Prawns with Spiced Salt and the Squid with Spiced Salt.
Sassy Tip: Claim your 20% discount on orders made after 9pm
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to midnight
Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert, 375 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.heekee.com.hk
Manakamana Nepali Restaurant
If you have yet to discover the wonders of Nepalese cuisine, you’re in for a treat. In Hong Kong, the Nepalese community can trace its roots back to the Ghurka soldiers who arrived during the British Empire era. They’ve since made their mark in the city, and among the notable establishments is Manakamana Nepali Restaurant. Located in the bustling heart of Temple Street, it has been dishing up fresh and delicious momos and curries with authentic Himalayan spices for over a decade. Expect a hearty, cheap and cheerful meal, making this the perfect pitstop for your nighttime adventure in Kowloon.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to midnight
NAMO Pan Asian Bistro & Bar
At Namo, celebrity Chef Bobby Chin takes the lead in revolutionising modern Asian cuisine with a thoughtfully curated menu spanning dishes from Bangkok to Hanoi, embracing a diverse range of regional flavours. He serves up Thai snacks and finger food that are perfect for sharing with friends, as well as larger dishes for a full Asian feast. The Tamarind-Glazed Crab Cakes with Phillips pasteurised jumbo crab served on sautéed chive flowers is a light yet decadent treat, while the Thai Chicken Wings are crisp, morish and have just the right amount of spicy kick. Enjoy your meal with crafted beverages and enjoy the inviting atmosphere.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to late (last order for food is 11pm and drinks until 1am)
NAMO Pan Asian Bistro & Bar, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, mayfare.com.hk/namo-overview.php
Oh Yama Japanese Restaurant
Using only the freshest ingredients imported from around the world, Oh Yama serves up quality Japanese meals at reasonable prices. Feast on assorted sushi, sashimi and yakitori skewers and don’t miss out on the signature Seared A5 Wagyu Sushi.
Sassy Tip: Save 15% off all sushi, sashimi and skewers ordered after 9:30pm
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 11:30pm; Friday and Saturday, 12pm to midnight
Oh Yama Japanese Restaurant, 2/F, 2W-2X Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2739 1133
San Nam Yuen
With branches across the city, you’re never too far away from steaming hot pot restaurant, San Nam Yuen. For the uninitiated, Hong Kong hot pot is just as it sounds — a steaming pot of boiling broth set on the table for you to cook your own meat, seafood and vegetables exactly as you like them. Simply dip your beef into your soup of choice and experience a powerful burst of flavour. The choices can be overwhelming, but you can’t go wrong with the all-you-can-eat Signature Spicy Chicken Pot. It comes with flavourful and tender three-yellow chicken, marinated and cooked medium-rare with more than 30 kinds of spices and sauces.
Sassy Tip: Don’t miss out on the late-night discounts! During the Owl Session (after 9:30pm) prices are reduced by $30.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 5pm to 2am
San Nam Yuen, Shop 1, 2/F, Multifield Plaza, 3-7A Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tai Woo Seafood Restaurant
Boasting 38 years of heritage to match its Best of the Best Culinary Awards and a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide, Tai Woo Seafood Restaurant dishes up Cantonese classics. With a variety of offerings, from dim sum to fresh seafood and local delights like classic wok-fried noodles, congee and more, there’s a menu item to please even the fussiest of palates. Satisfy your late-night dumpling cravings with full plates, ordered from the special midnight menu or choose from the seafood combos that change daily. Be sure to order the Crispy Juicy Stewed Beef Brisket or Braised Fresh Lobster with Lobster Bisque.
Sassy Tip: Waiting in a long line given the restaurant’s popularity? You can order some snacks and drinks while you wait have it them first!
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 2am (last order 12:45am)