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Where to find the best omurice in Hong Kong

Another egg-cellent dish that deserves your attention

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Omurice may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Japanese cuisine, but this simple delicacy is definitely an egg-cellent dish that’ll satisfy you at any time of the day. Sure, you can cook up some rice, wrap it in an egg omelette and customise your very own omurice at home. But why bother when we’ve already scoped out some of the city’s best omelette rice offerings for you? So, read on, take your pick and get your eggy fix. By Natalie Lam

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Best omurice in Hong Kong

  • Restaurants
  • Tin Hau

Founded in 2011, Omerice has always been a top choice among Hongkongers when it comes to this beloved Japanese staple. Aside from offering the typical wrap-style omurice, the restaurant also does the classic dish by blanketing the rice with an omelette that opens like a flower when sliced – a showstopper dish, really. Try the signature eel omurice ($128) or opt for other flavoured fillings such as pork ($98), seafood ($168), and even truly innovative ones like dong yum goong ($168), and you’ll understand why foodies fall in love with this place despite its relatively high price tag.

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Often featured in lifestyle and culinary magazines, Cat’s Eye has gained popularity by being one of the winners of the Wan Chai's Favourite Restaurant Award in 2015. Specialising in Japanese comfort food, this simple 18-seater restaurant is best known for its demi-glace burger and traditional omurice (ranging from $82 to $109). The bistro serves up omurice with four different homemade sauces, each uniquely flavoured but equally tasty. Though everyone flocks here for its renowned wagyu burger, trust us, it’s really the delightful combo of the soft, creamy omelette and perfectly-cooked rice that’ll make you come back for more. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

Who says you can only find the best omurice in Japanese restaurants? Located in Causeway Bay, Banchan and Cook is a Korean diner that prides itself not only for its Korean dishes but also for its omurice. Made with fresh eggs imported from Japan every day, the thick and golden omelette is always skilfully done, served up with a hearty filling and finished off with an ample serving of its famed homemade beef sauce. In case you can’t decide what to order, try the kimchi omurice ($118) for a bit of Korean and Japanese fusion, or try the signature beef omurice ($88) which is a safe choice to go for. 

  • Restaurants
  • Mong Kok

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name, Tamago-en is a popular egg-themed restaurant in Singapore which entered the Hong Kong foodie scene back in 2019. Using only the freshest eggs imported from Okinawa, this well-known eatery successfully highlights the humble egg through various authentic Japanese dishes, including omurice that comes with not one, not two, but three rich sauces (ranging from $98 to $118). To be honest, we'd love a slightly larger portion because everything on the plate – from the silky smooth egg omelette to the decadent stuffing in between – is so egg-traordinarily delicious that we simply can't get enough. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Mong Kok

If you’re looking for an omurice to indulge in on a budget, Rosa Bridge Restaurant is the place to be. Even though it may not scream Japanese delicacies at first sight, don’t be fooled by its humble appearance because this local diner is certainly a strong contender when it comes to omurice. Whether you choose to pair the omurice with the signature grilled eel or pork chop, you’ll never be disappointed with the mouth-watering and generous stuffing. And best of all, you get to enjoy all this delicious dish for just $58!

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