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Whizbo Kids Café
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Best family-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong

Because sometimes, parents just need a break

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Whether it’s countryside farms where you can pet animals and go strawberry picking or hiking trails that are suitable for the whole fam, Hong Kong has many family-friendly activities spread across town. This includes dining options too. From photogenic and adorable cartoon dishes to restaurants that come with a play area, here are the best kid-friendly restaurants that will make things a little easier for mums and dads come weekend family outings. 

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(Please note that the maximum capacity and various children facilities may be limited due to current pandemic regulations)

Hong Kong’s best family-friendly restaurants

Fini's
Fini's
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Fini’s

Restaurants Italian Wan Chai

Free food for the kids! Available from Monday to Friday between 4pm to 7pm, Fini's offers a special kid's menu where children under the age of 10 can eat as much as they want completely for free. The menu features all-time favourites like mozzarella sticks, mac and meatballs, and spaghetti bolognese. Bear in mind that parents can only bring along two kids at most for the deal.

Frites Belgium on Tap
Frites Belgium on Tap
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Frites Belgium on Tap

Restaurants Belgian Causeway Bay

This relaxed Belgian beerhall is enjoyably authentic, with benches that encourage conviviality, and the alluring aroma of ale seemingly ingrained into the very walls. Frites’ dishes are offered in hearty portions, making it easy – or messy – for families to dig in and share. The beerhall also regularly hosts holiday-themed affairs including an Easter party for kids, complete with an egg hunt and a magic show. For the grown-ups, Frites serves a smashing array of Belgian brews from its lengthy 'Beer Bible'. 

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Kind Kitchen by Green Common
Kind Kitchen by Green Common
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Kind Kitchen by Green Common

Restaurants Sheung Wan

Kind Kitchen not only gives customers the dining experience that you’d expect from a high-end restaurant but with a Mini Common section installed, it also caters to children. Alongside a deliciously healthy kid’s menu, the Mini Common also has a toy kitchen and children recipes that allow your mini chefs to build their favourite burgers like a pro. Kind Kitchen also organises various activities and healthy-cooking workshops, combing green catering and retailing into one. 

 MeokBang Korean Bbq and Bar
 MeokBang Korean Bbq and Bar
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MeokBang Bbq Kidzone

Restaurants Korean Kwun Tong

If you and your family love all-things-Korean, then you'll be glad to hear that Korean barbecue chain restaurants, MeokBang, has opened its very first family-friendly restaurant. Everything from the restaurant decor that's reminiscent of a traditional Korean house (Hanok) to its authentic food offerings like the Incheon crab marinated in soy sauce, Shake Shake Bento, and Bibimbap – MeokBang gives you the ultimate taste of Korea. There's also a giant ball pit your kids can go crazy for, as well as Hanbok (traditional Korean attire) rental services families can try for free.

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Mr. Tree
Mr. Tree
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Mr Tree

Restaurants Cheung Sha Wan

First opened up in Hong Kong in 2016, Mr Tree is the number one family-friendly restaurant in Taiwan. Its Lai Chi Kok branch has meticulously divided the place into various zones, each designed for a particular age group of children. From ball pits and swings to burgers and pizzas, this cafe has everything you can expect from a family-friendly restaurant and more. If you’re looking for a comfy and spacious place that allows your little monkeys to go wild, Mr Tree has you covered.

Origami Kids Café
Origami Kids Café
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Origami Kids Cafe

Restaurants Kowloon City

Designed with kids aged up to seven in mind, Origami is a literal wonderland that little ones dream about. The cosy, innovative space – brimming with colourful wood decor – affords stressful parents a respite with delicate Chinese fusion food to savour while kids are too busy exploring the indoor play zone, which includes a sandpit, mini kitchen, and reading area. Entry fee for two-hour sessions starts from $138 during weekdays and $198 during weekends, and there’s a $100 minimum food and beverage charge for accompanying adults. 

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Tree Café
Tree Café
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Tree Cafe

Restaurants Ap Lei Chau

Attached to Tree's flagship eco-friendly furniture store is a cafe to relax in with wifi and goodies, such as sandwiches, coffee, and baked treats. This cafe is all about making stressed-out parents feel comfortable after shopping with a kid's play area, a baby changing room and a free babycino and a mini cupcake for each little one.

Whizbo Kids Cafe
Whizbo Kids Cafe
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Whizbo Cafe

Restaurants Ma On Shan

Whizbo houses an array of kids facilities in its 5,000 sq ft cafe space, including rope nets for climbing, mini dressing rooms, mini kitchens, and more. Aside from offering some seriously cute-looking dishes like cartoon sandwiches and pasta, the cafe also prides itself in having one of the unique kids' ball pits in town that comes with a fun digital scoring game. With its pink-coloured tableware and colourful decor, this cafe is basically a fantasy island for the little ones.

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Yum Cha Hong Kong
Yum Cha Hong Kong
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Yum Cha

Restaurants Sheung Wan

Featuring supremely scrumptious baos and dumplings, Yum Cha also boasts quality ingredients and photogenic presentation. It’s the place to hit up if you want to enjoy Chinese classics alongside a casual vibe. In festive occasions like Easter and Chinese New Year, Yum Cha usually prepares a menu filled with a themed dim sum like deep-fried turnip dumplings in the shape of carrots or even layered cake that looks like a mahjong tile!

Zuma hong kong, brunch hong kong
Zuma hong kong, brunch hong kong
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Zuma

Restaurants Japanese Central

Going to a child-friendly restaurant doesn’t mean you have to be endlessly munching on pizza and chicken nuggets. At Zuma, parents can enjoy fresh, tasty sushi from the restaurant's popular weekend brunch while the kids (who can eat for free if they’re aged three or below) have a large, separate soft play area.* When they tire themselves out and re-join the table, there’s even special Zuma colouring books and pencils to stave off any inkling of a tantrum.

*Kid's play area is currently closed due to current pandemic regulations.

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