In its heyday, the original Café Locomotive on Wun Sha Street was undisputed as Tai Hang’s best Vietnamese restaurant. But budding competition over the last few years has thrown the restaurant’s grand title into jeopardy. In our opinion though, it’s the original and remains the best with unfussy, simple Viet dishes done right.
When you think of Causeway Bay – what with it being one of the busiest, most built-up areas in the world – you don’t imagine many areas of respite. But neighbouring Tai Hang belies the madness by being a surprisingly quiet and quaint pocket of Hong Kong Island – despite being only a stone’s throw away from the crowds of shoppers. It’s bursting with interesting food options – from Canto classics to European favourites – that stand up well compared to restaurants in much more expensive, food-savvy areas in the city.