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Restaurants, bars, and other venues reopening in Hong Kong

Stay up to date as the city gradually eases its restrictions

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Further announcements have been made on the easing of social distancing restrictions in Hong Kong, allowing venues such as beaches and pools to reopen on May 5, and businesses like bars, nightclubs, karaoke rooms and more to reopen on May 19. If you want to stay up to date with where you can go and all the hottest deals and promotions to welcome back the public, then bookmark this page as we continuously update the list with all the latest info.

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Venues and attractions

  • Attractions
  • Wong Chuk Hang

Water World Ocean Park is reopening to the public on May 14! Ticket sales and online reservations will be available on Water World’s official website starting May 6 (5pm), with one-day tickets priced from $318 (adults) and $223 (children). Those holding unused admission tickets valid for January 6 through to May 13, 2022, can click here for details on ticket arrangements. 

Can't wait to get splashing around? Check out our First Look video of the thrilling Rainbow Rush below! 

  • Kids
  • Lantau Island

Hong Kong Disneyland is bringing the magic back into the city on April 21, and to celebrate, the theme park is dishing out special Disney Premier Access cards where visitors can enjoy priority admission to some of the park's most popular attractions for as little as $79 per visitor! Click here for more details of the promotion.

All guests are required to make park visit reservations with valid tickets. The park's online booking system will be open to the public starting April 16 at 12noon, while Magic Access members can go ahead and make a reservation right now.

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  • Things to do
  • Wong Chuk Hang

Ocean Park is back! Officially reopening to the public on April 21, the park is inviting all Hongkongers to celebrate its 45th anniversary by offering a ton of exclusive promotions and fun activities.

From April 21 to June 30, all HKID cardholders with the digit '45' on their card number will get to enjoy a 50 percent discount on admission tickets, while those with either '4' or '5' on their cards will receive a 20 percent discount. Even if you don't have those numbers on your card, you can still take advantage of the Reopening All Day Package Ticket (Adult, $360; Children, $216), which comes with a $30 retail e-cash voucher.

Ocean Park has also lined up a series of activities for visitors to enjoy, including a newly launched Coral Fish Feeding programme (available from April 22 onwards) and the Starry Summit Glamping experience (available from April 21 to May 22) where you can get closer to nature under the starry sky.

All visitors are required to make online reservations prior to their visit, so click here to book now as reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Art
  • West Kowloon

The M+ museum reopened on April 21, 2022, welcoming visitors with an array of exciting exhibits and displays, as well as new restaurants and pop-up shops. Watch our video below or click here for more info.

From April 21, the M+ museum will be open to the public on Tuesdays to Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 6pm (10am to 10pm on Fridays). All visitors must first register online to book their entry as walk-ins will not be allowed. 

Restaurants and bars

  • Bars and pubs
  • Central

Sahara Desert-inspired bar, Zzura, is reopening its doors on Hollywood Road starting on April 14 to celebrate the Easter long weekend from 12nn to 6pm. From April 21, their operating hours will be moved to 4pm until 10pm. Watch out for the launch of their new menu in May. 

  • Restaurants
  • Soho

Soho’s seafood eatery, Percy’s, reopens its doors on April 13. Catch their new free-flow brunch menu every Friday to Sunday, available starting at 11am to 6pm, featuring servings of freshly shucked oysters ($48), lobster cocktail ($298), razor clams ($138), and chef Braden Reardon's dry aged tuna merguez sausage ($638) with Oysri oyster, served with freshly baked rye bread and seaweed butter. The eatery will temporarily close its doors from April 18 to 20 and reopen on April 21 with new operating hours from Tuesdays to Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm.

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  • Restaurants
  • Izakaya
  • Central
After a short hiatus, the newly opened Brooklyn Yakuza, the third restaurant from chef-entrepreneur Arron Rhodes (owner of Kinship and Smoke and Barrel), is reopening on April 12. From 11am to 6pm, guests can indulge in sharing-style tasting plates of westernized Japanese food and catch their bottomless sake brunch during weekends. The sake brunch is available at $598 for a two-hour free-flow. Guests can also add $100 to enjoy an extra hour of free flow at the first floor bar, Oyabun. 
  • Restaurants
  • Soho

Kinship on Shelley Street is finally reopening on April 12. From 11am to 6pm, guests are welcome to dine in the restaurant or order for takeaway or delivery. This month, the restaurant is introducing a new à la carte menu created by head chef Matthew Ziemski. During weekends and public holidays, catch their 'Detox Brunch' menu, complete with a selection of fresh juices and mocktails.  

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  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Jordan

One of the city's most iconic cha chaan tengs, the Australia Dairy Company has kept their doors temporarily closed since January 25. After more than two months, the local eatery reopened on April 8 with business hours going from 7.30am to 6pm.

 

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Sheung Wan

After opening in January, Chef Vicky Lau's latest venture, the intimate 28-seater modern French Chinese restaurant, Mora, temporarily closed in late February. But starting this month, the restaurant will reopen. Customers can now book a seat to taste the restaurant's 'Characters of Soy' soft opening tasting menu. Indulge in mouthwatering soy-based dishes served in tasteful portion sizes. 

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Sheung Wan

Chef Vicky Lau's two Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room temporarily shut their doors at the same time as Mora, but will reopen starting April. Catch the restaurant's new seaweed-focused lunch menu, available from Thursday to Saturday until May. 'An Ode to Seaweed' ($1,180) is a six-course menu featuring different variations of seaweed, including Japanese-style kombu and hijiki and western winged kelp and dulse seaweed. 

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Central

If you've been missing Smoke and Barrel's smoky meats prepared in true slow-and-low style, the restaurant reopened on April 1 from 11am to 6pm for lunch, takeaway, and delivery. Catch their All American Brunch from 11am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays and indulge in a feast that includes steak and eggs, Jambalaya, and Duck & Waffle from $388 (add $198 to upgrade to their free-flow package). Their 'Conquer the Beast' challenge is also coming back, so get your stomachs ready to finish a massive BBQ platter of Smoke & Barrel signatures. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Kowloon Bay

After temporarily closing all of its locations in Hong Kong towards the end of February, popular Japanese grilled meats chain Gyu-Kaku has recently announced that all of its locations are now back in business.

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  • Restaurants
  • Jordan

Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Yat Tung Heen reopened on April 1 (10.30am-6pm), offering each dine-in guest a complimentary dish of mini signature honey-glazed barbecued pork from April 1 to 7. Its popular $38 Big Dim Sum Deal will also be returning from Monday to Friday. Takeaway hours start from 12nn to 9pm.

  • Restaurants
  • Mong Kok

Dai Pai Dong-inspired restaurant DPD reopened for dining operations on April 8 from 8.30am to 6pm. Takeaway services are now available from 8.30am through to 8pm.

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Soho

In March, Hollywood Road's Caribbean-inspired bar, The Daily Tot, shut its doors temporarily. The bar will see its return this April with a scheduled operation from 12pm to 6pm on April 8 to 10 and April 15 to 18. Once the city eases the restrictions and reopens dining, The Daily Tot will kick off operations on April 21 from 3pm to 10pm.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Soho

Staunton Street's hidden bar, The Poet, is preparing for its reopening on May 19 under the helm of its new bar manager Edward Chung. Since January 7, the bar has been temporarily closed to the public, but The Poet's new team are working hard for their reopening. Expect a brand new thematic menu when they reopen in May.

Other services

Public services
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Public services

Hong Kong Post

As of March 28, local parcel and courier post services, as well as the daily mail collection from post boxes, have resumed in Hong Kong.

Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres

Identity card collection services are now available this April for those who have already completed the application process before the centres were shut. Replacement services will also be provided for persons who had previously made appointments before the suspension. The Immigration Department will be revising the schedule for booking appointments. More details will be announced later. Head to www.immd.gov.hk for more.

Transport Department

The Transport Department will resume licensing and driving test services in April. Designated offices will return in full with walk-in counter services starting from April 21. Meanwhile, driving test services for all vehicle types will resume from April 19 onwards. Visit www.td.gov.hk for more details.

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Counter services at the 18 District Leisure Services Offices will resume operation from April 1. Those who wish to submit applications for booking and refunds may continue to do so by post, or bring them to drop-in boxes located at the offices.

Other public services in Hong Kong gradually resumed from April 1 onwards, watch this space for the latest updates, or head to www.info.gov.hk for more.

Bus services
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Bus services

From April 1, franchised bus companies – including Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB), New World First Bus, Citybus, Long Win Bus, and New Lantao Bus – will resume the service of 79 bus routes out of 140 routes that were previously suspended. The remaining 61 routes, most of which are supplementary service routes, recreational routes that only operate during weekends, as well as overnight bus services, will remain temporarily suspended until April 10.

For more details on service adjustments of different bus operators, please refer to the below links:

- New World First Bus and Citybus (www.bravobus.com.hk)
- KMB (www.kmb.hk)
- Long Win Bus (www.lwb.hk)
- New Lantao Bus (www.nlb.com.hk)

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