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The best restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui

Find out where to grab a great bite in Kowloon

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Olivia Lai
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This harbourside neighbourhood is one of the busiest and most packed areas in Hong Kong, so it’s no surprise then that it’s filled to the brim with fantastic restaurants. Whether you want a fancy eatery with a postcard-worthy view, some affordable noodles or an authentic Japanese dessert, it’s all here. And so you don’t feel too overwhelmed by all the choices, here’s our guide to the best restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui.

RECOMMENDED: If you’re looking for drinks afterwards, make your way to one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s best bars. Or if you’re planning to stay the night, check-in to a fine Kowloon hotel.

The best restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

This stylish bar and restaurant is home to one of the best views in the city and offers equally good drinks. With floor-to-ceiling windows at its penthouse bar, you can enjoy a prime view of the Hong Kong Island skyline while sipping cocktails or enjoying the restaurant’s signature Italian-Japanese cuisine. 

Café & Pancake Gram
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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

The first overseas outpost of Osaka’s popular pancake chain, Café & Pancake Gram restaurant specialises in ultra-fluffy soufflé pancakes like its signature three-layer Premium Pancake ($138), made fresh-to-order. Like its flagship store in Japan, each pancake layer is 4cm thick and is served with maple syrup, custard and fresh cream. If you want to try this blissful, cloud-like creation, note that it’s only sold at 11am, 3pm and 6pm each day in limited quantities.

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  • French
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
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This Michelin-starred resto oozes elegance and offers Hongkongers a menu full of high quality contemporary French cuisine that showcases fresh ingredients straight from France. Top picks include vol-au-vent with langoustine and Grand Marnier soufflé. But to really have the best experience, order the six or eight-course Chef’s Inspiration menu. Just make sure to give the restaurant three days advanced notice and you’ll be in for a treat. 

Khyber Pass
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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Tucked away inside Chungking Mansions, Khyber Pass is one of the few licensed restaurants in the iconic building and offers brilliant (and very affordable) Indian fare. Clearly, the plain tables and no-fuss service aren’t the star attraction here, it’s the authentic curries that make it well worth the visit. Don’t miss out on the delicious – and generously portioned – garlic naan, perfect for scooping up any of the excellent curries. 

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Hexa
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  • Chinese
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Boasting stunning harbour views and an interior to match, Hexa serves classic Cantonese fare with contemporary flair. Dishes are made with the finest ingredients, from the roasted Iberico char siu to braised pearl rice with matsutake mushrooms, morels and sea urchin. The restaurant also offers a range of inventive dim sum, such as steamed spinach dumplings with cheese and cheung fun filled with Kurobuta pork.

Hutong
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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

If you’re looking to impress out-of-town relatives and first-time visitors, Hutong is one of the best spots to do so. With highly elaborate Chinese-style décor – think red lanterns and a moon gate entrance – this high-end restaurant serves up exceptional dishes from northern China next to views almost as spectacular as sister restaurant Aqua’s.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui is home to Hong Kong’s version of Koreatown, so Korean food is tops here in this neighbourhood. The clue is in the name: this family-run joint has a menu with an entire page dedicated to Korean fried chicken, serving multiple varieties until 5am daily. We love the original and spicy varieties. It’s hands-on here, so forget about cutlery.

Rayong Thai Noodle
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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Tucked among the numerous restaurants on TST’s Hau Fook Street is a fantastic and authentic Thai joint that serves up boat noodles from a family recipe. This is one of the few places in Hong Kong to delve into Rayong Province-style noodles and rice dishes, as well as brilliant Thai milk tea. Boat noodles wise, the soup base is an exquisite soy-braised sauce that features more than 15 ingredients, with 15kg of pork bones cooked for three days. No extra seasoning is needed.

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Rech by Alain Ducasse
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  • Seafood
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Housed in the InterContinental hotel, Rech by Alain Ducasse is the first international outpost of Paris’s most famous seafood restaurant, Rech, which was founded in 1925 by Adrien Rech and reborn by Alain Ducasse in 2007. With one Michelin star to its name, the menu showcases fresh fish, shellfish and oysters and an impressive collection of contemporary French cuisine. Remember to leave room for their indulgent desserts.

Spring Deer
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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Don’t expect incredible service or fancy interior design at this Hong Kong institution. They do one thing well and that’s consistently good roasted meats. Their famous roasted Peking duck is a must order, which is sliced tableside, ready to be rolled into a pancake with crunchy cucumber and sweet sauce. A word to the wise – book weeks in advance to get a table. You’ve been warned.

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Via Tokyo
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  • Japanese
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Prepare to wait in line for your ice-cold treat if you visit Via Tokyo at the weekend. The dessert café specialises in Japanese soft serve ice cream, with flavours from matcha green tea and Hokkaido milk to seasonal tea-based offerings. Exclusive to their Tsim Sha Tsui location is kakigori. Our favourites are the matcha and hojicha options topped with espuma – definitely one of Hong Kong’s best cold treats.

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