Check out our picks of the best late-night dining options in Hong Kong for when hunger strikes past midnight.
Creatures of the night, this one’s for you! If the clock hits midnight and you’re in need of some fuel after a night of partying, the dilemma is: where can you find something to eat? Just because the hour is late, doesn’t mean good grub is hard to find. Thankfully, Hong Kong is a foodie haven, with lots of amazing late-night eateries.
So, if you’re out late and hunger strikes, rather than settling for McDonald’s or Tsui Wah, why not try something new? Read on to discover our favourite spots to grab a late-night bite.
Walking into this quaint little restaurant is like going back in time to an old-school American diner. The interior of Burger Circus features iconic red leather-bound stools and wooden benches, a classic setting for a late-night bite! The decor is as well thought out as the food, which is served in the same retro and detailed manner. The freshly-ground burgers and creamy milkshakes here will definitely be an upgrade from your usual late-night dining options!
Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11am to 11pm; Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 3am
Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2878 7787, www.burgercircus.com
Tucked away in the back of Ship Street’s Ham & Sherry, (enter through the “hidden” door on the side street!), the Back Bar comes alive at nightfall, and is a must try for its great cocktails and low-key vibe. Simply open until “late,” this bar is the place to come for great drinks and, even better, food. The light bites menu features Spanish-inspired items such as chorizo fries, Jamón croquettas, Ibérico pork and chorizo burgers, and much more.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 1am; Friday and Saturday, 5:30pm to 2am; Sunday, 5:30pm to 12am
Back Bar, 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2555 0628, www.hamandsherry.hk/bar_about
You can never go wrong with pizza (especially after a few drinks!), so after a night in LKF, there’s no better place to head than Ciao Chow. Open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2am during the week, the restaurant offers high-quality Italian fare. Choose from pizzas, pastas and a selection of anti-pasti and you’ll be in carb-heaven. Just make sure to order the carbonara pizza, and thank us later.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday and Sundays, 12pm to 2am; Friday and Saturday, 12pm to 4am
Ciao Chow, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2344 0005, www.ciaochow.com.hk
Open for more than 20 years, Under Bridge Spicy Crab started out as a stall and is now a major restaurant, serving some of the best spicy crab in the city. With a full menu of seafood to choose from, it can be tricky deciding what to go for, but you can’t go wrong with its signature Under Bridge Spicy Crab – and don’t worry if you can’t handle the spice, you can choose your heat level here to suit your desire. With three restaurants all within walking distance of one another, you’ll be sure to find one with a free table when hunger hits past midnight.
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm to 6am
Under Bridge Spicy Crab, G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2893 1289, 2834 6818
Under Bridge Spicy Crab, Shop 1-2, G/F, Chinaweal Centre, 414-424 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2834 6268
Under Bridge Spicy Crab, Shop 6-9, G/F, 429 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2573 7698, www.underspicycrab.com
Found through an alley with only a trademark lightbulb to mark it on Wyndham Street, Stockton is a sophisticated late night bar and restaurant. Oozing old-world glamour with dim lighting, vintage furniture, intriguing antiques and plenty of tucked-away private corners, head here for a cosy late date, or to unwind after a night out with friends. The supper menu is served until 12:30am on Monday through Wednesday and until 1:30am from Thursday to Saturday. Featuring indulgent delights such as roast beef sandwiches, truffle fat chips, and duck scotch eggs – you can’t go wrong.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 2am; Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 4am; closed Sundays
Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2565 5268, www.stockton.com.hk
If you’re out and about past midnight and are in need of some comfort food, nothing quite sates the appetite like breakfast grub. Lucky for Hongkongers, down in this retro 1950s diner, you can get breakfast meals at any time of the day or night. This HK classic has locations in both Central and Wan Chai, and serves up morning delights such as eggs benedict, omelettes and pancakes 24 hours a day!
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours, daily!
The Flying Pan, G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2140 6333
The Flying Pan, 1/F, David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Enter on Fenwick, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2528 9997, www.the-flying-pan.com
A gem both day and night, Ichiran is the king of ramen. With something for everyone in every sense of the word, you can customise your own bowl of ramen, from choosing the spice level, to the consistency and thickness of your noodles! You can tell Ichiran is a Hong Kong favourite when you see the epic long lines out the door.
Opening Hours: Causeway Bay: open 24 hours, daily; TST: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5am; Friday and Saturday, 8am to 6am; Sunday, 8am to 5am
Ichiran, Shop F-I, G/F, Lockhart House, Block A, 440 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2152 4040
Ichiran, Entrance Hall on G/F & Shop B, Basement Floor, 8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2369 4218, www.ichiran.com
Perfect for the night owls, Sun Hing opens its doors every day at 3am. Despite the hours, Sun Hing is always packed with people, with its popularity rooted in the authentic dim sum that it offers. One thing to keep an eye out for is Sun Hing’s “lou sah baos” (aka: the molten custard buns). A Hong Kong dim sum classic, the moment they come out of the kitchen, everyone rushes for a plate. So, if you are lucky enough to see a batch, grab it! You won’t regret it.
Opening Hours: Daily, 3am to 4pm
Sun Hing Restaurant, Shop C, G/F, 8 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Western District, Hong Kong, 2816 0616
A burger favourite in the city, if you’re out late in Wan Chai, head to Burger Joys on Lockhart Road to sate those cravings. Open until 6am every day, the menu of burgers, sides and all-day breakfast items will leave you satisfied. For a perfect late-night bite, we’re huge fans of its Cajun chicken wings.
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 6am
Burger Joys, Shop E, G/F, De Fenwick, 42-50 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.burgerjoys.com
Read more: The Best Burgers In Hong Kong
Found in Central’s H Code, this new addition to Hong Kong’s ramen scene draws in the crowds day and night. For the ultimate comfort food bowl, head here late and slurp to your heart’s content as doors stay open until 2am Monday to Saturday! True to its isakya-style roots, NOJO also serves up a range of artisan sake and premium Japanese beers.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 2am; Sundays, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm
NOJO, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/nojo.hk
Chicken Hof & Soju
A Korean favourite for a late-night bite is Chicken Hof & Soju. Open until 5am, expect to get your hands dirty with the delicious Korean fried chicken served up here. Five flavours are on offer and the big portions make this place a winner any time of day.
Opening Hours: Wan Chai: Daily, 12pm to 5am; TST: Daily, 2pm to 5am
Chicken Hof & Soju, Shop C, G/F, Wah Fat Mansion, 405-419 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2176 4598, 2176 4599
Chicken Hof & Soju, G/F, Kam Kok Mansion, 84 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2375 8080
We’re huge fans of Tokyolima, so if you’re looking for a more sophisticated late bite, you must sample this cool and contemporary restaurant. Tucked away on Lyndhurst Terrace, it’s the perfect spot to escape the buzz of Central and to tuck into some next-level food. Chef Arturo Melendez’s menu of sushi rolls, raw dishes, yakitori sticks and more, served alongside a cocktail or two, is pure heaven. Choose to sit in the expansive restaurant and nab a seat by the impressive open kitchen, or stick to the chic bar, which is handily open until 2am come weekends.
Opening hours: Restaurant: Monday to Sunday, 6pm to 12am; Bar: Sunday to Thursday, 5pm to 1am; Friday and Saturday: 5pm to 2am
Tokyolima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2811 1152, www.tokyolima.hk
Upscale LKF izakaya, Silencio is the perfect place to start and finish your evening. With its elevated menu of Japanese classics, including expertly-made sushi rolls, sashimi, tempura and more, it ticks all the boxes when it comes to food. Couple this with its chic interiors, excellent sake collection and live jazz – not to mention its 3am closing time – and you’ve got yourself a late-night winner.
Sassy Tip: Silencio is currently offering free-flow sake and bar bites nightly from 10pm to 1am from $188 per person.
Opening Hours: Daily, 6pm to 3pm
Silencio, 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.silencio.hk
Paisanos may not offer up the best pizza in town, but there’s certainly a time and a place for this doughey, carb-laden delight. And 2am in LKF on a Friday might just be it! The Hollywood Road branch is handily located right around the corner from LKF and conveniently keeps its doors open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 12am; Thursday 10am to 1am; Friday and Saturday 10am to 3am; Sunday, 10am to 12am
Paisanos, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.paisanos.com.hk
Amazake brings a modern twist to Japan’s popular izakaya cuisine with a range of dishes that include salads, rolls, main dishes, desserts and sides to sate your appetite. The fun space also offers the chance to play drinking games such as beer pong and rage cage if you fancy getting back on the wagon. Or enjoy a more chilled-out end to your evening, and sit down at the bar to sip on one of Amazake’s innovative cocktails.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thurday, 6pm to 1:30am; Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 3am; closed Sundays
Amazake, Shop A, G/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 7787, www.amazake.com
Craving a taste of California-inspired tacos and more past midnight? Cali Mex in Lan Kwai Fong is the perfect choice. The menu offers everything from burritos and burrito bowls, to tacos, quesadillas and more – though if it’s past midnight we recommend the all-day breakfast burrito. Cali Mex also has plenty of veggie options to tick off any meat-free cravings.
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11am to 2am; Friday to Saturday, 11am to 5am;
Sunday, 11am to 1am
Cali Mex Bar & Grill, G/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.cali-mex.com
Okonomiyaki is one signature Japanese dish that can be a little hard to come by in Hong Kong, but if you’re craving this comfort food, Kozy in Causeway Bay is where to go. Open until 4:30am from Thursday to Monday, you can get your fill of the savoury Japanese-style pancake at almost any time of day.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Wednesday, 6pm to 3:30am; Thursday to Monday, 6pm to 4:30am
Kozy Okonomi-yaki Teppan-yaki, 9/F, Circle Plaza, 499 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Kozy-Okonomi-yaki-Teppan-yaki
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written by Jacquelyn Yuen on 30, October 2015 and was most recently updated on 18, October 2019.