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The best restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui

Where to grab a bite in one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Kowloon

Tatum Ancheta
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Tsim Sha Tsui is a bustling harbourside neighbourhood with a dense population. Unsurprisingly, with the number of people residing and visiting the area, the district is teeming with fantastic restaurants. Whether you're in the mood for traditional Cantonese cuisine, international dishes, or Asian fusion, from hole-in-the-wall spots to Michelin-starred establishments, you'll discover a wide selection of dining options. To help you navigate through the multitude of choices without feeling overwhelmed, we have curated a list of our absolute favourites, all tried and tested by our editors. Scroll below to see the top restaurants in the area.

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The best restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui

  • Attractions
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Chungking Mansions is a local institution that has successfully shed its seedy reputation and transformed into a vibrant hub housing numerous remarkable restaurants. Within its walls, you'll discover a plethora of Indian and halal eateries, all of which are locally owned and operated. Among the popular choices are Khyber Pass Mess Club, renowned as the 'King of Curry' due to its superb Indian cuisine; The Delhi Club, which provides delightful home-style Indian classics; and Bismillah Kebab House, where you can relish hearty Turkish koftas and kebabs.

  • Chinese
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East

There’s no point in a restaurant boasting a great sky-high view if it doesn’t have the dishes to match, and Above & Beyond at Hotel Icon doesn’t disappoint. The dim sum here is just heavenly, including a fantastic little baked whole abalone tart with diced chicken. Their signature dishes of crispy chicken, lobster with egg white and black truffles, and Australian M9 wagyu beef cubes stir fry are also must-tries. There’s a reason this place has been showered with awards over the years.

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  • Korean
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Since opening its first branch in Hong Kong in 1993, Sorabol has been a long-standing Korean restaurant chain in town. You can find all sorts of authentic Korean fare on their menu, like bubbling hot pots, sizzling stone pot rice bowls, and refreshing bowls of cold noodles. Sorabol’s menu also offers a selection of Korean barbeque sets for one, so solo diners can enjoy high-quality grilled meat without worrying about over-ordering.

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As the title holder of Best Restaurant Bar in our 2024 Time Out Bar Awards, Qura Bar inside Regent Hong Kong is one of our favourite dining spots in TST. The menus offer a wide array of delectable dishes, like black Angus beef tartare, wild Dover sole with meuniere sauce, or baby lamb shoulder with pine nuts.  Savour a lavish three-course set dinner, nibble on bar bites as you sip on cocktails and vintage spirits, or indulge in a delightful dessert and admire the gorgeous view of Victoria Harbour from Qura’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

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  • Chinese
  • West Kowloon

Located in the International Commerce Centre (ICC), this upscale restaurant offers delectable Cantonese dishes that artfully combine Eastern and Western culinary techniques. With contemporary Chinese decor and elegant geometric elements, the venue exudes sophistication. And the cherry on top? The dining area provides breathtaking 270-degree views of Victoria Harbour from its window-side tables. 

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Hancham and Bong Ru, two beloved Korean restaurants in Two of Tsim Sha Tsui, have joined forces to create a tempting haven for food enthusiasts. Hancham's expansive space features contemporary interiors equipped with smokeless barbeque grill tabletops and private dining rooms. Sink your teeth into premium dry-aged meats ranging from USDA prime cuts to the mouthwatering Hancham Galbi short ribs marinated in their signature homemade sauce. Meanwhile, Bong Ru's adjoining area specifically caters to the vibrant, young crowd. Dive into a world of classic Korean-Chinese delicacies at Bong Ru, savouring delightful dishes like the iconic jjajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles) and the fiery jjamppong (spicy seafood noodles).  

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  • Korean
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

For a more affordable K-BBQ affair, look no further than Mr. Korea. They've got everything you need for an authentic experience: round tables with built-in barbeques, smoke vents you can adjust, and K-pop videos blasting on the TV screens. Grill classic beef and pork cuts, as well as pork intestines, chicken gizzards, and even pork rinds. Craving for flavours beyond the grill? The restaurant offers other Korean delights. Think stone pot bibimbap, slurp-worthy ramen, and a mouthwatering selection of soy-marinated seafood like abalone and prawns. 

  • Japanese
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Sushiyoshi, Osaka's two-Michelin-starred restaurant, brings its playful and creative sushi experience to Hong Kong, with chef-owner Nakanoue Hiroki blending Western ingredients with traditional Japanese cooking. Diners can expect to savour jet-fresh seafood and produce in the restaurant’s exquisite omakase experience while admiring Sushiyoshi’s chefs meticulously preparing each course.

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  • Indian
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Rosewood Hong Kong offers a multitude of dining experiences. Meat-loving epicureans can go for a table at the Henry, casual diners can drop into Bayfare Social, and those looking for Italian bites can head to Bluhouse for casual dining and The Dining Room for a more elevated affair. But if you’re looking for a Michelin-starred meal, the fresh take on classic Indian street food and elevated Indian culinary favourites at Chaat is the answer to your cravings. This well-loved establishment has been one of the city’s toughest tables to book since it opened in 2020. Its lively atmosphere and stunning cross-harbour views make for a unique dining experience, especially with its exceptionally well-executed dishes like its crowd-favourite baked samosas and hearty lamb shank biryani.

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After a long-awaited return, Nobu Hong Kong has returned to Regent Hong Kong and continues to provide its unique Japanese-Peruvian cuisine crafted by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Diners will once again be able to indulge in signature plates from Nobu such as melt-in-your-mouth miso black cod, yellowtail topped with jalapeno, and tirodito; as well as enjoy a wide variety of dishes from the restaurant's omakase menu. Aside from their food offerings, Nobu's menu also has an extensive beverage program which consists of bespoke craft cocktails, wines, and Hokusetsu sake brewed exclusively for global Nobu restaurants. 

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Looking to dine with a view? Located on the 18th floor of H Zentre, Hutong invites you to step into a world of old Peking and dine amidst stunning views of Hong Kong harbour and skyline. Feast your eyes on intricately handcrafted wood panels and doors, a striking display of red silk lanterns on its infinity wall, and a traditional wishing tree while you savour Northern Chinese cuisine inspired by the imperial palaces.  

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While there are a lot of standout Chinese restaurants in the area boasting awards and Michelin stars, The Langham's T'ang Court is the only three-Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant on this side of town. Named after the Golden Age in Chinese history, the T'ang Dynasty. Helmed by executive chef Wong Chi Fai, the restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine using only top-tier seasonal ingredients. The extensive menu includes an exquisite dim sum selection, signature dishes like stir-fried lobster with spring onions, shallots, baked stuffed crab shell, and the more expensive bird's nests and abalones.  

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Tsim Sha Tsui is a haven for steak lovers, and though Wooloomooloo Prime and La Vache are popular favourites, the reopening of Regent Hong Kong’s iconic The Steak House definitely deserves a spot on this list. The beloved restaurant offers some of its classic menu items as well as refreshing new dishes, placing a strong emphasis on sourcing premium ingredients – especially when it comes to cuts of meat, which come from some of the world’s most famous farms, including Uruguay’s Metzger Frères, Spain’s El Capricho, Japan’s Toriyama, and Australia’s Mayura.

  • Chinese
  • West Kowloon

Incredible dim sum up in the clouds. That’s what you get at this two Michelin-starred eatery 102 floors up the ICC in Kowloon. Helmed by chef Paul Lau, the kitchen knocks up incredible dim sum creations here like the pan-fried turnip cake with preserved meat and X.O chilli sauce,  simmered beef brisket with red dates in superior soup, and baked Middle East Yoshihama abalone puffs. Expect to dine like an emperor here.

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  • Hot pot
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Covering 6,200sq ft of space, this eatery in TST is a popular spot in the area for some serious hotpot action amidst rustic and artsy interiors that give off a contemporary fish market vibe. The menu goes beyond the usual broths and offers 18 soup bases with premium ingredients. Their signature dish, The Drunken Pot, is a definite must-try. It comes in a copper pot filled with five different soup bases, along with a portion of flaming drunken prawns in the centre of the pot.

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Book a table at Whisk in The Mira Hong Kong for innovative French-Japanese cuisine. Led by chef William Lau, the kitchen delights guests with creative dishes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients. Expect the finest ingredients cooked in simple yet elegant ways. Dining as a group? Check out their omakase tasting menu, served in a private room and crafted à la minute at the dining table. 

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Those looking for Japanese flavours can check out Kappou Mu, one of the newer restaurants in the area serving traditional kappo cuisine. Kappo means cutting and simmering, and it is focused on a method of serving seasonal dishes where the chef cooks meals from scratch right in front of the guest. Indulge in raw and cooked dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients, including fish, crab, shrimp and other shellfish, and Omi beef from Japanese black cattle raised in the Shiga Prefecture. Be sure to check their sake menu and pair a good nihonshu to elevate your meal. 

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