Restaurants

Top Choice Cantonese in The Peak & Northwest Hong Kong Island

Luk Yu Tea House

This gorgeous teahouse (c 1933), known for its masterful cooking and Eastern art deco decor, was the haunt of opera artists, writers and painters (including the creator of one exorbitant ink-and-brush gracing a wall…
Top Choice Cantonese in Tsuen Wan

Yue Kee Roasted Goose Restaurant

In an alley lined with roast-goose restaurants, 54-year-old Yue Kee is king. Order gorgeous plates of coppery-skinned charcoal-roasted goose (half is plenty for four people) and sample house specialities including s…
Top Choice Hunanese in French Concession

Dī Shuǐ Dòng

Until the chilled lagers arrive, the faint breeze from the spreading of the blue-and-white tablecloth by your waiter may be the last cooling sensation at Dī Shuǐ Dòng, a rustic upstairs shrine to the volcanic cuisin…
Top Choice Noodles in Northern Higashiyama

Omen

This elegant noodle shop is named after the thick white noodles that are served in broth with a selection of seven fresh vegetables. Just say omen and you’ll be given your choice of hot or cold noodles, a bowl of so…
Top Choice Hunanese in Hóngkǒu & North Shànghǎi

Guǒyúan

The cool lime-green tablecloths do little to tame the tempestuous flavours of this fantastic Húnán restaurant. The tiěbǎn dòufu (铁板豆腐; sizzling tofu platter) here is a magnificent dish, but its fiery flavours are al…
Top Choice Sichuan in French Concession

Sìchuān Citizen

The subdued evening lighting and welcoming service concocts a warm and homely atmosphere at this popular outpost of Sìchuān cuisine in Shànghǎi. The extensive photo menu is foreigner friendly and includes a sizeable…
Top Choice Noodles in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

Punk Rock Noodles

Run by owner Ma Yue, and her merry staff of punk rockers, this restaurant is equally popular with workers and students as it with skinheads, all drawn by the delicious hand-pulled noodles. It also does inventive dis…
Top Choice Peking Duck in Forbidden City & Dōngchéng Central

Běijīng Dàdǒng Roast Duck Restaurant

Ultramodern Dàdǒng sells itself on being the only restaurant that serves Peking duck with all the flavour of the classic imperial dish, but less fat – the leanest roast duck in the capital. For some, it’s hideously …
Top Choice Noodles in Nánjīng

Xiānmǎn Táng Shíguō Mǐxiàn

If you've only ¥16 to your name and you're half-starved, hand your cash over to the staff. For ¥16 to ¥18 you can get a vast steaming bowl of rice noodles with copious amounts of chicken, beef, pork or fish thrown i…
Top Choice Hunanese in Xújiāhuì & South Shànghǎi

Hóng Làjiāo Xiāngcàiguǎn

There's no shortage of decent Húnán restaurants in Shànghǎi but you won't find much better than this one. Wooden benches and an exposed-brick effect make for a rough-and-ready atmosphere, but there's nothing casual …