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Whether you’re looking for Chinese cuisine, artsy decor or a luxury dining experience—these restaurants have all that, along with the most epic views of the city

Hong Kong has a myriad of restaurants to offer—from al fresco dining to pet-friendly spots and restaurants made for your Instagram feed, we’re spoiled for choice. With international travel still on hold, we are further exploring the hidden gems of our city. This includes always being on the hunt for new places to eat.

So why not enjoy a dining experience with a beautiful view? Here in Hong Kong, we’re blessed with some of the best views of the city and it’s one of the things we love about this metropolis. To help you get started, we round up the best restaurants the offer the finest vistas and most epic views.

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Caprice

Caprice at Four Seasons Hong Kong offers classic French savoir-faire, giving you a taste of France right here in Hong Kong. The three-Michelin-starred restaurant also has an extensive selection of wines paired with chef Guillaume Galliot’s inventive dishes.

Have a go at its signature dish, racan pigeon from Maison Bellorr which is cooked in cocoa pod complete with puffed potatoes and cocoa jus. Bon appétit!

Caprice, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888, fourseasons.com

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Cobo House

Cobo House represents the epitome of art and dining as it champions itself as an establishment where edible art is served and art pieces are on display for guests to admire and appreciate. That also includes a stunning view of Hong Kong through floor to ceiling windows.

Cobo means “community of bohemians” and they aim to fuel the world with the bohemian style of living. The restaurant is spearheaded by a duo of chefs, Ray Choi and Devon Hou, who offer an unconventional dining experience that will indulge your tastebuds.

Cobo House, Shop 602, 6/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2656 3088, cobohouse.com

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FAM

Fam gives you a wonderful view of the city on top of serving mouth-watering Chinese cuisine with a contemporary twist. Located in Art Park at West Kowloon Cultural District, a new vibrant cultural quarter, Fam offers a breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour. The menu boasts a fine selection of dishes, spiced up by the restaurant’s funky vibe complete with art installations and music.

Fam, Units 6G, 01–23, 22 Museum Drive, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, fampark.com

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Hue

Hue is a dynamic modern Australian restaurant located at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. It’s a perfect location given the remarkable design and art of the restaurant—brassage pendant ceiling fixtures and pillars covered with an eye-catching motif.

They use only the best ingredients and serve flavours that are influenced by various places. Other than its spectacular view of Victoria Harbour, you can also treat yourself to its elegant bar and lounge area serving cocktails, wine and mocktails.

Hue, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1/F, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, huedining.com, +852 3500 5888

 

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Hutong

Hutong feels like a restaurant out of a James Bond flick. A hutong refers to alleyways mostly found in Beijing and this restaurant transformed that into a red hot stunner adorned with theatrical Sino-chic interiors. Their selection of regional Chinese fare is a hit with both visitors and locals alike. The must-try dishes include fiery red lantern crispy soft-shell crab with Sichuan dried chilli, razor clams steeped in Chinese rose wine sauce and crispy de-boned lamb ribs.

Hutong is set to close at its current location in Tsim Sha Tsui soon and will move to H Code by the end of the year.

Hutong, 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3428 8342, hutong.com.hk (will move to H Code by the end of the year)

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The Legacy House

Another restaurant with a gorgeous view offering exquisite Cantonese dishes is The Legacy House. Located in Rosewood Hong Kong, the restaurant honours and pays homage to the family heritage of Dr. Cheng Yu-tang.

From the windows of the restaurant, you can already see the buzzing Avenue of Stars below. The menu can be jarring at first but it’s really where the roots of the Cheng family are brought to life with sections that showcase the Shunde specialities of the Pearl River Delta region.

The Legacy House, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 18732, rosewoodhotels.com

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Paper Moon

Paper Moon brings authentic Italian cuisine to Hong Kong. Thanks to its location in Harbour City, the restaurant gives unparalleled sea views. It boasts a large terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour stretching out to the islands beyond.

The menu on offer is diverse, catering to families and tourists alike. Some of the signature dishes include the handmade burrata cheese with heirloom tomato and basil as well as the seven-week-aged black Angus Porterhouse with assorted vegetables.

Paper Moon, Shop OTE 301, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2156 2256, papermoon.com.hk

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Petrus

Petrus, perched high above the city gives diners a sought-after view of Victoria Harbour. But that's not all. The one-Michelin-starred restaurant also offers a fine dining experience with an innovative interpretation of French cuisine.

As if all that isn’t enough to entice, the restaurant's decor also channels Louis XIV, incorporating heavy drapes, gilt and statues. You should definitely try the Brittany blue lobster in two services as well as the milk-fed Aveyron lamb rack.

Petrus, 56/F, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2820 8590, shangri-la.com/island

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Popinjays

You don’t need to go all the way to Europe to get a taste of European gastronomy—Popinjays offer just that, complete with amazing views of Hong Kong. This contemporary lifestyle rooftop restaurant reflects the city’s vibrant and contemporary style.

Spearheaded by chef Alexandre who boasts 20 years of culinary experience, some of the must-try dishes include pan-seared Dover sole and tomatoes and Philibon melon. With 270-degree city views to boot, Popinjays is the place to be.

Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 888, popinjayshk.com

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Tosca di Angelo

High ceilings, majestic chandeliers, stunning fountains, Italian fine dining and show-stopping views, what else could you ask for? At Tosca di Angelo, a Michelin-starred stunner at Ritz Carlton, you get all that. Helmed by chef Angelo Agliano, the restaurant allows guests the chance to taste Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with ingredients directly sourced from Italy.

The menu focuses on fresh seafood and traditional recipes from the chef’s home region of Sicily—adding a bit of personal touch to the meal you eat. The views here are particularly impressive, especially at sunset. Try their hamachi carpaccio with a Sicilian condiment and Oscietra caviar or the homemade tagliolini with scampi, Pachino tomatoes and chives.

Tosca di Angelo, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, 1 Austin Road West, International Commerce Centre (ICC), West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270, ritzclarton.com

 

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One Harbour Road

One Harbour Road in Grand Hyatt is a true stunner. Not only for its spectacular views but also for its beautiful interior, resembling an elegant mansion in Shanghai during the 1930s. The cosy home ambience is further accented with rich Santos rosewood timber while the stunning fountain with distinct glass mosaics and custom-made carpets provide an overall residential finish.

The restaurant serves an impressive menu of carefully curated Cantonese-style cuisine that will leave you in a pinch just choosing which to get. We recommend the stir-fried Australian wagyu beef with foie gras for its twist on traditional Chinese cuisine. The slow-cooked tender chicken in aged Da-Fu rice wine is also worth a try.

One Harbour Road, 7–8/F, Grant Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2584 7722, hongkong.grant.hyattrestaurants.com

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Carbon

Carbon is H Code’s newest tenant. This 8,000-square-foot venue is spearheaded by Cookie DPT founder Wil Fang, beverage consultant Chanel Adams and co-founder of Hybrid Group Charlz Ng. Here, you get unmatched views of Tai Kwun, the Mid-Levels and Victoria Harbour.

A dining, music and wellness space all rolled into one, Carbon’s menu has a bit of everything—flexitarian, farm-to-table dishes to low-sugar mocktails, detox smoothies. Make Carbon your newest go-to destination to dine and unwind.

Carbon, 26/F, H-Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 6166 8585

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Sunset Grill

Looking for a different view of the city? Head over to Sunset Grill in Tung Chung. The rooftop bar and restaurant offer an undisturbed view that’s worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. The menu is perfect for both meat and seafood lovers—complete with an open kitchen. Here, you can enjoy some signature cocktails and fine wine too while looking at the majestic view below. We recommend coming here to get a glimpse of the beautiful sunset.

Sunset Grill, 9 Yi Tung Road, 19/F, Sheraton Tung Chung Hotel, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, +852 2535 0025, marriotbonveyasia.com

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Radical Chic

Radical Chic is the newest addition to the International Commerce Centre’s 101st floor. Here, you know you’re in good hands thanks to executive chef Andrew Tarini, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy and Dubai. The magnificent view is guaranteed so are the delicious food—an innovative take on Italian fine dining.

Radical Chic, Shop B2, 101/F, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3618 7880


This article was originally published on December 9, 2020 and was updated on November 11, 2021.

 

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