27 November, 2020
Kennedy Town Guide: Sai Wan Swimming Pool
Kennedy Town Guide: Sai Wan Swimming Pool
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Your Neighbourhood Guide To Kennedy Town

27 November, 2020
Kennedy Town Guide: Sai Wan Swimming Pool

Want the low-down on K-Town? We’ve rounded up everything to do in Kennedy Town, from places to eat and drink, to where to shop, workout and take your dog.

Sitting on the western side of the island, Kennedy Town has fast become a foodie haven since its MTR station arrived in 2014. With pubs and eateries galore, and a charming mix of old and new, it’s no surprise that K-Town is such a sought-after place to live. Not sure where to start? From where to eat and shop, to where to work out and take your dog, find out what’s happening in this hub of food and activity in our guide below.

Read more: Happy Hour Deals In Hong Kong – Where To Drink In Kennedy Town

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Where To Eat

Dough Bros Kennedy Town Doughnuts

Dough Bros

Armed with a top-secret sourdough starter, Dough Bros is making its bases from scratch for hungry patrons across Kennedy Town. This takeaway-only spot (although you’re welcome to snack at one of the bar tables out front), serves up hand-rolled pizzas made to order, as well as its infamous Nutella, custard and strawberry jam doughnuts.

Sassy tip: If you’re making an order with your pooch in tow, ask the staff for one of its dog-friendly doughnuts while you wait. 

Dough Bros, 4-8 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.doughbroshk.com

Asphodeli by Healthy Chicken

Tacked on to crowd-favourite cross-fit gym Asphodel, Healthy Chicken serves up a variety of health-conscious food boxes and air-fried snacks. Build your own burrito or salad, and choose from one of its signature sauces to eat in or take home – don’t forget to add guacamole!

Asphodeli by Healthy Chicken, 22-23 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/asphodeli.hk

KTM Bar & Kitchen

It’s hard to walk past and not be distracted by the hanging prayer flags and colourful decor of this Kathmandu curry house. Cooking fresh and authentic Nepalese dishes, make the most of its vegetarian and meat-filled momos, fresh bread straight from the tandoor and delicious rice and biriyani dishes. Its set lunch is a steal at just $68 per person.

KTM Bar & Kitchen, 71 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/KTMBarKitchen

Chill and Grill Kennedy Town

Chill and Grill

Taking over where Butcher & Baker used to reside, this expansive restaurant is the ideal (and very Instagrammable) spot to kick back and sample a variety of grilled goodies, pasta, salads, steaks and burgers. This pick is attached is its own butcher and deli, selling everything from jars of tomato sauce to gnocchi and marinated meat.

Chill and Grill, 57 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Chill-and-Grill

Good Taste Clay Pot Rices and Dishes

You know a restaurant is worth trying when there’s a long line that snakes around the street. Awarded 1 Michelin star, Good Taste Clay Pot Rices and Dishes serves up a classic spin on its namesake. Don’t fret about not knowing what to order, you can easily request an English menu and ask the staff for their top recommendation.

Good Taste Clay Pot Rices and Dishes, 25 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Pizzeria Italia

Homemade dough, classic toppings and fresh tomato sauce, Pizzeria Italia is passionate about pizza, only using the best, imported ingredients from Italy and secret recipes passed down from generations.

Pizzeria Italia, 1/F, Kam Ho Court, 144-148 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/PizzeriaItaliaHongKong

Sofia – Eat is Your Choice (素菲亞)

The newest plant-based restaurant to hit Kenny Town, Sofia suits vegans and vegetarians alike with a varied menu that showcases international cuisine and fusion food – the perfect lunch spots for resident herbivores.

Sofia – Eat is Your Choice, 28-32 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2523 9898, www.facebook.com/SofiaVegetarianRestaurant

Cono Coin Noraebang

This quirky Korean food stop can easily be spotted by its colourful and futuristic interior designs. Serving staples such as Kimchi Fried Rice, Boneless Fried Chicken and Tokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes) and personalised ramen dishes, Cono Coin Noraebang is the coolest lunch spot on Davis.

Cono Coin Noraebang, Shop A, Luen Gay Apartments, Nos. 9, 9A-9C Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.conohk.com

Infinitic Kennedy Town

Infiniti C

This charming cafe is completely gluten-free and constantly stocked with freshly baked cakes, cupcakes and international food favourites. Get there early to bag the best outdoor seat, sip on a turmeric latte and watch the world go by.

Infiniti C, 40 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Infinitichk

Bresola

One of the oldest restaurants on the block, Bresola has been serving Kennedy Town customers for eight years – and counting! Generous plates of fine Italian fare are dished up daily and the menu stretches far beyond your typical stone-backed pizzas and pasta. Make sure to try its grilled meats and fresh seafood.

Bresola, 78-86 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.bresola.net

Wildfire Pizza & Grill

Looking for a quick pizza fix that hits the spot? Wildfire is a laid-back pizza joint that curbs all cravings. Think Roman-style thin crust, Napoletana-inspired pizza, calzone and frittata. All pizzas are made-to-order and baked on an open flame.

Wildfire Pizza & Grill, 36 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.wildfire.com.hk

Flaming Frango

Hong Kong’s first-ever Piri-Piri chicken concept, this fiery pick grills its feasts to perfection. All meats are marinated for 24 hours in a blend of house spices and served with a side of Piri-Piri fries and homemade coleslaw.

Flaming Frango, 55 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.flamingfrango.com

Alvy’s kennedy town

Alvy’s

This neighbourhood pizza joint serves up delicious sourdough pizza, along with locally-brewed and imported beers. Coupled with a cosy and welcoming vibe, friendly staff, and a red brick pizza oven, aptly named “The Big Red Bitch”, it’s not to be missed.

Sassy Tip: Make sure to order the Bak Gwei Pizza – an indulgent mix of gruyere béchamel, char siu, mozzarella, and geung yeong – a firm favourite.

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

Read more: The Best Pizza In Hong Kong

OCEAN in POT

The most dog-friendly resto on the block, OCEAN in POT has opened its doors to pups all over K-Town. Offering up fusion-style food and a special menu just for your furry friends, this spot encourages your dog to sit at the table with you whilst you enjoy uninterrupted views of the harbour.

OCEAN in POT, May Sun Building, 7-8 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.oceaninpot.business.site

Yuan is Here (阿元來了)

Shutting up shop in Sai Ying Pun and opening doors on North Street in Kennedy Town, lines form here from the early hours at this authentic Taiwanese eatery. The successful street food chain promises hard-to-beat prices and decent portions, whipping up faves such as fatty minced pork on rice and sweet plum fried sweet potato. Yuan is Here captures the vibrant night market scene in Taiwan.

Yuan is Here, 31 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/yuanishere

11 Westside kennedy town

11 Westside

Famed LA Resto owner and Executive Chef of Salazar, Esdras Ochoa brings mouth-watering Mexican food to 11 Davis Street. Applauded for its Taco Tuesday that promises 50% off all hand-crafted tacos and Thirsty Thursday which knocks 50% off of your drinks bill, there’s plenty of reason to keep coming back. Haven’t been yet? Check out Esdras Ochoa’s serious culinary skills on Netflix’s The Final Table for a sneak peek as to what you can expect from this unique taqueria. 

11 Westside, 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.11westside.com

Read more: 11 Westside – Authentic Mexican Food In Kennedy Town

Shanghai Lao Lao

A modern Shanghainese restaurant specialising in xiao long bao, dim sum and hand-pulled noodles, you really can’t go wrong with Shanghai Lao Lao. Available on Deliveroo, those living in K-Town will be no stranger to Shanghainese cuisine, but we’d recommend eating in to make the most of those coveted soupy dumplings.

Shanghai Lao Lao, Kin Liong Mansion, 16-30 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.stg.cafedecoral.com

Beeger

Beers and burgers are the name of the game at Beeger on Smithfield. This bar come burger joint serves up hand-ground beef patties, a selection of craft beers from around the globe and chilled pool-bar vibes.

Beeger, G/F, May Sun Building, 1-15 Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/beeger2

Bun Cha Vietnamese

Sizeable bowls of steaming Pho await at this authentic Vietnamese café. Serving up all the soup noodle classics, Bahn Mi, bun rice vermicelli dishes and more, the selection is vast and the service is quick. Bun Cha may also have perfected one of the richest and most fragrant broths we’ve tasted.

Bun Cha Vietnamese, Shop A&B Full Harvest Building, 6-18 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bunchacafe

Read more: Where To Find The Best Pho In Hong Kong

Smithfield Market and Cooked Food Centre

If you’re on the hunt for fresh produce and unbeatable prices, wet markets always come out on top. Concealing culinary, cooked food secrets – Smithfield is no exception! It’s no Tung Po, but it does boast some Cha Chaan Teng faves and a great chicken hot pot – although fair warning, English menus are hard to come by here!

Smithfield Market and Cooked Food Centre, 2/F, Smithfield Municipal Services Building, 12K Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong 

Twelve Flavours (十二味) kennedy town

Twelve Flavours (十二味)

A firm favourite amongst Kennedy Town locals, the hot pot at Twelve Flavours gives you exactly what is says on the tin – a multitude of flavourful, spicy and delightfully tongue-numbing dishes. Queues quickly form along Sand Street, so be sure to get there early or expect to wait before being seated.

Twelve Flavours, 10 Sands Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Thai Ros Zab

There are a fair few options for Thai food in Kennedy Town, but Thai Ros Zab has unbeatable prices that don’t compromise on flavour. Think stir-fried eggplant, prawns, Thai basil and grilled pork neck, all washed down with an ice-cold Chang beer.

Thai Ros Zab, 2 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Ho Ho Restaurant

Ho Ho’s cheap prices and humble local cuisine make this place a firm favourite amongst university students in Kennedy Town. Beef brisket noodles, curried fish balls and fried rice are the order of the day here.

Ho Ho Restaurant, Luen Wai Apartment, 136-142 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong 

AZIZA

This Egyptian-themed restaurant is tucked away on Hau Wo Street in Kennedy Town. The food here is lovingly prepared daily by Chef Mohsen Gaber Ibrahim and his wife, Zinab Mohamed Hammd. Don’t miss the tasty falafel, the moist and flavourful lamb and beef kebabs, and the homemade – yes, from scratch by Zinab! – couscous that’s incredibly light and fluffy. To top it off, the freshly made Egyptian desserts are the perfect sweet end to a fantastic meal.

AZIZA, Shop D, G/F, Shun Cheong Building, 28 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.aziza.com.hk

CATCH kennedy town

CATCH

When in Kennedy Town, make sure to check out this Western restaurant for an incredible brunch. There’s something to please everyone on the hearty Melbourne-style brekkie menu that’s available until 4:15pm. The dinner menu is also loaded with fresh and delicious seafood dishes.

Sassy Tip: There is no need to leave your pup at home as the open outdoor area is dog friendly!

CATCH, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.catch.hk

Waffling Beans

Savoury liege waffles are the speciality at this little modern café bistro, which serves a mix of Belgium and western cuisines. Go for fried chicken, juicy meatballs, short ribs or beer-battered fish, all served up with a savoury liege waffle. Follow it up with a sweet delight, or a coffee (which comes highly recommended by neighbourhood locals!).

Waffling Beans, Shop 9, G/F, New Fortune House, 4-8 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/wafflingbeans

Read more: The Best Pancakes In Hong Kong

Fish and Chick

Located right on the waterfront, Fish & Chick is the perfect place to go to if you want to kick that Fish & Chips craving to the curb whilst admiring an unobstructed sea view. The restaurant serves the most delicious beer-battered Fish & Chips, homemade crab croquettes, deep-fried shrimp, calamari and more. For those who aren’t exactly seafood lovers, don’t fret – it’s named Fish & Chick for a reason! The restaurant also serves a gorgeously crispy French-style rotisserie chicken, with its own special marinade.

Fish and Chick, 25 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/fishandchick

Read more: The Best Fish And Chips In Hong Kong

Falafel Hut

This hole-in-the-wall kebab resto comes highly rated and serves up a vast selection of Middle Eastern delights. From lamb doners and chicken shawarma to the all-important falafel, it’s all super fresh and delicious – a rarity for kebabs in Hong Kong!

Falafel Hut, 76 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/pages/Falafel-Hut

Read more: The Best Kebabs In Hong Kong

CHINO

With street art adorning the walls, this modern Mexican-style restaurant combines two of our fave cuisines, serving up delicious grub inspired by Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. With former Nobu chef, Erik Idos fronting up the kitchen, it’s definitely one to try.

CHINO, 1B New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.chinorestaurant.com

Tequila On Davis

Tequila on Davis is the perfect flavourful hub for brunch, lunch and dinner. Think towering plates of cheesy nachos drenched in guac and sour cream, and a huge range of speciality tequilas, sure to sustain those weekend-vibes.

Sassy Tip: Hosting an event? “Tequila Upstairs” is the ideal party venue for any shindig, complete with a full range of audio and visual equipment too.

Tequila On Davis, G/F, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.tequilaondavis.com.hk

Missy Ho’s kennedy town

Missy Ho’s

Tucked away in Kennedy Town’s Forbes Street, Missy Ho’s offers funky fusion flavours. With dishes such as ceviche, sushi rolls and tacos, as well as a delectable dessert selection, there is definitely something for everyone. Enjoy the eclectic decor, which serves as a mix between old and new with birdcages, Chinese pottery and graffiti.

Sassy Tip: Dig into the dress-up box which makes for hilariously, inebriated IG stories. 

Missy Ho’s, Shop G9, G/F, Sincere Western House, 48 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com

Read more: Your Guide To The Hidden Bars And Speakeasies In Hong Kong

The Clay Oven Indian Restaurant

As authentic as it gets, The Clay Oven serves up some of the best North Indian food in the Western District (and arguably Hong Kong!). A list of curry choices as long as your arm, tandoori grills and fluffy naan bread, crack open a cold Kingfisher and tuck into a flavourful feast. Perfect for Friday night catch-ups and slow Sunday dinners.

Sassy Tip: If you’re hungry, opt for the paratha over naan or roti – it’ll go a long way in mopping up all of that leftover sauce. 

The Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, G/F, 27-31 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.theclayoven.com.hk

Read more: Best Indian Restaurants In Hong Kong

FUGAZI

This super cute resto is a firm favourite with more than one of our team. A little hole in the wall on Catchick Street, FUGAZI has Japanese izakaya vibes with a modern twist, and serves up delicious and affordable yakitori and a great selection of drinks and craft beer. Head to the back and perch on the table with the swings for a fun twist.

Sassy Tip: The place isn’t big, so it’s best reserved for smaller groups! Ideal for date night, the intimate space is sure to set the mood.

FUGAZI, 21 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.fugazi.hk

Café Siam

Yet another branch of this Michelin-recommended resto, fans of the original will be treated to dishes and drinks only available on this end of the Island line. Signature Thai curries, freshly spiced seafood dishes and tangy soups is just a taste of what’s on offer. Go ham on the Mango Sticky Rice, you won’t regret it.

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

Read more: The Best Thai Restaurants In Hong Kong

Fishsteria

Formally Praya Waterside Eatery, Fishsteria continues to be the perfect spot for a group dinner with family or friends, offering up endless fresh seafood feasts. Located on the idyllic waterfront, have your fill of delicious grub, and then take a relaxing stroll to work it off! 

Fishsteria, Shop 2, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.fishsteria.hk

42nd Davis

The perfect pit-stop for a pint on a Saturday afternoon (or Friday night pre-gaming), 42nd Davis has recently expanded and combines Italian and American comfort foods, along with classic cocktails and (saucily named) signature shooters.

42nd Davis, 38-40 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/42nddavis

Mama Malouf kennedy town

Mama Malouf

Inspired by family recipes and Lebanese home cooking, Mama Malouf’s brings a taste of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to K-Town. Open on weekdays for dinner, and weekends from 11am for brunch, the hip resto serves up delights such as Lebanese shakshuka, Mama’s mezze and a selection of larger mains, including the delicious slow-cooked lamb shoulder and daily shawarma specials.

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

Jaspas

A popular spot for K-Town residents, Jaspas offers a chilled, alfresco alternative. Grab a cup of joe or sit in for a feast of western comfort foods. Pro tip: keep checking the specials as Jaspas always has a great deal on offer. We’re big fans of its buy-one-get-one Italian nights on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as its weekday happy hour which kicks off from 3pm.

JaspasCommercial Unit B, G/F, Manhattan Heights, 83 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, casteloconcepts.com

Sun Hing Restaurant

Though Kennedy Town is full of restaurants serving up just about any food you may fancy, Sun Hing is where to go for local delights. It can be difficult to get a seat, but the dim sum here is worth it – we can’t get enough of the steamed custard buns!

Sassy Tip: This place is famously only open from 3am-4pm daily, so is our top choice for a late-night (read: early morning!) bite after one too many beers.

Sun Hing Restaurant, Shop C, G/F, 8 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong 

Read more: The Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong

Where To Drink

Kennedy Town Guide: Winstons Coffee

Winstons Coffee

The coffee scene in K-Town is getting competitive and Winstons Coffee, as always, has pulled out all the stops to ensure that it’s here to stay. Aussie-style coffees, cakes and toasties are the perfect morning pick-me-up, and its espresso martinis hit the spot come evening. Keep your eye out for mid-week events and discounts!

Winstons Coffee, Shop 8, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.winstonscoffee.com

The Tramline Liquor Co.

Can’t get your favourite brew in your local Wellcome? Head over to K Town and The Tramline Liquor Co. will have you covered. This independent craft beer, spirits and wine store is a one-stop-shop for alcohol, with a large selection of products and even an online store.

The Tramline Liquor Co., 78 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thetramlineliquorco

Read more: Craft Beer In Hong Kong: Where To Find The Best Brews In The City

The Cofftea Shop

This no-fuss café serves up premium Italian coffee and sandwiches, along with picture-perfect homemade cakes. The queues, which normally form outside, are a testament to just how good the coffee here is!

Sassy Tip: Bring your own mug to get $3 off your next coffee!

The Cofftea Shop, Yue On Building, 78-86 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thecoffteashop

First Boy Coffee

Attached to a motorcycle shop, this unassuming coffee café serves Melbourne-style coffee and coveted caffeine favourites. Drop in a for a fantastic cup of joe, fresh pastries and light breakfast bites. With two house blends on the menu, you can even bag your own roasted beans to take home.

First Boy Coffee, 33 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Firstboycoffee

% Arabica

A testament to its popularity, queues for % Arabica tend to flow out on to the street at the weekends due to its great coffee and ideal harbour front location that’s perfect for the ‘gram.

% Arabica, Shop 4, Grand Fortune Mansion, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/arabica.hk 

The Wilshire Bar

Nestled within 11 Westside, The Wilshire’s “bars-within-bars” concept is an ever-popular cocktail bar. Keep your eye out for the hidden switch in the resto that will need to be flipped to request entry…

The Wilshire Bar, 1/F, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thewilshirebar

Where To Shop

Eric Kayser Kennedy Town

Eric Kayser

A firm-favourite with authentic French bread and pastry lovers across Hong Kong, Eric Kayser bakes everything fresh each morning. Think sandwiches, quiche, tarts patisseries, croissants and cookies.

Eric Kayser, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.maison-kayser.com.hk

Shing Fat Coconut & Spices

A treasure trove of spices and jarred sauces, you’re bound to find everything you need to cook up a storm at Shing Fat Coconut & Spices. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the supermarket, odds are this local, speciality store will stock your favourite basmati rice and Asian condiments.

Shing Fat Coconut & Spices, 48 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ShingFatCoconutSpicesLimited

Sunterra Market

Sunterra stocks an extensive range of healthy goodies and deli staples, including fresh fruit and vegetables, cured meats and cheeses.

Sunterra Market, 66 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.sunterra-hk.com

Read more: Top 10 Health Food Stores In Hong Kong

EC Gourmet

If you’re looking for fresh meat, the deli counter at EC Gourmet sells a variety of frozen and fresh poultry, seafood and red meats ready to throw straight on the barbecue on a sunny day.

EC Gourmet, 64 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

DeliFans

A great place to bulk-buy frozen meat and poultry at competitive prices, this all-in-one deli-style shop stocks everything you’d need for weekly purchases or roof-top parties with friends.

DeliFans, 9 Davis Sreet, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.delifans.com.hk

Knowledge Stationery Centre

If you need it, Knowledge Stationery Centre will certainly stock it. Admittedly a bit of a maze to navigate, this stationery shop has everything from pens and paper to kids toys, balloons, and even printing and scanning services.

Knowledge Stationery Centre, 2 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

1950 Hair Products

This boutique hair products shop is the perfect place to pop into if you’re looking for shampoo, conditioner and hair products beyond what you can find in the supermarket and pharmacies. Don’t forget to browse its large selection of hair gels and hair sprays too!

1950 Hair Products, 2 Sands Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/1950HairProducts

Kennedy Town Guide: Slowood

Slowood

The zero-waste movement is buzzing in Hong Kong thanks to new additions that make it that much easier for us to say “no” to plastic packaging. Not only has it opened its own café, but Slowood also stocks a huge array of plastic-free goodies, bulk-buy food items and organic pantry staples – you’ll even get an additional 5% discount if you use your own containers rather than using the paper bags on offer.

Slowood, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.slowood.hk

Spice Box Organics

Spices, herbs and superfoods galore, stock up on all your health essentials in one go. The Kennedy Town branch also serves up healthy, wholesome food in its café, including gluten-free, organic and vegan options. Sit in and enjoy one of its breakfast, brunch or lunch boxes, or take a cup of vegan bone broth and baked samosas to go.

Spice Box Organics, 39-45 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.spiceboxorganics.com

What To Do

Kennedy Town Guide: Wheat & Wood

Wheat and Wood

This board game café is well hidden amongst high-rise apartments, but it’s worth the hunt. Drinks and light bites are on offer, but obviously the gem is the abundance of board games that are available to you for the evening. A two-hour session costs just $90 (with an additional 30 minutes costing $10), which also includes $40 credit towards your food and drink. Make an evening of it mid-week – every Wednesday and Thursday you can have unlimited play sessions for $80!

Wheat and Wood, Shop 6, G/F, Brilliant Court, 28 Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.wheatandwood.com

Sai Wan Swimming Shed

As one of the most Instagrammed places in Hong Kong, this photogenic spot offers up beautiful vistas which will have you feeling worlds away from the busy streets. Roughly 15 minutes’ walk from Kennedy Town MTR, head to this spot come sunset for gorgeous photos.

Sai Wan Swimming Shed, Victoria Road, Kennedy Town (off Mount Davis), Hong Kong

Instagram Pier (Kennedy Town Shipping Dock)

Instagram Pier (Kennedy Town Shipping Dock)

Ever-popular with locals out for an evening stroll, dog-walkers and everyone in between, “Instagram Pier” has become renowned for its stunning views of Victoria Harbour. The district has recently expanded the area at the far end of the docks near to New Praya Street, which boasts a large open area to chill with friends as well as a hugely popular dog park that looks out over the water. Head over here for golden hour, snap some pics and watch the Insta likes come flooding in…

Instagram Pier, 8 Fung Mat Road, Sai Wan, Hong Kong

Lo Pan Temple

Hidden away up on Ching Lin Terrace lies Lo Pan Temple, the only temple in HK that is dedicated to the patron saint of Chinese builders and carpenters. Thought to have been built in 1884, it’s filled with intricate sculptures and rich murals.

Lo Pan Temple, 15 Ching Lin Terrace, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong 

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Conveniently located and easy to get to, the indoor swimming facility here has newly installed indoor heating systems and a jacuzzi, so you don’t have to worry about cooler temps. What’s more, the outdoor swimming pool comes with a great view of Victoria Harbour!

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Read more: The Best Swimming Pools In Hong Kong

Essential Spa

Looking for a bit of pampering whilst on this side of the city? Head to Essential Spa to soothe your mind and body, offering everything from facials and massages, to nail services, waxing and more.

Essential Spa, Shop D, G/F, 23 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.essentialspa.com.hk

Crossfit Cavaliers

With all the foodie options available in Kennedy Town, having Crossfit Cavaliers on the block comes in handy! Dedicated to CrossFit training, metabolic conditioning and personal training, you’ll find classes running all week. Crossfit Cavaliers will get you in shape in no time.

Crossfit Cavaliers, 533-537 Queen’s Road West, Hong Kong, www.crossfitcavaliers.com

Read more: The Best CrossFit Gyms In Hong Kong

The Hive kennedy town

The Hive

The Hive is home to a creative community for freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups alike. With locations spread throughout Hong Kong and Kennedy Town, boasting a dynamic and fast-growing work space, it’s a convenient and supportive environment for getting down to the daily grind.

The Hive, 6/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.thehivekennedytown.com.hk

Read more: The Best Co-Working Spaces In Hong Kong

GO24 Fitness 

Open 24-hours and with no contracts to sign, GO24 is a neat space that has all of the equipment you need to smash a decent work out, literally at any time of the day. 

GO24 Fitness, G/F, Wah Po Building, 1 New Praya Kennedy Town, Kennedy Town, www.go24fitness.com

Nail 88

Hong Kong’s worst-kept secret has a branch here in Kennedy Town that offers the same incredible pricing for a no-frills mani/pedi. Larger than its Sheung Wan counterpart, as always you can expect to simply walk in and be spruced up in no time at all.

Nail 88, 6 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Read more: Your Guide To Nail Salons In Hong Kong

9Lives Veterinary Hospital (VEC)

Known for its cat-friendly clinic in Central, 9Lives has recently opened in Kennedy Town and is open to cats and dogs alike. Conveniently located on the island, the emergency-equipped hospital is open 24-hours a day and is ready to help your furry friends whenever they are in need.

9Lives Veterinary Hospital, 19 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.9lives.com.hk

Editor’s Note: This video was created in 2017 and some of the shops we visited back then have may have closed.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Annie Simpson on 21 August, 2017 and was most recently updated by Lexi Davey on 25 November, 2020.

Featured image courtesy of Chapman Chow via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Dough Bros via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Chill and Grill via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Infiniti C via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Alvy’s via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of 11 Westside via Instagram,  image 6 courtesy of @lexdav92, image 7 courtesy of CATCH via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Missy Ho’s via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Mama Malouf via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Winstons Coffee via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Eric Kayser via Facebook, image 12 courtesy of Slowood via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Wheat and Wood via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of @lexdav92, image 15 courtesy of The Hive via Instagram.

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