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

HONG KONG


Last updated: 8th September 2022


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).

Palco Italian Ristorante


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.


Palco Ristorante, Shop OTE 403-404, 4/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2382 3123


WHISK


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.


WHISK, 5/F, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2315 5999


HEXA


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.


HEXA, Shop OTE 101, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2577 1668


yè shanghai


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.


yé shanghai, 702, Level 7, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2376 3322


Hutong


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.


Hutong, 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3428 8342


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Tominokoji Yamagishi


Inspired by Kyoto’s rich culture and history, Chef Yamagishi helms the kitchen at Tominokoji Yamagishi where he regularly revamps the Kaiseki omakase dinner set.


Tominokoji Yamagishi, 506, L5, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2686 1866


TIRPSE


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.


TIRPSE, Unit #219, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2333 0031


Giovanni Pina


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.


Giovanni Pina, Shop 217 2/F K11 MUSEA Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2755 1123


Pablo


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.


Pablo, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3741 2990


Paper Moon


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.


Paper Moon, Shop OTE301, Level 3, Harbour City, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2156 2256


NAMO


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.


NAMO, Shop G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 2739 1133