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Hong Kong's Best 10 Western Restaurants in 2016

The long and narrow dining room with harbor view in the CapriceThe long and narrow dining room with harbor view in the Caprice

Tourists in Hong Kong have limited time for traveling around and want places to eat close to the sights and main attractions. We think you'll like these the best for convenient location, views, tourist friendliness, scenery, memorable experiences, and value for money. Here is our list of 10 recommended restaurants for tourists for low, medium and high budgets.

Most of these restaurants get top ratings on Michelin for taste, quality, and service. The food is quite authentic as well because these restaurants have chefs from the respective countries or owners who aim for authenticity. Their large clienteles of expats and tourists also ensures that the food stays authentic and doesn't taste like Chinese food.

Luxury Restaurants with Harbor Views

If you are looking for gourmet food of the best quality, Hong Kong's are great in their style of cuisine. Victoria Harbor and its skyline is the best local scenery, and these Michelin-starred restaurants have it.

1. Tosca on the ICC 102nd floor

The Ritz-Carlton Hong KongTosca on the 102nd floor of the ICC is the best Italian choice for tourists and travelers.

This restaurant is quite popular with tourists for the amazing views from one of the world's 10 tallest buildings, the ease of getting there, and service. For tourists who can afford it, the convenient access from the airport and Central saves time too.

High Victoria Harbor/Victoria Peak View: You can enjoy one of the best views in the whole city. Many tourists pay about 24 dollars to see the view from the Sky100 observation deck, but you could enjoy a meal there instead.

Excellent Sunday brunch: Their gourmet Italian buffet is appreciated. Their service can be pushy towards adding more to your bill, but you get a wide selection of food during their brunch at a set price if you choose the brunch.

  • Rated 7/5,529 on TripAdvisor in 2016. 1 Michelin Star in 2016.
  • Average price per person at dinner: 1,500 to 4,000 HKD
  • Hours: 12pm–2:30pm (for lunch) and 6pm–10:30pm (for dinner). Brunch: 11:30–3:30, and 6:00–10:30 on Sundays. It would be best to make reservations especially if you want a window view.
  • Tel: 2263 2270
  • Address: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀柯士甸道西1號環球貿易廣場(ICC)香港麗思卡爾頓酒店102樓).
  • MTR Transport Exit C1/ D1, Kowloon MTR Station/ Exit B5/ D1, Austin MTR Station. The Airport Express to Kowloon Station takes people from the airport to the ICC Tower in 22 minutes.

2. Caprice French Restaurant with a fine Harbor View

IFC TowersThe Four Seasons Hotel is over the IFC Mall. The Caprice is on the 6th floor of the tourist-popular Four Seasons Hotel

Caprice was rated 3 star by Michelin for several years, but in 2016, it is 2 stars. It stands out for an excellent view, elegant setting, and the best quality food. There is a large selection of cheese and wine. Tourists appreciate the charming scenery of Victoria Harbor from the Four Seasons next to the IFC Mall.

  • Rated 21/5,529 on TripAdvisor in 2016. 2-Michelin-Star in 2016.
  • Average price per person: HKD 1,200 to 2,500 HKD
  • Hours: 12pm–2:30pm (for lunch) and 6pm–10:30pm (for dinner, and closing time for last order)
  • Tel: 3196 8860
  • Address: Floor 6, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Financial Street, Central (中环金融街8号四季酒店6楼)
  • MTR Transport Central Station or Hong Kong Station. The Airport Express takes people to Central in about 25 minutes.

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Middle Priced American and Australian Restaurants

Do you love simple hearty American food and Australian steaks? There are no Michelin-starred restaurants here of this type, but these restaurants are tourists favorites for the quality, views, and convenient travel.

3. Bubba Gump American Seafood Restaurant on Victoria Peak

Fun tourist restaurant: It is for people who want to eat at something like an American bayou country restaurant and have some entertainment. The scenery, tourist satisfaction, and convenience makes it popular with tourists.

The spectacular views and the location are the highlights: The view is one of the best in the whole city. You can see Victoria Harbor down below if you book a window seat. The harbor is often called one of the most beautiful in the world, and it is one of the top three most popular places. It is particularly beautiful in the evening especially during the 8 pm light show.

  • Rated 62/6,244 on TripAdvisor in 2016
  • Chinese name: 阿甘虾餐厅 /ah-gan sshyah tsan-ting/
  • Average price per person: HKD 300
  • Hours: 10:30am–11pm (from Sunday to Thursday); 10:30am–midnight (during Friday, Saturday and public holidays)
  • Tel: 852-2849 2867
  • Address: Unit 304-305, Floor 3, the Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road (山顶道128号凌霄阁3楼304-305号铺)
  • Transport: The Peak Tram, Bus 15 from the Central piers.

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4. BLT Steak — Excellent Location and Scenic Harbor View

This traditional American style restaurant is is known for quality steaks and a lunch buffet at a medium price for Hong Kong. It is also especially appreciated for its position on the harbor in the Bay Harbour Mall.

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Its convenient location almost can't be matched. It only about 100 meters from the Star Ferry to its pier-facing entrance. The Star Ferry is one of the top five most popular tourist attractions, and it is about 120 meters from the Avenue of Stars that is also one of the top 10 biggest attractions. It sits at the entrance of the Bay Harbour Mall, the biggest mall in the region.

Harbor views: Whether sitting next to the windows or out on their patio, you can see the ships the 8 pm Symphony of Lights. But there are not many window tables. So it is best to reserve one.

  • Rated 316/5,530 on TripAdvisor in 2016
  • Price per person: about 600 HKD for dinner. For the weekend brunch buffet, about 300 HKD. For the weekday lunch buffet selection, 138 HKD.
  • Hours: 11:30 to 11:30 pm. Lunch buffet is from 12 to 3 pm on weekdays. There is weekend brunch buffet from 12 to 4 with a wide variety.
  • Tel: 2730 3508
  • Addresses: OTG62, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀廣東道17號海港城海運大廈地下OTG62號舖
  • Transport: Exit A1, C1, L5 Tsim Sha Tsui Station. A bus station is about 120 yards away in front of the Star Ferry. Bus 2, 6, 7 and many others stop there. From the Central piers, the Star Ferry ride takes about 8 minutes.

5. Dan Ryans — Excellent Location and a Harbor View

This is another American restaurant in Bay Harbour Mall. Like BLT Steak, it is near the pier entrance of the mall, so it is very easy to get to from the Star Ferry pier. There are windows on the harbor side, but since the restaurant is so big, most tables don't get a good window view.

It is more of a sports and bar restaurant instead of fine dining. It is like an American truck stop restaurant with big portions served and a variety of dishes.

Value: It is the large portions along with convenient seating since there are no lines but many tables along with the convenient location that makes this restaurant a value for tourists money and timewise.

  • Rated 2,425/5,530 on TripAdvisor in 2016. The low rating might be due to that it recently opened, and it isn't in a prominent, easy to see spot in the mall.
  • Price per person: about 200-400 HKD.
  • Hours: 10:30 to 11:00 pm Sunday to Thursday. Friday, Sat, and the day before public holidays 10:30 to midnight.
  • Tel: 2735 6111
  • Addresses: Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill, 315 Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀廣東道17號海港城海運大廈3樓OT315號舖
  • Transport: Exit A1, C1, L5 Tsim Sha Tsui Station. A bus station is about 120 yards away in front of the Star Ferry. Bus 2, 6, 7 and many others stop there. From the Central piers, the Star Ferry ride takes about 8 minutes. Take the escalator to the third floor at the mall's pier

6. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse for Rooftop Sightseeing and Australian Steaks

This is a tourist favorite Australian style restaurant that also has a good 31st-floor harbor view. It is known for its casual rooftop dining and bar and views of the horse race track as well.

  • Rated 27/5,530 on TripAdvisor in 2016. Australians and expats especially like this restaurant.
  • Price per person: about 200-400 HKD.
  • Hours: 12:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm every day.
  • Tel: 2893 6960
  • Addresses: 31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai 灣仔軒尼詩道256號 The Hennessy 31樓及頂樓
  • MTR Transport: Exit A4, Wan Chai MTR Station. It is five minute walk.

Low Prices But Not Low Quality

Except for fast food, prices for Western food in Hong Kong higher than the rest of the world, and you can't expect much authenticity except in these restaurants especially chosen for their low prices and convenience.

7. Butchers Club Burger: Convenient and Delicious but Relatively Inexpensive

The new Butchers Burger branch in the K11 MallChris is the American manager of the new Butchers Club Burger branch in the K11 Mall near Chung King.

One of two Michelin-listed hamburger restaurants in 2015/2016

Forget McDonald's and Burger King. If you want among the best, authentic and most delicious American-style hamburgers available in Hong Kong, and at a low price, this is it. They just received a Michelin street food listing in 2016, and for Michelin-listed or Bib Gourmands meals in Hong Kong, it is among the lowest priced.

For a more American taste conveniently, tourists could go to their lesser-known Tsim Sha Tsui or Central branches. It was the Wan Chai branch where the Michelin taster went to, but Michelin didn't specify that only that branch was recognized, so they all share in the recognition probably.

Michelin street food listing in 2016: The experienced gourmet dining ranking publication praises their burger highly. The Michelin Guide director, Michael Ellis, said that their hamburgers were “some of the best” he's had, and he's been around the world at the best places.

The Michelin listing isn't a Michelin star though. They are listed in the Hong Kong "street food" guide for high quality inexpensive food. The Bib Gourmand rating for less expensive restaurants in Hong Kong wasn't given to them perhaps because their restaurants have more of a take-out feel. The food is wrapped in paper.

  • Rated 161/6,244 on TripAdvisor in 2016 (Wanchai branch).
  • Price per person: about 100 to 200 HKD. Burger, fries and pop cost only 5 times more than a McDonald's Big Mac Meal in HK.
  • Hours: open from breakfast to late dinner 8:00 am – 11:00 pm Central branch, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm TST branch.
  • Tel: Wan Chai 2528 2083, Central 2347 0777, TST 2897 7522
  • Addresses: G/F, Rialto Building, 2 Landale Street, Wan Chai, G/F Sunwise Building; Shop A, G/F, Sun Wise Building, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central; Shop G34-35, G/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, TST; and (new) G/F, Westland Gardens, 12 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay (灣仔蘭杜街2號麗都大廈10號地舖; 中環威靈頓街112-114號新威大廈地下A舖; 尖沙咀河內道18號K11購物藝術館地下G34-35舖; 鰂魚涌華蘭路12號惠安苑地下)
  • MTR transport: For the Central branch, take the MTR to Central Station or Hong Kong Station. It is next to the Mid-Levels Escalator for ease of transport. For the Tsim Sha Tsui branch, you could exit via Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit N5 or D2 and get to it in a minute.

8. Beef and Liberty: Excellent and Friendly

Friendly, delicious, and inexpensive: This restaurant comes out a close second to Butchers Club Burger on this list, but the location isn't as convenient. But you might think that the hamburgers taste even better because they serve grass fed beef from Tasmania.

Bib Gourmand Michelin rating: In 2015, they were listed in the Bib Gourmand listing of about 67 restaurants for Hong Kong as an excellent place for a meal under 300 HKD. But they are not on the 2016 listing. They get similarly high ratings on TripAdvisor and are liked by Americans.

Regular southern diner style: It seats about 120 and serves fresh salads and tasty deserts on regular plates. It is child friendlier because of the size of the tables and the clientele.

  • Rated 73/5,529 in 2016 on TripAdvisor
  • Price per person: about 100 to 200 HKD.
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Tel: 2811 3009
  • Addresses: 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai 灣仔永豐街23號2樓 Wing Fung Street is a side street.
  • MTR transport: It is a 6-min walk from Exit F, Admiralty MTR Station.

9. Pizza Express at Soho for Italian

pizzaThey have all kinds of pizzas.

Pizza and fun local kids like...

They serve a variety of pizzas and other Italian-style dishes and salads. It is a little pricey (about 500-HKD-and-up/per family, 65 USD), but the upside is that the food tastes better than usual.

It isn't fast food. They cater to middle range diners and serve wine etc. There is a special kid's menu featuring smaller portions. They also serve children's parties.

It is easy for tourists to go to because it is close to the IFC Mall and next to the famed Mid-levels Escalator that provides quick and free transport.

  • Rated 575/5,530 on TripAdvisor in 2016. This rating is for their past location. They recently moved.
  • Price per person: about 100-250 HKD.
  • Hours: 11:30 to 11:00 pm Sunday to Thursday and 11:30 to 11:30 pm Friday and Saturday.
  • Tel: 2562 1088
  • Address: G/F, 97 Wellington Street, Central 中環威靈頓街97號地舖
  • Transport: Exit C, Hong Kong MTR Station. It is a six minute walk from there. From the IFC Mall, take the pedestrian overpass on the second floor past Heng Seng Bank to find the escalator (four minutes).

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10. IKEA for Swedish and Organic/Healthy Food at Low Prices

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About the lowest prices of these all...

Hong Kong has a Swedish department store in Shatin, and IKEA's Swedish restaurant has earned a reputation for quick service, good value, healthy food, and family friendliness. The diner is popular with local kids.

However, Shatin is not a place most tourists would go though the New Town Plaza Mall is popular. It is good choice for tourists in the Shatin area and for health conscious/budget conscious people.

  • Rated 564/5,529 in 2016 on TripAdvisor It gets rated highly for its food though it is in an out of the way place.
  • Average price per person: 60 to 100 HKD
  • Hours: 9:30 am to 10:00 pm weekends. 8:00 am to 10:00 pm weekdays
  • Tel: 3125 0888
  • Address: L6, Home Square, 138 Sha Tin Rural Committee Road, Shatin (沙田鄉事會路138號新城市中央廣場3樓).
  • Transport: MTR Shatin Station Exit B, next to New Town Plaza. It is a five minute walk.

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How Dining in Done in Hong Kong

Go at the right time and reserve seats.

In Hong Kong, breakfast time is from 6:30am to 10:30am, lunchtime is from 12:30pm to 2pm, and dinnertime is from 7pm to 9pm. Make a reservation if you plan to dine in popular restaurants, otherwise be prepared to queue.

The Environment

In smaller restaurants, sharing a table is a common practice, so if your party is small and a bigger group shows up, you may be asked to share your space or move to another table. But you won't find this to be so much of a problem in these Western restaurants except IKEA.

Ordering

In some restaurants, it is common for waiters to automatically bring tea, condiments, and non-ordered snacks that will be charged to your bill. Please check with the waiter about such additional charges before being seated. Be firm about no additional charges or food up front.

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