Hong Kong is one of the world's biggest port cities. Cantonese-style seafood is a tradition. Some seafood restaurants are classy and are known around the world, and others are special for being travel highlights that tourists want to go to.
Out of hundreds of seafood choices, here is a list of Hong Kong's top eight seafood restaurant choices for tourists. Look for a restaurant that matches your tastes, mood, and budget.
This Tokyo style sushi seafood restaurant received three Michelin stars in 2014 and has held them until 2016. Sushi connoisseurs who expect the best can get it at this small restaurant, but the price is very high: about 400 to 600 USD for a meal.
For most tourists, a meal will be an education on what the best Japanese style of seafood is like. Expect eating delicious things from the sea you never heard of and maybe the best meal of your life.
This sophisticated and luxurious Cantonese restaurant is known for its large seafood selection. Ming Court was selected as a Michelin 2-star restaurant for 2010, and as of 2016, it retains them. It has had a long and successful career. Ming Court was also named as one of Hong Kong’s best restaurants in 2005 by Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Lei Garden is a favorite place for dim sum. It isn't specifically a seafood restaurant, but one of their specialties is seafood. It is a dim sum chain known for being one of the world's lowest priced Michelin restaurants. Most Lei Garden branches are 1 Michelin starred in 2016. The dishes are so exquisite that they look like artworks.
Signature seafood dishes include items flown in from around the world such as Australian Lobster, Australian Abalone, and Canadian Geo-Duck.
Loaf On has been a Michelin starred restaurant for years. It is special for tourists because not only is the seafood unusually good and fresh, but the prices are very low for a starred restaurant. You can enjoy a meal for the equivalent of what you'd pay in the city for even a low priced common restaurant dinner.
Activities: It is in Sai Kung near some favorite beaches and natural country parks with hiking paths that hikers and campers like.
This restaurant is internationally famous and gets many tourists. It is ranked in the top 200 by TripAdvisor(2016). Tourists want their spicy, burning crab and lobster dishes. But they also have a basic (non seafood) lunch deal with a variety of selections for about 50 HKD (7.50 USD). Bifeng Tang Stir-fried Crabs (避风塘炒辣蟹) and Bifeng Tang Stir-fried Shrimps (避风塘炒濑尿虾) are recommended.
Excellent food in an interesting scenic environment
Harvest House stands out as unusual. The sea scenery is excellent, and it has a public beachfront all it itself at the region's newest theme park called Noah's Ark. It is a special treat for children and tourists. You’ll find an excellent selection of good quality food, good views, a pleasant environment and a relatively low dinner price.
Scenic setting and activities: The scenery is unusually beautiful and epic. It is right on Tung Wan beach next to the free Ma Wan Park and in the ark in Noah's Ark theme park on Ma Wan Island. Guests may dine "under the stars" as special outdoor "Al Fresco" dining on the beach.
There is a wonderful view of the water and islands, it is under Tsing Ma Bridge, and Ting Kau Bridge and more beautiful scenery is a short walk away. Ma Wan Park has a free historical museum that would make for a fun family outing as does the excellent public beach.
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This isn't at all a Michelin star restaurant, and it doesn't aim to be. But it is a fun tourist restaurant for tourists who want to visit something like an American bayou country restaurant. It is a theme restaurant based on Forrest Gump.
Variety of food: Shrimp take the “leading role” there. Other non-seafood American food is served too such as steak, salad, bread, and red wine.
Tourist favorite: It sits on Victoria Peak overlooking Victoria Harbor with an amazing view of the colorful nighttime skyline. These are Hong Kong' favorite tourist spots. Tourists enjoy the walking paths and lookouts. It is rated 49 out of thousands on TripAdvisor (2016).
Jumbo: Hong Kong's best known seafood restaurants are next to each other in Aberdeen harbor and called Jumbo and Tai Pak. They are recognized around the world as a Hong Kong landmark and are owned by the same company. You’ve probably seen the two ships already in James Bond, Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee movies. Famous visitors include John Wayne, Queen Elizabeth, and Tom Cruise. Tai Pak seats 400, and Jumbo seats 2000.
Scenery and activities: People enjoy the scenery, a variety of food and decor, and the bright lights and color — like going to a Macau casino. Victoria Peak is part of the backdrop, and Ocean Park is nearby. Part of the fun is the short boat ride to the restaurants. There are also sampan rides for an additional charge (~70 HKD, ~30 minutes).
Tourist spot: Expect high prices and tourist crowds, but less than high quality food and service compared to the others on this page. People go mainly for the novelty and scenery.
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