The Best Beach Restaurants In Hong Kong
Nothing really beats a beach getaway completes with excellent food and a few refreshing drinks
If you think Hong Kong is only a concrete jungle packed with skyscrapers and luxury shopping malls, think again. Our city is a wonderland for nature lovers and sun-seekers that offers more than just an exciting urban getaway, brimming with natural gems that allow people to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of city: outlying islands, hiking trails, country parks, and of course, beaches that promise crystal-clear waters and soft sand.
And with those picture-perfect beaches, come bars and restaurants that offer urbanites a relaxed setting to sample delicious treats while taking in the beautiful views and coastal breeze. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best beachside restaurants in Hong Kong that deliver the kind of dining experience that’s worth shouting about.
Sitting on the lively Repulse Bay promenade, Amalfitana is a casual but chic beachside restaurant serving up a selection of made-to-order pizzas and great cocktails. The atmosphere is breezy, with colourful Italian murals dotted around the place and an open kitchen that allows guests to watch pizza being prepared. While the pizzas here are the stuff of legend, there are loads of fantastic starters and desserts to try. We highly recommend the garlic brand, eggplant parmigiana, tiramisu and Nutella pizza.
Amalfitana, Shop 105, 1/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2388 7787
One to dress up for, this upscale restaurant is the closest you can get to having a beachside dining experience in Cape Town or Sydney. Spacious and flooded with natural light, Limewood boasts an extensive menu that showcases a tempting mix of South East Asian, Hawaiian, Mexican and Caribbean flavours, with barbequed specialities being the mainstays. Try the signature coconut corns, charred whole sea bream, Canadian sea urchin tostada; and complement your meal with their creative cocktails.
Limewood, Shop 103-104, 1/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668
If there was an award for Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable Thai restaurant, Sip Song would win it. Located at The Pulse in Repulse Bay, this beachside eatery is replete with welcoming vibes and colourful interiors, offering diners a memorable dining experience and plenty of beautiful backdrops that make for some envy-inducing snaps for the ‘gram.
The theme of Sip Song’s menu is inspired by the vibrant beach culture of the southern Thai coast and Thailand’s night markets, featuring a great variety of light bites and large sharing dishes made with quality ingredients. Stand out dishes include classic pad Thai, red roasted duck curry and 'Don’t Tell Mum' roti pancakes with BBQ pork neck and chilli jam.
Sip Song, Shop 114, 1/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2328 8385
See also: The Best Thai Restaurants In Hong Kong
ZAKS is a charming dining spot to refuel and cool off after an afternoon spent at the Tai Pak Beach in Discovery Bay. Frequented by foodies and hipsters alike, this two-storey restaurant embodies everything you’d expect from a quintessential beachside restaurant experience: friendly service, laid-back vibes, beautiful views, and an impressive menu to boot.
Their western food offerings are generous in size and well-executed. From the beef burger and fettuccine carbonara, to classic pepperoni pizza and grilled baby back ribs, everything here is always fresh and meticulously prepared. Be sure to also leave room for desserts such as the chocolate pudding and banoffee pie, as these are among the best creations on the menu.
ZAKS, Shop 4, G/F & Shop 1, 1/F, D'Deck, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2897 6232
A secluded restaurant on one of Hong Kong’s most scenic beaches, Bathers is all about offering a glamorous dining experience with scrumptious food and selfie-ready ocean views of Lower Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau Island. The grills and seafood dishes are particularly top-notch, with most items designed for sharing. Signature dishes include spiced salt and pepper squid, bourbon-glazed pork ribs and linguine with truffled mushrooms. If you’re craving something sweet, chocolate brownie and iced coffee parfait are the best options in the dessert offerings.
Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 2504 4788
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Treasure Island Restaurant and Bar
Taking over the space that once belonged to Mavericks in Pui O Beach, Treasure Island Restaurant and Bar is always reliable for a fun beach getaway, with its buzzing vibes and line-up of mouthwatering sharing plates and bar snacks that are perfect for enjoying with drinks. Breathe in the ocean air and listen to live music while tucking into a round of Vietnamese salad rolls, fish and chips and cheese fries, then follow it up with the signature grilled meat platter for a truly indulgent meal.
Treasure Island Restaurant and Bar, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, +852 5236 7013 (opens from Friday to Saturday)
Get away from the daily grind and enjoy a taste of a cool Med beach club at Cococabana in Shek O—a beautiful seaside restaurant that serves up fantastic Mediterranean fare in a stylish, resort-like setting.
During the summer season, this place is as buzzes with activity, drawing lively crowds of hipsters, foodies, beach lovers alike to enjoy delicious meals between swimming and tanning at the beach. Grab a table at the spacious terrace to soak up the sun while feasting on the seafood platter, US prime rib-eye steak and whole grilled French sea bass. The restaurant also offers an excellent selection of cocktails and wines that are sure to be the perfect complement to your meal.
Cococabana, G/F, Shek O Beach Building, Shek O Beach, Shek O, Hong Kong, +852 2812 2226
For intoxicating Thai flavours, refreshing drinks and uninterrupted ocean views, make your way to Thai Dao in Sai Kung. Having a meal at this charming hideaway is a real treat, especially when you dine at the open-aired terrace. Their grilled pork skewers with satay sauce, pad Thai and stir-fried crab with chili paste are must-tries, but you shouldn’t miss out on recurring favourites including deep-fried shrimp cakes and fresh prawn sashimi as well. The best part? The restaurant is dog-friendly, meaning you can enjoy a day of sun, sand and sea—plus food and drinks––with your furry friend right by your side.
Thai Dao, G/F, 9 Sha Ha Village, Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 2792 6189