Discover our city, one neighbourhood at a time, with the best of where to eat, shop and what to do in Tseung Kwan O…
A good distance from the hustle and bustle of the city but only a 30-minute MTR ride from Central, Tseung Kwan O is a great pet-friendly neighbourhood to explore if you’re looking to mix up your weekend plans. With endless dining options to discover and exercise parks where you can proceed to burn off your meal(s), you can easily find activities to fill your day with around the area. Read on to find out what to do in TKO and the best places to eat, drink and shop.
Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Kennedy Town
Where To Eat & Drink In Tseung Kwan O
AMARE Bistro & Wine
Located on the waterfront, Amare is popular with both locals and those visiting the area alike. Best known for its Italian fare, you can expect handcrafted pizza and pasta served on the often packed, pet-friendly patio.
BEANS The Backyard
Who can say no to an all-day breakfast?! This café serves a creative menu that ranges from The Backyard Breakfast (featuring smoked salmon eggs Benedict, a waffle, parma ham with melon and more) to Caramel Baby Pear Cheesecake. You’ll also be spoilt for choice on what type of coffee to try.
Chilli Lime strikes the perfect balance between “a dash of Pan-Asian cuisine and a pinch of modernity” to create spectacular mouth-watering fusion fare. Sample its extensive menu of fresh Thai, Indian, vegetarian and seafood dishes for a taste of Asia like you’ve never experienced before.
Cielo Rooftop Bar
Yes, TKO has a rooftop bar! Cielo is an Italian restaurant and bar with a lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menu. Don’t forget to sample its signature mocktail, the TKO Fizz. Cielo is open from noon to 1am daily.
Green Common Park Central
This plant-based retail chain boasts a wide selection of groceries, alongside a restaurant which serves up delicious vegan meals using OmniPork, Beyond Burger and a vast range of salads, soups and desserts.
This contemporary Japanese bistro sits next to its popular sister eatery TEPPANYAKI MIHARA. The a la carte menu here showcases Head Chef Terufumi Mihara’s command over “wa modern” Japanese-fusion cuisine, with signature dishes such as the Spicy Tuna on Crispy Saffron Rice Cracker, Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Beef & Uni Roll, Yaki Onigiri and Marinated Akami Tuna Angel Hair Pasta with Ikura.
A modern Indian-European fusion bistro, Madira is an alfresco venue that is a breath of fresh air amongst the shopping malls of Tseung Kwan O. You’ll find everything from Beef Rendang wrapped in banana leaf and Seafood Laksa, to Baby Back Ribs, Lamb Shank and more. Opt for one of its signature cocktails alongside a shisha menu comprising Masala Chai and Orange Seville Coffee flavours.
NOC Papillons & Bakery
TKO’s NOC Papillons & Bakery stands proud as the brand’s first-ever bakery space, serving fresh-out-of-the-oven croissants, egg tarts, basque cheesecakes and other irresistible baked goods, alongside an exceptional curation of house-roasted coffees.
Adding to Tseung Kwan O’s flourishing dining scene, Pirata Group has opened its seventh iteration of popular pasta bar Pici. Here you’ll find three new dishes exclusive to this location: Melted Truffle Provolone, served with freshly shaved black truffle; Tagliatelle ‘Frutti di Mare’; and Ravioli Quattro Formaggi, made with cocoa-infused pasta dough.
PopWalk opened in 2016 and is a two-storey dining and shopping area connected to The Wings residences, as well as PopCorn shopping mall. It offers a more spacious dining experience in that the restaurants are all connected through an open balcony area, some of which offer outside seating.
PopWalk, 12 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.popwalk.com.hk
Wai Yip Noodles
Head to this 24-hour cha chaan teng (translated to English as Wai Yip, but does not have an official English name) for a filling breakfast or lunch for under $50, and dinner for under $100. This café has a variety of local dishes such as Chinese “tung fun” noodles, Hong Kong-style French toast, five-spice beef noodle soup, clay pot meat and vegetables, and of course, the ever-so-sweet Hong Kong-style milk tea!
Wai Yip Noodles, Shop 3-3A, G/F, Bauhinia Garden Commercial Complex, 11 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
Where To Shop In Tseung Kwan O
East Point City
As the largest multi-function shopping mall in the district, you will easily find anything you’re looking for at Easy Point City. From your everyday grocery shopping to a once-in-a-while skincare splurge, you won’t be disappointed by the variety of shops available.
Metro City Plaza, 8 Chung Wa Road, Hang Hau, Hong Kong, www.eastpointcity.com.hk
With international cuisine and acclaimed restaurants, MCP Central is a one-stop destination for your all your cravings. Known for its spacious Atrium area, Metro City has held numerous events featuring local celebrities and K-pop idols, so be sure to stay up to date on all its latest events here!
Metro City Plaza, 8 Yan King Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.metrocityplaza.com
PopCorn Shopping Mall
Located atop Tseung Kwan O MTR station, PopCorn houses a cinema, a game centre, countless restaurants and local high street fashion brands — perfect for days when it’s too hot to roam outdoors.
PopCorn Shopping Mall, Tseung Kwan O MTR Station, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.popcorntko.com.hk
With bubble tea of all sorts and sizzling pan-fried dumplings, Tseung Kwan O Plaza is a go-to hangout spot amongst students, especially during the weekdays. It’s also right next to the minibus terminal and Hang Hau MTR Station, so don’t worry about having to carry groceries a long way back to the station.
Tseung Kwan O Plaza, 1 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.tkoplaza.com.hk
Read More: Your Guide To Outlet Malls In Hong Kong
What To Do In Tseung Kwan O
Renowned wellness brand Angsana resides in Alto Residence in Tseung Kwan O, offering residents and those visiting award-winning spa experiences. From massages to beauty and “rain mist” showers, how can we resist?
Read More: The Best Spas In Hong Kong
Clear Water Bay Beach
Looking for a one-day getaway? With its outstanding scenery and soft, sparkling sand, Clear Water Bay is a far cry from the bustling streets and busy shopping malls. Don’t forget to pack your SPF and beach towel!
Clear Water Bay Beach, Clear Water Bay Road, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk
Read More: The Best Beaches In Hong Kong
High Junk Peak Country Trail
While this trail and its steep downward slopes might not be beginner friendly, we promise the High Junk Peak will not disappoint those who are ready for it. Cameras at the ready for your next ‘gram!
High Junk Peak Country Trail, Ng Fai Tin, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.hiking.gov.hk
Read More: Hong Kong’s Most Challenging Hikes
Hong Kong Design Institution
With art exhibits from all over the world, the HKDI offers more than just courses. Some recent exhibitions include an interactive art space from the Zurich University of the Arts and the exhibition “Urban Daydreaming” by Parisian designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Visit this page for upcoming events and exhibits!
Read More: Must-See Hong Kong Art Exhibitions
Hong Kong Velodrome Park
Within walking distance from the Sports Ground is the Hong Kong Velodrome Park, which offers other facilities to the public, including a climbing wall (perfect venue for a corporate team bonding activity!) and a skatepark. Courts include badminton, tennis and basketball. A lot of elderly residents also come here on a daily basis to exercise at the fitness corner and enjoy the view of the large artificial lake.
Hong Kong Velodrome Park, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/facilities
Little Hawaii Trail
This beginner trail is roughly 3km and takes around one hour depending on your fitness level. It’s famous for the picturesque waterfall that you will pass along the way. You can start from the Tseng Lan Shue by Clear Water Bay Road, or walk along Po Hong Road from Po Lam to go in the opposite direction.
Read More: The Best Beginner Hikes In Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Promenade
Next to the Pet Garden is this beautiful seafront area, where you will find runners, dog walkers, fishermen and dragon boat teams training. The TKO promenade also has a bicycle path for cyclists to enjoy.
Tseung Kwan O Promenade, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (1o-minute walk from Tseung Kwan O MTR station exit B1), www.lcsd.gov.hk
Read More: The Best Cycling Trails in Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Public Library
From adult reading clubs to storytelling sessions, the TKO Public Library caters to anyone and everyone. It’s also just a stone’s throw away from the TKO swimming pool, so you can unleash your inner book worm after a fun splash around!
Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
An alternative exercise area to the promenade is the TKO Sports Ground. Only a five-minute walk away, the sports ground features a 400-metre running track surrounding an 11-a-side football pitch, as well as a 300-metre running track with another large football pitch.
Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, 109 Po Hong Road, Hang Hau, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk
Read More: The Best Running Routes In Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool
With eight pools for all kinds of swimmers and a bunch of water slides, this is like a water park in disguise. Also, did we mention the super-affordable ticket price? Admission fees start at $8 per person and you can pay with your Octopus!
Read More: The Best Swimming Pools In Hong Kong
Wan Po Road Pet Garden
This 12,000 square-metre dog park has three gated sections — for large dogs, small dogs and a third area for any size. It also houses a car park, toilet facilities and a shower area for your furry friend. The park is also accessible by foot from Tseung Kwan O and Lohas Park MTR station, and is open from 7am to 9pm daily.
Wan Po Road Pet Garden, Wan Po Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
Editors note: “Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tseung Kwan O” was originally written by Chrissie Lam in October 2017 and was most recently updated in July 2022 by Team Sassy.
Main image courtesy of CHUNYIP WONG via Getty, image 1 courtesy of AMARE Bistro & Wine via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Cielo Rooftop Bar, image 3 courtesy of Madira via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Pici via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of East Point City, image 6 courtesy of Angsana, image 7 courtesy of Hong Kong Design Institute via Instagram, image 8 and 9 courtesy of Sassy Media Group.