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A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

HONG KONG


Last updated: November 14, 2023


Add these upscale Tsim Sha Tsui restaurants to your to-eat list on your next visit to the district.


This article is also available in Chinese (HK).


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Lai Ching Heen, the renowned Chinese restaurant at Regent Hong Kong, has made a triumphant comeback after undergoing a stunning transformation and rebranding in 2022. With its two Michelin stars and a reputation as one of the world's finest Chinese dining establishments, Lai Ching Heen offers a gastronomic journey through the realms of dim sum, seafood, and Cantonese cuisine. The restaurant's elegant ambiance, inspired by a jade jewellery box, unveils a treasure trove of Cantonese culinary traditions, while providing breathtaking views of the majestic Victoria Harbour skyline. Prepare to indulge in an exquisite dining experience where heritage, flavour, and panoramic beauty converge in perfect harmony. It's helmed by executive chef Lau Yiu Fai, who has over 30 years of experience at the hotel, and head chef Cheng Man Sang, who has worked alongside Lau for over two decades.


Address: Ground Floor, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: hongkong.regenthotels.com/dining-destination/lai-ching-heen | Phone: +852 2313 2313 | Email: dining.regenthk@ihg.com | Instagram: @laichingheen | Facebook: @LaiChingHeen



Palco Italian Ristorante dazzles with its seafront views and glitzy modern interiors. Using innovative techniques to update classic Italian dishes from the ocean, Chef Ken Lau – previously at The Peninsula's Verandah, Chesa and Felix – takes the reigns, his second solo venture alongside Pano in West Kowloon Cultural District. In collaboration with LUBUDS F&B Group, Palco remains a popular feat in Hong Kong's avant-garde dining scene with sophisticated menus that delight at every course, from the fresh oyster tartare to the spaghetti with Hokkaido sea urchin. Want to have your pasta cooked with an open flame in a cheese wheel? Yes, they serve that too.


Address: Shop OTE 403-404, 4/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2382 3123 | Email: palco@lubuds.com | Instagram: @palcoristorante | Facebook: @palcoristorante



The Mira's Michelin-recommended WHISK is an ode to French-Japanese artistry with over 12 years of experience. Helmed by Chef Oliver Li who previously honed his skills with the Robuchon kitchen, WHISK sources much of its ingredients from Fukuoka’s farms and markets in Japan. The three-layered Plantin Kaviari caviar, uni and cauliflower purée concoction devoured with a Mother Of Pearl spoon is a definite highlight.


Address: 5/F, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: themirahotel.com/hong-kong/en/dining/whisk | Phone: +852 2315 5999 | Email: whisk@themirahotel.com | Instagram: @whisk.hk | Facebook: @themirahk


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The Steak House


The Steak House at Regent Hotel, a beloved destination for meat enthusiasts, has made its highly anticipated return. Prepare to satisfy your carnivorous cravings as our expert chefs skillfully sear premium cuts on its original charcoal grill, ensuring the perfect flavor and texture. Indulge in a tantalising array of imaginative starters, like the incredible bone marrow, and reinvented classics, while the elaborate salad bar elevates your dining experience with all the cold cuts, salads and dressings imaginable. And for those with a sweet tooth, a series of decadent desserts await. To enhance your meal, explore its extensive selection of the world's finest wines, including the delightful experience of magnum bottle vintages.


Address: G/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: hongkong.regenthotels.com/dining-destination/the-steak-house | Phone: +852 2313 2313 | Email: dining.regenthk@ihg.com | Instagram: @TheSteakHouseHK | Facebook: @TheSteakhouseHK



With one of the best views in Hong Kong, HEXA sits at the tip of Harbour City's Ocean Terminal extension. The contemporary Chinese restaurant is huge, split into three sections that interconnect at the entrance – the restaurant, bar and restaurant and a lush outdoor lawn perfect for sundowners. Crowd favourites include the deep-fried Sichuan pepper prawns and the signature smoked chicken with Longjing tea leaves. Don't miss the 48 hour slow-cooked beef ribs.


Address: Shop OTE 101, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2577 1668 | Email: info@hexa-hk.com | Instagram: @hexahk | Facebook: @hexahk



Like something out of a glitzy Gatsby party, yè shanghai takes you back to the swinging 1930s in its namesake city. The longstanding Michelin-starred restaurant moved its operations down the road to K11 MUSEA where it continues to serve delectable eats. Spanning over two floors, the establishment salutes to cuisines of neighbouring provinces like Jiangsu and Zhejiang, using methods like braising, roasting, quick-frying and steaming. Signature dishes include the braised beef ribs with brown sauce and the river shrimps.


Address: 702, Level 7, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: elite-concepts.com/restaurants/ye-shanghai | Phone: +852 2376 3322 | Email: ysh@elite-concepts.com | Instagram: @yeshanghaigroup | Facebook: @yeshanghaigroup



Perched on prime Peking Road, Hutong is a tribute to the traditional narrow alleyways lined with thatched-roof houses synonymous with historical Chinese culture. The whole set-up of its sky-high location sets the scene for a decadent night on the town. The dim-lit rouge interiors make you feel like you've transported back to an era of Ancient China, enhanced by the attention to detail with elements like its red lanterns, the stone archways, the rickshaws, and the antique wooden tables. Signatures to order include the Pacific tiger prawns, red lantern and Peking duck.


Address: 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: hutong.com.hk | Phone: +852 3428 8342 | Email: hutong@aqua.com.hk | Instagram: @hutonghk | Facebook: @HutongHK



Nestled within K11 MUSEA, TIRPSE refines Japanese-French fine dining with its seasonally-rotating menu that combines the best of East-meets-West culinary techniques and top-notch ingredients. Helmed by Chef Shimizu, the waterfront restaurant is a top spot for date night and celebrations thanks to its beautiful interiors and cosy ambience. Try the lunch or dinner set menu with wine pairing followed by a coffee on the outdoor terrace, where Victoria Harbour and its glittering skyscrapers await.


Address: Unit #219, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: tirpse.com.hk | Phone: +852 2333 0031 | Email: tirpse@tastegourmet.com.hk | Instagram: @tirpse_hk | Facebook: @tirpsehk



Helmed by one of the world's 100 best pastry masters, Giovanni Pina is a third-generation inherited bakery hailed from Italy. The upscale restaurant brought its rich Italian history to Hong Kong, putting authenticity and prime quality at the forefront in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui's bustling K11 MUSEA. Ingredients are sourced directly from its motherland to ensure fresh, quality ingredients year-round. From their tantalising garlic sautéed mussels in tomato sauce as a starter and the fresh truffle risotto sourced from the century-old SAVINI TARTUFI truffle to the signature 144 layered handmade cream rolls and selection of mini pastries, it pays tribute to heart-warming Italian hospitality by the book.


Address: Shop 217 2/F K11 MUSEA Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: k11musea.com/taste/pasticceria-giovanni-pina-1920 | Phone: +852 2755 1123 | Email: K11@luxtek.com.hk | Instagram: @giovannipinahk | Facebook: @GiovanniPinaHK



Pablo is a newcomer to buzzing Tsim Sha Tsui East, adding a modern Mexican option to the neighbourhood. Surrounded by the vibrant murals and artworks, sleek wooden furnishings and enthusiastic diners, this hipsters’ cocina curates a Southeast-Asian-infused Mexican fiesta for relaxed hang-outs and upbeat gatherings. Their signature cocktails, namely the refreshing lime margaritas and Taco al Barbacoa – juicy barbecued lamb adorned with guacamole and salsa borracha – are easily highlights on the menu.


Address: 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: pablo-modern-mexican-cocina.business.site | Phone: +852 3741 2990 | Instagram: @pablodining | Facebook: @PABLO Hong Kong



Paper Moon's flagship opened in Milan in 1977, when Pio Galligani and his wife Enrica Del Rossa began serving home-cooked Italian delicacies in a sleek setting. Fast forward to now, the restaurant landed its venture into Hong Kong, where its key Tsim Sha Tsui location commands exquisite views of the harbour. To get a taste of what made this spot a crowd favourite in Milan and beyond, try the handmade burrata cheese, the homemade pappardelle with smoked pancetta in pink sauce and the spring chicken for nostalgic Italian hospitality.


Address: Shop OTE301, Level 3, Harbour City, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: Phone: +852 2156 2256 | Email: reservation@papermoonhongkong.com | Instagram: @papermoon.hk | Facebook: @papermoonhongkong



Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East's Empire Centre, NAMO caters to lunch and dinner crowds seeking an al-fresco meal by the sea. The Thai restaurant is a modern yet casual eatery that serves classic Thai dishes, from tom yum to chicken curries. Though it's busy during peak meal times, it's also a cool backdrop for weekend drinks.


Address: Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong | Website: mayfare.com.hk/namo-overview | Phone: +852 2739 1133 | Email: namo@mayfare.com.hk | Instagram: @namohk | Facebook: @namohongkong


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Sitting high at Tsim Sha Tsui's The ONE shopping mall, Harlan's is a spacious 7,000-square-foot restaurant with a wraparound terrace boasting views of the harbour. The eatery serves Western cuisine comprising a mix of surf and turf specialties, from Alaskan black cod to USDA prime ribeye, while scrumptious starters include the wagyu carpaccio with shaved black truffle and the Hokkaido scallop tartare. There are set lunch and set dinner options available with wine pairing packages upon request.


Address: Level 19, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: jcgroup.hk/restaurants/harlans | Phone: +852 2972 2222 | Email: hostess@harlans.com.hk | Instagram: @harlans_the_one | Facebook: @harlans.hongkong


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The flavour profile at Chaat is as colourful as its stunning and comforting interior. Nestled on the 5th floor of the iconic Rosewood Hong Kong, the One Michelin-starred restaurant presents authentic Indian recipes reimagined in the modern setting. Captured in its name, meaning 'to lick' in Hindi, the gastronomic dishes at Chaat will leave you yearning for more, savouring and licking each piece.


Address: 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/dining/chaat | Phone: +852 5239 9220 | Email: hongkong.chaat@rosewoodhotels.com | Instagram: @chaathongkong | Facebook: @chaathongkong


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The Araki is the home to the renowned Chef Mitsuhiro Araki. As the only Japanese chef to receive 3 Michelin stars in Tokyo and London, Chef Araki is a household name among sushi enthusiasts, especially those aware of his Edomae sushi style origin. In the historic building, The Araki's dining experience is intimate and intricate. Featuring only 12 counter seats, guests are served by the chef himself right in front of them where you are able to converse and connect with him and his craft.


Address: FWD HOUSE 1881, Main Bldg, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: fwdhouse1881.com/the-araki | Phone: +852 3988 0000 | Email: thearaki@fwdhouse1881.com | Instagram: @house1881hk | Facebook: @fwdhouse1881


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Holding three Michelin Stars and two Balck Pearl diamonds under its name, T'ang Court is the signature restaurant of The Langham, Hong Kong. The dining space is wrapped in royal red fabrics and accented with Chinese art for a comforting and lavish atmosphere. T'ang Court's menu presents a selection of traditional Cantonese cuisines crafted by Executive Chef Wong Chi Fai and his talented team.

Address: 1/F & 2/F, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/hong-kong/dine/tang-court/ | Phone: +852 2132 7898 | Email: tlhkg.tang.court@langhamhotels.com | Instagram: @langhamhk | Facebook: @TangCourtHK


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Embodying the Kyoto-originated traditional kappou spirit, Kappou Mu creates an authentic vibrance for each dining experience. From cutting to cooking, the masterful team performs their passion through their craft. The menu closely follows the Rule of Five in Japanese cuisine: five colours of red, blue, yellow, white and black; five flavours of sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami; and five preparations of raw, fried, simmered, steamed and roasted/grilled.


Address: UG01-03, UG/Floor, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 6617 6602 | Instagram: @kappoumu | Facebook: @kappoumu


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Signifying the new concept of Yung Kee's brand from 1942, Yung's Bistro marks its launch into contemporary Cantonese dining. In a modern contemporary setting, the brand embraces its passion for celebrating authentic Cantonese cuisine at its core. Yung's Bistro is an ever-growing experiment of fusing tradition with innovation in its dishes. The logo contains a Chinese character「鏞」to symbolise continuity and perpetuity for its unwavering dedication to traditional Cantonese cuisine from its origin up to today and onward to eternity.

Address: 701, 7/F, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | Website: k11musea.com/taste/yungs-bistro | Phone: +852 2321 3800 | Email: info@yungsbistro.com.hk | Instagram: @yungsbistro | Facebook: @YungsBistro


Image courtesy of The Swiss Chalet Hong Kong

The Swiss Chalet is a cosy Swiss cuisine restaurant. The wooden interior and simple menu reflect the establishment's honest attitude towards serving authentic Swiss recipes where the dishes speak for themselves. The Swiss Chalet offers a collection of traditional rich cheese and chocolate fondues, alcohol and alcohol-free. The dessert option offers the staple marshmallows, fruits and cake for the rich chocolate sauce. For savoury, grab a fondue fork and bathe your baguette, vegetables and meats in the rich cheese sauces.


Address: 8 Hart Avenue Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2191 9197 | Instagram: @swisschalethongkong | Facebook: @theswisschalethongkong



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Located on the 6th floor of Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Cucina is the Italian word for kitchen, the place where culinary passions and talents meet. Since its opening in 2007, the restaurant has continued to elevate the contemporary Italian lifestyle in the bustling neighbourhood of Hong Kong. Cucina is designed in a stylish bar and a beautiful terrace capturing the renowned Victoria Harbour skyline.


Address: Level 6, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Website: cucinahk.com | Phone: +852 2113 0808 | Email: info@cucinahk.com | Instagram: @marcopolohongkong | Facebook: @cucinahkh



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NIRAS


Cuisine: Modern Thai | Chef(s): Chef Thitid Ton Tassanakajohn | Best For: Casual Thai Dining


Niras was created as Chef Ton's backdrop to bring Thailand's eclectic dining scene to Hong Kong, just as its name, meaning an ancient Thai tradition where poets travel the world as they document their journey in poetry, is derived from. Influenced deeply by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023 and No.15 in World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023, Le Du brand, Niras is its first venture out of Thailand.


Address: Shop 704, 7/F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Website: niras.hk | Phone: +852 3905 3022 | Instagram: @nirashongkong | Facebook: @nirashongkong


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