Make the most of your visit to Tung Chung with our guide to the area’s best restaurants, outlet stores, hiking trails and more…
Sandwiched between Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong Disneyland, Tung Chung has plenty to offer to shopaholics, foodies and hiking enthusiasts alike. If it’s been a few years since you’ve ventured out to this side of town, you’ve got plenty to explore now with the newly expanded outlet mall (complete with its own Oolaa, Shake Shake and Bath & Body Works), new hotels and the thriving T-Bay dining hub. From the best outlet stores to shop at, a foodie’s guide to Citygate and T-Bay restaurants, popular hiking trails and more, here’s how to make the most of your visit to Tung Chung.
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Where To Stay: Hotels In Tung Chung
Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel
Located atop Tung Chung’s T-Bay, this five-star hotel features 218 rooms and suites boasting serene mountain and sea views. A dining hub in itself, the hotel encompasses four distinctive eateries, namely rooftop restaurant and bar Sunset Grill, modern Chinese restaurants Yue, artisanal café Lobby Lounge and all-day dining and buffet concept Cafe Lantau.
Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong, Tung Chung
Minutes away from Lantau’s popular hiking trails and attractions, Four Points by Sheraton offers spacious rooms where you can recharge for another day of exploring Tung Chung, with full-length windows that overlook the harbour. Keep an eye out for the hotel’s two new dining destinations — Tung Chung Kitchen and The Harbour Lounge, both opening soon.
The Silveri Hong Kong-MGallery
Taking its name and inspiration from the historic silver mines of Lantau Island, The Silveri is a stunning, eco-friendly urban resort styled after a modern manor. What’s more, its Lobby, bar and restaurant, gym and a selection of rooms look out onto cascading garden terraces, lush grass lawns and the large outdoor pool perched high above Tung Chung town centre.
Novotel Citygate Hong Kong
With a free shuttle bus that will get you to Hong Kong International Airport in five minutes flat, Novotel Citygate ticks the “conveniently located” box, placing you close to the Citygate Outlets, the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, AsiaWorld Expo and more. The airport hotel comprises 440 rooms and suites, four restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour gym.
What To Eat: Tung Chung Restaurants
Citygate Tung Chung Restaurants
If you find yourself hungry the moment you arrive at Tung Chung MTR Station, an easy option would be to head straight to Citygate Outlets (which can’t be hard to find considering it’s connected to the station!). Spread across the old and new wings of the mall you’ll find almost too many choices to pick from. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Citygate’s Food Opera comprises nine distinctive food stalls spanning a range of Asian cuisines, including Tin Hua Station Beef Brisket, Thai Chiu, Korea House and Pepper Lunch. We love that this food court’s design incorporates vintage signs, bamboo scaffolding, traditional slang and other elements of Old Hong Kong, as well as illustrations by local artists.
Food Opera, Shop 704, 7/F, Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.citygateoutlets.com.hk
Oolaa Tung Chung
Oolaa arrived on Lantau side, much to the delight of the brunchers of Tung Chung, along with the new extension of Citygate’s expansion. Offering its renowned breakfast seven days a week, a fabulous set lunch and weekday happy hours
Another recent addition to Citygate, Shake Shack’s Tung Chung outlet serves an exclusive Tung Chung Pop Trail concrete dessert (frozen vanilla custard blended with salted caramel sauce, peanut butter, and Shan Shau Jok peanut brittle topped with caramel popcorn). Be sure to check out the #Shackventure mural by local artist Bo Law, which was inspired by the classic flying chess game.
US import Cinnabon brings the popular gloriously glazed baked treats to Hong Kong, as well as a variety of savoury options and speciality drinks. Treat yourself to a Classic Cinnamon Roll, Chocobon or Caramel Pecanbon (or hey, why not all three?).
Cinnabon, Shop 298, 2/F, Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.citygateoutlets.com.hk
Cupping Room Coffee Roasters
New to Citygate, shoppers can now fuel up on Cupping Room’s award-winning small-batch speciality roasts and pick up some coffee-making essentials for home.
Cupping Room Coffee Roasters, Shop 236, 2/F, Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.citygateoutlets.com.hk
Found at the north end of Tung Chung facing Hong Kong International Airport, the new T-Bay hub encompasses a cluster of bars and al fresco restaurants, as well as conjoined hotels Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton. Favourites in the area include Sheraton’s rooftop steakhouse Sunset Grill and modern Cantonese restaurant Yue.
Other T-Bay Restaurants To Try:
- The Upper Deck – A retro diner serving classic American fare, featuring a selection of dry and wet-aged steaks. Shop 101, 1/F, T-Bay, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2757 8889, www.theupperdeck.hk
- Maison Du Mezze – Mediterranean-Lebanese-Middle Eastern restaurants. Shop G10, G/F, T-Bay, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2330 0131, www.facebook.com/MaisonDuMezzehk
- Cabana Breeze – A tiki-inspired al fresco bar and grill. Shop G12-G15, G/F, T-Bay, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2777 8980, www.cabanabreeze.hk
- La Vista – Authentic Mexican fiesta fare. Shop 106, 1/F, T-Bay, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong. 2368 6866, lavista.hk
Where To Shop Around Tung Chung
Having recently undergone a huge renovation, Citygate has doubled in size and is now easily the largest outlet mall in Hong Kong! The mall houses more than 150 premium brands, not to mention some irresistible deals. With discounts ranging from 30% to 90% off original prices, this shopping haven offers something for everyone. Read on for our go-to outlets and some new additions to the mall.
Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.citygateoutlets.com.hk
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Sportswear Outlet Stores
Looking to upgrade your workout gear? Citygate has a number of sportswear outlets where you can do just that without breaking the bank. Head to the NIKE OUTLET STORE, adidas Factory Outlet (GF 06-10, L1 108), New Balance Outlet (GF 12) and ASICS (GF 17) for the best deals on sportswear, trainers, accessories and more.
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Designer Brand Outlet Stores
A true shopper’s paradise, Citygate is the place to go if you’re looking to pick up a special gift, treat yourself to something pretty or simply window shop. The Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store (L2 227), Pedder Warehouse (L2 225A), Coach Outlet (L2 244-247), Kate Spade (L2 235-238) and i.t Outlet (L3 318) usually have great deals going on, so be sure to check them out!
Spanning over 10,000 sq. ft., this duty-free beauty mega store houses more than 50 international luxury cosmetic, skincare and beauty brands, including Jo Malone London, MAC, Tom Ford Beauty and more.
cdf Beauty, Shop 274-277, 2/F, Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.citygateoutlets.com.hk
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The first of its kind in Hong Kong, the kapok féte outlet store houses your favourite fashion and lifestyle brands, at up to 70% off.
Bath & Body Works
Now with four locations in Hong Kong, visit the Tung Chung outlet for great deals on candles, hand soaps, sanitisers, body care and more.
Bath & Body Works, Shop 111, 1/F, Citygate Outlets, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.bathandbodyworks.hk
Hong Kong Market
Hidden within Yau Tung Estate, you’ll find this quaint 1960s-themed wet market locals frequent for fresh produce and meat. With a British post box at the entrance, vintage overhead signs, an old rickshaw cart and a nostalgic candy store, you’ll definitely feel a blast from the past as you browse the stalls.
Hong Kong Market, G/F, Yat Tung Shopping Centre, 8 Yat Tung Street, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
Things To Do Around Tung Chung
Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail: Tung Chung to Big Buddha Hike
Want a challenge? Take on the hike to the Big Buddha, one of the most iconic landmarks of Hong Kong! Out of all the hikes. This three-to-four-hour long hike is pretty much uphill all the way with plenty of steps, the perfect gym replacement (#legday, anyone?). Getting to the actual starting point may be quite confusing for those that aren’t familiar with Tung Chung, so just head out from MTR exit A, cross the road and follow the bike path right next to the rack of bikes in front of you.
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Tung Chung Battery
If you’re into history, head to this heritage site for a detour to one of the oldest parts of Hong Kong. It allows you to witness a former artillery battery which was built in 1817, 24 years before the British took over Hong Kong! It’s the ideal spot to lay back on the grassy surface and wind down for a bit.
To get there, head out from MTR exit B, cross the water fountain and keep walking until you reach the main road (you’ll see the Tung Chung Swimming Pool right opposite you). Don’t cross the road, but continue walking on your left, until you reach Shun Tung Road, cross the road here and you’ll see stairs going up right ahead. Hike up the mini hill (it’s not long at all) and when you descend, you’ll find the battery on your right!
Other Places To Visit From Tung Chung
- Ferry to Tai O
- Bus to Mui Wo/Pui O/Big Buddha
- Bus to Discovery Bay
- MTR to Hong Kong Disneyland
Editor’s Note: “Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tung Chung” was originally written by Mashal Mush in September, 2018 and was most recently updated in October, 2022.
Main image courtesy of Ngong Ping 360 via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, image 2 courtesy of The Silveri Hong Kong-MGallery, image 3 courtesy of Food Republic, image 4 courtesy of Shake Shack, image 5 courtesy of Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Citygate Outlets, image 7 courtesy of kapok, image 8 courtesy of Ngong Ping 360 via Instagram.