Restaurants

Top Choice Cantonese in Central District

Duddell's

Light Cantonese fare is served in riveting spaces enhanced by artwork at this one-Michelin-starred restaurant-gallery. There's a graceful dining room, marble-tiled '50s salon and leafy terrace; creating one of the l…
Top Choice Cafe in Central District

Lan Fong Yuen

This rickety facade hides an entire cha chaan tang (tea cafe). Lan Fong Yuen (1952) is believed to be the inventor of the ‘pantyhose’ milk tea and droves of Instagrammers come to worship here, drink in hand. Over a …
Top Choice Chinese in Central District

Old Bailey

The joy of Old Bailey begins with its snazzy Herzog & de Meuron–designed interior that mixes mid-century-modern Scandi with Chinese design principles, and the sweeping outdoor terrace overlooking Tai Kwun and So…
Top Choice Chinese in Central District

Yat Lok

Be prepared to bump elbows with locals at this tiny, basic joint known for its roast goose. Anthony Bourdain gushed over the bird. The leg is the most prized cut and the general rule is the more you pay, the better …
Top Choice Bakery in Central District

Tai Cheong Bakery

Tai Cheong was best known for its lighter-than-air beignets (deep-fried dough rolled in sugar; sa yung in Cantonese) until former governor Chris Patten was photographed wolfing down its egg-custard tarts. Since then…
Cantonese in Central District

Lung King Heen

The world’s first Chinese restaurant to receive three Michelin stars still retains them. The Cantonese food, though by no means peerless in Hong Kong, is excellent. The dining experience is a dichotomy: harbour view…
Cantonese in Central District

Lin Heung Tea House

In the morning, this famous 1950s teahouse is packed with older men reading newspapers. Eating here can be overwhelming for the uninitiated: dim sum (from HK$15) is served from trolleys and servers are swamped with …
Fusion in Central District

Chifa Dumpling House

Since the mid-19th century there has been a Chinese diaspora in Peru, cooking home cuisine using Peruvian ingredients. This interpretation of Chinese food is what you'll find at retro-styled Chifa. Dumplings like th…
Noodles in Central District

Mak's Noodle

Mak's founder emigrated to Hong Kong from China in WWII and established this now-legendary noodle stop, first as a dai pai dong and then a shop – although now a chain, this Central branch with small street-facing ki…
Hong Kong in Central District

Ho Lee Fook

As irreverent as its name suggests, this buzzy underground spot does a winkingly modern take on retro Chinatown cuisine. Fat prawn toasts are served with Kewpie mayo, the char siu uses upmarket Kurobuta pork, and pr…